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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,168 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,168
Reviews: 1,184
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 202
Gots: 720 | FT: 17
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2003

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
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Photo of cyber_phoenix
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grodd87
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach122
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fusebuddy
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billd7878
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Professor_Yeesh
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color into my Chimay goblet with a bubbly white head. Head retention is fairly good, not much in the way of lacing, Good aroma with peppery spicing and Belgian yeast with some light fruit.
Taste is very good, rivaling some of the better Belgian versions. Strong yeast and spicy profile, some light fruit. Tart, a little funky and mildly sweet at the same time.Mouthfeel is rich, tart and very nicly carbonated. This beer is a winner and one that I will enjoy again.

Photo of GregBarleycorn13
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 bottle. It says on the label the beer develops for 5 years. Mine was pretty funky smelling and tasting. Inrteresting but not great.

Photo of spedprof
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jimbobebop
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnny_Duck
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of salsashark
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rzanders
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 650 ML bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- Malt fruit and spice. . . nice!!
Appearance- A clear copper colored brew with a very small white head.
Taste- Has a nice floral flavor mixed in with the malt
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation that has a thin but dry finish.
Overall- A really good beer!! If I come across this again I will definitely drink it.

Photo of sdeese21
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eball33
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Proclarush
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TTripp725
2.95/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Just not what i was expecting. The beer had a weird after taste

Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 4,168 ratings.