Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne
BA SCORE
4.15/5
4,293 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:
#1,434
Reviews:
1,549
Ratings:
4,293
pDev:
13.98%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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251
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946
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

date coded ??-07-09, pours a deep a copper-brown w/ a fluffy off-white head which dissipates a bit quickly leaving a decent lacing behind in my snifter ; an interesting smell, a sourdough bread aroma at first, backed by apple and caramels with a cider vinegar note ; a sweet, tart, vinous flavor, tastes fruity and somewhat metallic , some cereal grain and a bit of toffee and darker fruit midway, but subtle, almost reminds me of wine or champagne, a very faint bit of herbal hop and wood present as well ; a light-med body, a funny feel, tho, i think it's pretty dry in the mouth, yet has a sweet taste, a good amount of co2 makes it almost thick ; an interesting brew, my first flanders, so have no comparison, but def. drinkable...

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Reddish brown, very clear. Has a minimal head, few bubbles. Thin consistency which show little cling to the glass.

S - Smell is strong. Very oaky and fruity, showing a great similarity to a tawny port.

T - Very sweet for a flemish red. Has the characteristic sour flavor, but well-balanced with the sweetness. The taste reminds me a lot of lemon and coke.

MF - Crisp, clean, leaves mouth feeling slightly dry from the sourness. Its thin consistency doesn't leave any residue.

D - This is not my favorite style of ale, so I can't say it would be a staple. For the style, it's one of the better balanced flavors, which is not overly sour. I would favor this over others.

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Liked the taste of this beer. One to slowly enjoy.

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

Duchess de Bourgogne
750ml bottle poured into Jackie O’s snifter. Exp. 11/2012.
A: Pours a dark cranberry with a half-inch of light tan head that fizzed away to a thin collar that left tiny specs of lacing down the glass.
S: Musty dry notes of damp basement, wood/oak, cranberries, dark cherries and a whiff of vinegar. There are also sweeter notes of sweet cherry juice.
T: A touch medicinal in its fruitiness. Not very sweet; the sweetness is fruit juice-like and subtle. I get a bit of acetone, and there is also no sour, but a very light tartness comes out in the finish similar to cherry skins. Notes of sweet raisins and a bit of oak also poke through.
M: Amply, tingly carbonation froths up on my palate. The body is medium-light with a light but syrupy mouthfeel. Tannins are low, but the finish is lightly dry.
O: Enjoyable but subtle. This beer has great flavors but I wish they were a little more potent. Very easy drinking.

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

Best by date of 08-06-06

Pours a very dark burgundy color with a thick two finger head that settles to a solid ring that leaves behind nice webs of lacing.

Smell; very vinous and slightly sour. There's planty of fruit present (cherries, apples and raisins) as well as a bit yeasty. I really like that way this smells. The sourness isn't quite as pronounced as I had expected, and blends well with the fruit aromas.

Taste; a slightly surgary sweetness hits at first, followed by cherries, apples raisins/plums intertwined with a tart sourness. There's a bit of a dry oak flavor, as well as a touch of cinnamon in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice carbonation that makes this somewhat creamy.

This is my first beer of this style, and I'm pleasantly surprised. I didn't expect to like this nearly as much as I have.

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,293 ratings
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