closey22 (1628) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with lasting rimming lacy offwhite head; semi-funky semi sweet aroma; Flava is same with stronger notes of peat some notes of sweet fruit hints of prune/raisin; finishes dry slightly tart
kidmartinek (4620) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cool opaque new copper color. Holds a white head. Woody, weedy, yeasty aroma with mineral and lichen. Medium body and flavor with bittersweet yeast, hops and fruit. Maintains a mild character. A complex, balanced enjoyable brew, and that’s what makes the key... balancing the complexity.
solidfunk (7350) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Initial smell is great. Smells like a lot of bretta, with some orange. Follow through a little watery. Pours cloudy orange with ok head and lacing. Light sour finish. Average carbonation. Thanks to Jack for a taste of this one. Tap at Churchkey Goose Island Migration Week event.
GenDV138 (5700) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ChurchKey. Golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, fruit peel, yeast. Tasting notes of funk, citrus, wheat, fruit peel, yeast. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Not bad, prefer regular Matilda though.
jackl (7011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ CK. hazy deep gold with a small head. Woody, dry Brett nose. Some manure. The taste is abut muted. Honeyed pear.
More dry, buggy wood. Fruit leather. Light body, could use some
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Mayor of Oldtown. Appearance: small white head, amber yellow, light cloudy, good lacing. Aroma: medical smells, light raspberry, sweetness of other fruit. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, dry finish, lingering medical taste. Taste: sweet to light tartness, medical. Overall, I could not get over the medical taste personally, very overpowering and distracting. Disappointed.
574deadzone (1370) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear golden with an eggshell head that leaves a wall of intricate lacing. Nose involves some bretty earthy funk, some spice, light clove, and some sour apple. Lightly sweet, fairly bitter, a touch tart. Medium bodied, oily, earthy, fairly active, with a dry earthy finish. Nice brew, interesting twist on Matilda. Basically, it’s just a canvas for the brett, but it works nicely.
johnnnniee (3735) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Doherty’s Ale House Warwick.
Hazy deep golden color. Funk, citrus, and earth with hints of tartness. Decent brew, nothing to write home about.
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza. Delightful brett character. Dry, funky, much improved over standard Matilda.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Lemony smell. Doesn’t depart too much from the original. Some extra earth.