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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,821 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,821
Reviews: 1,147
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 170
Gots: 534 | FT: 12
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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Photo of RyanPoff
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

A: About a finger of head of clear, copper brew into my snifter. As expected, 4/5.

S: A bit of honey, cream, molasses, and a good bit of funk, and with the funk, bubblegum.

T: What comes out most are the gum/candy and funk flavors. A sugary rush - there is little hop balance. This tastes like a candy trippel, not a pale ale as it is described.

M: Fresh, medium-bodied and peppy. Nothing wrong with it.

A totally unremarkable brew I won't pick up again. Sofie is a better option.

RyanPoff, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Alpha_MSP
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

Alpha_MSP, Oct 04, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%

LeeW, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Muggins25, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

klbgrk, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

joeyloyer, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(served in a tulip glass)

L: cloudy, orange amber... nice cap of spongy foam at the outset, holds for a good while... thin draping of lace as it recedes

S: peach, papaya, funk... exotic fruit and its flowers, crumpled in the palms of your hands... musty dust

T: doughy-malty but starkly dry... outer skin of grapefruit... spicy acidic... starchy creme, nectar... bitter, bright peach, but not sweet... sleepy-smooth caramel in the background

F: fullish, silky body but dried and balanced remarkably by its woody-bitterness

O: tastes of citrus peels, flowery perfume, yeasty spice... a meatier, more Rubenesque, more Saison-influenced interpretation of Orval... an elegant brew - to be enjoyed countryside

Bouleboubier, Oct 03, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6.7%

Mark_Robinson, Oct 03, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%

DeadWalkerAir, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Glory101
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Very smooth and fruity. Easy to drink and enjoy. Great value.

Glory101, Oct 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

MCchris04, Oct 02, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

Goatdavemac, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Tayloraphilips, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Lucnifter, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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1.44/5  rDev -64.3%

MattCoxOD, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jakea, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

clausr, Sep 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

JB62, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Hellpop65, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

BigJim5021, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

beb86, Sep 28, 2014
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4.71/5  rDev +16.9%

mpg2384, Sep 28, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

JStewart00, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

stampfler07, Sep 27, 2014
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,821 ratings.