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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,492 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,492
Reviews: 1,124
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 150
Gots: 405 | 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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beerinator

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, thanks autumnaldave!

Appearance: Pale clear beer with slight peachy color. Nice lacing on the off white head.

Aroma: Belgiany and bubbleyummy at first. Sour apple fruit in the nose. Some very nice apple pie smells.

Taste: Smooth malty body. There is some fruityness that lingers on the palate. The finish is quick, but there is a bit of lingering sweetness. The hops are there, across the tongue, but they seem to fade quickly. The hop flavor is primarily earthy, and subtlely bitter..

Notes: This is a good beer. It probably will not appear at the top of my list, but it is pleasantly drinkable. I plan to do a side by side sampling of this one and the beer that inspired it soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2005 01:03:53 | More by beerinator
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After hearing nothing but great things about this beer online, where I work, and on BeerAdvocate, I'm thoroughly disappointing Goose Island's Matilda, a beer that clearly looks to cater to those not so invested with Goose Island's more mainstream line. While the beer presents itself nicely in look and smell, the taste and mouthfeel leave something to be desired. The immediate taste isn't bad, effectively presenting an extremely yeasty but potent beer until it descends into a sharp, biting aftertaste that is along the lines of a cheap, high gravity malt liquor (I can equate it to the same kind of pungent taste of high-alcohol I got when swallowing Camo Silver Ice). After a few small to medium sips of this, the taste becomes overcompensating, to the point where the beer's introductory taste isn't even the slightest bit appetizing anymore, and I just sought to finish it as soon as possible. I can't see how this beer merits such exceptional ratings; it's one of the worst beers I've had all year.

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,492 ratings.