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Matilda Lambicus | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.65/5
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311 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)

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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
311
pDev:
13.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 29
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Coopers Tavern.

A: Pours a burnt orange with a small off-white head.

S: Aroma brings musty stone fruit, potpourri, slight vinous, bready grain.

T: Notes of apricot, floral, wet hay, light lactic tartness, mild earthy note, caramel.

M: Light-bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Certainly a more interesting beer than regular Matilda. I would have it again.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on Tap at Brixies in Brookfield in a tulip glass

A) Reddish brown color two finger head with lacing and clear.

S) Apple skin, apple juice/cider, definitely smell the Brett Lamb very bretty

T) Tasted just like Matilda with a minor sour finish not overly bretty though I was expecting more in the flavor. Wheat bread is too prevalent.

M) Smooth and coating, leaves it around the tongue and teeth

O) As I said I expected a lot more from the beer, I will not buy again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Agree with a previous review that the overall experience is lacking. There is an interesting taste component from some (highly muted) cherry notes. It seems like there's a sourness that wants to come out, but the initial malt beginning overwhelms it. Don't know if this is a good way to put it, but it's almost like a cherry shortbread version of a beer (not so sweet, more beer-like, but still).

Also to rephrase others, the only thing to dislike about this beer is the one thing that makes it different than any other "plain" beer, the "attempt" at some type of sour taste.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Matilda Lambicus from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 311 ratings
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