Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

Duchesse De BourgogneDuchesse De Bourgogne
BA SCORE
86.6%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 4,280 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:
#1,431
Reviews:
1,545
Ratings:
4,280
Liked:
3,707
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
13.98%
Alströms:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
249
Gots:
940
Trade:
16
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Ratings: 4,280 |  Reviews: 1,545
Photo of CahirKeane
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dgarciam
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Minusonehxc
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WickedBeer
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased from BevMo in Woodland Hills.
Poured into a chalice. Recently seen a lot of hype surrounding this beer as being one of the best of its style. Looking forward to trying it!

Look: Pours a deep brownish red, nearly no head of foam.
Smell: really nice combination of balsamic, sour cherries, and oak. Really nice balance.
Taste: Again, getting those notes of balsamic vinegar, but with the much sweeter fruit notes of grape and cherry to balance it out. The vinegar acidity lingers in the finish.
Feel: Seltzery carbonation, crisp, thin body. Even getting a slight vinegar burn in the back.

A great Flemish style ale, a good uniqueness from other beers of the same style. You would think that the prominent balsamic would be a turn off, but balanced with a fruitiness and notes of oak that really evens this great beer out.

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Photo of Trentt2
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

One of the best beers anywhere. Slightly sweet and nutty.

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Photo of AlexeiRoquentin
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paresis
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SethLucas
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Crich92
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Squire123
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Attractive reddish brown color with small white cap.

Scent of tart cherries on a base of roasted malt. A noticeable tartness seems to rise up and cover all else.

Taste is a beautifully complex melange of tart, sour cherry, green apple and roasted malt on an oak base. This is another one that introduces with a burst of flavors that remain consistent through the finish then exiting gracefully in the aftertaste.tart
Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A Flanders Red blended from young and old (18 months) ales that have been aged in oak barrels. This process produces a complex brew that is surprisingly fresh tasting.

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Photo of car2052
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Tulip.

A: Deep garnet, effervescent, 1/2 head.
S: Grape, vinegar, candy, plum.
T: Sweet upfront, with fruity apple and grape coming through, followed by a slight vinegary tartness.
M: Light to medium.
O: Never really experienced this style but im glad i did.

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Photo of StormAles
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rjzak0
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of my long time favourite beers. It's has a fun yet complex flavour, and it's bound to be appreciated by any serious beer aficionado.

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Photo of Tomesco
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark reddish color with an off white head. Very strong malt vinegar scent on the pour. Taste was not of vinegar. Notes of cherry finished with the oak made this very drinkable and slightly tart on the tongue. Very good once I was used to the scent on each sip.

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

Photo of Pseuderity
2.61/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tyronegangsta
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

She pours a gentle deep dark amber/red close to a brown color and leaves the same colored body with a one finger white foamy head. There is a light lacing that clings slightly here and there but slides into the body for the most part. The smell has an extremely well balance between sweet sugary cherries and light apples to light sour notes. The tartness is there as well. There is a light vinegar aspect that adds into the aroma but doesn’t appear to be off at all as it just seems to assist in the balancing of it all. The taste is very balanced once again between the sweetness to the sourness to the tartness blending beautifully all the way through. Light sticky sweet cherry-like aftertaste with a somewhat sweet dry finish. On the palate, she sits about a light to medium on the body for me with a decent effort to want to be sessionable. I think this one could be fairly sessionable, though I will say that the carbonation is extremely smooth - there isn’t any harshness to take my tongue for granted. Remember, she’s a lady not a beast. Overall, I would love to have for a date again and would definitely would like to have again with its respected food. She’s just an all around incredibly awesome Flanders Red Ale.

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Photo of Waynejagg
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

330ml bottle into snifter. best before "2019-03-02", consumed jun 16 '17. brownish red. gentle nose of perfumey floral vanilla, toasted oak, vinegar, and some dark cherry. taste follows the nose, and is noticeably sweet. tartness is mild to moderate. tame carbonation. a stellar flanders red

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer rating: 86.6% out of 100 with 4,280 ratings
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