Duchesse De Bourgogne was my intro to sour beers and has since been a beer I often purchase at the store from time to time and enjoy quite a bit. Happy to be finally getting around to writing a review for it!
Appearance: Deep brown with active carbonation and a small sticky head. Really a nice looking beer, love the classic label too, truly a work of art.
Nose: Acetic, vinegar and sour notes right up front. Gets your glands salivating. Some nice apple, fruit, wine and oak aromas make for a real deep complex nose. The aroma makes you really want to start drinking this one.
Taste/Mouth: Cherry right up front with some hints of wine and fruit. Some lime flavors with bready malt notes to balance out the sourness. You get the oak notes from the nose up front as well. Of course the vinegar, acid and sour notes come through big here too but not overwhelming, very pleasant. Really complex beer all around and finishes clean.
Price/Availability: Around $12 and pretty good availability all around the US. Great pricing for the quality.
Overall: Amazing example of a flanders red, truly one of the classics. This is a great beer to introduce people to sours, its not overwhelming but displays incredible complex notes of a classic style. Could drink this one on a regular basis.