Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by JohnQVegas:
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle into The Bruery tulip, another huge grazi to Jeff (Alewatcher) for the bottle of this enchanting tonic. He has piles and piles of them by now (thank yous from me, that is).
Pours a murky red-brown, with a one-finger bone-white head, fizzy, that fades fairly quickly into a thin ring. Nice lacing though.
Nose is very brett-forward. Sharp zing of barnyard, a bit of old cellar mustiness, with sour cherry coming through nicely. The brown ale base adds a very light breadiness underneath.
Taste is a bit mellower. Nice blend of sharp barnyard notes, mellow acidity, with the brown-ale base providing a nice, round base to take the edges off. Cherry is certainly there, and the wine barrel adding a bit of richness as well, though with both staying underneath the brett presence. The Brett is really well balanced - no lingering cat-piss bitterness, not too citrusy, not too aggressive. Really tasty.
Mouthfeel has a nice bite from the acidity, with a carbonation that's just a bit softer than expected, adding to the overall mellowness. Medium bodied, lingering acidic bite in the back and sides of the throat after the swallow.
Overall, a really tasty beer. Quite refined, easy-drinking but with a bit of complexity also. Another winner - thanks again, Jeff!
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2011 20:40:31 | More by JohnQVegas
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4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light reddish amber color with a white head. The aroma is fruity, sweet and sour and a bit oaky. Inviting and quality funky aroma. In the taste, nice acetic sourness and plenty of depth to it as well. A solid base beer is behind the sourness, with sugar plum, cherry and berry notes. This plays nicely with the oak and the sour. Everything is in good balance and the flavor really pops. Body is medium and semi dry with a lingering sour note. Overall, this is a really nice American Wild or Flanders Red. It kind of reminds me of a kriek lambic, not a surprise due to the Michigan cherries employed here. Good to savor every sip.
Serving type: on-tap
07-18-2014 21:22:22 | More by Stinkypuss
Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.