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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2007
I have had this a couple of times on draft and bottle, draft looked a little darker? Either way its a little too sweet for my taste, but itís obvious why people like it - its VERY Belgian. Bottle tells the Orval story, and all the Goose limited relaeses look cool. Possibly a little overpriced, but like the Pere Jacques I canít say anything bad, it just isnít my favorite style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a big steady off-white creamy head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, spice and fruit. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity with yeast and citrus, bitter hops and some malt. Bitter, yeasty and fruity spiced dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2007
bottle poured into a trappist glass has an orange amber in color, light sediment, and a thin layer of white foam on the surface that did attempt to lace. initial aroma on the pour had yeast and fruit, some sharp spice, caramel, orange peel, malt, and is really nice to smell. taste is mid range on the mouth feel, flavor is spicy, nice yeast that has lighter fruit character than the smell led me to believe, dominated by the sharpness of the spice but thankfully the malt does keep it from being too much. really a nice brew, has a good story to go with it, also some strong flavors but the complexity of it keeps me interested, props go out to these guys for pulling this off so well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5689) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Bottle - 750mL with a crown. Label states 6.5% ABV and 2007 Batch. Pours amber with a moderate fading tan head. Aroma is spicy with fruit notes, Belgian yeast and sweet malts. Slightly hoppy as well. Taste is sweet with spicy notes, more yeast, flowers, and fruit. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation. Light bitterness in spots. Ends with more fruit, spices, strong yeast and sweet malts. Very nice session style Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 Draft. Pours a coppery amberish wit a smallish head. Kind of sweet, not overhopped. Really good and really drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Tasted from bottle at the Pizza Port Strong Ale festival. Bottle from BBB63, Mike. Amber color. Small bubble head. Meady (which is good!). 8,3,9,4,16:4 Rerate at Dr Bills. Why is this considered a strong ale? 7,3,7,3,15: 3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 2010-08-04, bottle from Salling in Ňrhus, vintage 2009, 1 year old, 5-4-5-2-9=25
Hazy light amber color; thin head. The aroma is lighly acidic. The body is not very strong, and there is an evident sourness. This bottle is spoiled.

2008-04-30, bottle vintage 2007, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy amber color with red shades. The aroma is a bit soapy. Soft mouthfeel, medium body, but the flavor is not impressive. Overall, not as good as the draught one.

2007-09-29, draught at the brewpub, Clybourn location, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Hazy amber color; creamy head. Nice aroma, malty, spicy and yeasty, Belgian style. Good mouthfeel, round; malty flavor, with a sweet spicy character (described as mellow tartness by the brewery); good bitterness. Mature brew, excellent Belgian example.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1067) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
A little thin for me, and from what Iíve had so far, a little thin as Belgians go. The prominent note is lemon, which is one of my red flags. The finish is a lot like the start - yeasty, lemony - which is another. I had in on tap at Clybourn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3812) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 bottle í06 - Pours hazy gold with a huge head. This one took awhile to pour. The aroma is of sweet malt and some citrus. The flavor is very sweet with light citrus notes, and a touch of spice and alcohol. Itís pretty good, but I donít think theyíve quite nailed the style. edit: Enjoyed on draft this year. Itís better that way. Bumping up my rating just a little...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2007
This was good. From the tap at The Nomad in Milwaukee. Served in a tulip. Looks like ruby red grapefruit juice, has a delightful yeasty aroma with spices and citrus notes. Tastes like orange-grapefruit-cider, which sounds bad but is actually quite pleasant. Not overly spicy like many Belgian knockoffs, so it was nice not to have overwhelming wheat or coriander in there too.

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