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:
#1,570
Reviews:
256
Ratings:
1,341
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
475
Trade:
40
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Ratings: 1,341 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Lucular
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap back to back with Juliet. More funky, fruity, sour, and overall tastier than Juliet. Pours a gorgeous reddish-brown with a slight head that lingers. Very nice.

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Photo of stratusjeans
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying to get into sours more because I don't like them that much. I typically find them too astringent. This beer has a good depth and was a good accompaniment to my pizza. The taste is sour salty olives. Again, great with pizza, not really something I want to drink often. Glad tired it but not something I'll go back to often.

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Photo of DaverCS
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light mahogany color with a small off-colored head that dissipates like soda.

Aroma is of barnyard, baking soda, vinegar, cherries, beef jerky, and a fruity generic citrus.

Taste is complex and evolving with each sip. Lots of bright citrus with a vinegary twang. Lots of funk and very sour. Pickled, salty cherries dominate the core flavor. A meaty taste is present; again, similar to that of beef jerky. The beer is missing a bit of sweetness.

Overall, this is one of the better sours by GI. I see it pairing well with crispy seared duck with an orange glaze. It gets a 81/100.

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Photo of tommy5
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alphakitty
3.11/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DangerDawg
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of MurphDog14
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish-brown with a thick tan, slightly pink blanket.

Smell is toasty cherry, oak, pepper, and olive brine.

Taste is milky oak, cherry, very well balanced and quaffable, with a slight sting and blackberry.

Semi-dry and crisp.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear reddish brown with a thin white head. Head dissipates leaving a ring of white foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell is vinegary with some notes of tart cherry, tobacco, oak, wood, fresh sawdust. Very rustic and earthy.

Taste has notes of tart cherry, oak, wood, vinegar, slightly tart. Probably could be more tart.

Feel has mild carbonation, slightly tart and bone dry.

Overall a nice our bruin, but just not good enough to justify the price tag.

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Photo of pathead
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of Dreynolds1808
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Madame Rose from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,341 ratings