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RATINGS: 1813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle conditioned.
Ingredients: Water, Styrian and Saaz Hops, 2-Row Barley and Caramel Malt, Yeast and Granulated Beet Sugar.
Matilda is made with a rare yeast that suggests a fruity and spicy flavor. There is complex maltiness balanced with a profuse amount of hops.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2008
The color was golden/orange. The head was thin, off-white, and creamy. The aroma was hoppy, sweet, and spicy. The flavor was sweet and fruity but lacking. The palate was average. The finish was warm.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 OBF, tap... Poured burnt orange with a thick, beige head. Aroma of esters and cloves with a little roasted malt. Palate is silky with flavors of roasted malt, cloves, maybe cinnamon and a finish of hops blended with a mildly funk aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 RBSG 2008. This sample was much better then my previous. Much cleaner, with less yeast floating around like a stew. The flavors all came out cleaner giving a nice citrus tart finish. OBF 2008. Interesting beer, but it didnít come together for my liking. Strange apple cidery flavor, estery, but almost a rotting fruit sort of note to it. Flavor was very muddy and yeasty tasting, like it was mixed up. The fruity flavors and spiciness in the finish just didnít mix well for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
Draught. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small disappearing head. Aroma is light fruits, yeast, and spices. Flavor is the same, with an interesting mix between the various flavors. Somewhat hard to describe, but unmistakably Belgian in character, and a very good one at that.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle 1423. Bottled on 11/26/07. Pours a clear golden orange with a pale beige head. The aroma is prevalent in spices with some notes of a citrus tang. Iím not that well-versed in spice aromas, but I can say that this reminds me of an overly-spiced pumpkin pie. The flavour is much like the aroma, lots of spices but not intense enough to make this a chore to drink. The fruit flavours, which resemble pears and orange rinds, give a balanced roundness to the spices. The finish has a light spiced bitterness, but is pretty smooth for the most part. Lots of yeastiness in the finish too. I donít like spiced beers, but this isnít too bad.

My first experience with this beer, though, wasnít an enjoyable one. I cracked one open shortly after my Dark Lord Day road trip. The spices were overbearing. I think aging this, much like other spiced beers Iíve had, really balanced out the flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2008
(12 oz. Bottle courtesy of Headbanger). Aroma is a light malt scent with some citrus to it. Color is orange amber with good carbonation and a thick tight head. Taste is spicy and fruity. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a spicy feel. Finish is spicy with fruity yeast tones and a mild bitterness. After taste leaves you with a faint sour taste. This is an interesting brew that reminds me of Orval.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Goliath thanks for the brew Bottle poured into a sniffer produced a good finger worth of head that faded away to a thin laver of lace Aromas of bubblegum and spices filed my nose Tasted great for an American Belgian just the right amount of sweetness and spice well done the mouthfeel is about what I wanted in it as well just enough carbonation to keep it interesting I thought it was a fine beer for a Belgian clone and would drink it again

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at the Oregon Brewers Festival. I remember this beer as good, but that is all I remember about it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
On tap at OBF--Poured a glowing orange hazy body with a thin off-white head. Bubblegum and candy sugar evident in nose. Sweet, creamy, mildly spiced with a sturdy floral and bitter hops presence. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Bottle shared with emacgee and aubreya. Light hazy amber pour. Fruity, sweet nose. Belgian sugar; bright summer fruits. Solid but not amazing.


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