pushkinwow (2292) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the 2013 Capones Black Friday event. Pale amber with a white head. Raisin, orange, light funk, some yeast and light brett. Moderate carbonation and light body, easy to drink.
theisti (3517) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
~8 oz draft at Waldo Pizza in Kansas City, Missouri. The pour is a hazed yellow lighter golden with a ½ inch white head the falls quickly. The aroma is full on musty funk along with a delicate floral citrus lemon. The taste is the earthy funk initially, then clears towards the traditional Saison notes of Matilda with the grain, slight ester herbal yeast and the soft floral lemon citrus. All flavors combine decently, and are quite drying. A bit more funky tart than sour. The palate is medium bodied, a nearly flat carbonation and the dry finish. Interesting, though not much depth of character.
tgncc (3025) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Valley Forge Brew Fest. The aroma is funk, powerful. The appearance is hazy amber, cream colored head. The flavor is funk, fruit, bread, yeasty. The finish is tart fruit, yeasty, spicy. Nice. Interesting.
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Capones Black Friday Bash, 29/11/13.
Lightly hazed golden with a good sized off white covering.
Nose is tarte dark fruitage, woody twang, earthy, dank light, toffee notes.
Taste comprises tartened fruit skins, grape, apple core, yeast esters, light sugar and caramel, funky backdrop.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tarte closure.
Ok sour - lacks a little depth overall.
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love it. Has the same qualities as Matilda with the funk of the Brett. Well done. On tap at Hawthornes in Philly.
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RobertDale (4414) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit, Brett, and malt. Taste is citrus fruit, Brett, spice, and alcohol. Finish is dry and somewhat tart. Nice.
Sourguy83 (40) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely bready nose very yeasty, not too bad though. The slight esters slowly came through the thick white head. Oh BTW it was on tap. Great sour character with slight sharp cheddar character. I’d have again.
Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
citrus, bread, cherries,red, pale, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, medium sourness, light body, soft carbonation, fizzy, tart
SpongeRuiner (963) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Oak. Dark fruit aroma. Very clean feel. Very refreshing. Slight alcohol sense in the background. Also funk present throughout.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: clear, golden-amber color with a foamy, bright white collar, not much of a real head to speak of at all. Aroma is full of Belgian yeast & notes of cotton-like, funky brettanomyces. Hay, zesty spices, mild pepper-y notes, lemon spritz, & mild wet blanket. Very faint citrusy aroma. Taste starts with a mild lemon-lime splash backed up by a huge backbone of Brett yeast. Wet cotton, hay, dry oak-y notes, faint spices (coriander?), bubblegum, earthy esters... Heavy Brett yeast, very Belgian-esque all the way through. A good Belgian ale, though I was a bit disappointed because I was expecting so much more; I think I prefer the original Matilda.