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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,097
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 274
Gots: 419 | 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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Photo of rarbring
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A red brown clear brew, a small pinkish head, little lacing but good curtains.

Smelling of vinegar, funky stable, sweet fruits and tart cherries.

Starting sweet fructose, apples, cherries, red vinegar and bitter cherry seeds.

Little carbonation, fresh texture, a medium small body, a light sour dry finish.

A really nice american Flemish beer, not at all as sweet as I feared.

rarbring, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of ystazi
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

ystazi, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of AdamP
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

AdamP, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -28.1%

brez8791, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of heddar33
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

heddar33, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 Edition

A: Pours a clear deep copper to ruby red in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy off-white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of extremely thin film and a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Overall this beer has a mild smell with aromas of sour cherries, oak, and just a hint of brett-like funkiness.

T: There is a very nice complexity to the flavor of this beer with a moderate presence of sour cherries. There are lighter notes of oak and funkiness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly puckery because of the acidity and quite dry in the finish.

O: One of the styles I really enjoy, I find this beer pretty easy to drink since the sourness of this beer is not overpowering and there is a very nice cherry flavor as well. Very enjoyable and certainly one I would have again.

dbrauneis, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of tewaris
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage sent by Romulux, thanks! Split with a few BAs at a tasting.

The aroma is very soft and well integrated... somewhat funky, somewhat sour with a soft fruit presence. Doesn't smell too acetic. Good.

Only slightly sour tasting with light oak character and almost grape (wine) like at times. Some tannins at the end. There is a good fruit presence but I am not getting cherries specifically. Medium feel and dry finish, very good.

4, 4, 4, 4, 4

tewaris, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Brew33
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Brew33, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

cfh64, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 bottle opened on 8.15.12.

A - Pours a dark medium brown with a fizzy light tan head that is gone quickly.

S - Dark fruit, cherry, funk.

T - Bourbon, cherry, dark fruit, subtle funk. Awesome and wine-like.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Amazing boozy cherry and fruit. So nice.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Dactrius, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Lost Abbey chalice.

A- pours a dark amber with a 2 finger pink hued head. Ay lacing resides immediately.

S- our cherries with some sweetness and funk.

T- sweet and tart cherries, spice, toasted malts and nice amount of sourness.

M- medium body, high carbonation. Fairly dry and effervescent.

O- 5/10 sourness. Very good Flanders that has just a great balance of sour and sweet. Biga cherry flavor that keeps a nice tart, sour flavor.

kawilliams81, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of M27
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

M27, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bsuedekum, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of beerhan
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

beerhan, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev -4.1%

ms11781, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of phiberoptik
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/1/2010.

Pours an amber with some golden hues. Very little head in the pour but what did show was just a shade off white.

Nose of sour cherries, farm funk esters, oak, and alcohol.

Sour on the tongue before the taste even kicked in. This is enjoyable. Fermented sour cherries, wild yeast and brown bread. No alcohol heat but alcohol taste in the finish.

Bubbly in the mouth. Slightly thin but enjoyable.

This is good stuff and something to try. The funkiness and the sour cherries make this a treat.

phiberoptik, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of mychalg9
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mychalg9, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of enelson
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

enelson, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Zenk
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Zenk, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of TATURBO
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/01/10.
A: Caramel color, No Head

S: Sour Fruit

T: Cherry with moderate sourness.

M: Medium Carbonation with slight effervescent.

O: Good sour! I'd go for another but personally I prefer the Lolita over Madame not to mention the cost. Thanks egrace84 for sharing this $25 bottle with us!

TATURBO, May 31, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Skye1024, May 31, 2012
Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev -4.1%

cestlavie, May 28, 2012
Photo of jamesb7
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jamesb7, May 26, 2012
Photo of Mag00n
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Mag00n, May 25, 2012
Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,097 ratings.