SpongeRuiner (1084) - 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.
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste Brett, funky/earthy. I thought this was so so. I would skip this down the road.
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AirForceHops (5661) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint purchased at Hopleaf for $4.00. Fruity sweet yeasty character, pears notes, with some light barnyard and leather aromas. The flavor will not surprise you much. Same as the aroma with the addition of some tartness and mild traces of sourness. As far as the sourness… it is really weak and most like disappoint most sour heads. In all honesty to me it doesn’t taste much different, even with the Lambic yeast strain. The body and the carbonation are normal and overall the beer doesn’t have any problems. So to me this version of the beer doesn’t change how I feel about Matilda. I think I would just rather drink the standard version if they both are in front of me.
AdamChandler (4189) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze throughout with a tiny haze. Nose has a bit of tart grape skins but honestly nothing excessive. Taste is very nice. That malt Matilda bite followed with blueberry acidic notes and peaches and leathery tart funk.
Pailhead (6248) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists of fruit, cotton candy, brett, and faint sweet tarts. It’s a transparent amber with a small white head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of fruit and light cotton candy. The finish has light-moderate floral notes, brett, and just a hint of sweet tarts. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat sticky mouthfeel.
vyvvy (5302) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cugino’s - Pours light hazy copper with a creamy sudsy off-white head. The aroma is far buggier than the normal matilda along with fruitiness, cellar must, dry malt and Belgian earthiness. It has a medium body that is smoother than expected and has very soft carbonation. The flavor is maltier than the aroma with caramel and earthy / fruity Belgian notes. The bugginess is lightly there along with spice and some alcohol. The finish has some mineral and sulfur presence and a bit more wild yeast. Nicely done.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Out of the Park Pizza Anaheim. Full haze murky orange, huge yeast stirred up thanks to not letting the kegs settle from distribution. Nose is pretty nice potpourri style Brett, fresh white grapefruit. Taste is dry, bitter, harsher grapefruit peel, some red apple juice and tannins. Finish is cardboard, big chalky yeast explosion. Poor keg handling.
vtafro (5902) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Orange pour with white head. Orange and Brett and other funky aromas. Flavor is solid orange peel and Brett flavors.
joeneugs (5259) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours golden with a white head. The aroma is candy sweet with some orange, funk, pear, apple and other fruity yeast esters. The flavor is funky, fruity and pretty nice. I was hoping for less sweetness and more sour.