Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Ratings: 3,539 | Reviews: 1,127 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4.43/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: Poured on-tap at Sully's
Appearance: The server poured this into a 16oz pint (it was supposed to go into a 10oz snifter) but whoohoo, more beer for me :). The only downside to this is she filled it to the brim and so there was absolutely no head at all. Otherwise, this beer pours a very slightly hazy golden amber color; quite nice looking.
Smell: Sweet, yeasty, fruity, spicy...immense complexity...all the typical aromatics of a Belgian Strong Pale are there with the zestiness and tartness of a Belgian Wit as well. There's also a touch of sweet caramel in the background as well.
Taste: Alternately sweet and tart, with fruit, earth, spice, and a mild bready spiciness in the background. This beer ends semi-dry and spicy, with just a slight bitter hoppy twang.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth.
Drinkability: Dangerously high for the abv.
Conclusion: Complex, drinkable, perfectly balanced...this is a spot-on American representation of a classic Belgian style...G.I. has done it again!
Serving type: on-tap
01-08-2009 18:09:48 | More by BedetheVenerable
More User Reviews:
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Had on tap at O'Hare airport out of a wine glass. It poured a pretty auburn-orange, really nice appearance. The nose had notes of nuts, spices, and yeast. The flavor was similar, but stronger than the nose let on. Not usually a huge Goose Island guy, but this is a good one.
Serving type: on-tap
08-01-2014 13:21:37 | More by MarkQ617
3.05/5 rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
From a bottle into a pilsner glass. 5/21/14 is the date
A: the best part about this beer. It's a golden orange color with a thin layer of thick head and whisper lace on the glass
S: slight aroma or hops and orange peel
T: follows the smell right down to being slight.
M: light on the tung. I can see this being great on a hot day
O: a bit disappointed with this one. With the reputation goose island's rare and mainstream beers has. I was hoping the less popular would still be really good.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 00:53:26 | More by Gear54
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,539 ratings.