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Madame Rose Belgian Style Wild Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
4.17/5
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1,327 Ratings
Madame Rose Belgian Style Wild AleMadame Rose Belgian Style Wild Ale
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:
Brown 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:
#1,359
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
1,327
pDev:
9.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
294
Gots:
473
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,327 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of Beersnake1
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +1.9%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ScubaLeon
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REDAMI
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 765ml bottle into Chimay goblet

L - Hazy auburn pour, minimal head, soda-like carbonation.

S - Brett, wood, biting sourness on the nose. The malts come through after it warms slightly. Very complex.

T - Oak & brett (brings to mind hot dog water), mild sweet cherry notes, and red wine comes through faintly in the aftertaste.

F - Super sour, activates the salivary glands. Very fine carbonation makes it vaguely creamy.

Better as it warms and the grain starts coming through.

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Photo of emottram
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ruby red colored with excellent clarity. There's a fingernail of beige about the size of a half dollar in the middle of the glass. The nose is horse blanket, funk, and tart cherry to plums. I'm tasting a blend of tart dark ale and horse blanket with plenty of funky tart cherries. The mouth is very dry, highly carbonated, and very refreshing.

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Photo of bcsbeer
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RPM3334
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxOhle
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.07/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown color and leaves the same colored body with no head whatsoever and barely any lacing. Though what lacing is there is very thin and doesn’t stick as it just slides. The smell is extremely vinegary and vinous, sturdy acidity, some lactic. The taste is extremely sour and tart and super hard to put down my throat. The aftertaste is extremely vinous and has an extremely dry vinous finish. On the palate, its between light to medium on the body. This thing defines harshness. Overall, for a Flanders Oud Bruin it works, but honestly, it's a hard one to make a session out of.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip glass 2016 version.

A: Pretty aggressive pour yielded a fairly small tiny bubbled off white head that disappeared quickly. Body is a deep rich red in color bordering on caramel with great clarity.

S: Lots of cherries smells like it will be sour, light oak, some wine grapes, slight vinegar, green apple.

T: Lots of cherry oak tannens nice carbonation sour but not overwhelming. Cherries really shine and play well with the oak from the wine barrels.

M: Prickly carbonation slightly dry finish very clean.

O: This is a great wild ale, I just wish it wasn't so expensive.

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Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Madame Rose Belgian Style Wild Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,327 ratings
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