Madame Rose | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -76%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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

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1.75/5  rDev -58%

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2/5  rDev -52%

Photo of ChicagoHopHead
2.12/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pour into a tulip glass with little to no head.

Initial wine smell with light vinegar in the background.

Initial taste was of vinegar/sourness. Hard to distinguish cherry from sourness.

LIttle carbonation which made the beer seem flat. More characteristic of a wine than a beer.

Overall I did not like this beer. I am not sure if it the style or this brand. I hope to try another brand of this style to have a better grasp of this experience.

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2.44/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of JohnDon
2.45/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

2014 on tap. Did not enjoy this beverage.

The look was dark brown, looked fine.

The smell was very earthy, but was not appeasing.

Taste was sourish and was not pleasing.

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Photo of Bubba569
2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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2.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.6/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Brownish red color, cloudy enough to be opaque when held to light. Hard pour begets a hearty head which unfortunately does not beget hearty retention. Disappointment ensues.

Steely tart cherry with an underlying carob powder earthiness. Tastes pretty much like it smells: tart, natural cherry with a metallic tone and chicory undertone.

A disappointing beer from Goose Island. Tart and monotone my wife dumped hers but I finished mine with a meh upon last sip. Rose is more of a corner pimp than a madame. That was a stretch.

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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

Photo of oN3xM
2.84/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled on 7/31/12. Served on 12/15/13 at about 50°F.

A - Deep copper brown color with a cloudy body that allows small amounts of light through around its edges. There's almost no head even after a vigorous pour, but a nice foamy ring sits around the edge of the glass. Looks moderately carbonated.

S - A fruity citric aroma with hints of vinegar, oak, and a little bit of caramel. It's your typical sour scent.

T - I'm not sure if it's due to age, but it's not as flavorful as I was expecting. It's very watery - almost like seltzer water, so there's plenty of room for more flavor. Cherries aren't very strong in flavor in and of themselves, so I'm not surprised there's hardly any cherry flavor. Sourness ranks 4 out of 10.

M - A very thin body with lots of bubbles. Hardly any alcohol burn, but very tart on the tongue.

O - I'm really disappointed with this beer. Goose Island's Juliet is one of my favorite sours, so my expectations were rightfully high for this one. It's like a watered down, soured-down La Folie, which I believe is an almost perfect example of this style. It may have been the age (almost 1.5 years since bottling) that caused the cherry flavor to seriously fade. I think this one is better fresh based off its current score of a 98 here on BA. No hard feelings - I still love you, Goose Island. Cheers!

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Photo of herman77
3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of lateralundertow
3.03/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Rating for 2010 bottle. Oxidized. Not very pleasant.

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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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Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,347 ratings