Madame Rose - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 275
Gots: 427 | FT: 33
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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:
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 jeonseh
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a GI goblet

A - Dark, ruby brown with a slight haziness to it and small traces of carbonation. A small dirty brown head disappeared quickly leaving only an island of white foam sitting in the center

S - A very fragrant nose which at first smell reminds me of a Cabernet. I get hints of cherries, oak, lemon peel, and Brett. The one thing I really liked was that all the scents meld together perfectly without one powering another.

T - Up front is lemon peel with tart cherries. You get a kick of tart sourness, lemon grass, and funk right after this. The finish is dry and crisp with hints of oak and lemon lingering. This was definitely tarter than I picked up on the nose.

MF - Light and crisp which goes well with the rest of the beer. Has a decent amount of carbonation as well.

O - Madame Rose is a solid GI offering that stands up to the other Sisters. I feel like this is one that doesn't get as much credit or hype as Juliet or Lolita but is just as good.

Photo of FosterJM
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1125th Review on BA
Bottle to Goblet

2010 Bottle

Thanks to Gurudel for sharing

App- A very dark copper color with some browns and some ambers intermixed. Its semi-translucent with some clarity as you bring it up for a sip. A few bubbles developed but didnt really stay. No cling or lace.

Smell- Right what I was expecting. Slight acitic and lactic acids, big cherry, mild funk and brett floral notes with a ton of cab and tannin notes.

Taste- A great suprisingly flavorful beer. The cherries were prominant but didnt overly dominate the flavors. Each additional ingredient added to the beer and didnt take away or outshine the others. A great bit of brown malty notes remained and the cab barrel added a certain earthy dampness. The Brett didnt punch you in the face either. Very layered and smooth.

Mouth- A nice medium body with a medium carbonation. A bit of Brett, funk, oak and cherry remained. A bit tart on the finish.

Drink- It took Vince a while to land this 3rd sister and it was well worth it. I hope the 2 sisters I have are as good as this one was.

Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the other Matt for sharing this beer the other day. Beer served in a snifter of some sort. Beer is brown with a haze, almost no head, no lacing, apparent low carbonation, beer is also quite hazy.

Aroma is nice, acetic, lactic, cherry tartness comes through as well, mild sweetness almost.

Beer is light in body but has depth of flavor and character. The cherries show up in the back half of hte mouth and finish the beer nicely, there is a minor brightness on the palate from the organic acids, I enjoy it a lot.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of brewandbbq
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from 2010.

Pours dark amber with a quarter inch head of off-white. Whisps on the surface for the duration with a few dots of lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics are bracingly tart with cherries, sour apples, and a hint of balsamic. Wet hay and dusty boards follow through. Vineous and fruity.

Medium bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. A bit prickly.

Sour grapes, tart cherries, cider vinegar, and a malt backbone start the palate. Red wine and oakey tannins follow through.

Finishes with a lingering tart, fruity, vineous character and a juicy but drying goodbye.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
93 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.