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.

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:
#3,107
Reviews:
1,293
Ratings:
4,796
pDev:
11.91%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
Wants:
259
Gots:
1,170
Trade:
21
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BigCheese
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josedejsvega
3.46/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,796 ratings
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