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Matilda - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,658 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 3,658
Reviews: 1,134
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 160
Gots: 455 | FT: 13
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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Moses13

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -35.5%

08-17-2014 01:39:11 | More by Moses13
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-16-2014 23:39:56 | More by BobsledTM
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squack

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-16-2014 22:20:40 | More by squack
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from a bottle with a bottled on date of 6/4/14; into a pub glass.
Appearance - golden snow globe of unfiltered goodness and carbonation bubbles! Thin, white head that leaves weak lacing.
Smell - some citrus and stone fruit along with a hint of cloves.
Taste - follows the nose, but flavors stand out more.
Feel - nicely carbonated, a touch sweet and finishes slightly dry.
Overall - very nice Belgian strong pale; I really dig the unfiltered appearance of this ale!

08-16-2014 20:36:35 | More by DenverHopHead
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Whiteweasel

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

From the infamous April Fools day batch in 2010, spoiled with lactobac, but should be interesting anyway. After four years of aging, looking forward to drinking it.

Poured from a bottle, drank from a chalice.

Appearance: A beautiful deep marigold colour, with almost nonexistent off-white head, surely due to its age. Quite hazy, but retains a clarity from a gentle pour. Becomes translucent when the bottom part is poured 4

Smell: Quite sour, but in a tasty way. Sour cherry, watermelon, muscat grape and sweet blueberries are the primary notes. A sweet lime character is also noticeable. A hint of clove, lemongrass and other spice. Exquisite really, certainly a bizarre accident that the smell is this perfectly balanced. 5

Taste: EXTREMELY sour, almost causes one to pucker. Strong characteristics and sharpness of kombucha. Would also compare with limeade, esp as it has a sweetness to it. A bit of spicy yeastiness. I can barely even tell what this used to taste like. Not bad tasting, but not remotely normal, and not particularly beer-like. 3.75

Mouthfeel: A bit boozy, and again, pucker-inducingly sour. Leaves a pleasant taste and mouthfeel afterward. 4.25

Overall: Really bizarre, but I've gotta say I enjoy it. Next time, I would much rather have a non-spoiled Matilda, but I did enjoy this one. 4.0

08-16-2014 20:35:52 | More by Whiteweasel
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azerrima

Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev +2.2%

08-16-2014 18:12:27 | More by azerrima
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Recondopf


3.71/5  rDev -7.9%

08-16-2014 18:10:58 | More by Recondopf
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Punisher

Missouri

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-16-2014 16:49:26 | More by Punisher
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jwenzel019

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-16-2014 16:04:25 | More by jwenzel019
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-16-2014 15:39:09 | More by IanSpindler
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imhoudinibitch

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-16-2014 14:21:14 | More by imhoudinibitch
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-16-2014 11:18:11 | More by lgmol
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ahommell

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-16-2014 01:04:36 | More by ahommell
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-15-2014 23:31:06 | More by smithj4
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jharmon


4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

08-15-2014 23:16:50 | More by jharmon
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kevkize

Illinois

1/5  rDev -75.2%

08-15-2014 22:21:12 | More by kevkize
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DaBrewski

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-15-2014 18:13:19 | More by DaBrewski
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Wilphaite

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-15-2014 16:31:30 | More by Wilphaite
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JBougher

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-15-2014 15:41:04 | More by JBougher
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masonir

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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08-15-2014 06:33:28 | More by masonir
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-15-2014 03:02:18 | More by Falcone
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ChrisOS


4.76/5  rDev +18.1%

08-14-2014 21:21:52 | More by ChrisOS
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Crimtor

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-14-2014 21:11:20 | More by Crimtor
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d_kizzle

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

08-14-2014 04:17:36 | More by d_kizzle
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.32/5  rDev +7.2%

08-14-2014 03:21:23 | More by ToddHolder
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 3,658 ratings.