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

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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
Ratings:
1,305
Reviews:
246
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
471
For Trade:
39
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Photo of Budlum
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patinthebronx
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Date on bottle March 4 2014.

Super sour, with a nice fruity back taste. Pours a deep red, but doesn't have typical sweet taste of a Belgian Wild Ale. Still a phenomenal sour that has mellowed nicely in 2 years.

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- Reddish with thin white head
S- Vinigar tartness with pie and tart cherry nose
T- Follow the smell. Tart cherries, pie cherries, medium level of tartness
F- Nice level of carb for a sour
O- Very enjoyable cherry sour

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwale73
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2010 vintage. Pours a translucent amber/garnet with a loose head that dissipates towards the shoulders. Nose expresses cherry notes, reminiscent of cherry Sucrets. Taste follows nose - some oak and vanilla notes; very Rodenbach-esque. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an even carbonation and an acidic bite. Overall, nice complexity on this beer. Quite tasty for six years old with just a hint of vinegar beginning to come out.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 06MAR14: A well aged 2014 bottle, pours cloudy reddish chestnut brown color with a nice 1-2 finger foamy tan head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded slowly as it was hissing and dissipating, leaving no lacing anywhere to be seen.

Smells and tastes very much the same: tart and sour up front with toasted grains, dark cherries, red wine, oaky notes, funky yeast, fruity notes like raspberries, brown sugar, white wine like a pinot grigio, tart green apple, musty, earthy aromas and the general confusion of the brett and Belgian yeast strains which I assume were used. The nose is more old basement, farmhouse and musty while the flavor brings a lot more wines of all colors. The barrel aging has a huge and extremely flavorful impact on that taste, with mild alcohol, peppery spices and a raspberry or strawberry vinegar influence that ties in some heat, more spices (like coriander) and both sour and bitter flavors. It's wonderfully complex, getting better as it warmed - this bottle seems like the wine had a major influence after 2 years.

Mouthfeel is light, thin, peppery and spicy with tart aspects, some bitterness, fruity sweetness and sour notes like rotting fruit or old wine. No alcohol bite, but the oaky, earthy and wine notes make it very complex as the sourness mixes with farmhouse, musty characteristics that tingle and feels prickly, with fizzy carbonation across the tongue as it fades sweet, bitter, sour and dry all at the same time. A great American effort to pretty much master this classic Belgian style. I've been looking forward to trying this beer for a while and it lived up to the hype.

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4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Madame Rose Belgian Style Wild Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.1 out of 5 based on 1,305 ratings.
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