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Matilda | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip. Bottled 4/17/12.

A - Pours a cloudy copper color with a thin head that disappears quickly. A halo of carbonation remains on the surface but doesn't produce much in the lacing department.

S - Big pear, cloves, cinnamon, and candied malts. Banana and fruity yeast esters are present as well.

T - Sweet on the front with caramel malt and plum. Tart pear and green apple stays constantly balanced by the complexity of malts. The Belgian flavors evident in the nose are prominent on the finish. Aftertaste is filled with peppery spice and clove.

M - Wonderfully carbonated with a slick, but light body.

O - Since moving to Delaware I am enjoying having some Goose Island beers available to me. This is not a style I usually drink, but I was impressed by this beer. Good aroma with complex fruit and malt flavors. I will probably get it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mooseo
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Clear copper amber with a large dense white head.

S - Light fruity notes of apple juice and peaches. Also sweet biscuits, Belgian yeast and a slight spiciness.

T - Apple, banana, and peach fruitiness up front, mildly tart. Belgian yeast, clove, and herbal spice on the back. A solid bready malt backbone throughout. Taste is overall very light and subtle, but pleasant.

M - Light-medium body, low-medium carbonation, smooth. Wish it was a bit more lively. Semi-dry finish.

O - A nice light enjoyable Belgian pale ale. Not as flavorful and complex as some other examples, but very solid. Would pair beautifully with salmon or a good steak.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Tobe
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a hazy amber with a white head. The head started a full two finger width and settled to one.

The aroma is all sour brettanomyces, with a faint spiciness. There is some clove and banana. A rich flavor greets at first taste. There is a flavor of buttery caramel. A sourness from the yeast compliments this beer. A really enjoyable beer that I look forward to aging.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 bottle.

Beer is copper/amber in colour, with a moderately-sized white head. OK retention.

Smell contains yeast, light bready malt, light fruit (green grape, apple), spice. Seems dry.

Taste has yeast, spice, apple and green grape, bread. Dry. Yeast flavour is quite nice, the most distinctive part of the beer for me.

Medium bodied, low carbonation. A bit lifeless.

Overall, good, though not great. Nice smell.

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Matilda from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 4,777 ratings
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