DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at least 6 years old (bottle says best before 22-11-07)....poured in a La Trappe small chalice. Pours a ruby brown with small head and lace. Aroma of sour plums, malt vinegar, tart grapes. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of plums, prunes, raspberries, malt vinegar, currents. Overall a wonderful Flemish red-brown ale with more malt than balsamic vinegar notes that some other Flemish seem to have...and no artificial sweetners that some seem to also have.
I’ll admit I used to represent Verhaeghe in California a few years ago and have had plenty of this, the Duchesse & Echte Kriek. They’re all wonderful on their own but especially good with food. Tonight I drank this with a Thanksgiving turkey dinner and it worked well.
BeerLuvver (53) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light reddish/brownish hue with pink frothy head which disappears fairly quickly. Scent of sharp citrus fruit mixed with strawberries and oaked red wine. Taste is initial sweetness with a punchy sourness pushing through. Slightly too sour for my taste and 25cl is enough in one go. Nice oaked flavours, cherry, strawberry and lemons. Hints of vanilla. Great little Flemish Red and sharper, more mature than Duchesse de Bourgogne.
deekyn (1167) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours very clear golden red brown with no head. A - vinegar, red licorice, red wine and basaltic vinegar, oak, ad candied sugars. M - lightly tart. Watery slightly slick body. Lasting malty finish with a slight tang. Low carb and weak palate. T - raisins, slight note of tart red berries and cherries. Oak, vinous malts and strawberry candy. Red wine vinegar and basaltic notes as well. O - pretty good. Simple but enjoyable. 3.5
SpongeRuiner (697) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap while on vacation in Seattle. A nice sour style. Would definitely want again.
andriesradu (475) - ROMANIA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ Delirium Cafe. Pours dark amber with a nice creamy, beige head. Aroma is sweet & sour, a bit yeasty, spicy. Flavor is moderate sweet and sour with a very good balance between these two, also a bit fruity like plums and some hints of chocolate all of which end in a dry note. Nice
brison (44) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very drinkable. Like a less refined duchess. Overall was enjoyable and i would buy again.
AndySnow (3103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Poatersgat, Brugge.
Appearance: Ruby red colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Sour cherry grape.
Body: Medium body with a decent carbonation.
Flavour: Sour cherry, red wine, dark fruit.
Dr_Fellini (392) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a clear deep reddish-rose color with a light tan head. Aroma is a dry light tart acetic acid. Flavor is also full of acetic acid sourness with a mild fruity sweetness. Medium body with a lasting tartness in the finish. Good beer, but doesn’t match up to the duchesse.
JefVerstraete (1271) - BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/red colour, medium carbonation. Good balance between sweet and sour. Aroma is vinous, fruity and tart.
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear dark amber, with a nose like malty vinegar. I want to put this on my fish and chips, not necessarily drink it. Flavor is roughly as I expected, sour, malty, with an earthy weird fruitiness on the edge. It’s like the beer form of malt vinegar. I don’t like drinking it but I’d love to sprinkle it on some British street food.