Duchesse De Bourgogne | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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4.15/5
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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:
#1,563
Reviews:
1,567
Ratings:
4,384
pDev:
14.22%
Bros Score:
4.19
 
 
Wants:
259
Gots:
991
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 4,384 |  Reviews: 1,567
Photo of Scott_McCool
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
1.59/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Good gosh this is funky and bitter and nasty tasting all at once. Who in there right mind would drink this crap. Cheers! D- (60-64) score range

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Photo of SavageHopHead
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of artf
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very well balanced. I usually like a hoppy/bitter beer, but this one packed a great taste with just a touch of sour. Very interesting

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Photo of bendnorman
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pretty sour and sweet but actually pretty tasty.

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Photo of chunkymayo101
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaverCS
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly murky brown/ ruby cola. Cola-like fizzy carbonation that disspaites quickly.

Aroma is of cherry pie, honey, berry jam, and a kiss of funk.

Taste is surprisingly sweet. Very jam-like with a subtle tartness on the finish. More sweet than acidic. Lots of jam-like fruit character mixed with a bit of funky leather and a kiss of rubber.

Overall, the beer was a bit too sweet for my liking. I don’t need an overkill in the tart arena, but I do need something more to cut through the richness. It gets a 83.5/100.

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Photo of GaryB
2.63/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Botulizard
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmeto
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours a hazy plum purple with ruby tinges and a small to medium,foamy,grey head
-light to medium carbonation visible
S:
-sour cherries,red wine,sugar,syrup,black currant,elderberries
T:
-coca cola,very sweet,light sourness,caramel,slight roastiness,syrup
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-noticeable alcohol
O:
A good Flanders Red, but i wish the Brewers wouldn't add as much sugar.
If i want a Sour Beer, i'd like it to be sour.

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Photo of Nichols33
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Macamah
2.3/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

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

I've downed 3 bottles of this brew in the past 2 months and have been pleasantly pleased with it's quality and consistency to date. With that said, this fruit forward mildly sour beer is a treat more than a staple. It looks and smells a bit like a funky raspberry beer. It has a fruity/oaky taste that evolves as it warms; I don't get as much of a balsamic taste others have reported. It is simply delightful to drink. If you are feeling adventurous or are just looking to something different, snag a bottle!

Go Hokies!

~J

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

Photo of JTuomi
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOKS: Very dark red, ruby up to the light with a massive strawberry head of foam that lingers, and leaves lots of lacing behind.
AROMA: Tart, white and red wine, and green apple. Woody, like from a wine cork.
TASTE: Tart, but also a nice bit of sweetness, so, balanced. Lots of green apple and wine notes.
FEEL: Well carbonated, medium thin body, and quite dry, especially on the finish.
OVERALL: Really flavorful and balanced. New fan here.

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Photo of SauceMcSauce
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great! In laymans terms its sour like a lemon without the lemon flavor, substituted with grape feel and taste.

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Photo of nerdboy19
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ccozzi
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BennyProfane
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Duchesse De Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4,384 ratings