Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma is of bread and molasses with moderatly perfume and earthy overtones. It poured clear and red with a light brown fizzy head which didnt last long. The taste was a surprise, sweet and acetic at the same time finish was lightly bitter and again the vinegar was promanate, light to medium bodied watery and fizzy with moderate alcohol flavor.
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Like the other sour ales I have tried, Duchesse de Bourgogne would be better served on a salad than in a glass. That said, this was a very smooth ale. While I do not enjoy sour ales, this one is drinkable.
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2009
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2009 Bottle. 11.2 oz. Pours fairly clear amber, with a tan, creamy head. Aroma of strong vinegar, which settles slowly into sweet malts, grapes, yeast, bread, and hints of caramel. Medium bodied. Tangy, tart, bitter mouthfeel with a slow, sugary finish. Terrible sour ale; tastes like vinegar piss.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2001
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
very pretty color,but ugh.
it was like drinking apple cider vinegar. i couldnít finish it.
ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Yeah,...umm...huh?.... , wow, this was...., O.K. Iím..hmm. Donít know. Wow, again. Err, nice label. Bottle was recycled, scratched and aged, good to see. Oh yeah, and that beer. Hmmm....
Poured into a chalice at just below room temperature. Tired, lazed back in our hotel in Brugges, it was hot outside. Clear, iridescent cola brown body that rose a decent head that later receded quietly to a thin film of tan that left minimal legs. Aroma, huh, aroma, yeah, this reminded me solidly of a fine bertolli malt vinegar. The vinegar is of the highest grade, it is drenched and oozing of souring malt, light savoury spice and you just know it would best be accompanied by a quarter of chips and a side oí battered fish. Oddly it held a hint of bitter caramel, but then. In the mouth it is cloyingly sweet, salty and tart with some nasty fortified wine flavours. Licks of souring, mouldy cheese, madeira, dank liquor, crayfish puree, and shards of old, overused wine casks that have been left to fester. If I was to talk of this beers complexities I would be lying, because as far as rapid or prolonged age in ales goes with the lapse in subtle nuances, after a while it becomes, well..., this! Iím sorry, I didnít get this one. I obviously need to be set on the straight course, but if it involves tasting this one again Iíll pass. I love others of its style but this I could not do, sorry. Beer tasting is afterall subjective!!! (25cL, 25/05/07, De Bier Tempel, Brussels, Belgium)
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Enjoyed one of these, dont think I could drink more than one though. A little like spoiled wine, very sour cherry flavor. I dont think i would buy this again, but thats just my taste in beer. Would recommend anyone to try it.
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.
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Wow, i had no idea that the people who make Zours candy also made a beer. Sorry, but i'm not a huge fan of drinking fruity vinegar.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark red-brown, clear and almost headless. The odour of sweetness and cheap malt vinegar was not the best introduction to this much-respected brew. The first taste was enough to convince me that it would be a struggle to avoid a drain pour. The vile, cloying fruity sweetness was bad enough, but the vinegary sourness was more like something I would sprinkle on fish and chips. The worst three quid I ever spent.
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
1.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark brown beer with a small head. Strong aroma...smell of wine. Is this wine? Clearly, you can taste wine...fruity beer. Since I donít like wine and find this beer too sour...I decided to throw it in the sink. Iím soooooo disapointed knowing that this beer comes from my second best beer producer country, Belgium...we should read strong wine on the bottle, not strong beer.