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

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

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into goblet-style wine glass. 2012 vintage.

A- Rich mahogany brown, one finger of tannish head dissipates quickly

S- funky yeast, wine, sour cherries, then some oak. Hint of malt. As it warmed, it was like Bourbon county with wine- noticeable oak.

T- Sour cherries against a brown ale- a little charred malt at the end. Then some weird funk. Leans toward high bitterness.

M- Really nice mouthfeel, very easy, smooth feeling.

O- For me the best part of this is the smell- quite good. I think the taste needs the most work- It doesn't stand up the smell in complexity. I would not buy again at the $18 a bottle price.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Start of a year of at least a review a day. 2012 Vintage. Decided to start with some GI, why not?

A - Ruddy brown, minimal head and lacing, pretty standard oud bruin look honestly.

S - Some vinous barrel, slight cherry (not as much as past vintage), vinegar notes, very slight funk hiding in there somewhere.

T - Not as much cherry as last batch, definite lactic sour dominant, not as much funk as I would like, vinegar more evident in finish. Woody notes throughout but overall just a bit dull, not near as crisp, fruity and funky as last one.

M - Medium, some carb in there, more than what appears visibly.

O - For the pricepoint and GI rep I would expect more but hard to say this is a let down. A very solid oud bruin, would love some bigger cherry influence and more FUNK, but I won't say no to another one so cannot complain much.

Definitely preferred last batch to this one....but perhaps my memory is just playing tricks on me. Cheers!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out a ruddy kind of appearance that you expect from a flanders oud bruin, equal parts amber and light brown. It would seem like a flanders red versus a flanders oud bruin would be a better beer to showcase the cherries, but nonetheless, here we are. Thin head, no lacing or retention really.

Aroma, fits the bill, minimal vinegar feel, the cherry is there, but at over 2 years old, this one is probably a little less on the fruit mouthfeel and higher on the sourness because of it.

I thought it was pretty good, but the brown malt made me keep wondering if this would be better suited for a red. I guess my natural preference is for a flanders red moreso than a brown, so that's probably all it is. The wood presence is there, but not heavy on the palate. For my money, I think this is far superior to Rodenbach. The wine barrel intrusion is minimal, but complimentary and tannic. That with the brett give kind of a chalky, grittyness that sticks to the teeth, pretty enjoyable at a little over the two year point. Not overly acidic, its kind of a more bretty then lactic sourness.

This is one of the more rare beer reviews from beerandraiderfan, as this review is being written immediately after consuming said beer this New Year's Eve, 2012. What can I say, everyone of drinking age isn't drinking anymore. In the end, its a pretty good and enjoyable beer. How many more will I continue to get a hold of? I dunno, there's one or two still in the cellar, it costs a little to get it shipped here, and its about the same price as Oude Tart, so prolly not much, but it doesn't mean this isn't a quality beverage here. . . man.

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