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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,090
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 273
Gots: 419 | 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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1/5  rDev -76%

Yogidaddy, Mar 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -76%

jcGonzo311, Jun 16, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -58%

Beershack, May 06, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52%

Kaveman, Aug 26, 2013
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2.1/5  rDev -49.6%
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.

ChicagoHopHead, Oct 21, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

Bubba569, Dec 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

BrownAleMale, Feb 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

rderedin, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
2.65/5  rDev -36.5%
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.

donkeyrunner, Oct 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

Mistergiffen, Jul 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

DrGonzoDDS, Apr 06, 2013
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2.84/5  rDev -31.9%
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!

oN3xM, Dec 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

krl2112, Aug 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

herman77, Feb 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

brez8791, Sep 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Rons35, Feb 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

kirchy, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

ajschutz, Feb 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

sludgegnome, Jun 02, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

barleywinefiend, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,090 ratings.