hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark-ruby red.Nose full of sour cherry and some notes of balsamic vinegar.Strong taste of sour cherry,cider,raspberry and a moderate metallic finish.Body is a bit thin to my liking .Nonetheless,this beer is not a waste of money and is,in my opinion a decent representation of its style.
Duellist17 (34) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perfect representation of the Flanders red. Beautiful oak character. Refreshing tart sour character.
chooch74 (34) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Thich head dark red pour. Mellow yeasty smell. No fruit on nose. Sweet and sour. Not pleasant. Did not finish. Sink finished for me.
McZythos (34) - Nancy, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Frothy off-white head, smells like cider mixed with cherries. High carbonated, very acid and not too sugary. Lovely cherry taste overall and hints of some sort of vinegar. Impressive...
Jauneattend (34) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Did not know that it was such a beer. Nice color and fruity smell but a sour taste. A weird mix of acidity and sweetness of balsamic vinegar. Once, but not twice for me
apickles (34) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium red colour with slight frothy head. Very vinegary nose. Sour. Amazing wheaty biscuit after-taste. Fizzy in the mouth.
JoeLimpert (33) - - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I typically don’t care for most sours but this has a great mixture of sweetness and tart vinegar from utilizing a younger 8 month old sour with one that is 18 months old. The nose is all vinegar but this beer is surprisingly refreshing and drinkable.
dangjdangel (33) - - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Duchesse was one of the first sour beers that I ever tried and I love it. Beautiful blend of sweet and sour.
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icmac (33) - Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells sour and tart. Pours reddish brown with a small, light tan head. The taste is amazing, there is a lot of sweet and a lot of sour with notes of cherry. The aftertaste doesn’t linger for too long, which is disappointing because the taste is incredible.
Flipbrewer (33) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW, good thing I like Belgian ales! Not for a palate weaned on mega-corp beer. Typical of Flemish red ales: light bodied; assertive mouth puckering lactic sourness with an astringent finish; no hop aroma or flavor at all, just a low bitterness. Complex acidic, winey aroma with bubblegum and oak dominating. Flavor is also reminiscent of oak-bubblegum with a nice sweet/sour character from start to mid-palate giving way to a clinging astringent dryness in the finish. Nice ruby red color. An acquired taste but very refreshing if your palate appreciates this style.