Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4/5 rDev -0.7%
From the infamous April Fools day batch in 2010, spoiled with lactobac, but should be interesting anyway. After four years of aging, looking forward to drinking it.
Poured from a bottle, drank from a chalice.
Appearance: A beautiful deep marigold colour, with almost nonexistent off-white head, surely due to its age. Quite hazy, but retains a clarity from a gentle pour. Becomes translucent when the bottom part is poured 4
Smell: Quite sour, but in a tasty way. Sour cherry, watermelon, muscat grape and sweet blueberries are the primary notes. A sweet lime character is also noticeable. A hint of clove, lemongrass and other spice. Exquisite really, certainly a bizarre accident that the smell is this perfectly balanced. 5
Taste: EXTREMELY sour, almost causes one to pucker. Strong characteristics and sharpness of kombucha. Would also compare with limeade, esp as it has a sweetness to it. A bit of spicy yeastiness. I can barely even tell what this used to taste like. Not bad tasting, but not remotely normal, and not particularly beer-like. 3.75
Mouthfeel: A bit boozy, and again, pucker-inducingly sour. Leaves a pleasant taste and mouthfeel afterward. 4.25
Overall: Really bizarre, but I've gotta say I enjoy it. Next time, I would much rather have a non-spoiled Matilda, but I did enjoy this one. 4.0
08-16-2014 20:35:52 | More by Whiteweasel
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,624 ratings.