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Matilda Lambicus - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Matilda Lambicus
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Ratings: 294
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:
Beer added by: merc7186 on 08-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Golden copper color, fruit and baking spice aroma, spicy tart flavor, very dry body.
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3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on Tap at Brixies in Brookfield in a tulip glass

A) Reddish brown color two finger head with lacing and clear.

S) Apple skin, apple juice/cider, definitely smell the Brett Lamb very bretty

T) Tasted just like Matilda with a minor sour finish not overly bretty though I was expecting more in the flavor. Wheat bread is too prevalent.

M) Smooth and coating, leaves it around the tongue and teeth

O) As I said I expected a lot more from the beer, I will not buy again.

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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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3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
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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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Matilda Lambicus from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.