Matilda | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden sunrise color, baking spice aroma, fruity biscuity malt flavor, dry body.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,969
Reviews:
1,310
Ratings:
4,882
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
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261
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1,212
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Photo of yuno
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared by schen9303.

Nose is pretty floral. Hints of peppercorn, hibiscus, lemon zest, flour, hay and a light, spritzy Brett presence. Aromatic. A touch sweet. Beer opens bright, prickly. Notes of peppercorn, cane sugar, lemon zest, hay and grass. Biscuity towards the middle with some cinnamon bitterness. Foamy, floral at the finish. Decent. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Some bubbles on the palate. Goes down soft with a dry, lingering finish. Very drinkable.

Solid but this gets a touch watery at points. Peppery notes come through a bit too much, creating a kind of odd bitterness.

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Photo of Tony210
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium Amber, ample foam head. Malty biscuit aroma, slight funk. Malty and crisp, nice malt backbone, caramel, light sweetness, slightly tart finish. Overall, a very nice take on a Belgian ale, I like the Brett addition. Would drink again.

2/17/19
Bottle dated 10/18/18
4 rating

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Photo of Khocolate
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dave_ackbar
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lebriarjr
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mholdefer
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of javier86
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of loganburgh
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of g0uki
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ceddd99
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good. Complex flavor, not too sweet.

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Photo of crash8per
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Helluvaz
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a tap in Goose Island in Chicago ORD airport.

L: amber color with thin head
N: Malty scent, toast and roasted barley malt. Some scent of spice (cinnamon and clove), nuts.
T: Abbey beer taste, malty, roasted spice and a hint of sweetness.
F: balanced finish. Not dry.
Overall: great beer to buy. Slightly lighter than other Abbey beers I had. Recommended.

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Richardalways21
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Belgium ale. Not very distinctive or pkeasant

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Photo of SFNC
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rockonkg_17
4.77/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopsnScotch987
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label's bottled on date is '14AUG17'.
Cloudy, deep gold colored body. One finger white head stays around with lots of individual bubbles. Leaves behind some partial sheets of lacing.
Faint aroma of fruity malts and baking spices (cloves). Presents a whiff of slightly sour yeast.
Taste has several stages of progression. First is slightly sweet fruit with spice (raisin and banana), then some malty bread sweetness, and then the slightly sour yeast at the end. The after taste is a blend, with the fruit and spice coming back.
Medium mouth feel, with slight syrup. Good carbonation. Dry at the end.
This beer has a blend of subtle flavors that present individually in stages but mix together at the end. Well done, and the yeast is a very good addition to the recipe (adds flavor and feel).

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Photo of Explosion72
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Micheal_McCann
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of iguanodon
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

[Original rating 2015-12-30] 765 ml bomber. Pours hazy dark gold with a small off white head. Aroma of yeast and spice, but there is a metallic smell. Taste is sweet malt, a little caramel, with a bitter finish. Nice mouth feel, steady fine carbonation.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark copper-brown that carries a clear transparency. It has two fingers of off-white foam that retains well. Aroma is clove, yeast, plum, and bread malts with a light lactic sour twinge in the back. Flavor profile is bread and pale malts with plum, raisins, yeast esters, banana, and clove all livening it up. There is a touch of sour, but only a tinge, especially towards the end of the flavor profile. Mouth feel is medium-thick in terms of consistency with a fuzzy, velvety texture. Overall, it drinks like a big and well-done Belgian strong ale with a light twinge of sour, just enough to add a unique twist.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,882 ratings