The famous Duchesse de Bourgogne is produced by Verhaeghe Brewery. Duchesse de Bourgogne is a mixed fermentation beer, fruity, sweet and with a pleasant fresh taste.
This refreshing ale is matured in oak casks; smooth with a rich texture and interplay of passion fruit, and chocolate, and a long, dry and acidic finish. Tannins in the oak wood give the fruity character.
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.