patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle - Pours a clear dark reddish-brown. I think this bottle was on the liquor store shelf for a long time. The yeast is all stuck to the bottom of the bottle and the ale poured clear enough to look filtered. However, the "best before" date isn’t stamped. Anyway, the aroma is of sour fruit (apples and cherries) and some vinegar. The flavor is sweet and sour with the sour cherry flavors coming through nicely. The body seems a little too thin, while the finish is quite tart. Interesting and enjoyable, it’s certainly a departure from most beer styles.
tomthompson89 (1931) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lovely. had recently at beer bistro, had it many times before at Smokeless. chocolate and lots of semingly creamy notes. kinda acidic but nice. it has that sweet and sour mix down...
Arayaga2 (1899) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and dark with a reddish hue, and thin white head. Aroma is effervescent cidar vinegar with spices. Taste is better than I expected... not nearly as sour, and fairly sweet with very little pucker in the finish. Not a favorite, but not bad for its style. $3/11.2
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Biergarden, Portsmouth VA, 10/28/06: Very dark red with a thin body. Definite vinegar in the aroma, but nice rounded sweet sugary flavors. Quite enjoyable.
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A few years old 75 cl bottle. Amber. Flavor: Vinuous with notes of wood. Flavor: Fruity. Subdued sourness. The maturing has made it softer. One of my favourite beers
masteren (15) - Hvidovre, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and fruity, with a taste an smell of oakwood.
Refrishingly with a good after-taste.
A fine beer for both men and (maybe even more) women.
When you first taste it, you will come back for more..
MPA (860) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - OCT 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with off white head. Malty, fruiyte, spicy aroma with a sourish, sweet and a little metallic flavour.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 a real treat...quite surprising as this is my first red ale. Almost like a nice red wine. 750ml which allowed me to appreciate it more as the bottle wore down. definately recommended...
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette.Dark red - white head This is for fans of burned rubber. Burned rubber (the good kind), red berries, sour, some sweetness. A very lovely beer.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favorites for sure. The Duchesse pours out a medium to dark brown color a slight brown head. The Aroma is to die for--great sweet oak aroma combined with hints of bourbon and port--very complex and appealing. The mouthfeel is right on, with a good amount of carbonation. Taste is great--more sweet than sour. Lots of oak and molasses flavors. Great beer.