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Matilda Lambicus - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Matilda Lambicus
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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

IrishColonial, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
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.

Sludgeman, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
2/5  rDev -45.2%

JAHMUR, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

russpowell, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4/5  rDev +9.6%

ehammond1, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

thegerm87, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Boilerfood
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Boilerfood, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Josievan
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Josievan, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of scottDC
4/5  rDev +9.6%

scottDC, Sep 15, 2013
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.

vette2006c5r, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of CTJman
3/5  rDev -17.8%

CTJman, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of mothman
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Khaki head. Orange hued gold in color.

A lot of Brett and medicinal flavor here. Very funky. Not sour. Barnyard. Lots of yeast an bready malts.

Mouthfeel: dry. Medium bodied. Ends with more medicinal flavors.

Overall, much worse than Matilda. What went wrong with his beer? Just not enjoyable compared to the original.

mothman, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of MJCVII
3.25/5  rDev -11%

MJCVII, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

duceswild, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -11%

ShanePB, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of CityofBals
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of kodt
4/5  rDev +9.6%

kodt, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

MarvinSnyder, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +9.6%

oriolesfan4, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of Tone
3.29/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, sourness, and spice (nutmeg and allspice?). Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of sourness, slight grass, hint of hop, and spice (nutmeg and all spice?). Overall, not very sour and the spices in the aroma and body are confusing. I did not like this nearly as much the regular Matilda.

Tone, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Phillyz, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

warnerry, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Gonzoillini, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
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.

KYGunner, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

billab914, Sep 08, 2013
Matilda Lambicus from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.