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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,539 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,539
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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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Goose Island continues to impress. Matilda is a nice treat.

Appearance: Pours an orange brown hue in my snifter glass a thick head stands only 1-2 fingers and falls quickly to a partial cap and collar around the glass.

Smell: Fruity and sweet but with a nice Brett sour apple twist, herbal tea, and plenty of cinnamon and some alcohol.

Taste: It is warm with alcohol but quite pleasant with a light yeasty tartness, a bready pale male attribute and perfect phenolic tropical fruits. Banana pineapple apple pear, with lemon honey and coriander. Finishes with a bit of alcohol heat and pepper on the cheeks along with just a touch of sour funk. Very nice!

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body beer with a snap.

Drinkability: This beer is as drinkable I would expect from a 7% Belgian Strong Pale Ale. It is a great Horderves sipping beer, and yet one I won't tire of.

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 08:21:10 | More by Phatz
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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,539 ratings.