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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,531 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,531
Reviews: 1,126
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 152
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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Torps

New York

4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Spiegelau stemmed pilsner.. 2009 Vintage.

Pours a small 1 finger off white head that dissipated very quickly. Looks like organic honey picked up at a local farmers market. A beautiful golden yellow with amber highlights. Fine carbonation dancing along the sides of the glass. Aroma of honey, coriander, apples, wheat, medicinal herbs and spice. There's just a ton of sweet and floral aromas emanating from the glass. Wow.. this tastes so much like Orval. Brett really shines through. Slight tart balances with the honey, yeast and spiced flavors to meld an awesome tasting brew. I'm getting a new taste adventure with each sip. So many layers of taste. Mouthfeel is great and the drinkability superb.

I had one excellent Orval once and this is right up there with it I'd have to say. I've had the infected Matilda too and was put off by the sourness. This is wholly different.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 01:22:55 | More by Torps
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From a bottle into a pilsner glass. 5/21/14 is the date

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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.

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,531 ratings.