Was the Duchesse De Bourgogne a good example of the Red?
It's good, but I measure all commercial examples against Rodenbach Grand Cru. RGC is very unique: it has a prominent acetic edge, reminiscent of balsamic vinegar with a character of red wine; a very complex beer. The sourness is definitely there but there's a balance. Duchesse is sweetened just a touch and I don't find it to be as pleasurable and refreshing as RGC. If the sourness is over the top, maybe Rodenbach Klassiek is more in line with your taste buds.