Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne
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86.6%
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4.15 w/ 4,277 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
Ranking:
#1,425
Reviews:
1,543
Ratings:
4,277
Liked:
3,706
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
13.98%
Alströms:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
939
Trade:
16
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby red/brown, medium off white head forms, lots of lace, head goes in not too long. Smell is sour cherries, caramel, yeast, sweet malt, acidity. Taste is a strange mix, sugary at first, cherries, then a super sour/acidic hit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with low carbonation, nice and creamy. Crazy sour/acidity, but great, would definately try again.

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One of the brews I picked up in Alberta before leaving.

A - Pours a golden ruby red colour, finger of big bubbled head with solid retention and some nice sticky lacing.

S - Dark fruits, raising and plums, touch of oaky notes with some apricots on the finish.

T - Surprisingly sweet and sugary, reminiscent of a cider with a touch of metallic notes that linger. Some bready malts also linger on the palette.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet on the finish.

O - A tasty ale, and the first of the style I have tried. Unique would be an understatement. This is definitely worth a try.

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Enjoyed in a snifter at Tops.

Deep, dark copper with good clarity. A thin, light tan layer of large-bubbled head becomes a filmy top layer.

Like white vinegar left inside an oak barrel. A very tart, astringent nose. Oodles of vinegar, hints of caramel and cherries, touches of biscuits and flowers.

Maltier in the flavor. Sweet caramel, tart cherries, a touch of balsamic vinegar. Like a blend of green apple and cherry jolly ranchers. A good balance of sour and sweet.

Moderate, massaging carb and a bit of fizz in a body a shade under medium. Soft tartness.

The sweet and sour of beers. The Duchesse has a nice balance, but it’s not the tops of the style. A good, entry-level Flanders red.

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Presentation: 330ml bottle

Appearance: Dark amber color or to be more accurate, brown with red reflets. High carbonation. When you pour it, it is like pouring a soda.

Smell: Very fruity. Cherry is the fruit you think first when you smell it.

Taste: It tastes like kind of good fermented orange juice, apple cider or a mix of orange juice, wine and pop. Pretty weird, but I like it. When you swallow it, you taste oak from its time in barrels.

Mouthfeel: It is very smooth, creamy and sweet to drink with a sour aftertaste (aka its basalmic vinegar style reputation). The carbonation is less appearant at this mouthfeel step rather than when you pour it.

Drinkability: Very fun and different. It is very good, but the sweetness make be too strong to drink many Duchesses in a row. This is a high quality beer for sure.

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

Initially had some of this at Lucky 13 in Almeda, CA based off the recommendation of sberan13. Found this bad boy in Boston. Poured in to my Portsmouth tulip

A: This beer pours a clear mahogany/ruby brown with a one finger of rocky khaki colored head. Head recedes gradually and leaves wispy spider web lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is of sour cherries, granny apples, caramel malts - very reminiscent of champagne.

T: Taste is.... so more pleasant than champagne, but it is very reminiscent of champagne. Sweetness and fruit dominate this beer with hints of sourness. On the forefront is the sour cherries. They permeate and linger throughout the entire beer. Apple and caramel malts come in and dominate the middle. Touch of vinegar adds to the middle with the apple and caramel. Pear lingers for a long time in the finish.

M: Lighter side of medium body, low to medium carbonation, crisp, clean feel to this body.

D: This is a nice beer, well blended, more of a sipper, but highly enjoyable beer!

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer rating: 86.6% out of 100 with 4,277 ratings
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