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Goose Island Madame Rose

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Goose Island Madame Rose

Challenging Belgian Oude Bruin oak aged with authentic Belgian and wild Brettanomyces yeast, and fresh sour cherries!



  • Goose Island Madame Rose
  • Goose Island Madame Rose

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. 

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  • Appearance

    Hazy ruby, pink head, soft carbonation

  • Aroma

    Woody, fruity, autumn leaves, sour cherry

  • Taste

    Sour cherry, oak, yeast, barnyards, damp wood

  • Bitterness
  • Sweetness