Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by masey222:
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
It pours a deep orange with a frothy head that fell rather fast but left a good film on the surface had a decent lace for how thin the beer it self was....
the smell was nice but wasn't super exciting, the yeastyness really comes through along with some mild mild hops there were some fruity notes that added a sweetness to it...
the drink was very good very complex and fruity, had the taste and sensation of dried fruit i.e. figs, rasins and apricot that was countered and balanced by a fantastic hop bitterness that was all balanced out by the yeast flavor that adds a lot of depth....
the feeling of it was not really that notable other than it was kind of sticky carbonation was on point for the the beer and did finish a bit dry and bitter.
Good complex beer with well established fruity flavors, it really is a good beer to pair with things that would normally be paired with a big italian cab.
Serving type: on-tap
11-24-2010 23:51:16 | More by masey222
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3.81/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.
Appearance: pours a 2" frothy cream colored head which slowly falls with some mild lacing. Color is a amber-orange, cloudy with sediment in suspension. Extreme amounts of champagne-like streaming carbonation.
Aroma: banana and coriander, caramel, Belgian yeast.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and slightly astringent. Finish is dry with a bit of lingering alcohol burn.
Flavor: sweet caramel and spices, raisins, a hint of pineapple, yeast rolls, strong earthy hop presence.
Overall: nicely done and a pleasant brew for sipping and contemplation.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 02:50:11 | More by Foyle
2.36/5 rDev -41.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 03:39:43 | More by SteveJeremy
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,502 ratings.