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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,498 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,498
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 150
Gots: 406 | 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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Reviews by mralphabet:
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mralphabet

Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into le poured tulip glass.

A: Poured a cloudy copper color with a little less than a fingers worth of head that settles to a small ring with a touch of lacing.thin head that disappears quickly.

S: Big cinnamon, with touches of cloves and sweet malts. I'm also getting a little unripe banana and yeast.

T: Wow strong sweet notes right up front lots of cinnamon with hints of sweet caramel malt and a little unripe banana just like the smell. Then I'm getting a quick hit of tart fruit maybe green apple?? ... It is quite a wild mix flavors. I'm getting a little pepper and clove in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with a little stickiness.

O: Wow very complex flavors mixed in here with a wonder balance of sweet and tart.... A fantastic beer. At 7% ABV this is a one or two and done.. Just sit back and enjoy the ride, let this one warm up and little and it just gets better and better... Very much worth looking for.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 03:20:44 | More by mralphabet
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-23-2014 16:15:13 | More by thufflife
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Foyle

Wyoming

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
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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-22-2014 15:22:13 | More by jbdpsu82
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Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Connecticut

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
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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

07-20-2014 17:03:29 | More by dannygreer
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Pennsylvania

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Ohio

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Pennsylvania

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,498 ratings.