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
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.
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.
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.
CameronMoore (2) - SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unusual taste of cherry, currents and grape juice. The kind of taste that makes you take another sip, though. Leaves the mouth feeling slightly dry between drinks. Overall, quite a nice drink. Quite different.
DC13b (2) - pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very rewarding sour. Have it with a savory dish or desert. The aroma and flavor are both reminiscent of a sweet vinegar and goes down very smooth
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerbrother3 (2) - Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Have you ever taken a drink of pure vinegar or opened a red wine that had gone skunky? that is what this tastes like. It resembles nothing close to what I would call beer. However, if you like overwhelmingly sweet red wine flavored beer, this is for you.
Sympatoch (2) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Très douce, sucrée, à boire bien frais! Une très bonne surprise que je recommande vivement.
TxCicerone (1) - Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle. Reddish brown with off-white head. Small tight dense bubbles. Aroma is full of balsamic vinegar, cherries and brown sugar. Lovely balance between sweetness and puckery sourness. Flavor continues with cherry & balsamic theme. Simultaneously refreshing and filling. TCR = 3.5