Xingu99 (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beer that is balenced between the agreesive spicy, vinegar, and sour qualities of this ’style’ and leans towards fruit, some sweetness and a mildly sour finish. Like others, I prefer the agressiveness of the Rodenbach, but this will
Schooly (2) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2005 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Awful. Looks good, but that is where it stops. Tasted rotten apples and hints of metal. Tasted like carbonated rotten apple juice. The next morning, I woke up with a cooking sherry taste in my mouth. Is this even considered beer? I wonder if I got a bad batch. Like RAYBOY01, I could not finish it
mickrussom (2) - USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looks good. Thats it. I thought something was wrong with this beer, I thought the bottle I had was corked and spoiled. Its like lemon and basalmic vinegar. The same day I bought: Nice Chouffe, Stone Barely Wine, Stone Imperial Russian Stout, Duvel, Westmalle, Trappists Rochefort 10, Brassierie de Rocs, La Fin du Monde from Unibroue, Chimay Grand Trappists Reserve, Delerium Tremens and a Lindeman’s Peche Lambic. I dont know how or why a store with all these great beers stocks this garbage.
midke (2) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
caramel, citrus, basement aromas, alcohol, raisin, vanilla, medium body, flat, brown, red, cloudy,
Beaux043 (2) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I felt the Duchesse had a beautiful aroma. A unique wine like quality. It has a very nice color. The taste was great with complex sweetness with hints of "sour". I will add this to the collection.
jdunlow49 (2) - , Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A favorite since my first tasting... almost champagne-like effervescence and fizz that forces you to sip instead of gulp. best as the first beer of the night b/c it seems almost too sour after anything else. fruity and vinegar-y, it’s one of the most unique beers I’ve had and would def put it on my top 5
ashot (2) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is rather dard for traditional red beer. it has a perfect balance between sourness and rich fruity aroma.
csar (2) - Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The Csar would like to ask for the Duchesses’ hand in matrimony. So let it be written, so let it be done.
There it is - Csar
magichabits (2) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet in the nose, with aromas of hay, grass, dough, banana. Clear reddish brown with pale yellow head. Sweet first then sour on the tongue. Very little bitterness. Quite a full body at first then dries out quickly in an astringent fade. This thing is like a concentrated lambic - thicker, more robust, more oily. Damn fine.
AbsoRavenous (2) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At first sight this does not look like beer but is very good, not very "beery", quite different on initial taste but it grows on you.