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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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MatildaMatilda

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,757 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,757
Reviews: 1,139
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 170
Gots: 501 | FT: 12
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

765 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. An orange amber color with four fingers of light beige creamy foam. Aroma is decidedly vinous, citric, and fruity: White grapes, pears, lemon and orange rinds, wine gums, with a little dough and an initially unassuming but slow burning brettanomyces funk. On the palate this one is dry, far less sweet than the nose might suggest, with a well-developed burlap sack/horse blanket flavor front and center, more pears and other under-ripe semi-sour orchard fruits (apples, apricots), watermelon rind, quinine bark (think tonic water), faint bubble gum, green banana ... A pleasant moderate phenol spice coupled with sour fruits and rather minimal sweetness, although the latter does develop over time. Fairly smooth, drinkable, low to moderate body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish. Provides an interesting comparison to its stablemate Sofie ... More dry and tannic, less sweet and fruity. Stronger and perhaps more rustic. Excellent work, although I may swing toward the slightly sweeter.

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2013

Hazy amber with some suspended sediment and a small, off-white head that reduces to a sticky covering. Yeasty, slightly tart aroma featuring some spice, dried fruit, apple, and floral notes over a light pale malt base. Smooth flavor of phenolic clove, apple, light bubblegum, and honey. Medium bodied and lightly dry giving it some crispness. A convincingly authentic Belgian-style beer with lots of yeast and only a touch of musty funkiness for fun.

wedge, Sep 22, 2014
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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,757 ratings.