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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 984
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 263
Gots: 399 | FT: 33
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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-18-2011 20:41:08 | More by nathanjohnson
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-18-2011 17:41:15 | More by THECPJ
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-17-2011 15:07:49 | More by pgaveau
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-15-2011 19:06:10 | More by thewimperoo
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-15-2011 17:06:40 | More by sgoro
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-15-2011 07:48:11 | More by nickfl
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

On-tap @ FoBAB.

A: pours a brownish red, great clarity, well retained white head

S: nose starts funky with mild Brett notes and lots of oak barrel, the lactic acid comes in waves paired with tart cherries. Lots of Oud Bruin goodness on this with the added dimension of a little funk. I like.

T: starts of with acidic tartness, notes of lemon zest and dark cherry take center stage, lots of oak on the end and some tannins as well. This is a very well balanced sour ale with the perfect balance of sour to sweet.

MF: medium body, high carbonation, spritzy mouthfeel, pairs perfectly with the swift tartness

O: this is a great take on the Oud Bruin style, lots of character, plenty of uniqueness, well done GI

11-15-2011 06:56:31 | More by homebrew311
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-15-2011 03:40:21 | More by markrmoser
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2011 02:27:13 | More by whartontallboy
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-15-2011 02:10:27 | More by zeledonia
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-15-2011 00:53:03 | More by MikeytotheB
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-14-2011 20:44:11 | More by djrn2
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-14-2011 20:34:15 | More by hu5om
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2011 16:50:35 | More by SourNotes
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2011 16:48:33 | More by sbricker
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

11-14-2011 15:53:05 | More by Kaydogg
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2011 15:13:36 | More by hannydawg
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New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours a ruddy red with a high white head, little lacing. The smell is vinegar, currants, toffee. The taste is rich currant jam, toffee, long tart cider-vinegar finish. It's fizzy and light. All in all a pleasant take on the style, though perhaps a little more sour than it needs to be.

11-14-2011 05:20:07 | More by gory4d
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

P: 22 fl oz bottle in to a tulip glass

A: SRM is brown and cherry red. Head was off white, bubbly. Medium carbonation. Medium/heavy lacing.

S: Sour cherries, spice.

T: Tart yet balanced and rounded. Cherries are very noticable and their taste is very well integrated into the beer.

M: Sourness and fruitiness give a typical mf for the style while leaving the palate in tact.

O: Fantastic. Really nice to see GI developing into one of the better breweries in the country, IMO. This is not just a solid effort, but a very good beer. Excellent use of cherries, their flavor is the star, but does not detract from the other flavors in the beer. Wish I could find this one on the shelves.

11-12-2011 12:45:54 | More by tsauce2
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%

Thanks to Pellinore1 for sending me this one!

Bottled on 10/1/10. 6.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a hazy cranberry brown color with a 1 inch puffy tan head that settles to a thin film. Thin streaks and dots of lace drip back down into the glass on the drink down. Smell is of sour cherries, funk, slight vinegar, and wood aromas. Taste is of sour cherries, funk, and lots of wood flavors. I am not really getting any wine in the smell or taste. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice earthy and sour smells and tastes.

10-20-2011 02:35:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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4.43/5  rDev +6.5%

Bomber botles 10/01/2010 into a Duvel tulip. Enjoyed mere hours after receiving it from Knifestyles - quite an extra Chris.

The body is red, bordering on brown. Fairly murky. Half-finger off-white head with loose bubbles and nice retention. Very pretty lacing.

Aromatically, this seems like an Oud Bruin/American Wild Ale hybrid. Acidic, lactic funk and some - but not a ton of - vinegar with a pretty clear bretty aroma. Lots of tart, sour cherries in the mix. This is quite funky, bretty and buggy, but the fruit sweetness founds things out pretty perfectly.

The taste, too, is quite fruit-forward. Tremendously wine-like and very sweet, it reminds me quite a bit of Supplication. Cherries are up front, but the back end is all funk. That sourness persists and persists, though it's never quite mouth-puckering or enamel-melting. Vinous and woody notes. Great sweet/sour balance here.

The body is quite lush - again, the comparisons to wine are merited. I think a little more carbonation could help enliven the many flavors at work, but that's a minor gripe.

An absolute pleasure to drink, and quite honestly a beer I could foresee sharing with somebody just getting into sours.

Nice body, but I think a little more carb would be good. I love how the fruits tempers the sour vinegar aspects of this beer. Drinkable to a fault and truly delicious. I'm once again ISO.

10-13-2011 23:50:08 | More by amphion1065
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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%

2010 Vintage. Pours an almost-clear, reddish-brown color with a small white head. Scent is heavy with oak and vanilla. Very nice cherry aroma with a sense of sour acidity. Taste is initially red wine vinegar, Lovely vanilla and cherry oak flavors. A lot of vanilla. Nice and tart, but not overly sour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a pleasant, tart bite to it. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this beer was AMAZING! IT was a great well-balanced sour ale that met all of my expectations.

10-04-2011 06:22:46 | More by DovaliHops
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4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: Caramel color, minimal head, slight lacing.

Smell: Sour, funk, cherries, oak, vanilla, slightly medicinal.

Taste: Very acidic, red wine vinegar, cherry, vanilla, oak.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, good carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty. Perfectly sour, great cherry flavor.

10-03-2011 15:38:56 | More by phichifiji00
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

A: ruddy red-orange with half a finger head that recedes quickly

S: Lemon, strawberry. As it warms, more cherry and light barnyard.

T: Pleasantly tart, but not excessively. Cherries dominate here, light oak notes, some mild bitterness in the finish.

M: Light and nicely carbonated. Moderate-to-long finish.

O: Definitely worth trying

09-27-2011 02:30:30 | More by kscaldef
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

22oz bottle into a Tulip glass

2010 Vintage Bottled 10/01/2010

A- Pours a nice darker copper orange with less than a a finger of off white head that creates no more than a small rim around the glass edge.

S- Sweet cherries and funk up front with notes of barnyard and brett. Lactic and vinegar notes come through as well with some subtle musty oak.

T- The cherries and vinegar definitely take center stage creating a nice subtle sweetness that's quickly followed by funk and sourness from the brett but not over the top by any means. Musty oak as well.

M- Medium bodied with champagne like carbonation and a nice slightly tart finish.


09-21-2011 22:42:03 | More by Arenbeer
Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.