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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,523 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,523
Reviews: 1,125
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 151
Gots: 422 | 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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tubacharlie

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Yeasty aroma with a slight bubble gum scent.

A refined, smallish head develops when poured, with a soft, cream-colored look that slowly dissolves to a thin blanket of silky foam with spotted lacing. Good carbonation activity from the bottle conditioned brew as the bubbles streak up from the bottom to replenish the light blanket of foam. The golden amber liquid is quite clear for a bottle-fermented Belgian style, with only a bit of haze - enough so that you can see newsprint through it, but not well enough to read it.

Mellow, caramel accents to the malt, with just a little hop bitterness on the tongue and a little residual bread flavor. The light bottle conditioning adds enough carbonation for a creamy, effervescent feeling in the mouth.

Not as good as a topnotch Belgian, but works as an everyday choice for kicking back with some sports on the telly.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2010 03:37:22 | More by tubacharlie
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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,523 ratings.