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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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940 Ratings
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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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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-09-2014 17:19:02 | More by mmulebarn
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-09-2014 15:17:08 | More by mattmarka1
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seangibbs60

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-08-2014 22:25:50 | More by seangibbs60
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-08-2014 17:53:15 | More by BeersAndBears
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brianmandell

New York

3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Vintage" 2012 bottled 7/31/12

Hazy brown with head quickly reducing to white ring with lacing on the glass. Wonderful deep sweet cherry on the nose with some honey, oak, malt, and vinegar. Tastes of sweet malts and dark fruit up front with a heavy dose of vinegar amplified by the prickly carbonation. The finish is dry and heavy on the oak; slightly tannic. Carbonation is active at first then falls a bit flat as the beer warms.

I'd like to try this one fresher. I feel that the fruit has fallen off and there is some oxidation. There is also more acetic acid than I prefer (probably common for the style). The finish is a little short and mouthfeel a bit thin. However, the beer is very enjoyable and a decent representation of the style. The balance of sweet and sour is excellent and it is very sessionable. This one is worth a try but if you are saving this I would drink it now.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:13:09 | More by brianmandell
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Chip_K

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-05-2014 17:02:50 | More by Chip_K
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-01-2014 04:35:46 | More by DaftPatrick
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sunofneurot

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-28-2014 00:24:32 | More by sunofneurot
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-24-2014 00:03:54 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-23-2014 07:00:19 | More by jscheuf
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LittleChris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-23-2014 04:42:37 | More by LittleChris
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Niners49

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-22-2014 21:34:55 | More by Niners49
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-21-2014 18:32:16 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-21-2014 01:03:38 | More by threedaggers
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CaseyGroh

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-17-2014 03:38:31 | More by CaseyGroh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This seemed like it would be a relevant beer for Valentines day. Bottled 7/31/12. Oh yeah and a big thanks to mmulebarn for this one so I don't have to crack my 2010 version anytime soon.

Pours a very small fizzy head that runs away almost instantly, like a very sour and highly acidic or high abv beer, super dark murky molasses brown beer.

Nose is awesome, a great mix of a soured brown malt, mild malt vinegar bite, with some acidic notes, a mild creamy caramel like aroma too adding to the sour mash malt vinegar notes, then a nice deep cherry note under that, like a dark cherry juice and a little fleshy cherry, with a nice sour funky souring bacteria mix with nice funk, and rounding all that is quite a nice barrel aroma, toasted and vanilla oak with a little buttery note, with a mild vinous touch.

Taste starts with lots more souring flavors, soured mash of a nice brown malt, little dark caramel like flavor and little syrupy note, etc, and mix of fresh caramel into it with the soured version. Then a nice cherry, fresh dark cherry juice and flesh blended with a bit of a balotin cherry almost cough syrupy sticky taste, but more of the fresh sour cherry. A big acidic bite as well, followed with some malt vinegar but not too much of all that, with a nice blend of souring bacteria funk. Then again comes the barrel, not a ton of barrel but enough, little toasty and buttery, little vanilla, and mild very mild vinous notes. Finish is sticky a little syrupy and flemmy, bit more acidic bite, more dark cherry and sour cherry notes, more malt vinegar and souring bacteria lingering.

Mouth is med bod but a bit syrupy, nice acidic bite, decent carb for a sour.

Overall pretty nice, great souring bacteria mix, nice dark soured malts blended with a fresher malt, nice balance of the malt vinegar and regular malt flavors with nice cherry, and a great barrel balance and flavor. Very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 02:48:50 | More by jlindros
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

02-10-2014 00:38:35 | More by kvgomps
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-08-2014 01:32:42 | More by Cynic-ale
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Skunkyluvmuffin

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-08-2014 00:15:11 | More by Skunkyluvmuffin
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vinny21bal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-08-2014 00:00:46 | More by vinny21bal
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.66/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 7-31-12 and poured into a Goose Island wine glass.

A- Pours a deep, hazy, and effervescent brown. The color of the body is fairly deep brown with some good red tones in it too. A small head forms, but doesn't stick around long or lace much. Lots of continuous carbonation rising in the glass.

S- This beer is slightly tart, a little fruit, and fairly funky in the scent department. The cherries are definitely evident in both their tartness and fruitiness. Tart flavors are also there with some noticeable wine barrel influence. The funky smell is both musty and yeasty, with the Brett definitely making its presence known. Overall, the scent is very complex, but less tart than expected, probably due to age.

T- Starts funky and musty, with some yeast flavors, as well as the Brett flavors, which display lots of farmhouse qualities. Tart and slightly sour flavors take over in the middle of the drink, with a balance between sour cherry flavors and lactic acidic sour flavors. Just a hint of wine barrel in there towards the middle and end, resulting in a somewhat dry flavor. Ends with a slight tart flavor and return of the funk in the lingering aftertaste.

M- This beer is highly carbonated and fairly easy to drink. Yeasty feel thickens this one up a little bit. Normally the style would be tart enough to affect the ease of drinking, but the Brett and age of this one mellow that out.

Overall, a very, very good, not so sour, sour style beer. The cherries and Brett combine to provide a very unique flavor profile for the style. I think this one was probably more tart and sour when it was fresh, but by no means has this beer dropped off, it's just aged gracefully.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 01:12:09 | More by boilermakerbrew
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-03-2014 04:40:15 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-29-2014 13:03:48 | More by tegelaar
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-29-2014 12:37:31 | More by Stinger80OH
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UncleRandy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-28-2014 22:47:15 | More by UncleRandy
Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.