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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,102 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,102
Reviews: 1,175
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 196
Gots: 668 | FT: 15
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 dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fourstringer
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. 2014.

A: Golden, copper-colored body with good clarity. 1/2 finger of almost white head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Must, funk. Grassy, floral hops. Fruit notes with element of indistinct berry, apple. Soil, earth. Candi sugar.

T: Light malt and an earthy funkiness open. Traces of fruit lurk in the background with a hint of sweetness. Noble-type hop bitterness builds to a mostly dry, but not exactly clean, finish. Light alcohol presence at 7% ABV.

M: Moderate carbonation with a medium body. A bit syrupy on the palate.

O: Not expressly bad, but this one just didn't resonate with me. A bit anemic in the hop department and the funk factor seemed dominant. Somewhat unique among Belgian pale ales, I suppose, but felt a bit heavy and unrefined.

Prost!

Photo of dsshuck
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrs3994243
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Toolman1962
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Awesome flavors. Nice evening beer

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

Photo of chris826
3.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Ok if you like cloves...not my favorite belgian

Photo of JohnLabisch
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timontheroad
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear golden color, nice creamy half inch head, nice lacing.
Smell: Tart Apple, some sweet malt and just a hint of barnyard funkiness
Taste: Very ripe banana, lemony citrus, sour apple, some light brett and light malt flavors.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat light body, but smooth and creamy.
Overall: What a fine beer, I don't get a chance to try this one too often, but I'll take every opportunity to enjoy it I can.

Photo of CJNAPS
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was a great beer !

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

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

Photo of doom_deluise
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BIll_Currie
3.29/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkazemi
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaverCS
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 brew

This beer seems to change each time I try it! Gorgeous color of red, gold, and orange! Nice carbonation and lacing.

Aroma is slightly tart fruit, baking soda, biscuity, mild hop florelness, blackberries.

Taste is different this time then the last. This batch is the October 13 version. Well balanced, but less fruit than I remember. I do get citrus and minor hop florelness. I do get a more biscuity, baking-soda yeastiness. No bitterness. A bit of sourness. Minor funkiness. Finish is a pleasant rounding of malt.

Ever changing beer it seems. I will keep buying it because of that. I like it when it has more fruitiness and a slight more tartness. This version wasn't quite there this time. I pair it with almost anything ... A nice butter poached lobster tail with a saffron rissoto would be excellent. I give it a 90/100.

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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Juice14
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JavaNoire
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsimonen
4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 4,102 ratings.