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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,163 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3163
Reviews: 1108
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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Ratings: 3,163 | Reviews: 1,108 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by soju6:
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soju6

Missouri

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 2013 vintage. Pours an amber color with a decent head that fades slowly to nice lacing. Aroma of malt, fruits, some pine and spice with bit of caramel. Taste of malt, some caramel sweetness, citrus, with some fruit and spice in the background. Subtle bitterness and the finish is quite dry. Medium body, smooth with a nice bit of malty character. Nicely balanced as the there is no hint of the 7% ABV. Nice beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 16:56:04 | More by soju6
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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 2010, properly cellared bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a thin off-white head that left light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, light stone fruit and mild oxidation. Flavor begins subdued dried light stone fruit, and light caramel, but the caramel intensifies towards the finish revealing bready malt and more intense stone fruit flavors, mildy buttery. Medium bodied. I took brief notes on this when I bought it fresh and they reveal that I was not too impressed with it, finding the flavors pleasant but underwhelming. I have been skeptical about the claim on the bottle that it would age for up to five years. I'm not in doubt now, this has turned out quite nicely. Still somewhat restrained, but the light fruit fruit flavor of the young beer have not so much intensified as become deeper, like dried fruit. Quite enjoyable and I will certainly age this one again if I see it.

Serving type: bottle

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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
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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,163 ratings.