Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a fizzy white head that quickly dissipates leaving a thin residue. Dark reddish brown Amber brew.
Massive amounts of Brett in the aroma. Wine like. Oak.
A very sour beer, with not too much funk. Oak and vanilla barrel characteristics are prominent, but without any back-end burn. Slightly tart cherries and cherry pit flavor.
Sticky and oily mouthfeel. Again, wine like. Relatively short finish.
This is probably the most actually sour, sour beer I have had from goose Island. Reminiscent of Rodenbach. Very, very good.
08-17-2014 17:41:34 | More by Roguer
4.52/5 rDev +8.7%
2012 Vintage courtesy of Mid – Thanks Allen!
Notes from 06/28/14 Into some Lost Abbey stemware
A: Madame Rose pours a dark brownish color with cranberry tones. Semi clear with some yeasty murk. Forms a smallish khaki tan head at the top that is fairly active and short-lived. Looks nice and stays fairly clean on the glass with little to no stick.
S: Smells of sour cherry and red wine vinegar with some aged hardwood influence. I get a fair amount of mixed berry there backed by a lemony tartness and some light acidity. Surprisingly not much Brett coming through as the nose rounds out with a few earthy minerals and a bit of yeast. Smells quite delightful however with lots of dark fruit notes and a healthy tartness to it.
T: The flavors bring a harmonious mix of tart cherries, balsamic vinaigrette, mixed dark berries, and macerated red wine grapes. Layered underneath is the lemony Brett encased in some woodsy oak earthiness. Nothing here is overbearing or competing with each other. In fact I find it incredibly delicate and nuanced while still delivering a fair amount tartness. I get a dash of lactic creaminess and vanilla with a finish full of bright cherries. Alcohol is completely masked and there is little to no bitterness to the beer. This probably doesn’t deviate too far from a standard Flanders but what is here is pure perfection.
M: Medium light body with a super lush and frothy mouth feel. Good amount of tart pucker hits the palate driving into a nice drying finish. Very nicely balanced and maybe a touch watery thin at times albeit pretty minor.
D: A fantastic Flanders and a great start for me into this style. Simply magical much so that I really found no flaws here. I don’t understand why this one doesn’t score higher in the ratings. The balance of everything was in perfect harmony for me. Perhaps the 2 years of aging has done this one proper. I think I would gravitate towards the Madame over quite a few other wilds like say RR Supplication or Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus. Would have this one over and over again if I could. Permawant!
08-15-2014 20:55:27 | More by Nugganooch
Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.