Matilda Lambicus | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden copper color, fruit and baking spice aroma, spicy tart flavor, very dry body.

Added by merc7186 on 08-16-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
307
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
40.33%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Out of the Park Pizza and served in a tulip. On to the beer:

This is a crisp orange color and is topped with a thick head which retains extremely well. The aroma has some fun notes, such as rose pedals, a modest tart aroma, and a sweeter version (sweet tarts). Not as fun as it taste, which is modest in overall flavor, though it honestly isn't very wildly interesting. There are kisses of rose, white pepper, a note of rubber, and a light bitter ending. The texture is smooth at least. Still, Matilda Lambicus was not as impressive as I hoped.

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Bright yet dark this wild ale already started kind of wild with a near schizophrenic amber to orange color. The head was thick and frothy and settled nicely for a while.

The aromas are typical and yet atypical. Sour grasses and acidic vinegarish aromas yield a pungent earthy nose. There is some bready scent and some background fruit but also a yeasty component.

Sour, tart, acrid and funky this has all the elements of a farmhouse ale and it seems to go well. Some breadiness and doughy tastes work with a yeasty, light clove and orchard fruit. Some Sour Patch Kid sweetness and a bit of acrid pungency all mix to create an interesting and intriguing beer.

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Matilda Lambicus from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
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