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RATINGS: 1798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Draft @GTMW. Pours a medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma has a bit of maltiness and a great hop presence. A very interesting flavor. Nice Belgian spices, but with an amount of hops not normally found in a Belgian ale. A bit of fruit as well. Even mouthfeel, with very little alcohol flavor coming through. Iíve had this in the past, and enjoyed this draft version much better. I think the freshness helped out the hops, which seemed muted in the past, probably due to elapsed time in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopslayer (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2007 does not count
bottle- golden brown with little to no head. says there is alot of hops, but I cant seem to find any myself. curious to know exactly what the spice flavor in this beer is. something familiar, just cant place it. not as impressed with this brew as I thought I might be. Maybe with a couple years cellaring it would be better. not in a hurry to try again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theviolet (173) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Light and fruity aroma. Very pleasant. No sign of alcohol. Deep color, dark amber. No head. Mild flavors with an alcohol warming in the finish. Flavors donít fully come out as strongly as in other beers. I taste fruit, earth. Tastes like it should be in a dark forest. Good mouthfeel, not too much alcohol. Very crisp at the end as well. It will need to be rated again soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Deep and dark fruits in the flavor. Actually thats a decent way of describing the appearance as well. Hops are making thierselves shown here, and heavy on the palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Definitely unlike just about anything Iíve tasted before. Comes off kind of like a spicy lambic. Orangish/brownish color with a very active head (it started foaming the second I opened up the bottle). Aroma as promised of spice and fruit. Flavor a sort of yeasty sour fruit flavor with hints of cinnamon and cloves. I couldnít taste a whole lot of hops in there, though, yet alone a "profuse amount."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
freekyp (1574) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 A nice big Belgian with an easy drinking profile. All the requisite character is there: light sweetness, spicy aroma hops, lightly bitter hop finish, notes of dried apricots, etc. Sometimes Belgians give off a tartness that is not present in this brew. Very clean, and perhaps a good introduction to the Belgian style. Hides its potent alcohol content well. Nicely balanced, and a great food pairing beer. Try it with an herby chicken dish, or seafood with wine sauce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2007
Bottle: Pours a dirty copper brown with a tiny white head. Nose is mild of Belgian spices and fruitiness. I found this to be incredibly smooth with flavors of frutiness up front, a little yeast and spices with a little hops too. Thanks EithCubes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CamdenD (1113) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 22, 2007
Good enough belgian ale with a full malt backbone; however, this ale runs a bit sticky sweet on the tongue which overwhelms any flavor lying underneath. In all, a good beer, if a bit one-sided.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rowefam3 (70) - kendallville, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Very suprising. Good that is. Real nice complexity for the style. Nice bitterness too. They actually had this on tap at PIER 32 in Hamilton Indiana. Iíll be back!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2007
Thanks to Bob, Michelle, and mostly my baby Jana for the 12th annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival today! On tap @ the fest. Nose of dried fruit, wheat & alcohol, smoke & vanilla. The beer is sparkling copper. The fully lasting off-white head leaves good lace. The brew is spicy & peppery with high acidity and a brief finish. The full creamy body is lively, the finish feels dry.

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