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RATINGS: 1889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2008
From bottle at Salone del Gusto 2008. Hazy orangey amber, small head. fruity aroma, lots of orange zest. Complex fruity flavours with oranges and yeast most noticeable. Well-carbonated. Advanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours with a cloudy cooper hue with a small diminishing white head. Aroma is citrus and spice. Mouthfeel is very creamy and smooth. Taste is orange, colindar and nutmeg with a nice hops overtone to finish crisp and clean. Very refreshing. Great summer brew.Pairs well with barbequed chicken, fruits& nuts or as the label suggests mussels. Great imitation of an old Belgian ale. Honk for this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2008
12oz bottle. Hazy bronze-amber color. Very pleasant Belgian yeast and hop aroma. Thick and full bodied mouthfeel. Malty and rich with a subtle solid hop bitterness in the finish. Very subtle and respectable beer. Reminds me of a Belgian Singel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2008
12oz bottle. Bottled on 072705(3+ yrs old... sweet!) Definite tart pineapply brett on on the nose. Some spicy Belgian yeast. The hops are pretty much faded by now leaving an excellent pale malt base surrounded by tart, spicy and slightly funky yeast. Pours a hazed dark orange with a nice sized off white head leaving fairly sticky lacing down the sides of the glass. Head retention is excellent throughout the entire bottle. Flavor profile starts with a good dose of bready malt, a hint of grassy hops mid palate and a blast of tart and spicy yeast on the finish. Slightly earthy. Pineapple and mango (?). Agave nectar. Medium to full bodied with excellent carbonation. Finishes lengthy and dry. Quite a surprise. A very well balanced beer: malty, slightly hoppy, plenty yeasty with a pleasant alcohol character throughout. Nice. Thanks for the awesome vintage treat Joe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2008
Finally I get to try this...and it was worth the wait. MMMMMMM. Amber pour with a nice off white head that sticks around. Aroma is that of a great belgian. Yeast, toffee, fruit, and the flavor follows suit. Soft on the tongue, yeasty, sweet, malty and just delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2519) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2008
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Orange amber with lasting head. Spicy caramel orange tobacco yeasty aroma. Sweet malty toasted caramel and ripe fruit with tobacco spicy bitterness. Nice soft medium-full mouthfeel and medium-low carbo. I’m not sure why I had low expectations for this. This is an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goblincat (399) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Orange and amber describes the color well. The aroma is full of citrus, spice, and candy. The taste is a nice blend of prune, sugar, alcohol, malt, and a finish of yeast and clove. Very drinkable, but expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Pours a golden orange amber color with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is mostly malty with somw fruit plum and raisin notes. There is also a tiny bit of spice that is mildly apparent. Flavor starts out sweet and very much caramel malts. Quickly hit by some raisin and dark fruit flavors before ending spicy and mildly hoppy also with some ginger. Medium body and soft carbonation. Good but not outstanding. Seems too dominant on the malts and doesn’t get that big presence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Cellared bottle. Pours copper with a nice white head. Smells funky with some nice dry malty hints. Tastes perfumy and funky with some hints of dry malt and a touch of fruitiness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2192) - Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2008
2006 bottle. Busted it out to celebrate my contribution to the presidential ticket 2008, aight? The head won’t go away. Very nice. Lots of bubblegum and yeast on the nose. Suggests a fruity flavor, but they hopped this generously, more in bittering than in flavor or aroma obviously. Balance is pretty good, almost there. See you tomorrow/hey Frank can I borrow/a couple of bucks from you/to go/waltzing Matilda.

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