Matilda | Goose Island Beer Co.

very good
4,735 Ratings

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

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

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22 oz bottle into tulip glass.

Pours a golden orange with 1 finger cream head. Recedes to a thin ring round the glass with partial film.

Smells of Brett and citrus. Hops with bready undertones, nice fruity notes as well.

Tastes of brett with a slight funk. OK mouthfeeel, not as creamy or foamy as would be expected, a touch thin. Bread crust follows with short bitter and touch of pine on finish. Very little hop charactoer comes thru. Good example of brett flavor, out going over the top. Clean and crisp with golden rod, some green grass flavors appear as it warms.

A quality introduction to the style!

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Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 4,735 ratings.
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