Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,037 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,037
Reviews: 1,161
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 194
Gots: 613 | 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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Photo of kmoen
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another amazing beer from Goose Island. This is my sip for the evening while watching World Junior hockey and it is fitting. Chicago is a great sports city and this beer brings a lovely international character. The orange-gold color, steady carbonation and lively mouthfeel are are wonderful combination. Matilda has an alluring scent - yeasty citrus - that pulls you in. The breadth of the flavors are difficult to describe and the final product is truly wonderful. From packaging to pour to finish, this is a special occasion beer.

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

Photo of Fetusonfire
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJW211
4.98/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

amazing smell taste and body

Photo of Saskadan
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwalk1982
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beermemarge
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of i4ourgot
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on tap and I got lots of bubblegum and strawberry on both the flavor and aroma. It was kind of over powering. I am surprised that this beer clocks in at 7% its pretty light in body. The initial sip was the only sip where i got more of the Belgium yeast flavors and candy sugar sweetness.

Photo of PA-hunter
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12 oz bottle into glass. 7% abv. Dated 2014.

Appearance- Crystal clear, bright orange in color. Moderate head that dissipates quickly.

Smell- Belgian yeast, sugar, and oranges round out the aromas. Tropical.

Taste- Light grainy malt flavor blends into the lemony, floral notes that show off this beer's sweet flavor. Additional roasted malt is detected also. It finishes slightly hoppy, yet still maintains it's sweetness through the end.

Mouthfeel- Medium-thin in body which makes this 7% beer exceptionally smooth. Lively finish.

Overall- An outstanding BSPA. Very smooth and showcases the Belgian yeast character quite nicely. The complexity of the citrus/yeast/malt/hop qualities make this a fine beer. If I am able to save one, it would be a great beer to cellar a few years.

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Cyrano41
3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shiverstar
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of langchops
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of fshmontana
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Great lighter beer. A little on the sweet side for my fast but very balanced none the less.

Photo of JNForsyth
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jwent91
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grantab369
4.12/5  rDev +2%

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 4,037 ratings.