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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,721 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,721
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 166
Gots: 487 | 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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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/20/2012. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a 2-3 finger foamy and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, apricot, orange peel, pear, apple, hay, floral, grass, candi sugar, caramel, pepper, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of yeast ester, hop, and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of pineapple, peach, apricot, pear, apple, candi sugar, caramel, grass, floral, light funk, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, peach, apricot, pear, apple, candi sugar, caramel, grass, floral, light funk, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of yeast ester, hop, and malt flavors; with a great malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great complexity and balance of yeast ester, malt, and hop flavors; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Oct 19, 2013
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OB1, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale, dark gold, slightly cloudy, with good one finer head with lace patches. Aroma is a little flowery to me for some reason, also picking up some yeast, breadiness, a touch of sweet malts, and some tropical fruits like mango and tangerine. Mouthfeel is fuller thanks to some yeast, not too sharply carbonated but finish is dry and crisp, beer seems to be well-balanced as I get some bitter citric hops, some malty sweetness (caramel, candi sugar) and more of that pleasant tropical fruit rush like tangerine and pineapple (and dragonfruit according to my stepson). Overall just a really enjoyable beer that is representative of the style.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours into my Orval chalice a light copper color with a big, bubbly head that has excellent retention. It never goes away and coats the glass with dollops of foam. Caramel malts and candy sugar mingle with spicy hops and fruity yeast esters in the nose. Dough, caramel malts lemon, ginger, bubblegum, green tea and some phenolic clove and banana show in the taste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. The finish is dry yet with a low hop bitterness.

Excellent, quenching yet extremely complex Belgian Pale Ale. The style is nailed here. Deservedly a classic.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 17, 2013
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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,721 ratings.