An iconic brew, Duchesse de Bourgogne portrays everything wonderful in the Flanders brewing tradition. It’s a dark beer, reddish brown and very clear with a stiff, sandy-brown head. The aroma is a potent mix of sour cherries, alcohol, and syrupy-sweet malt scents. The fist sip smacks the senses, as a large wallop of juicy, dark cherries and plums rushes the tongue. A woody, tart taste follows, sticking to the palate well into the aftertaste. Though the sweetness is muscular up front, the flavor actually finishes dry, making for a well-rounded drinking experience.
96 points, Draft Magazine
Deep brownish red colour with some haze from both the chill and yeast, tight off white lace with a half decent lace. Soft and slightly sour aroma, dry woody almost nutty back ground. Biting crispness within the light yet effervescent and smooth carbonation. Puckering twang of sourness hits the palate, fruity flavours ride along with this and give suggestions of ripe currant and apple peel. A woody dryness sneaks up and dries the mouth is a split second and clear all residual sweetness. Quite the enjoyable Flemish Red …
94 points, BeerAdvocate (Feb 2002)