Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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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:
#1,596
Reviews:
1,569
Ratings:
4,390
pDev:
13.98%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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Photo of Marcgrams
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Negrelly
4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sokol_1993
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a bottle from the local Bevmo.
Look: brownish red. Very little head, but some lacing. Not too lively.
Taste: Quite sweet, surprisingly, which balanced the tartness well. Earthy. This must be the beer that the gods drink themselves. Why did I wait this long to get it?
Feel: Refreshing, but it's 6% alcohol, you can feel it!

An excellent beer! Will definitely have it again and recommend it to anyone who likes Belgian beer.

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Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylepod
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chitoryu12
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Beautiful amber with a thick tan head.

Smell: Spicy grain, sweet and sour fruit.

Taste: Sour and malty, like fermented raspberries.

Mouthfeel: Thin and highly carbonated.

Overall: Interesting. Much more sour than I expected from the description.

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Photo of chrisb53188
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DesMorris
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a nice thick head at about 50 degrees. Reddish-Brown
S - spicy, apple, alcohol
T - a little sweet/tart, spicy, apple,
plum, raisin
F - very balanced, just the right amount of tingly carbonation, compliments the flavors just right
O - very good classic example of a Belgium reddish brown sour ale. Very well balanced and one of the best imo

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Photo of southaway
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnlatona
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antwon616
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OldBrewer
4.41/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - 2 finger head that dropped to 1 finger after 3 minutes; tannish colored head, some lacing.
S - very noticeable, sweet/sour, oak, raisins, plums
T - sweet start, sour finish, raisin, plum, oak, better when cooler (sweetens when warmer)
F - well carbonated (champagne bubbles), medium body
O - one of my favorite Flemish red sours (but behind Rodenbach); just a touch too sweet

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Photo of Dave2234
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jangle_bojangle
1.82/5  rDev -56.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BIGPOPPAS
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely my favorite Flemish Red Sour Ale .. Bomber sat over a year in the cellar and it was better than ever . The Belgians know how to do their sh*t :)

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Photo of mcleema
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phineasco
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcthfg
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cardfan212
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into two glasses. This is my first time with a sour beer, so it was exciting and interesting.

Look - Dark reddish brown, almost like a cola color. Short head that didn't stick around too long.

Smell - Wonderful fruit and spice notes. The first thing that came to mind was cinnamon apples, but I also got some cloves and overripe pear from it.

Taste - When cold, it was incredibly tart. Very sour cherry flavor. As it warmed, it became increasingly sweet, almost too sweet for my tastes.

Feel - Highly carbonated with very small bubbles. Reminded me of drinking a soda.

Overall - An incredibly complex beer with something new to find on every sip. However, if you're unfamiliar with the style, I'd recommend having somebody to split the bottle with. One glass was enough for me.

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Photo of Casey_L
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hooley
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
4.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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