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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
93
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1,026 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,026
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 268
Gots: 411 | 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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4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep ruddy color with light head that quickly faded to light lacing. The nose is so complex. Expected tart, vinegar components but also loads of cherries and fruit as well. A musty, bready component is there as well. Love just holding my nose over the glass. Flavors are spectacular and I feel is far superior than previous batches. Long sweet cherry finish that outlasts the zippy sour flavors that hit up front. Great Brett component as well. I really like this and think the overall score is not doing it justice.

kingston2, May 25, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Vintage. A murky brown appearance, capped with a quickly fading head. Some wisps of lacing left behind. This, and Oud Bruins in general, don't pack much in the looks dept., but the other senses are in for a treat. The aroma is super-funky, and I mean that in a good way. Earthy, musty, leathery at first. Tons of Brett character. Then the cherries come in, more subtly, sweet and tart but not at all artificial-tasting. An omnipresent tartness, like lemon juice, is woven in. Minimal lacto sourness seems to be there, too.

Flavor is dry and quite tart. I wouldn't really call it sour, nor do I really enjoy "sour Sours." It's well short of sour Warheads candy, for reference. Citric tartness, Band-aid funk, ripe, yet still tart, cherry. Despite being a young bottle, the fruit character isn't all that prevalent. Fizzy, slick texture, coating the throat a bit. Carbonation level seems just right, the bubbles themselves a bit prickly.

At over $25 a bottle, I found this to be quite good but not necessarily worth the money. The aroma is great, but I wanted more "layers" in the flavor profile, like more fruit and Belgian brown characteristics.

gr0g, May 21, 2014
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Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,026 ratings.