Matilda Lambicus - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Matilda Lambicus
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83
good

288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Golden copper color, fruit and baking spice aroma, spicy tart flavor, very dry body.

(Beer added by: merc7186 on 08-16-2013)
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Photo of cjgiant
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Agree with a previous review that the overall experience is lacking. There is an interesting taste component from some (highly muted) cherry notes. It seems like there's a sourness that wants to come out, but the initial malt beginning overwhelms it. Don't know if this is a good way to put it, but it's almost like a cherry shortbread version of a beer (not so sweet, more beer-like, but still).

Also to rephrase others, the only thing to dislike about this beer is the one thing that makes it different than any other "plain" beer, the "attempt" at some type of sour taste.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a tulip at Rustico/Arlington

Don’t know if I can make sense of this one. Plain. Blah! A disappointment all by itself. If you’re thinking this beer is similar to Matilda be ready for even more disappointment. Nothing to like. Nothing to hate. One bright spot, this beer hides its 7% ABV very well.

A – Pours a clear amber. Little to no head (bar pour). Good lacing.

S – Upon a good swirl some sour cherry fruitiness emerges. Some faint funk. But all the aroma is generally missing. Budweiser has more.

T – Almost tasteless for a wild ale. Very little bitterness. No acidity or sourness from the Brett Lambicus.

MF – Medium light bodied. A bit sharp.

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Matilda Lambicus pours a clear golden color with a small lacing head. The aroma is similar to that of cat urine. The taste however, is dry and has a mellow fruity sweetness. Flavors blend together nicely, and easy to drink. Overall if you can get past the smell its a nice easy drinking and enjoyable fruity beer.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Matilda Lambicus from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.