Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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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:
4,218
Reviews:
1,530
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
14.39%
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
903
For Trade:
16
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful burgundy. Medium carbonation. Clear. Small head that goes away quickly and leaves a tiny bit of film and lacing.

Smell sour cherries. Toasted malts. Molases. Lemon.

Taste sour black cherries. Toasted malts and finishes with some breadiness (which I really like). Ruby red grapefruit. Winey. Green apple.

Mouthfeel it sticky. Nice carbonation.

Overall: I guess I am just new to this style but I was just not a huge fan of the tart/sweet taste. I am waiting for a headache to kick in from the sugar.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh the dutchess... Shall I compare the to a summer's day? Seriously though, this beer is phenomenal. For one expecting a good sour ale this beer cannot be beat, though potentially tied. I got exactly what I expected and would not wish for this beer to change at all. I hope to be able to share this beer with my children, when they are old enough of course. (At least not until they hit double digits.) Thanks to all those Flemish folks for this amazing contribution to the world beer community.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brownish red, with some bubbly carbonation. Nice off-white head, with excellent retention. A half hour into it and there's still a little layer of foam.
Smells of sweet and sour fruits. Berries and some caramel like sweetness. Not as pungent as a lot of sours beers, and that works to its benefit.
The sourness is mild, but it's definitely there. Nice berry taste. Strawberry, cherry, some grape. A bit of a bread like character. Medium body, not too thin, but not overpowering either. Delicious.

The sour beers are winning me over. Duchesse is one of my favorites now.

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
4.1 out of 5 based on 4,218 ratings.
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