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Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,152
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 274
Gots: 428 | FT: 36
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: botham on 08-19-2009

Brown Ale aged in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with the addition of Michigan cherries and heavily inoculated with Brettanomyces.
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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

Split a 22pz Bottle poured into a duvel glass

A: coppery brown with a hint of red with very little khaki off white head, that dissapates almost immediately.

S: oak and cherries right off the bat, a touch of barnyard funk in there as well, smells a bit tart/sour, cherry skins, also a bit of cab character. A nice aroma.

T: light brown malt character with cherries in there, oak notes, some light sourness and oak notes.... Nothing really jumps out, everything is very well balanced.... I would have liked the sourness to be a bit more heavy handed here, but tasty and well balanced overall.

M: light medium body with medium crisp carbonation, and a dry finish works very well with style.

O: a nice well balanced oud bruin with nice cherry flavor, not the most sour, or the most complex, but very nice, tasty and drinkable.

Photo of ctwinne
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of schneid
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

Photo of ystazi
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of AdamP
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of heddar33
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.88/5  rDev -7%
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.

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

Photo of Brew33
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cfh64
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of Dactrius
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.42/5  rDev +6%
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.

Photo of M27
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of beerhan
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of phiberoptik
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of enelson
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,152 ratings.