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Matilda | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.03/5
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4,784 Ratings
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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.

Users have reported some infected bottles from these batches:

4/1/10 12oz
4/17/10 12oz
4/22/10 12oz
5/20/10 12oz
4/16/10 650mL
5/21/10 650mL

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,033
Reviews:
1,293
Ratings:
4,784
pDev:
11.91%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
Wants:
258
Gots:
1,161
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of TerryMills
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle..The usual super carb/foamy Belgian bottle condition thing going on , bottle overflowed from opening .

Hazy golden copper color with lots of pure white head .

Smell is mostly funk with some slight hints of malt sweetness .

Taste is much more subdued than the smell would lead on, it has some farmhouse style funk but plenty of malt sweetness and some grassy hops yo balance it out .

Decent amount of body for the style .

Normally not a huge fan of funky farmhouse/Brett beers but I try everything lol .. This one is very drinkable and not overpowering with that wet horseblanket flavor..

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Photo of Svjax
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chirdning
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andyjeigh
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WormGod
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KeithJames
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm not seasoned in the terminology of beer reviewing. I just love this beer. I bought it for its reasonable price for the 7% alcohol content. I think the bottle describes it best: Rustic, Old World. This beer has a good flavorful bite, but it's not the same old IPA bite. It's different, complex, strong, but goes down very smoothly. The flavors are subtle yet so complex that it's a bouquet of flavors making it seem like a beer for Christmas, tastes so satisfying by the warmth of the indoor fireplace. It's got a beautiful amber color that is augmented by the bubbly head. The feel may only be half way to indulgently smooth and soft but it's enough to lead into the many flavors that pop. This is currently my favorite beer and I can only look forward to finding one that surpasses this in enjoyment.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours hazy orange yellow with a small white head. Smells of wheaty grain and slight citrus. Tastes of wheat with nice citrus aftertaste. Beer is light bodied and very nice drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a good beer.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of miguelocastillo
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance. This is a nice looking beer, pale and amber. It has too little head retention and foam dessapears really quick.
Smell. I can feel some sweet malts Malts, a little fruity aroma
Taste . A very sweet feel is present , perfect balance between Hops and malts
Mouthfeel. Carbonatation was present but was not a special or spicy one. Beers Body is just perfect
Overall. I would drink it again

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Finally got around to trying one of these lady-names beer from Goose Island, not bad at all...

I found this to have a visually appealing orange-copperish color, weak to no head and no lacing to mention. The smell was a bit also-ran - wheaty, earthy, with hints of fresh grass to it. Sloshing this around your mouth proved to be very crisp and light, very drinkable at 7% ABV. Speaking of that, the grassy taste also had a hint of sweetness - I'm not sure I entirely like it though I found it certainly unique. A decent beer, a good one to have in hand and enjoy on any lazy evening...

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Photo of andrewh995
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi hazy honey gold with a white head. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, white pepper, and coriander. Tastes of white pepper, coriander, Belgian yeast, sweet malt, and light fruits (pears possibly). Medium crisp body with medium carbonation. Overall one of the better Belgian pales I've ever had. I like this much better than Sophie.

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Photo of qcghost
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Saveur biere. In Teku glass. Playing Pilgrim Academy. Not exactly a belgian pale, more like a saison, with nicely soft funk notes and some sweetness that still dont hide a champagnesque profile

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Photo of Uzivra26
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JasW
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Bammer21
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevintaraross
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,784 ratings
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