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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,622 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,622
Reviews: 1,132
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 159
Gots: 447 | FT: 14
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:
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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2003)
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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

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,622 ratings.