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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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4,216 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,216
Reviews: 1,191
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 208
Gots: 747 | FT: 18
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Goose Island Event @ the International Tap House in Soulard (St. Louis), MO for $5. Tapped from the Silver Goose Handle w/ a black beak into a 16oz Tulip Glass.

Story Behind this Brew: Have wanted to enjoy on-tap & compare to the bottle for months now. Finally have the chance and while its a Goose Island event night, what better night to enjoy it!

Aroma- Huge complexed aroma with tons of fruit and light spiciness. Can't make out any of the fruits but pear comes across for a reason. Good amount of hops are donated to the aroma section too.

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger head that has good retention. Has a golden colored body with good clarity. Effervescent and leaves a bit of the "Belgian" lace I find many times in this Goose Island line up.

Flavor- Has a good marriage of malt character, fruitiness, and light hop. The hops are almost spicy in here and the bitterness level is light-medium. The malt and sweetness definitely take charge.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Very High Carbonation, Effervescent, and goes down smoother than ever!

Overall Impression- And the jury says... This one is a winner! Not sure between this one & the Sofie on the drinkability for people but would be able to throw this in front of anyone and they can appreciate it! Enjoyed again and will many more times.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the maltilda into a goblet, slightly hazy and orange amber with a white abundant head that actually replenished thoughout drinking.
The smells were fruity banana and berries.
Tastes of citrus, grapefruit bitterness, some slight sweetness within as well.
Creamy mouthfeel with all of that head retention adding to the experience.
Everall a fine belgian strong.

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 4,216 ratings.