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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,524 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,524
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 152
Gots: 423 | 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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blitheringidiot

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2005 bottle two years old:

Exquisite pour of golden hazed body infused with plumes of carbonation through peppered sediment particles flowing to meet the surface of thick ense khaki headcap glued to the sides of the glass.

Nose is a piquant sugar candy, musty farmhouse funk and hay graciously added by a brett funk sharpness. Deep cream and sugar tea notes.

First swigs: Dry sweet vermouth like bitterness, dry hop delicate sweetness, light tangerine and peach fresh fruit slices. Complexity is exquisite.

Feel is a crisp, ginger ale dry clean finish.

Last swigs: Stunning beer. My number one "Must try" used to be Orval. Now I might shunt that choice over to Matilda. Me want more Matilda!

Beer is good. Happy funky clone beering.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2007 04:02:13 | More by blitheringidiot
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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,524 ratings.