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RATINGS: 1887   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is of malts, yeast, spice, candi sugar, and caramel. Taste is very malty, with a big spiciness. Lingering spicy bread taste. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1486) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2008
This is a solid effort by Goose Island. Itís very subtle, but a nice maltiness and a slightly spicy yeastiness. Clean finish. Nothing extraordinary, but very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2008
OTH tasting 09/06/08. Pours crystal clear deep gold with thin white head. The aroma is full with coriander spice notes, sugary sweet Belgian candi sugar, mild brown sugar, hints of grainy malts and more spiciness. The taste has sweet notes seducing the palate first with mild esters, assorted spices and a faint yet growing pepper seem to round out the smooth blended flavor. Thereís more going on here but Iím struggling putting words to the experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2008 This is a nearly perfect beer. Pours a dark amber, with an aroma that hits you right off the bat. A smooth citrus with subtle hops and a sweetness that doesnít overpower. Ends with a pleasant bitterness on the aftertaste. I canít recommend this enough. Once again proving that Goose Island is always on the cutting edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2008
GABF 08: Lightish body but chewy flavors. Bready, yeasty, wholesome and earthy malt flavors. Pleasant spices along with some background fruit. Nice beer but it didn’t stand out among other Goose Island offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11247) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Re-rate 6/4/12: Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Daganís place. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy golden. Slightly funky aroma with fruits, a honey and a bit of caramel. Sweetish and slightly sourish flavor with malt, fruits, honey notes and yeast. Medium-bodied. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2

(10/10/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Clybourn, Chicago. It was on the menu as "Reserve Matilda" but I guess itís the same one. Slightly hazy amber color. Aroma of malt, caramel, fruits and mild yeasty spiciness. Sweet caramelly flavor with malt, some yeast, fruits and a quite spicy finish with some bitterness. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice. 7/4/7/3/14=3.5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33789) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin lazing orangey head. The aroma is sweet and very fruity - especially oranges, as well as light notes of yeast. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, fruit, and yeast, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rds (230) - USA - OCT 15, 2008
Hereís an opaque deep honey brew topped by a thin near white head, presented by notes of pepper and maybe cinnamon, but a nice spectrum of hops and sweetness that makes it a winner.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 On tap. Amber brown with little head. Very little aroma - bit of malt. Low carbonation - thin mouthfeel at first but lingering aftertaste. Flavor is fairly bland. Spice, some bitterness is there, but not much else. Rather unimpressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2008
2006 bottle.Pretty standard Belgian strong ale for me; but still well done. Yeast, citrus and fruit aroma. Flavor was much of the pretty good

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