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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,213 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 4,213
Reviews: 1,189
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 208
Gots: 745 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,213 | Reviews: 1,189
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4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ALSAIL
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a 1-2 finger width foamy head. Head retention is mild but decent, as is lacing. Aroma of Brett, Brett and more Brett. There is a mild coriander aroma with some hints of citrus. Nice spicy, hoppy burst that smooths out to a strong Belgian yeast taste. Mild astringent coriander aftertaste. Very good beer. Very impressed.

Photo of Hop_God
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scottyboy
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of horsehockey
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Pav5069
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JothHu
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt640
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OKCNittany
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dethomp
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I only have a small amount of Belgian beer experience and my last one was maybe a year ago. But Matilda is excellent for a newbie. No way that person would always avoid Belgian beer, so his/her opinion would improve. A great starter for this variety.

Photo of Dustin013
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddieclassic
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

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

Photo of YoWeej
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfitterer
3.29/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very dry with mostly belgian malt grain on the tongue, with some orange and spice following up. Finishes like a brut champagne. Funky tart smell.

Photo of Viperman1316
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 4,213 ratings.