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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,103 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,103
Reviews: 1,175
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 197
Gots: 668 | FT: 15
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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Goose Island Matilda (2009 Vintage)

Appearance: Mostly clear light orange colored brew with a thin foam collar and small yeast particles swirled in later.

Smell: Aroma is of fruity belgian yeast, caramel malt sweetness and some brett notes. A touch of alcohol and barleywine like notes are there as well.

Taste: Interesting and unique blend of flavors. Toffee like maltyness is in the forefront playing well nicely with some Belgian yeast fruit notes. Brettanomyces provide an ever so slight tartness on the tip of the tongue. There are suggestions of a hard apple cider. Some buttery diacetyl is noted in small quantity, along with more toffee and alcohol warmth. Sherry like characters have developed with time.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and carbonation is at a fine low-medium. Some sour notes linger. The true success of this beer is in the finish.

Overall: A beer that has stood the test of time and has a lot of character. I would consider this an entry level sour for those uninitiated, or a complex Belgian ale with subtle wild notes for the connoisseur to contemplate.

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3.33/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured in a Pilsner glass.

A- 2.5 finger yellowish white head. Gorgeous amber color. Well carbonated and nice lacing. Good appearance all around.

S- Wheat, floral hops, banana. Reminds me of weisse beers.

T- Grainy, wheaty. Fruit tones.

M- Light body, grainy finish.

O- Very nice beer, nothing stands out other than appearance as great though.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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

What a great beer. Instant smell of sweet floral as soon as take a nice whif of this golden color beer. Great flavors as soon as you sip it, hints of honey, flower, and wheatiness. Does not over power the pallet and has a excellent balance of flavors. Leaves drinkers wanting sip after sip

Had this beer on tap at a local gastropub.

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy yellow orange, two finger light head.

S-Lemon, tartness, yeast and some wheat. Fruity

T-Lemon, mild tartness. some bitterness creeps in along with wheat.

M-Light with some carbonation.

O-I think I would say the least sour of Fleur, Sofie and Matilda. However it would be a good introduction to start easing your way into sours without anything too harsh. Also it would be nice to taste all three at once.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- ....Not that clear of a bear but poured it kind of retartedly
S- Correander, not much else
T- Light belgian yeast taste, bananas, strong aftertaste, hides the alcohol
M- Crisp, quite lite, not too dry - not too sweet
O- this shit is b-a-n-a-n-a-s

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 4,103 ratings.