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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,029 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 269
Gots: 411 | FT: 32
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brown Ale aged in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with the addition of Michigan cherries and heavily inoculated with Brettanomyces.

(Beer added by: botham on 08-19-2009)
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Photo of Seanniek91
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Vintage 2012 bomber served into a Goose Isalnd wine glass. Proper.

Pours a murky red/brown with no head head or lacing. Smell is cherries, vanilla, tobacco, oak, and other mild light stone fruits. Taste is pure cherry, oak, and tobacco. Other flavors of stone fruits and light citrus like acidity are there, but the oak and cherries dominate. It tastes like I'm drinking a Cabernet Sauvignon. Mouthfeel is mildly tart, medium carbonation, crisp, hides the ABV, very drinkable.

I've had this beer fresh and this one 2 years old. This one kills the fresh beer.

Seanniek91, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

devilfluff, Sunday at 05:17 PM
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

Lusso, Saturday at 02:33 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

strongaf, Friday at 07:22 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

WadeBridgman, Sep 23, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

Canada_Dan, Sep 23, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -5.8%

liammaloney, Sep 22, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -15.4%

suckaj, Sep 22, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +2.9%

wesbourne, Sep 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

IMFletcher, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

DerekDudley, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

blabaer, Sep 20, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

Lyndsie, Sep 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Buttstallion, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Jamie4beer, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BRami127, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of Karibourgeois
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours a dark reddish brown color. Has a one-finger beige head. Big sour fruit and light vinegar aroma. Strong sour and tart flavor that lasts from initial taste to finish. Can taste dark cherries, wild berries, and wood. Medium bodied. Finishes sour but with a touch of yeast and earth. Really good beer and one of the best sours I've had.

Karibourgeois, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

PG2G, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

bigred89, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/31/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tart cherry, red grape, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, toast, musty funk, pepper, light leather, light vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, cherries, dark malt, and oak barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of tart cherry, red grape, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, oak, caramel, toast, musty funk, pepper, light leather, light vanilla, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart cherry, red grape, green apple, red wine vinegar, hay, straw, grass, caramel, toast, oak, vanilla, musty funk, light leather, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, cherries, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; with a great sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly acidic mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited wild ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, cherries, dark malt, and oak barrel flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on with the balanced acidity. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%

foody1975, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Roze, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Durdz, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mklisz, Sep 08, 2014
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Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.