jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at a tasting event. From notes. Tart and funky with a little earthy pepper. Not bad.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Serving type: on-tap
@ Goose Island Clybourn, 1800 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
Travlr (15622) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Clear deep golden color, massive thick white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dusty, peppery cobwebs. Taste is sweet and sour dusty fruit, dry, dusty finish. Interesting.
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Funky 8 - Barcade, Brooklyn, NYC. Yep, good and bretty. Plenty of funk, earth, moderate acidity. Good stuff.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belgian Fest 2012. Tart brett aroma that is distinctively brett: funky earthy with a little vinegar/acid. It really tastes like young brett with the familiar Matilda malts. Too acidic a bit rubbery. 8/3/6/3/13
ryanfolty (2051) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 11, 2013 - tap at GI 25th anniversary party. Orange pour with some head and lacing. Aroma of yeast and brett. Taste was tart fruit, sour, spicy and a dry finish.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Belgian Fest. Presumably a different batch than Drew & Adam had... Pours a deep gold with a white head. The nose is bizarre. Funky and earthy, musty. Lacks the cherries and barnyard that you’d expect. On tasting, it has very low carbonation, which hurts it. Seems oxidized as well. Almost wondering if this is the left overs from the mini golf event. Light acidity. Earthy and funky, but not particularly good. A damn shame, I was hoping for a great beer...
drewbeerme (3897) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. Pours hazy amber wh head, nose of tart cherry vinager, horsey, lemon. Fl tart cherry, funky, lemons, musty, sweet and tart good
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft on tap at Goose Island CCBW Mini Golf (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich firm lightly hazed orange amber hue, deeper glow with some fresh frothy offwhite head, laces small, frothy and firm film. Aromas are vibrant brett, funky lemons and a tart nose. Vibrant nose tails off into a gentle caramel, toffee, gentle spice. Touches of banana, apple, pear. Touches of lemons, some gentle sweetness. Initial is medium bodied, offering some touches of lemony tartness, some gentle funk, cobwebs, and cheese. Lively fruity kick up front trails into a a mellow tart sourness. Firm gentle fruit of apple, pear, and touches of orange. Lemony essence, backend and finish offers mellow dryness, tart, funky elements. A lot more vibrant and fruity, a touch of sticky girth but a mellow wild essence really carries on. This is what Matilda should be. Well done.