Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Thickfreakness:
4.6/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Pours a rusty rootbeer brown into my Excelsior tulip. A very thin strawberry tinged head whispers and bubbles, but fades away immediately. The dots of lacing that remain are sucked down by the surprisingly oily legs that drag them into the abyss. Nothing really special to look at, but not bad for a Flanders Oud Bruin.
S- Sweet, yet very tart cherries. Brown sugar, wet compost, horse blanket, old barn, and subtle hints of vanilla and cocoa hidden well underneath. Picking up some sour red grapes and musk.
T- Punched in the mouth with sour cherries strained thru a horse's blanket. Really no other way to describe it. Very faint hints of vanilla, cinnnamon, raisins, milk chocolate, brulee'd sugar and banana in the way back of the bus. It gets extremely funky as it warms up! Damn, I almost wished I had just drunk this straight from the cellar. Lots of spiced banana and black pepper on the finish.
M- Very complex, juicy, yet dry! Dry red wine, tart cherry, little touches of banana and spice. No carbonation at all. You can almost feel the bugs in your mouth! This shit is funkier than Bootsy Collins! Tons of barnyard and compost, but with such an amazing blend of fruit and spice. Truely awesome and awe inspiring.
O- Really sad that I only have one more bottle of this little piece of GI infection perfection! I gotta grab some fantastic goat and sheep cheese to pair with this one on the next go round. Absolutely stunning!
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2013 00:53:58 | More by Thickfreakness
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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 932 ratings.