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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,140
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 271
Gots: 428 | FT: 35
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:
Beer added by: botham on 08-19-2009

Brown Ale aged in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with the addition of Michigan cherries and heavily inoculated with Brettanomyces.
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Photo of hopstermonster1
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When fresh, the aroma is sweet, floral, and somewhat subtle. Flavor is phenolic, with a respectable sour quality. Five years aging increases the sourness considerably, revealing an acetic acid dominance, with floral hops highlighted in the aroma.

Photo of bigbluebeerguy
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liquorpig
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of greg4579
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ihadbeer
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ianjsullivan
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had the 2012 vintage of this beer.

Photo of Matty123
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbutova
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Foundry in Northampton, MA on New Years Eve.

A- Dark red to brown pour from the tap to a tulip glass. A puffy, foamy head forms to over a finger with decent retention. Lacing is rare for me.

S- Funky Brett and lactic bacteria are strong as the "wild" added bugs are responsible for most of the aroma. Strong fruits like lemon juice and then some cherries. Funkier here than the flavor.

T- Less funk and more of just a lactic acid battering of the palate reminding me of yogurt tartness and lemon juice sourness and flavor. Notes of cherry come and go as well as the wine grapes and old wet oak. Slight funk but the sourness drowns a lot of the complexity out.

MF- Rather dry and body toward the light side with a slight slickness and by the end a high sourness throughout. Carbonation on the high side with a foamy and fizzy consistency.

Overall probably just a bit too lactic forward for it's own good. The tasty cherries and wine barrels are a bit drowned out by the sourness towards the end for me. Funkyness and sours are well done, however.

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4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tikk
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of batfireman
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattboyer182
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McBAINx
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of okcommuter
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kbuzz
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of griffey123
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamleoromo
4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tom-Peters
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jessealmlie
3.49/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicole309
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,140 ratings.