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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

940 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 940
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 258
Gots: 389 | FT: 32
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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Yogidaddy

Indiana

1/5  rDev -76%

03-21-2014 23:54:53 | More by Yogidaddy
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New Jersey

1/5  rDev -76%

06-16-2014 20:01:17 | More by jcGonzo311
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Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -57.9%

05-06-2014 20:42:48 | More by Beershack
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -51.9%

08-26-2013 02:29:37 | More by Kaveman
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ChicagoHopHead

Illinois

2.1/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pour into a tulip glass with little to no head.

Initial wine smell with light vinegar in the background.

Initial taste was of vinegar/sourness. Hard to distinguish cherry from sourness.

LIttle carbonation which made the beer seem flat. More characteristic of a wine than a beer.

Overall I did not like this beer. I am not sure if it the style or this brand. I hope to try another brand of this style to have a better grasp of this experience.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 02:30:16 | More by ChicagoHopHead
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Bubba569

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

12-15-2013 16:58:03 | More by Bubba569
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

02-07-2013 05:41:39 | More by BrownAleMale
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rderedin

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

09-15-2013 23:32:39 | More by rderedin
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

2.65/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brownish red color, cloudy enough to be opaque when held to light. Hard pour begets a hearty head which unfortunately does not beget hearty retention. Disappointment ensues.

Steely tart cherry with an underlying carob powder earthiness. Tastes pretty much like it smells: tart, natural cherry with a metallic tone and chicory undertone.

A disappointing beer from Goose Island. Tart and monotone my wife dumped hers but I finished mine with a meh upon last sip. Rose is more of a corner pimp than a madame. That was a stretch.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 23:03:35 | More by donkeyrunner
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Mistergiffen


2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

07-27-2014 20:32:55 | More by Mistergiffen
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DrGonzoDDS

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.9%

04-06-2013 19:52:07 | More by DrGonzoDDS
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oN3xM

Illinois

2.84/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled on 7/31/12. Served on 12/15/13 at about 50°F.

A - Deep copper brown color with a cloudy body that allows small amounts of light through around its edges. There's almost no head even after a vigorous pour, but a nice foamy ring sits around the edge of the glass. Looks moderately carbonated.

S - A fruity citric aroma with hints of vinegar, oak, and a little bit of caramel. It's your typical sour scent.

T - I'm not sure if it's due to age, but it's not as flavorful as I was expecting. It's very watery - almost like seltzer water, so there's plenty of room for more flavor. Cherries aren't very strong in flavor in and of themselves, so I'm not surprised there's hardly any cherry flavor. Sourness ranks 4 out of 10.

M - A very thin body with lots of bubbles. Hardly any alcohol burn, but very tart on the tongue.

O - I'm really disappointed with this beer. Goose Island's Juliet is one of my favorite sours, so my expectations were rightfully high for this one. It's like a watered down, soured-down La Folie, which I believe is an almost perfect example of this style. It may have been the age (almost 1.5 years since bottling) that caused the cherry flavor to seriously fade. I think this one is better fresh based off its current score of a 98 here on BA. No hard feelings - I still love you, Goose Island. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 23:53:59 | More by oN3xM
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-26-2013 00:05:02 | More by krl2112
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-05-2013 02:16:31 | More by herman77
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

09-09-2012 19:04:26 | More by brez8791
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Rons35

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-19-2013 23:42:31 | More by Rons35
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kirchy

New York

3/5  rDev -27.9%

09-23-2013 01:56:02 | More by kirchy
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CityofBals

Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.9%

09-12-2013 03:36:36 | More by CityofBals
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ajschutz

Indiana

3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-21-2012 17:45:02 | More by ajschutz
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.9%

06-01-2013 23:58:18 | More by sludgegnome
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured a hazy amberish-cherry color with a small dirty white cap which fades leaving a still boring beer with almost zero lacing and bubbles.

S:Nose is sweet cherry, like artifical cherry like I would get a cheap kids drink blended with fresh red cherries. Bugs are present leaving some funky notes on the nose with some old wood and vinous smells

T: Initial red cherry, cheap tasting like its kool-aid. Thankfully the taste fades rather quickly under the bugs and barrel influence. A little booze sting comes on at the end. The finish is somewhat dry, tart and sweet simultaneously

M: Medium bodied, I felt undercarbonated, still and a snoozer

O: Not bad but mot something I would go for again.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 14:22:31 | More by barleywinefiend
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

03-30-2014 17:58:55 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-05-2013 12:22:08 | More by Flabbyjandro
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-14-2014 05:05:24 | More by anteater
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Scarflower

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-02-2013 02:12:15 | More by Scarflower
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Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.