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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,517 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,517
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 151
Gots: 417 | FT: 13
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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GreenWBush

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From label, appearance in the glass, and aroma, this is an Orval clone. Yum, Orval. But I digress. Body is glowy red/tan with a respectable head and smallish cling.

Nose is Brett-forward with mild, woodsy hops and an unfortunate resemblance to Ketchup.

Taste instantly prickles the tongue with Brett. Not at all as hoppy as say Orval or XX Bitter, but clearly some bittering at play here (unlike Demolition and Pere Jacques). Again, it doesn’t do the dry-dance that Orval does but it gets the job done. Nice showcase for Brett here, but since there isn’t too much else of interest going on it comes on a bit like a Brett-beer for beginners, or a training-wheeled XX Bitter. I’d much rather go for either of those options, personally.

Slick and fairly ephemeral on the palate.

Drinkability is not bad, especially after sludging through GI’s other almost undrinkable “Belgian” beers. Clearly worth having a few to lay down. I’d be interested to see this beer in a few years but I don’t think it really has the legs.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2007 07:17:13 | More by GreenWBush
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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,517 ratings.