Verhaeghe Duchesse De Bourgogne

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Brewed by Verhaeghe
Style: Sour Red/Brown
Vichte, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 2940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Duchesee de Bourgogne is the traditional top fermented reddish-brown ale from the West-Flanders region of Belgium. This refined ale also known as "The Burgundies of Belgium" is a blend of 8 and 18 months old ales following careful maturation in oak casks. 100% natural and unpasteurized.

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4.8
MeadProfessor4 (4) - Wiener Neustadt, AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2018 does not count
Die Herzogin weiß zu beeindrucken - Verhaeghes Duchesse De Bourgogne. Rotbraun im Glas, mit feinporigem, etwas flüchtigem Schaum, stellt sie ihre Abstammung gleich zu Beginn als Vorzeigebeispiel belgischer Braukunst optisch unter Beweis. In der Nase begeistern Holzfassnoten, Beeren und saure Kirschen bei einem Anflug von erfrischendem Champagner-Flair und typischen Bretthefenoten. Beim Antrunk spielt sie sofort ihren größten Trumpf aus - ihre Ausgewogenheit. Säuerliche Kirschnoten werden von süßen Balsamicoessignoten umspielt und im Abgang von sanften grünen Äpfeln begleitet. Die gut ausgeprägte Süße begleitet die komplexe Säure und dient perfekt als Basis für die Geschmackstiefe und -vielfalt. Ein Bier, das zu jeder Jahreszeit gut trinkbar, jedoch eher für die Abendstunden zu empfehlen ist.

2.2
Laia_9 (5) - - MAY 13, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2018 Cerveza curiosa. Huele a vinagre y el sabor es una mezcla entre vinagre de módena, cerveza y vino tinto. Al principio durilla pero luego bien.

4.8
Tripodi666 (27) - - MAY 13, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2018 aromas of wine vinegar, cranberry, and other berry fruits. Tasting notes of cranberry, cherry, sweet berries and wine vinegar. Sour start, sweetness kicks in, and finishes a bit tart. Quickly dissipating head, slick mouthfeel and dry finish. Beautiful brown colour, medium carbonation. A nice tangy brew. Would drink again!

3.7
GreenCat (273) - SLOVENIA - MAY 12, 2018
0,25 l bottle. Pours reddish brown with medium quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is extremely fruity, cherries, forest fruits, a bit of caramel, a hint of alcohol, light spices, barrel and quite sour, vinous like, only way more fruity. Taste is is medium sweet, light bitter and light to medium sour. Body is medium, texture sticky and carbonation average. Finish is quite long, initial sweet and sour cherries fade away to easy mellow bitterness and a bit of tannin like tartness from barrel.

4.4
serch_kaiba (70) - - MAY 8, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2018 Bottiglia @ Valhalla Pub, Pavia. Al naso arrivano subito profumi fruttati (mela verde o frutta acerba) e sul finale sentori di muffa e di sudore. In bocca arriva subito una intensa nota dolce, che risulterebbe quasi stucchevole se non fosse subito raggiunta e riequilibrata da note acide e, infine, amare. È una birra che inizia dolce per finire molto 'wild' o sour che dir si voglia. Il finale è tutto sommato ancora piuttosto dolce e abbastanza persistente. Buon corpo e buona carbonatura.

3
kkulesza (123) - Lublin, POLAND - MAY 4, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2018 Good nose, but poor mouth. Pleasant aroma of horse sweat, fruit sweetness, and nail polish. Taste is a mixture of apple juice and wine vinegar. Also the sourness is harsh on throat.

3.6
motthes (971) - GERMANY - APR 25, 2018
resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, herbs, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, full body, medium body, light body, thin feel, oily feel, creamy,

3.1
tzynamoon (479) - Jastrzebie-Zdroj, POLAND - APR 24, 2018
Butelka 0,33l BB 05.01.20. Fanem z pewnością nie zostanę, Rodenbach bije to na głowę. Aromat bez fajerwerków, ale ok - przejrzałe czerwone winogrona, siarka, mocno wytrawny szampan, trochę stajni. W smaku coś jest nieułożone, słodycz mi tu zupełnie nie pasuje, kontra w postaci cierpkości jest wyczuwalna tylko przez chwilę, w posmaku znowu wychodzi słodycz i, co już totalnie jest porąbane - alkohol. Mówimy o piwie 6,2% ABV... Dzięki, może innym razem.

3.3
lastbutnotyeast (23) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 23, 2018
I tried the 0,33ml version. Decent but still too sweet resp. short chain sugars. I had similar experiences with Rodenbach beers. The acids (lactic) were nice but also a bit too much. The cherry esters, which are built during the 18-month fermentation, are great. The beer is overall a bit superficial. Maybe the 0,7l version is superior.

3.7
Jabah (939) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2018
It took me a while to figure out what I was smelling, then I finally decided it was balsalmic vinegarette dressing. Definitely an unusual smell. Also kind of like champagne, especially with the taste. I really haven't had any flemish sours before so could be my first. I like the Belgian flavors in the background, with the hoppy finish and all. Wasn't really caring for it too much at first, but growing on my towards the end. Like a mix of beer, champagne, and wine. Not sure if I would try again with all the other Belgians out there, but interesting to sample.


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