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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,502 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,502
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 151
Gots: 408 | 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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stevehagy

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-11-2014 15:49:27 | More by stevehagy
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Maine

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-24-2014 03:29:54 | More by DTSweet
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screenchef

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-24-2014 02:29:46 | More by screenchef
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-23-2014 20:38:13 | More by Narthax
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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-23-2014 13:09:44 | More by Chuffbomb
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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%

07-23-2014 00:55:44 | More by dumptruck81
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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-21-2014 21:22:39 | More by BobbyDigitali
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SteveJeremy

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%

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Tennessee

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Mississippi

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,502 ratings.