Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
4,268 Ratings
Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Belgium
brouwerijverhaeghe.be

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian top-fermented reddish-brown ale, a blend of 8 and 18 months old beers following the careful maturation in oak casks.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,268
Reviews:
1,540
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
14.39%
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
928
For Trade:
16
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,268 |  Reviews: 1,540
Photo of JIMTRK16
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of dwmetsfan13
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of shook81
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of sarahfrancesca
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Maxilouis
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of dllman25
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of skydogpenn
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of cavemanlawyer1999
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of RoyFokker
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at Lures 8oz pour in a wide mouth short glass 2/21/14

A-Appearance: dark ruby color, nice beige head.

S-Red wine, barrel, barn, sour notes.

T-Destintive and remember able taste of red wine, sour, sweetness coming form malty backbone, slightly astringent, quite dry.

M-mouthfeel is full body and high carbonation, nice wine aftertaste.

O-Overall great first sour ale and Flanders must try more

 413 characters

Photo of Doshkin
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - good looking beer. deep amber with reddish hues. crystal clear. poured with a couple inch head that came down but stays as a nice frothy layer. wet, sticky lacing is a nice visual reminder of what you're missing in between each sip

S - so perfect. this is everything I want to smell in a sour-ish beer. vinegar is the dominating aroma, blending beautifully with deep sugary sweetness and tartness, akin to a cinnamon/sugar/apple combination, but much more malty and rich.

T - the vinegary tart tang encapsulates every aspect of the taste. everything in between is a smooth mix of brown sugary maltiness. oh man... it's almost gone and i'm only 60% done with the review

M - this is a tough one for me to classify. the fine effervescence and extreme vinegary sour try and trick me to think the beer is lighter in body than it really is. the rich complexity of the flavors, bold sweetness, and full, smooth swallow assert themselves in this beer to remind you of how robust it really is. tl;dr - medium mouthfeel.

O - truly incredible. if you want to try an amazing (sour) red ale, and you are willing to dish out some cash, look no further. i, for one, can say i will be taking the wallet hit again in the near future to experience what this beer has to offer

 1,265 characters

Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Irish57
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of 904Will
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of rudabegga9
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of daytondb
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of AnchorsAndAxes
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of KornWallace
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of andysc83
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Chemister
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,268 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.