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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,937 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,937
Reviews: 1,153
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 185
Gots: 571 | 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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

agsourdough1, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Matilda pours a dark copper color with a large frothy white head. The aromas are very strong lots of spices and candy notes. The taste has strong spice notes, a lot of candy flavorings; sweet and has some yeast flavors. Strong flavors, great carbonation, nice feel. Overall a very bold and tasty beer.

vette2006c5r, Jan 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

drbenderdo, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

veganmaniu, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Vonhinx, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Pours orange with long lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of Belgian yeast, pale malt, banana, apples and herbal hops. Body is full and crisp. Taste is of yeast, biscuit malt, candy sugar, bananas and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. Nice, complex brew.

mikeg67, Jan 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Matt_Ortiz, Jan 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Zkscharf, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

MaddDogg84, Jan 01, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 4pk from Wegman's Calkins Rd on 12/31/13.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a St Bernardus Chalice, served cool.

appearance: attractive reddish amber with a thin white head.

aroma: Belgian yeast, Band Aids, spicy Hops

mouthfeel: solid, prickly, seltzer like

taste: very dry bed of malt, some spicy hops, an aspirin like bitterness

notes: stunningly authentic Belgian Pale. I admire this beer more than I like it. I have 3 more bottles to form a better opinion.

fx20736, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mscottjohnston, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Cheld, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

alwaysplayin, Dec 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

flyersfan900, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Andrew041180
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Arrived a slightly orange amber. Slight head, which was probably the result of the pour. Very little lace on the glass. Slightly hazy, but predominately clear.

S - Mild smell. What is there is mostly a combination of moderately sweet malts and a slight funkiness that is hard to pin-point.

T - Okay, here is where all the complexity lies. The beer starts off somewhat sweet, with a fruity quality. Someone mentioned apples, which I think is closest to what I experienced. The sweetness gives way to a mild sourness that becomes the dominant flavor. Very dry.

M - Medium bodied with nice texture. The carbonation clearly plays a roll here, but it is supporting, rather than overpowering.

O - I keep dipping my toes into the Belgian yeast pool, and each time the water is just not quite my style. I appreciate all of the qualities of this beer, but the sour funkiness of it is still not to my liking.

Andrew041180, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Gregwa, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

rstenson, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

beerman34, Dec 29, 2013
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
91 out of 100 based on 3,937 ratings.