Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

4,221 Ratings
Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful brownish red color with a fat head of tan foam from a vigorous pour. Leaves beautiful and bubbly lace. Nose is at first a vinegar scent with fruit behind that. Fresh. The vinegar fades and you get woody earthy yeast. A soft slightly sour smell. And so much fruit! Cherries. Raspberries. Jam. Beautiful tart citrus and a woody depth. A hint of vanilla is fragrant and smooth. The taste is out of this world. The malt is like a soft whisper, a breath, a kiss. Bready notes.The fruit is bold and sweet. it's crisp and the carbonation is fizzy but doesn't bite. Puckering sour but a sweetness to rival that. It has tannins from the oak cask and a wine like acidity. it has tension like a good fruity wine that has a bold acidity. I can't decide if I taste cola or maybe cocoa. A woody dryness clears the palate.

This beer has a mouthfeel that is intricate and complex and delightfully light. It enlivens the palate and the senses.It drinks so easily and with so much character. The taste and the mouthfeel are intertwined and cannot be separated. The textures and the delightful and playful complexity brings forward fruit in both it's extremes. Sweet and tart. Lush, headdy, intoxicating.

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,221 ratings.
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