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Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Duchesse Petite


11.2 oz can, from Belgian Style Ales here in the US. Pour is as expected with the Coke like head that is gone in seconds. Zero retention, zero lace. As expected. Great garnet red color as the light hits it. Nose is indistinguishable from its bigger sister. Light, but obvious ethanoic acid. Tastes follow suit, with the typical apple acidity and light barrels notes that the Duchesse always brings. Light carbonation hangs on, and gives a decent, lively feel to the beer. I suppose that the alcohol...

Verhaeghe Echte Kriekenbier

Echte Kriekenbier

Reports suggest that this beer is now re-branded as Duchesse Cherry, coincidently recent reviewed. As such, these notes are essentially on an aged version of that beer. I've learned a LOT about old/cellared beer over the years. As a result, I've become exceptionally wary of old beer, so when I saw these 750 mL Best Before 09/2019 bottles I baulked a little, even at $12.99. So, I asked if the store would discount it, and they offered a 30% reduction to get me out the door at $9.73. Basically,...

Duchesse Cherry


Reports suggest that this beer is just a re-branded version of Echt Krienenbier coincidently recently reviewed. As such, these notes are on essentially a fresh version of that beer. 11.2 oz single from Gays, Angola, IN. Odd find in a weird place. Pour as expected with some fizzy carbonation that dissipates immediately. Classic, dirty burgundy, clouded pour. I know what this is, but no matter how you look at it the beer isn't exactly a looker. Nose gives not much more than some generic, fruity...

Duchesse De Bourgogne

Duchesse De Bourgogne

This was pretty much exactly what I thought it would be. If you were brought up like I was, in an area of England renowned for its cider production, then this will remind you very much of a dry, genuine "scrumpy" farmhouse cider. The only difference being the dark mahogany colored body, and the slightly less crisp feel that you would associate with those rural ciders. Small head that quickly disappears, this beer is not really something you are going to drink much of, more a mood beer, or...