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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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MatildaMatilda

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,759 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,759
Reviews: 1,139
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 169
Gots: 500 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

trxxpaxxs, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JSchock7, Nov 12, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: pale orange-yellow, translucent, light fluffy head, no lacing to follow
S: yeast and pineapples
T: like the nose, pineapple and yeast, malty, a little pine
M: medium-bodied, a bit of tang, pleasant
O: Interesting to have a pineapple leaning after the normal Belgian banana/clove flavors. Quite respectable.

RandomExile, Nov 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

sunofneurot, Nov 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

krh, Nov 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

random846, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Vylo, Nov 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

BlkHawkFan01, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

TimBeaulieu, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

admonster00, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Aldape81080, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Dbrag, Nov 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

jscheuf, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Danny1217, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

DeanMoriarty, Nov 07, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

765 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A dark amber brown! One inch of fine beige uniform foam that quickly becomes only a slick. Good lacing but not great retention.

Strong smell of Belgian yeast. Candy sweet aroma. A funky but fresh smell. Medicinal like the smell in a treatment room. Overly fruity but it was undefined. I could just smell this beer and be satisfied.

Not much taste at first but it grows in the month. Yeasty funk and apricots. Herby hops tasting of coriander and pepper. The aftertaste is a different chaulky bitterness and sourness. Warmth from the alcohol.

Medium feel. Fills the mouth. Slightly oily with a good bite. Quite dry.

This is a big big beer with lots of complexity. With all of the hops I find the malt is the starmaker.

ssmack, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

sludgegnome, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ryancl, Nov 03, 2013
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GoHabsGo, Nov 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

kirkse, Nov 02, 2013
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Aeroscorp, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

trebbates, Oct 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Smarty_Pints, Oct 30, 2013
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,759 ratings.