Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by cjoc83:
4.11/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2012 Madame Rose (bottled 7/21/12) pours a murky, hazy opaque brown with hazelnut hues at the edges of the glass when held up to the light. Minimal head and no lace (as expected for the style).
Smell is a little tart cherry, vinous red wine character, some barnyard phenols, and sweet malt. Not really getting any oak, but still smells pretty damn good.
My first go around with an Oud Bruin is certainly a good one. Cherry and lactic acidic tartness are accompanied by funky brett and some sweet and bready malt character. Some oak character comes through mid-palette. Finishes with a sweet/sour taste that lingers in the mouth.
Medium bodied with lively carbonation keeps this beer refreshing and crisp. Dry finish.
As I stated above, I have no experience with this style, but it doesn't seem too much different to me than a Flanders red. A great mix of sour and sweet flavors with some red wine notes and oak character to top it off. And although this is a great beer, I probably wouldn't buy it again just based on the price. But a great beer that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2013 23:28:13 | More by cjoc83
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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 939 ratings.