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Matilda Bruxellensis | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.88/5
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8 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Treebs on 06-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
pDev:
10.05%
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0
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 2
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at GI 25th anniversary party

A - Reddish brown with golden accents. Hazy beer where not much light gets through

S - White vinegar, lactic acid, lemon peel, and slight farmhouse funk. Way more sour than regular Matilda. It actually reminds me of Sour Reserve.

T - Tart white vinegar up front with lemon peel. The tartness fades away to a funky, blue cheese base that reminds me of Matilda. Lemon peel and funk linger in the finish. Reminds me of a slightly funkier and more tart Matilda

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Dry finish

O - Interesting take on Matilda with more tartness and funk. I like this a bit better than Matilda but I'd like the beer better if it was fuller and thicker

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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at the Goose Island 25th Anniversary party at GI Clybourn. Served in a taster glass.

A: Pours a grapefruit like color with some orange hues around the edges. A dollop of white foam forms on the pour and settles to a thin ring. Some splotches of lace are left down glass.

S: Brett up front with some mild lactic qualities to it. Some fruity esters with a nice touch of funk and citrus juice. Some light vanilla as well.

T: Tart and funky with a lot of Brett character. Tart berries, cherries and some fresh citrus juiciness. Sweet malt base with lemon zest qualities to it.

M: Light, dry and sweet. Lots of funk to it with a medium high carbonation. Great drinkability.

O: A great beer. The Brett Brux really shines with the Matilda base. I wish they would brew this more often as it was delicious.

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Matilda Bruxellensis from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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