Madamin | LoverBeer

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165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
LoverBeer
Italy
loverbeer.com

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oak amber ale. Fermented and maturated only in oak vats. The name "Madamin" is a piedmontese word meaning "young lady". Available in 375 ml or 750 ml bottles.

Added by glid02 on 07-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
165
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
16
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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of rolltide8425
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, poured on tap at Pizza Paradiso - Dupont into a medium sized snifter.

A real nice color, sort of a rust colored dark red and brown, somewhat opaque. Head is presented but doesn't last long with a light biege color.

Nose is a light sense of tart and very hot brett like sensation. Kind of grassy, sort of mild and a hint of tea.

Taste is interesting. Quite crisp tasting malty white bread. Very noticeable white bakery sensations from malt, a pleasant palate with some tart angles. Fruit angle comes up as the beer warms, somewhere between apple and cherry. Not too fizzy, medium to light carbonation with some good chewy texture.

A very different tasting Flanders Oud Bruin, kind of neat rather enjoyed it.

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Photo of John_M
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a slightly hazy, brownish amber with pretty good head retention and light lacing. Really don't get a whole lot on the nose... just some light sour funk and underlying cherry. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but has a bit more to it. The beer actually has considerable sour (at least for me), that marries well with the fruit and wheat flavor I'm picking up. Mouthfeel is fairly light, and drinkability is definitely high. While I wish this beer had a bit more flavor, it's not terrible, and in fact is fairly enjoyable. The low alcohol is a definite bonus.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draught in Rome during a visit in mid December 2013.

Reminded me of a Rodenbach in many ways: colour for a start, hazy though, then the aroma and taste. Maybe a little more sour, but it wasn't too sour, even for me (I'm not really a sour puss sort of drinker).

Pleased I had it, but one was enough.

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Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up a bottle of this at Julio's. 2011 vintage.

A - Poured a nice crystal clear copper hue with a one finger earth tone/woody head that fades to a nice thick, creamy quarter inch blanket. Pretty good side lacing too.

S - Nice sour mash here with slight yeast and caramel sweetness. Little bit of earthy almost barrel notes.

T - Lots and lots and lots of caramel here. Like, sugar daddy type caramel candy. The sourness is rather faint. Mostly just lots of sweet caramel malts here with a super light vinegar finish. Way too caramel for a flanders.

M - Wheres the carbonation? Almost thin feeling with small bubbles. Slightly sour/vinegar finish.

O - Overall this beer started out so good. very nice appearance and aromas, but really really falls flat on taste and mouthfeel. Such a disappointment.

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Photo of waddellc2
2/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

simply terrible, overpriced over hyped and yet another crppy italian beer!!

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Photo of corby112
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Alla Spina in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a dark ruby/chestnut brown color with a two finger yellowish-beige head that slowly settles into a thick lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Musty, funky aroma with lots of dry, earthy oak, funky bugs and vinous dark fruit.  Toasted oak and vanilla with bretty and lactic funk followed by tart cherry, raisin, grape and other dark berries.  Decent malt presence along with acetic vinegar but not a trace of harsh solvent.

Medium bodies with a tart, puckering mouthfeel that's decently tart/sour without becoming overly acidic/acetic.  Lots of toasted oak, sweet malt and vinous fruit for balance.  Vinegar acetic quality throughout but its cut by vanilla sweetness and dryness from the oak.  Sweet malts provide nice balance along with vinous grape, a strong tart cherry presence and other dark fruits.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml -> flute

2012 vintage consumed 2015.

dark orange, moderate carb. smell of oak and cherries. taste unfortunately is muted. whiskey barrel flavor, no fruit. bitter finish. may have been better fresh. most likely was. medium body. decent.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Quartiere in Fermento Italian Craft Beer Festival, Dublin

Steady tan over bronze-pink. 4
Acetic with berries and wood. 4
Thread of cracker, tart yoghurt hit, some wood shavings, and tannic cherry stone. 4.25
Lemon rind end and sherbet linger.
Fizzy, light, crisp. 4

Wood is subtle. Mostly lactic. Easy, but with some complexity. 4

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Photo of champ103
4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark amber/red/brown color. At first a two finger white head forms and recedes quickly. Light lace.
S: Tart cherries, oak, light vanilla sweetness. Toasted grains, crackers. Everything works well together.
T: Like the nose, everything works together in balance. Tart, slightly acidic, cherries, apples, and pears. Big wood and oak flavors. A great balance with the tart fruits and toasted grains. I love it.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp, clean and smooth at the same time. So easy to drink. It is a shame this has to end.

I really enjoyed this. A great treat that I find has exceptional balance. A lot of beers in this vain are overly sweet and vinegary. This has a great balance of tart, fruit and grains. Love it, and perfect for a hot afternoon in NOLA.

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Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of drpimento
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer is good, but not as the rating average would have it. Aroma is about the best aspect, with a fragrant blend of fruit, vinegar, oak, malt, hint of funk. Flavor's like nose - tartness is only mildly accentuated by a light carbonation; everything else tapers nicely. Body is good. Appearance ok. I could see a very sharp cheddar or a smoked aged gouda with this. Nice brew.

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Photo of stcules
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark chestnut color, wih ruby edges. Beige foam, quite good.
In the smell a strong woody flavour, and vinous notes. Some grapes. And under that, a good maltiness.
Soft and smooth in the mouth, again woody notes, a light tannic hint. A quite watery body.
Easy, in a certain sense, but quite complex and structurated in the taste. Anyway, pleasant.
Interesting and drinkable.
A bit of sourness in the end.

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Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of glid02
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Alex at Bir & Fud in Rome - big thanks! A commercial description translated by free translations: Produced to High Fermentation. Beer from the amber-colored color and from the wine taste, fermented and ripened only in vats of oak. Produced following a Belgian prescription of inspiration. L' acidity just pronounced and l' bitter very restrained, give back this versatile beer in the linkings and suitable to the typical dishes of the kitchen. This may be better classified as an American Wild but either way it's delicious.

Pours a murky brownish-amber color with a half-finger slightly off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of grainy yet nondescript malts with good amounts of tart fruits - currants and dark cherries. Also present are mild hints of raisins and funk.

Tastes similar to how it smells although not quite as complex. Grainy and robust malt flavors serve as a backbone for tart cherry and currant flavors. The flavors sweeten midway through the sip before mild amounts of funk come in to carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a very solid beer - complex with everything present in very good levels. Well worth a shot if you see it around.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.12/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is a cloudy brown with a thin light tan head. Nose is dusty and leathery with a strong tart cherry and light acetic acid. Taste is the same but less vibrant and bright. A little thin and watery in the finish with a touch of peppery spice lingering. Body is light and soft, lower carbonation and an oily finish.

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Photo of Marius
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016. Hazy orange pour, tan head. Brett funk and fruit sourness.

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Photo of PatGreer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Mikexw
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Madamin from LoverBeer
3.8 out of 5 based on 165 ratings.
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