Matilda Lambicus | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


On tap at PreFunk tonight... Pours a hazy orange with a pretty flimsy white cap and no real lacing.

Nose is a bit funky, but with a bigger lean toward fruity esters... a bit of something that I associate with white peppercorns.

Flavor and aromas mirror each other... the brett shows as a sorta dank/dusty cellar essence.. damp hay... peachy esters play with the limited residual sugars and linger for the finish.

Body and carbonation are fine.... Okay brew... Seems sorta pedestrian given the pedigree... Though, there is nothing wrong with that in the grand scheme.

3.5's across the board.

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A very nice Wild Ale. Slightly musty old barn, apricot, peach, and spice aromas. Flavors pretty well align with the nose bit ends bit dryer and spicier than expected. Overall, very enjoyable but I really wanted a lot more Brett character in the beer. It was enjoyable but could have been over the top

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Matilda Lambicus from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.67 out of 5 based on 311 ratings.
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