Matilda
Goose Island Beer Co.

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From:
Goose Island Beer Co.
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #25
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,153
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 11.91%
Reviews:
1,340
Ratings:
4,970
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 16, 2023
Added:
Jun 04, 2003
Wants:
  265
Gots:
  1,223
Golden sunrise color, baking spice aroma, fruity biscuity malt flavor, dry body.
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours an effervescent straw yellow color with a fluffy head. Aroma and flavor feature light funk, fruity Belgian yeast esters, green apple, hint of booze, and candi sugar, atop a biscuity malt background. Solid BSPA, glad to have finally had this one.
Dec 16, 2023
 
Rated: 3.32 by scottyshades from Florida

Dec 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 15, 2023
 
Rated: 4.36 by Mclusal from Colombia

Aug 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.07 by glacialcactus from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2023
 
Rated: 4.06 by joran from Kansas

May 21, 2023
 
Rated: 4.83 by WandaMarie from Oregon

May 01, 2023
 
Rated: 3.95 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.3 by etan420 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Nass from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
The pour is golden yellow with some sediment. The taste is belgian yeast, mild hops along with some sour notes from brettanomyces, along with some mild banana, pear & green apple notes. This was quite an impressive belgian ale. Cheers! A-
Oct 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Jul 19, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
had this beer back in 2007 at 11 % seemed on the strong side . this i i just had at 7% is quite smooth great Belgium ale
Mar 06, 2022
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Reviewed by hbeimers from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
I love this style. It has quite a bit of fruitiness and funk, much like a good apple cider fermented with wild yeast. It reminds me of summer evenings in the countryside... Good memories, great aroma and flavor.
Feb 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by irishevans from California

Feb 10, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, date code is unclear, but I think its best by 13 Jan 26

Pours golden orange color, white head. Aroma of fruity apricot, spicy clove, bready malt. Similar taste, a little tart in the finish. Thin to medium bodied, feel is a little slick.
Jan 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Kessel from New York

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Big blossoming strong ale with Brett illuminating notes and Rudy-copper body. The alcohol is tame on the palate with a protracted sizzle of carbonation and back to forward bloom of malt sweetness. A jolly good pale ale hybrid.
Dec 10, 2021
 
Rated: 4.05 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 23, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle drink by 11/NOV/28 into a tulip glass.
L: SRM 8 Pours lightly yeasted dark glowing caramel color with a fizzy off-white head that moves quickly to edge foam, very good carbonation bubble mix, light webbed lacing.
S: Old dried spiced fruits with clove, wet dog schtanky funk, background honey, funk becomes more prevalent with warming.
T: Lightly tart & sour fruit, berries, light apple, has an old leather halo, distant yeasty bread notes, a touch of honey, tangy citrus zest, melon rind, light resin, caramel malts in the finish. It is very gently sweet.
F: Brisk & zingy medium-bodied mouthfeel with a wide middle section and a medium-long semi-dry finish.
O: A very nice take on a style and rather enjoyable to drink. Funky aroma. Has a two-stage taste: Fruits then bready malts. Delicious tasting and has a lovely appearance as well. It is outstanding in its style.
Nov 20, 2021
Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 4970 ratings