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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

TotallyHosed, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle at the Clybourn brewpub. 2010 vintage, bottled 10/01/10 #1626. Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a slightly opaque amber brown with a thin beige head, settles down to almost nothing.

S- Very tart, sweet cherry pie aroma, some oak, yeast funk.

T- Sour notes up front, sour cherries and maybe some apple, some oak in the background, malts are sweet, a bit like brown sugar, yeast funk is on the mild side. Overall the flavors are nicely balanced and not overdone.

M- Medium bodied, well-carbonated, has a crisp feel, slightly dry finish.

O- A very tasty Oud Bruin, it's really cool that GI is making such a great sour beer. I'd love to have this again sometime, but $25 a bottle is a bit steep and probably my least favorite part of this beer.

WillCarrera, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bradner, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ThirstyHerf, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

rmaste6282, Jan 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

largefarva, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

nucmedmario, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

bottled 01OCT10

Had this a few times, finally gonna write this up.

Cherry graham with just a rim of foam. Smells like cherries, some lemons, some oak and a little cabernet character. Taste is tart with cherries, some nice alcohol burn, a little bitterness and a little vinegar. Thin with sharp carb and a wet finish. Nice. It is not overly complex, very clean and approachable sour.

harrymel, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

DaBubs, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap, bottled date 10/01/2010 #1549 served into an Gouden Carolus goblet in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. ABV on this year is 6.5% according to the label.

A: Pours a one finger head of light cream lacing, decent thickness, and good retention. Colour is a dark murky cherry. Nontransparent.

Sm: Some sourness and funkiness. Cherry fruit esters. Red wine. Quite strong, but also subtle. A delightful near-perfect aroma. Very inviting and intriguing.

T: A lightly sour cherry build with some light funkiness and bacteria/wild yeasty notes. Complex, yet delightfully subtle. Exquisitely balanced. It's a bit understated with its flavours, but nevertheless quite pleasant. It's extraordinarily well done for the style. Cherry re-injects itself in the finish, closing out the beer on a stronger, bolder note whilst still maintaining the easy drinking nature of the beer.

Mf: Smooth and wet, and not too thick or too thin. No cream emerges, but this is in keeping with the general focus of the beer. Complements the flavours very well, mainly by simple staying out of the way. Not unique or particularly impressive, but well executed.

Dr: Extremely drinkable. No alcohol comes through - not that I was worried it would. I'd definitely have this again. I doubt it would age well at all given the low ABV, but I wouldn't mind trying. A refined beer.

This is likely best enjoyed on its own, unpaired with food.

It drank just fine out of my Gouden Carolus goblet.

kojevergas, Jan 05, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle 1550. 10/10/10. pours the color of blood on mahogany. kind of a reddish brown amber with an off-pink head that shrinks to a collar and leaves a little lace. nose is buttery oak, cherry, plum, strawberry, spice, dark sweetness, brett and a tiny hint of leather. quite nice. oak seems pronounced but still blends with the other scents. taste is a very proper mix of the above, with wood and cherry shining through the harmony. notes of cola and that dark spice that brett can carry come out as well. great mix of sweet and sour/tart. medium full body that has a slight tickle/tingle from the carbonation. not prickly though. long, tart finish. overall, a very very very nice oud bruin. would love to try the rest of the group.

timtim, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

rowingbrewer, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

MrHirschybar, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

averagejake872, Dec 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

leschkie, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

lcmir23, Dec 25, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by ejyoung, poured into a tulip. 2010 edition. This one’s a brown ale fermented with wild yeast and aged on cherries in wine barrels.

Burnt orange, good clarity. A short-lived, pinkish head pops away within seconds, becomes thin ring.

The nose: caramel, toffee, buttery oak, sour cherries. Lots of oak in this nose. Touch of balsamic vinegar balanced by brown sugar and caramel.

Great combination of flavors. Balsamic vinegar, butter, vanilla-tinged oak, bing cherries. Brown sugar as well, with hints of cola and just enough sweetness to offset the sourness.

Medium body. With light, massaging carbonation, the brew nonetheless holds together well as it moves. Fairly high tartness.

Madame Rose is a lovely lady. Complex, oaky, and brewed with just enough cherries.

Phelps, Dec 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ajfrantz, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jmvecchio1, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

mrbubbler, Dec 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

CaptainNomihodai, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ChrisPro, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

nmann08, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

stevefinny, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

VAbdoyan, Dec 02, 2011
Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,057 ratings.