Weird-Ass Beer of the Week: Duchesse de Bourgogne
The beer is brown with glints of red, has a slightly sour and yeasty aroma, a fruity flavor, like good hard cider, with hints of cinnamon and stout, and a sweet-sour finish. It's very nice with nutty cheeses such as Gruyère or aged Gouda, or with blue cheese.
I recently found the Duchesse in bottle at Bi-Rite Market (3639 18th St) and City Beer (1169 Folsom), and on tap at La Trappe Cafe (800 Greenwich). It also turns up at Toronado (547 Haight) and The Trappist (460 8th St, Oakland, 4 blocks from 12th ST BART).