Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Dr. Bills. Cloudy blonde with nice white cap. Sensual bouquet and matching flavors of citrus rind, melon rind, grapefruit. Great dryness.
nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. This was at least 5x better on tap than bottled. Beautiful reddish copper in different layers, small head and nice lacing. The aroma was great with citrus fruits, bread, nutmeg, banana, and other tropical fruits. Taste was yeasty, fruity, and a bitter hoppy finish. Lots of spices, some carbonation, and good overall texture. Be sure to have this on tap if youíve only had the bottle version.
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from 12-oz bottle at Bistro 110 in downtown Chicago. Pours a semi-clear amber brew with an average off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. Some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel and Munich malts, some white pepper, cloves, a touch of coriander and fruit bread. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of biscuits, light yeast, some cloves and light fruit. Finish has a mild bitterness with some white pepper and bready malt aftertaste.
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clearish amber with a white head. Quite sweet with a romas of cereals. Dry and quite yeasty. High carbonation. Spicy, a bit like a wit. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Long dry, yeasty finish.
BuckeyeSammy (604) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much of a head, ruby amber with minimal lacing. Aroma is sweet hops, toast. Flavor is lightly spiced, high drinkability. Malty hints. Well balanced, not too thick/syrupy. Pretty decent american take on a belgian style.
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2008
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught at Goose Island, Chicago, Illinois. I found this overly sour and disappointing. I ended up trading with my drinking companion for Honkerís. The aroma of fruit and hops was nice.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a gold/orange with white head. fruit, bread, pepper, citrus, and spice (clove). This is nothing that special and Im not a huge fan, but itís still well done.
Piggy (27) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber in color with a small off white forming head, Aroma small hops add it to, with a hint of a very sweet sugar candy. Taste light in spices with a clove flavor to it.
dmac (5377) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from xmarcnolanx, thanks Marc. Pours a hazy orange with an average to small, small for a Belgian anyway, lacey white head. Aroma of candied sugar, tropical fruit, biscuit, green bananas and yeast. Medium bodied with creamy smooth carbonation and a quick disipating aftertaste. Flavor starts off with lots of biscuit, sugar and tropical fruit, finishes with a yeast kick. Really drinkable and nice, never knew anyone named Matilda though.
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and first rating on the new computer after a lovely little hard drive crash pushed the last machine out of service. Thought maybe Matilda would be a good way to start (better than Mikkeller Black Hole or Weyerbacher Insanity.) Anyhow, Matilda is a lovely copper color... very transparent and highly carbonated, yet there is not much head forming. Smells like fruit and a bit of peppery hops... a bit of a sweetness to it. Flavor is familiar and nicely done. I get the feeling that Iíve had this beer a hundred times... Taste opens up with a sweet and fruity salvo that transitions to lovely candi sugar and cloves. All of this eventually fades to a bit of a pepper and banana/clove finish that reminds me a lot of yeast. Very nice.