Madame Rose | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style wild ale aged in French oak Cabernet Sauvignon barrels with the addition of Michigan cherries and heavily inoculated with Brettanomyces.

Added by botham on 08-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,587
Reviews:
259
Ratings:
1,343
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Suds
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a small bottle, this is a pink-rose colored beer with a thin white head. The aroma is a little tart with some fruit. I get cherry and strawberry. The beer is dry, fruity, and has very little hop or malt presence. Medium body and dry finish. This is an interesting and engaging beer, but not one that I would have regularly.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter glass.

A: Dark crimson and opaque, with a finger’s worth of white head with poor retention. Average level of carbonation visible, running up the sides.

S: Lactic and malic acid, with just a touch of acetic. Funk and feet too, with some dry tannins and dry vinous character. Mild underripe cherries, and a roasted malt body under the tartness.

T: Lactic and malic tartness again. Funky with very dry oak tannins. Sour cherries, roasted malts. Less feet and cheese than on the nose but a decent amount of funk. This stays quite sour and acidic in the hang.

M: Full-bodied for a wild ale, with a good level of carbonation sensation. The alcohol is noticeable but not too hot.

O: Very nice beer for sure. I think the cherries could maybe be a bit bigger, but there’s nice funk here.

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Photo of Diura
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flynn
4.73/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Flight, Goose Island Philly, terrific!!!

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Photo of shelby415
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djcira
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RMW66
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy brownish color with beige head. Aroma has light acetic notes, a hint of smoke, toasted malt and dark fruits. Taste has light sweetness, medium tartness, macerated cherries, light balsamico notes on the finish. Medium body with medium to low carbonation. Quite nice with some flanders style flavors.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a small pour at the Fulton Street taproom. An excellent Sour fruit ale. It is cherry forward, and has the right level of tartness without being over the top. The balance and restraint here is commendable.

Lots of complexity with the wine barrel aging - this is a beer that a cider or wine drinker would absolutely enjoy.

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Photo of JayQue
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very good sour. Pours a fairly clear bubbly amber/brown color from a 750 ml bottle into a flute. The delicately bubbly small white head don't last long and there is minimal lacing. Still a nicely carbonated, beautifully colored beer. Aroma is terrific, cherries, oak and a little vinegar. Really whets your appetite to taste it. Taste does not disappoint. Vinegary sourness is just right. A pucker factor but not an off-putting glass of vinegar. The cherries add a little bit of sweetness and a big amount of flavor. The oak presence is very noticeable but does not dominate the overall flavor. Really tasty, I could sip on this all day. Mouthfeel is light, beautifully carbonated. The sourness is just right. Goose Island really nailed the style. This is the first of four high-end beers I bought from this brewery. This one justifies the price, hope the others do as well!!!!

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Photo of Beer-Ed
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
1/5  rDev -76%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Beersnake1
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at Dive Bar, NYC. It pours an amber brown with a bold presence of ruby red. A modest frothy head forms a thin silky pillow. It quickly dissipates and leaves a thin ring collar.
In the aroma, the lemon tartness and sour cherries immediately stand out. On an even more intense note, a funky, vinous and oaky, Cabernet like, dry cider and vinegar like quality foretell what is to come in the taste.
The taste is quite intense and complex. The mouthfeel is oily and slick with a burning acidity, vinegar like quality, and stinging spiciness. Medium bodied, vinous, and oaky with a bone dry finish. Flavors of cherries present themselves as a centerpiece that take the edge off of the tartness.
A well done interpretation of a Belgian sour style. I enjoyed it.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Gaslight Social.

Pours a deep brown red, small head of foam that shrinks until only a ring around the glass remains. Even has some lacing.

Smells of tart cherries, oak, Brett.

Tastes of tart cherries, Brett and oak in that order. Finishes dry and funky.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

Nice AWA.

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Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Semi deep Auburn color with hues of brick red. Lots of fizz with this one. Balanced really well with the Belgian style and malt playing quite well together with the fruit tartness and a nice amount if funk. Tart raspberries are nice and mixed fruit jelly. To the

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Photo of RAFH
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,343 ratings