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:
#3,450
Reviews:
1,301
Ratings:
4,826
pDev:
11.91%
Bros Score:
4.44
 
 
Wants:
261
Gots:
1,182
Trade:
21
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,826 |  Reviews: 1,301
Photo of loubrew
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 vintage has aged quite well.

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

L: Pours a brilliant clear and bright copper-gold with hints of red, and small white head and several fingers of lacing on the glass. This is a very nice looking beer.

S: The Belgian yeast is forefront, strong notes of pepper and clove, mix with a light piney weedy hop and a light crackery malt underneath, I don't detect a lot of the Brett mentioned on the bottle.

T: The Belgian yeast hits first with a strong pepper, followed by some clove and lemon, some light piney and weedy hops mix in with some light crackery malt underneath.

F: Medium body, with some high carbonation and finished fairly dry.

O: I really like how this beer showcases the Belgian yeast, a very nice Belgian styled beer.

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryno1122
4.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brolo75
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review of a 2013 bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a dark orange, amber color with a white full head, lots of carbonation, beer is slightly hazy. Light hints of sour notes, stone fruits, and notes of Belgian yeast in the finish, mostly sour and funk notes. Taste follows the nose with sour and funk notes along with some lemongrass notes, children's vitamins, pear, green apple, and Belgian yeast in the finish, no alcohol on the taste. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation and a dry finish.

It's nearly five years old and its held up pretty well. A good amount of sour and funk along with some stone fruits, malt, and Belgian yeast. I'd like to try a fresh bottle to compare with the older bottle I found at my local bottle shop.

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

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

Photo of sb17
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
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

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

Photo of adam36
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AyatollahGold
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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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

Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,826 ratings