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Matilda Lambicus - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Matilda Lambicus
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252 Ratings
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Ratings: 252
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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:
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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-08-2013 17:29:34 | More by Gonzoillini
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bright yet dark this wild ale already started kind of wild with a near schizophrenic amber to orange color. The head was thick and frothy and settled nicely for a while.

The aromas are typical and yet atypical. Sour grasses and acidic vinegarish aromas yield a pungent earthy nose. There is some bready scent and some background fruit but also a yeasty component.

Sour, tart, acrid and funky this has all the elements of a farmhouse ale and it seems to go well. Some breadiness and doughy tastes work with a yeasty, light clove and orchard fruit. Some Sour Patch Kid sweetness and a bit of acrid pungency all mix to create an interesting and intriguing beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2013 13:01:37 | More by KYGunner
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-07-2013 23:03:52 | More by billab914
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"One man's trash is another man's treasure." It that statement doesn't ring true in any other realm, it certainly does in the world of craft beer. Where mistakes are made and concessions are drawn- sometimes the results don't just change expectations, they exceed them!

Like the original Matilda, this Brettanomyces infused version looks much the same- an amber body diffuses light to allow only an ominous amber-golden glow. Firmly headed with a boastful bone-white froth, its staying power is withstanding and its lace is clingy and concentric from its first sip until its last.

But its deeply earthen aromas are a far cry from standard Matilda. This one is raw, rustic, and pungent with everything from hay and straw, to leather and oak, to floral and cheese, to barnyard and cellar funk. It simply spans the gamut of all things mushroom, horse blanket and wood rot.

Although all those aromatics may seem off-putting, remember that the best cheeses are challenging to the nose. This beer is much the same as the taste of toast, dry caramel and nuts claim an early stage. But its the middle palate that offers up a dry earthy taste that's much more floral, salty, and tea-like as the base flavor of dried fruit and cinnamon spice play out underneath.

Firmly dry from start to finish, the ale has a creamy-dry beginning but then turns a leaf in order to accept powdery textures, light spicy astringency, and a hint of peppery warmth en route to a clever dry finish with echoes of decaying wood.

This is a highly challenging and experimental beer that will give the staunch sour ale lover something to chew on. but also leaves the everyday appreciator of beer a distinctsive introduction to Sour Ales.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 06:53:53 | More by BEERchitect
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler shared by Dave Miller. Thanks bro.

The beer is golden to copper in color with a thin off white head. The aroma brings grapes, grape skins, ripe fruit, wine. Sweet wine, alcohol, perhaps a touch of peach. White grape juice. A bit of out of kilter. Interesting feel. Kind of thick with moderately low carbonation. Lacking any characteristics that implore me to have more. Sofie Paradisi was fantastic in that regard. This was just ok.

Serving type: growler

09-07-2013 03:54:37 | More by Huhzubendah
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

09-07-2013 03:43:59 | More by yourefragile
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ahalloin

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-07-2013 01:19:28 | More by ahalloin
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

09-06-2013 13:06:59 | More by MNBeerGeek
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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-06-2013 05:43:46 | More by aasher
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dvmky

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

09-06-2013 01:15:45 | More by dvmky
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +9.6%

09-05-2013 05:33:31 | More by MinorThreat
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-05-2013 03:50:00 | More by MarkyMOD
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

09-04-2013 22:16:24 | More by shigg85
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ridglens

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.8%

09-04-2013 22:13:05 | More by ridglens
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-31-2013 14:42:34 | More by ColForbinBC
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-31-2013 03:15:18 | More by jaydoc
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-30-2013 23:50:05 | More by bigclydeoliver
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chinesebeatle

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-28-2013 01:14:14 | More by chinesebeatle
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Florida9

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at tipsy cow, Madison. Served in a GI flute/tulip.

A: light orange brown in color. slight haze. Minimal whit head, but good retention. Some light lacing.

S: Dry, earthy with a mild woodsy quality. Cherries and grapes.

T: Taste is similar. Dry, earthy, some caramel and a hint of toast. There is a touch if acidity, but its not at all sour. Light white grapes.

M: lighter body. Appropriate carbonation. Light tartness. Mild bitterness.

O: a pleasant beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2013 18:07:21 | More by Florida9
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-26-2013 16:12:21 | More by DarthKostrizer
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SeanBond

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

08-26-2013 15:35:24 | More by SeanBond
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WeisGuy

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-25-2013 20:36:30 | More by WeisGuy
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illinigirl

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-22-2013 02:05:54 | More by illinigirl
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-22-2013 01:58:06 | More by jschott75
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legallysparkly

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-21-2013 03:07:05 | More by legallysparkly
Matilda Lambicus from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 252 ratings.