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:
#1,614
Reviews:
1,571
Ratings:
4,396
pDev:
13.98%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
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Photo of redbarnbikes
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Harrison8
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark burgundy-red with two fingers of khaki foam. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is red apple, plum, biscuit, bread and oak. Lovely aroma. Flavor profile is plum, grape, red and green apple with biscuit, bread, and oak behind. It forms a lovely blend of sweetness and light sour. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a fine, velvety smoothness. Overall, a superb beer that combines a balanced flavor profile with splendid feel.

Served in a stemmed glass from the bottle.

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

Photo of MDDMD
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Tulip glass from the bottle.

Appearance: Deep dark beer with a translucent feel to the body which came off slightly thin. Medium bubbles with a orange tinted head rising tenth of an inch off the body.

Smell: Sour lemon scent with a with a yeast feel to the nostrils. Fruity with hints of taet on the body.

Taste: Sweet and sour with hints of line and deep touch of yeast. Comes off a special sour and a cherry feel you will never forget.

Mouth: sticky beer. Thin body and hard to get rid of the taste. No complaints on this side.

Overall: Good brew. Took me by complete surprise. You feel a lot when drinking this. Has a sticky feel but super refreshing which makes you think it could be your true thirst quencher. Salud.

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Photo of Stoval
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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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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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

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Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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