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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,533 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,533
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 153
Gots: 424 | 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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Citadel82

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 - Poured into a New Belgium - for want of a more accurate description - footed burgundy - agggghh there I said it a Wine term - okay I feel better now.

Wow! I am not a fan of trippels but this was tasty and less funky than some that I have tried. Smooth and slightly tart. No Belgian style funk ala Duvel but tasty and briskly refreshing. Helped wash the taste of helping my son with his CBA homework out of my mouth.

Okay - by the numbers Gorgeous, pale, clear yellow gold color, like new straw, wih a blindingly white, crisp and tightly knit white head.

Smell was fresh and clean, no hint of alcohol, some malt minimal floral hoppiness.

Taste was smooth and unpretentious. Some doughy malt some fruity yeast and some muted but balanced hopping.

Mouthfeel was not overly thick nor watery, nicely done, almost pilsner-like.

Drinkability, can I glom something from my kids texting? OMFG this is a smooth drinkable trippel that you could drink far into excess before you knew what hit you. I will buy mor, I will drink, Iwill obey...

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 04:22:45 | More by Citadel82
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S: slight aroma or hops and orange peel

T: follows the smell right down to being slight.

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,533 ratings.