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RATINGS: 1847   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 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2009 nose of moderate yeast funk and good esters. appearance is well clouded amber. flavor is of well developed malt, yeast and lightly sweetened dubbel esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 On tap, bowl goblet. Amber body with a fat finger’s worth of a white head, fading to a spotty lacing. Aroma of field clover, more bitter than sweet, followed by a earthy yeastiness. Initial impressions on the tongue are bitter, hay-scented hops, a floral impression like honey without the sweetness, and wafting over it all a yeasty funk. There’s a moderate amount of carbonation on the tongue, but the dominant mouthfeel impression is dryness. This beer is really quite dry, hardly sweet at all. The yeast ranges all over the place, from the scent before the rain down to wet cardboard. In something neither sweet nor sour, it’s interestering, but I don’t think it works for me in this particular example. As the beer warms, some of the darker malts come through, caramel flavors, just a hint of the wheat-citrus-banana complex, but the beer remains dry and ambiguously funky throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
12 oz. bottle graciously given to me by Gregis. Vintage 2006 according to the label. Pour is a gusher, flowing and fizzing off white head on top of a hazed orange and ruby body. Aroma of funk, hay and general barnyard yeast aromas. Very Bretty. Aroma fades somewhat quickly. Taste has quite a bit of the hay initially, with some wheat. Flavor quickly moves to the funk, and rides that through to an earthy, almost sour finish. Aftertaste lingers with all of the flavors, and a bit of wet dirt. Herbal notes throughout. Nice medium palate allows Brett to present itself without as much dryness as expected. Its dry, certainly, just not bone dry. Nice clone, enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2008
served as a comparision to orval. much less acidic and smooth than orval. mellow, malty, yeasty and easy drinking. some fruitieness, a little funky/ sour, but not too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a deep hazy golden orange with a huge fluffy white head that lingers for ages leaving big sheets of lacing. Aroma is fairly subtle and consists of biscuity malts and citrus, including some tart lemon notes. There’s also the underlying Belgian yeasts and spices in the end. The taste is a slightly sweeter version of the nose with the aforementioned Belgian yeasts coming to the forefront and a much stronger fruity sweetness than the nose, with a hint of bananas in there. There is also some spices in the finish with a slight hop presence as well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with tons of carbonation and leaves the tongue tingling after ever sip. This is a great Belgian from Goose Island and one that I look forward to trying again. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Pours a dark amber in color. There’s a ginormous three inch head on the pour. Looks great in my Duvel glass. Smell is spicy and yeasty. A little bit of spice in the taste. Very creamy and full in the mouthfeel. A bit of hops in the flavor as well. Not overly complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2008
Nice to look at. Slightly sour, but in a Belgian yeast sort of way. Really tasty malt and yeast combination. Slight bitter hop presence. Maybe a little too easy to drink. Great job!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2008
bottle, ligth orange amber color, fizzy tall head, sour paste and fruit nose, tastes of spice and yeast, nice body but flavor is lacking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2008
2007 Bottle. This pours a darker yellow color. After pouring a thick white head was present. Aroma is spicy and has lemon and citrus in it. Has a very smooth mouthfeel. Great beligian style beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008
The beer pours a yellow orange very clear with a thick white head. The nose is a mix of citrus and yeast with a spicy note. The taste is great a well balanced mix of yeast and spice with a nice finish. Yummy

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