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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,057
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 270
Gots: 416 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

egrace84, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of WankelEngine
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Goose Island chalice
2010 vintage

A: Pours a red-tinted, hazy brown color. There is some foam as the beer pours which reduces to a faint rim at the edge of the glass but no head or lacing to speak of. 3.5/5

S: Smells like sweet, dark fruit. There is just a hint of the sour yeast and light malt sweetness. 4/5

T: Cherry is both prominent and subdued at the same time. There is a moderate amount of tartness, but less than both the Lolita and Juliet. A small amount of funk accompanies the cherries. 4/5

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. 4/5

O: A decent beer. Easily my least favorite of the three sisters, but good nonetheless. 4/5

WankelEngine, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Bottle shared by Tim at Kill the Cellar Day, thanks!

A: Dark orange with a fast fading white head. Nice color.

S: Strong cherry notes with a slight medicinal influence. There's a touch of vinegar. Sweet malts are apparent and there's a firm lactic profile. I detect a slight mustiness and a dash of leather.

T: Lightly tart with a little sweetness. Cherries remind me a little of cough syrup. Light acetic acidity with notes of vinegar. Malt is moderately sweet. Light oak notes are present in the cherry finish. The beer possesses a moderate lactic sourness.

M: Spritzy mouthfeel with a medium body.

Overall: The medicinal notes are somewhat distracting but this is still pretty good.

HopHead84, Mar 25, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy brown with a thin white head.

Smells of good lacto and pedio with a heavy malt bill.

Slighty fruity upfront taste rounding into a light sourness. Finishes both sweet and sour.

Fairly light mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

Solid beer, but nothing special. Got better as it warmed and will probably seek out again at some point.

jmarsh123, Mar 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

3Hops, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2010 vintage. bottled on 10/1/2010.

reviewed from notes taken 3/14/2012.

poured into snifter.

Appearance: orangish / amber bodied beer with a thin white head that is more of a cap on top of the beer.

Smell: Funky and sour cherries and a hint of an oak barrel.

Taste: mild to moderate sour; decently funky with the sour. Mild cherry and oak notes. Nice delicate beer that is fairly tasty with a short lived finish.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderately high carbonation. really easy drinking and crisp beer. It still tastes fresh and carbonation is lively.

Overall: GI makes another really nice sour. I think that I like Lolita a little bit better. Madame Rose and Lolita are really similiar.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Mar 16, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a lot of effervescence stuck to the aides of the glass. Murky brown in color, collar appears quickly.

Snippy snappy tart.

Sour but not overpowering. Hint of cherries.

Prickly carbonation. Medium mouthfeel. Nice.

This is a pleasant sour. Id place it at the low end of the top tiers of sours. Thanks Elliot!

Duff27, Mar 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

eawolff99, Mar 11, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is hazy and light brown in color with a small, fizzy, white head. Pleasant aroma of cherries, funk, yeast, oak. Brett character comes through nicely in both the scent and flavor. Bold flavor and quite tasty, with prominent oak and sour cherries. Light bodied with moderately low carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. I thoroughly enjoyed this and would certainly have it again. Recommended.

Huhzubendah, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jbuddle, Mar 04, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a GI goblet

A - Dark, ruby brown with a slight haziness to it and small traces of carbonation. A small dirty brown head disappeared quickly leaving only an island of white foam sitting in the center

S - A very fragrant nose which at first smell reminds me of a Cabernet. I get hints of cherries, oak, lemon peel, and Brett. The one thing I really liked was that all the scents meld together perfectly without one powering another.

T - Up front is lemon peel with tart cherries. You get a kick of tart sourness, lemon grass, and funk right after this. The finish is dry and crisp with hints of oak and lemon lingering. This was definitely tarter than I picked up on the nose.

MF - Light and crisp which goes well with the rest of the beer. Has a decent amount of carbonation as well.

O - Madame Rose is a solid GI offering that stands up to the other Sisters. I feel like this is one that doesn't get as much credit or hype as Juliet or Lolita but is just as good.

jeonseh, Mar 04, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1125th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet

2010 Bottle

Thanks to Gurudel for sharing

App- A very dark copper color with some browns and some ambers intermixed. Its semi-translucent with some clarity as you bring it up for a sip. A few bubbles developed but didnt really stay. No cling or lace.

Smell- Right what I was expecting. Slight acitic and lactic acids, big cherry, mild funk and brett floral notes with a ton of cab and tannin notes.

Taste- A great suprisingly flavorful beer. The cherries were prominant but didnt overly dominate the flavors. Each additional ingredient added to the beer and didnt take away or outshine the others. A great bit of brown malty notes remained and the cab barrel added a certain earthy dampness. The Brett didnt punch you in the face either. Very layered and smooth.

Mouth- A nice medium body with a medium carbonation. A bit of Brett, funk, oak and cherry remained. A bit tart on the finish.

Drink- It took Vince a while to land this 3rd sister and it was well worth it. I hope the 2 sisters I have are as good as this one was.

FosterJM, Mar 02, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the other Matt for sharing this beer the other day. Beer served in a snifter of some sort. Beer is brown with a haze, almost no head, no lacing, apparent low carbonation, beer is also quite hazy.

Aroma is nice, acetic, lactic, cherry tartness comes through as well, mild sweetness almost.

Beer is light in body but has depth of flavor and character. The cherries show up in the back half of hte mouth and finish the beer nicely, there is a minor brightness on the palate from the organic acids, I enjoy it a lot.

drabmuh, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

chicagobeerriot, Feb 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

ajschutz, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

zonker17, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

chrispoint, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Beezee, Feb 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

imperialking, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of brewandbbq
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from 2010.

Pours dark amber with a quarter inch head of off-white. Whisps on the surface for the duration with a few dots of lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics are bracingly tart with cherries, sour apples, and a hint of balsamic. Wet hay and dusty boards follow through. Vineous and fruity.

Medium bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. A bit prickly.

Sour grapes, tart cherries, cider vinegar, and a malt backbone start the palate. Red wine and oakey tannins follow through.

Finishes with a lingering tart, fruity, vineous character and a juicy but drying goodbye.

brewandbbq, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

TMasterFlash, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

plumcrazyfx, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bishocr, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

DSlim71, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

antoines15, Feb 03, 2012
Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,057 ratings.