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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 267
Gots: 408 | 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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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

VAbdoyan, Dec 02, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a pinkish/red color with no head whatsoever. Lots of carbonation bubbles on the sides of the glass.

S: Rather aromatic, lots of cherry, a little bit of oak, a very nice tartness/sour component as well. There is a little bit of wine coming through and some spice.

T: Nice sour cherry flavor, a little bit of oak again, slight yeasty funk too. Some darker fruit comes forward as it warms a little.

M: Nice level of tartness/sour, not overdone at all. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Makes you pucker a little.

O: Really well done Flanders, easy drinking with the right amount of tartness. Very well balanced.

mdaschaf, Nov 30, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

wtfuggles, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

MarcatGSB, Nov 29, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +1%

From 11/27/11 notes. Another big thanks to the Chicago Group for sending this one our way. Tried in the small tasting as Lolita, the last of the three sisters I haven't had. 2010 version, bottled on 10/01/10. Bottle 1500.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent amber color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of tart cherries, brett, oak, sour raspberries and dark fruits, wine, spice, and Belgian yeast. Smells very tart, really loving the nose.

t - Tastes of sour cherries, tart raspberries and dark fruits, oak, brett, Belgian style yeast, light spice. The taste has a lot of cherries again, but it's not quite as tart as the nose was. A slight step down, though still good.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a very good flanders style beer. The nose is great and full of tart cherries and dark fruits. The taste still has a lot of cherries too, though not as sour as the nose. Easy to drink, and would definitely like to have again.

mdfb79, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

jjfancybeers, Nov 28, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +7%

This is a very nice beer, it's underrated in my opinion. Another BIF beer drank with the DC group.

The beer pours a very pretty crimson, thats semi clear with a little bit of bubbly head appropriate for a wild/oud bruin. The aroma is great, it's quite tart and highlights the added cherries beautifully. Some oak and wild yeast/farmhouse straw malt notes break through, reminding me of an aroma that Cantillon or other belgian sour would have. Also some sugary notes in the aroma to offset the tartness, nice.

The taste also has tons of tartness and also a lot of fresh cherries highlighted nicely once again, all offset slightly by the pulpy oak. A really long flavor that has a huge aftertaste, I really love that in beer, and this excels here, it's juicy and complex. The feel is very smooth and the carbonation is a little lower for a sour, I personally prefer that.

A really nice beer, I will buy it if I see it again.

Dreadnaught33, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Not sure who shared this or if it was sent to me in a trade, maybe I should enter my reviews before they are so old I don’t remember when I had the beer.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of tart cherry notes, as well as some brown sugar and a little bit of oak.

The flavor is similar. The dominant two flavors are tart cherries and brown sugar. There is also some vinegar notes mixed in, similar to what you would get from a Flanders Red. There is a little bit of oak and a little bit of tartness from the fruit.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Nov 27, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -5%

Ordered a bottle at the Goose Island Clybourn brewpub. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Madame Rose pours a nice crimson chestnut color.. not much of a head

Smell: for some reason (must have been the cherries on the label) I thought this was supposed to be a Belgian Kriek; I was mistaken. Madame Rose has a very vinous aroma, similar to red wine. I was expecting a lot of funk in this department, but it was not to be.

Taste: very sour, tart cherry flavor. The wine barrel is very evident in the taste; there's an oaky spice that compliments the more tart elements of this brown ale.. there's a bit of a brettanomyces flavor to boot.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied and relatively smooth.

Overall: I enjoyed this beer quite a bit, but at 25 bucks a pop, I can't see myself buying it very often. I would like to try Juliet and Lolita to see how they all stack up.

BlastBeats, Nov 27, 2011
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mmcnaughton, Nov 22, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -10.3%

22oz bottle split with russwbeck and poured into a Goose Island wine glass.

A - Much darker than Lolita, more like a darker orange and brown rather than the vibrant colors of the former. Still low head formation and retention, around that half-finger mark with sparse lacing. This does have a somewhat clearer body with less sediment.

S - As with Lolita, the barrel is very present in the aroma. Strong oak characteristics with grapes, and like Lolita, the fruit component isn't incredibly strong. Not as tart either, but there is a potent vinegar quality as well. Wish the cherries were a little more forward.

T - The tartness is ramped up a bit on the palate, but with the overall profile taking a hit as the individual notes seem to fall behind. The vinegar is here as well, and only after these two fade do the cherry and oak come through. It's pretty sweet too, which couples nicely with the tartness. The finish has a lot of barrel influence, too, as it is long with the wood and vanilla. Not as boozy as Lolita.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with lowish carbonation. Actually feels very similar to Lolita in that regard. Still feels decent, if not a touch heavy.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. For the style, it's pretty good, but I would've liked more cherries here. I like the amount of barrel I get here, though.

nhindian, Nov 21, 2011
Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.