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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,157 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,157
Reviews: 1,183
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 203
Gots: 713 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2003

Golden sunrise color, baking spice aroma, fruity biscuity malt flavor, dry body.

Users have reported some infected bottles from these batches:

4/1/10 12oz
4/17/10 12oz
4/22/10 12oz
5/20/10 12oz
4/16/10 650mL
5/21/10 650mL
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Photo of Buzz3d
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kmbeer
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adamjwilk
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.16/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at frontera ORD. Poured into goblet. Carmel color with half a finger of almond head that quickly dissipated but left solid lacing. Bananna, malt, yeast aromas. Up front spices, yeast, and funkier than I expected. Finishes with a little apricot sweetness.

Photo of trepidity
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BB1980
4.76/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenMind
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foomanchoo
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mlkluther
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy burnt orange with white head.

Nose has Belgian yeast notes and bananas and Apple.

Taste follows nose. Over carbonated for my tastes.

Overall a good beer.

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreedeSon
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wc94wc
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyber_phoenix
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grodd87
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach122
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billd7878
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color into my Chimay goblet with a bubbly white head. Head retention is fairly good, not much in the way of lacing, Good aroma with peppery spicing and Belgian yeast with some light fruit.
Taste is very good, rivaling some of the better Belgian versions. Strong yeast and spicy profile, some light fruit. Tart, a little funky and mildly sweet at the same time.Mouthfeel is rich, tart and very nicly carbonated. This beer is a winner and one that I will enjoy again.

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 bottle. It says on the label the beer develops for 5 years. Mine was pretty funky smelling and tasting. Inrteresting but not great.

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 4,157 ratings.