Madame Rose is Goose Island Brewery’sawesome homage to the classic Belgian Oude Bruin style. Aged in oak wine casks with Goose Island's authentic Roeselare Belgian yeast and wild Brettanomyces Bruxellensis yeast - and a big old pile of fresh sour cherries - this is one challenging beer.
The first thing you’ll notice is a musty, woody nose backed by soft cherry juice scents, so get ready, this deeply complex aromatic profile is just a taste of things to come…
On the tongue, Madame Rose is a lively character indeed, whose sour cherries give a wild rosehip fruitiness, mingled with an earthy, woody, fusty note that brings to mind oak barrels, musty cellars, old churches, leather couches and just a hint of damp forest leaf-litter.
If that isn't enough complexity for you, then just wait until lip-smacking balsamic vinegar sharpness rushes in to get you right at the back corners of your tongue for a sour 'Wow!' moment!
Goose Island set out to create a Sour Ale that was sharp yet accessible, and they did just that.
Hazy ruby, pink head, soft carbonation
Woody, fruity, autumn leaves, sour cherry
Sour cherry, oak, yeast, barnyards, damp wood