Duchesse de Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe is THE traditional Flemish red ale.
Matured in oak casks; smooth with a rich texture and interplay of red fruits, and chocolate, and a long acidic finish akin to balsamic vinegar.
After the first and secondary fermentation, the beer goes for maturation into the oak barrels for 18 months. The final product is a blend of younger 8 months old beer with 18 months old beer. The average age of the Duchesse de Bourgogne before being bottled is 12 months.