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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

932 Ratings
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Ratings: 932
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 255
Gots: 386 | FT: 30
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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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

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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Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 932 ratings.