1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

MatildaMatilda

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,159 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3159
Reviews: 1107
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%


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)
View: Beers (269) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 3,159 | Reviews: 1,107 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by fx20736:
Photo of fx20736
fx20736

New York

4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 4pk from Wegman's Calkins Rd on 12/31/13.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a St Bernardus Chalice, served cool.

appearance: attractive reddish amber with a thin white head.

aroma: Belgian yeast, Band Aids, spicy Hops

mouthfeel: solid, prickly, seltzer like

taste: very dry bed of malt, some spicy hops, an aspirin like bitterness

notes: stunningly authentic Belgian Pale. I admire this beer more than I like it. I have 3 more bottles to form a better opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 21:55:21 | More by fx20736
More User Reviews:
Photo of Burt
Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2014 08:18:25 | More by Burt
Photo of DubCo21
DubCo21

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-16-2014 02:16:21 | More by DubCo21
Photo of JaBes
JaBes

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-16-2014 01:23:10 | More by JaBes
Photo of leoinsd
leoinsd

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-15-2014 05:18:22 | More by leoinsd
Photo of berley31
berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-14-2014 17:19:17 | More by berley31
Photo of EdTheEdge
EdTheEdge

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-13-2014 23:26:56 | More by EdTheEdge
Photo of Beerdudenumberone
Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-13-2014 22:42:42 | More by Beerdudenumberone
Photo of TeddyMcKinney
TeddyMcKinney


3/5  rDev -25.6%

04-13-2014 20:41:10 | More by TeddyMcKinney
Photo of vmdominguez
vmdominguez

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-13-2014 20:39:59 | More by vmdominguez
Photo of markgugs
markgugs

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-13-2014 18:22:22 | More by markgugs
Photo of thatoneguymike
thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-13-2014 17:02:16 | More by thatoneguymike
Photo of Gregg_Kawakami
Gregg_Kawakami

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-13-2014 15:06:50 | More by Gregg_Kawakami
Photo of sid240
sid240

Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had at lunch at Harry Caray's; poured into glass from bottle. One of the best beers I've ever had. Hazy orange/copper color, spicy yeast fragrance. 2nd beer as good if not better, I don't get to enjoy this enough it was as expensive as a dram of single malt scotch whisky. A must try.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 14:46:08 | More by sid240
Photo of Docrock
Docrock

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-13-2014 14:10:54 | More by Docrock
Photo of mjc3151
mjc3151

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

04-13-2014 04:20:52 | More by mjc3151
Photo of SlamLord
SlamLord

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

04-13-2014 01:02:15 | More by SlamLord
Photo of ZachT
ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-13-2014 00:59:01 | More by ZachT
Photo of Stroma
Stroma

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-13-2014 00:48:54 | More by Stroma
Photo of snansel
snansel

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-12-2014 17:53:10 | More by snansel
Photo of dave0101g
dave0101g

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2014 17:27:03 | More by dave0101g
Photo of JuliusCaesar
JuliusCaesar

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-11-2014 23:30:15 | More by JuliusCaesar
Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-10-2014 22:06:54 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
Photo of Benesi88
Benesi88

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-10-2014 17:03:09 | More by Benesi88
Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Goose Island Matilda, in my opinion, is a world class beer of the highest quality. It pours copper colored, finger sized head, and medium carbonation. It has tastes of hops, malts, and fruits, this is do to the Styrian and Saaz Hops that is used. It has a spicy fragrance, goes down smooth for a Belgian ale, and has pleasant after taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 04:43:11 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,159 ratings.