Matilda | Goose Island Beer Co.

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4.03/5
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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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,651
Reviews:
1,309
Ratings:
4,869
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
Wants:
262
Gots:
1,204
Trade:
21
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Ratings: 4,869 |  Reviews: 1,309
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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Photo of Elvis_on_Bass
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M1k3y
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of hoponit
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of dsippel
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Photo of hman43
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours hazy orange with a bit of yellow tinges in it. It has an off white head with moderate head retention.

Smell: There is a good deal of barnyard elements with some spice. There is a bit of lemon and coriander as well.

Taste: The flavors feature barnyard and leather with some spice. coriander is the most noticeable spice. There is a bit of lemon to it as well.

Feel: It has a moderate body and has a very dry finish.

Overall: A quality saison with plenty of Belgian elements to it.

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Photo of snapp1422
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
2.88/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,869 ratings