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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,120
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 274
Gots: 425 | 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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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.

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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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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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.

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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!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A cloudy light brown beer with reddish highlights; off-white head on the small side; settles down slowly and leaves some decent lace on the glass. Aroma of tart cherries and oak, predominantly, with light acidity and brett funkiness.

Very tasty and easy to drink; moderately sour and acidic, with hints of vinegar creeping around under tart cherries. Again there is a light oak component; some mild sweetness, hay, moderate brett funkiness that’s pretty subdued overall. Definitely not for the super-sour heads; easily shared with a wine-drinking contingent.

Medium-light bodied with carbonation on the high side. Clean and crisp drinking, refreshing, with a tannic, drying finish. Quite good.

Photo of corby112
3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to lurchingbeast for sending me this bottle.

Pours a  dark golden ruby color with burnt orange edges and a one finger off white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Funky barnyard aroma with lots of vinous fruit and prominent barrel, giving off strong notes of oak and vanilla.  Lots of cherry and other dark fruits.  Plenty of bugs and funk.

Medium body which is dry, very tart and puckering with lots of earthy funk, oak barrel and sweet fruit.  Prominent tart dark cherry but still sweet with lactic funk.  Subtle acetone presence at first that becomes a bit overpowering with a powerful, lingering vinegary/solvent finish.  A bit harsh on the acidity but decent amount of sweetness and oak countering things.  This had the potential to be a lot better but the acetic solvent character is just too strong for my liking. 

Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,120 ratings.