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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,174 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3174
Reviews: 1110
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%


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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Reviews by fx20736:
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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
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Purchased from La Vista Liquor in Vista CA

A: beautiful clarity, almost no head with fairly aggressive pour.

N: sweet shortbread like malt on the nose, pleasant

T: a little raisin fruit forward, lasting sweet malt lingers in the otherwise dry aftertaste.

M: runny and thin, not much body here.

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,174 ratings.