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RATINGS: 1757   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
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle. Pretty bland. Notes of honey and alcohol, but pretty nondescript overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Poured honey colored with a fluffy dirty white head. Some floaties were present. Aroma was yeast, floral notes, and sweet fruits. Flavor is sweet fruits, some orange peel, and a hint of cardboard. Finish is dry and floral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
iím not a big belgian fan, so my apologies.... itís a solid beer that is as authentic as an american over the top rendition could be. complex flavors from the belgian yeasts end in a nice bitter hop note, but not overwhelming

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - JAN 22, 2007
draft. hazy copper with thin head. the aroma is sweet, so is the flavor. rather cloying finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2010 2006 edition bottle (Year printed on label neck). Sour Flemish smell underneath the cap. Sun filtered brown in a goblet, thin ring of foam. Sweet light malts in the taste, but also a nice dryness. Hints of orange, perhaps some coriander, either added or created by the yeast. Melded with sharp European hop notes. Very tasty and worthy of the styleÖ and the beer Iím drinking as the Bears just punched their tickets to the SUPER BOWL!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Pours a golden color with yeast sediment floating about. Aroma is a large amount of citrus with the main component being lemon with large amounts of belgian spice, malt, and other mild citrus notes. Taste is a bit more sweet then I like in my belgians. There is also bit of earthiness and dryness in this beer. Overall, itís a good beer but not for my palate. Michael Jackson, you lied to me about this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RealAleDave (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Slightly hazy orangish gold. Extremely fine, bright white head starts at an inch or so and settles to an incomplete cap. Simply stunning nose! Bright crackery malt, lemony citric hops, and a hearty whack of bretty barnyardy goodness fill the nose. Mouthwatering stuff. Medium light in the mouth Waves of dry lemony malt arrive, and are amply supported by wicked acidity and complex earthy barnyard flavors. Outstanding length. Great, great beer here. Extremely fine carbonation keeps this light and lively, though it does have a slight drying effect on the palate. Perilously drinkable, wonderful with food, and a wholly captivating beverage. Bravo! 2006 Release.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2007 12oz bottle dated 3/2/06. matilda vs. orval. pours a beautiful clear deep amber with big head. appearance is identical to orval. aroma has some very nice citrus, barnyard, cloves, coriander, belgian yeast, sorta buttery, and orange peel. mouthfeel is pretty fizzy and very full. flavor is nice muted spicyness, brett, stale hops, butter, some mildly sweet biscuit flavor. finishes dry and smooth. very refreshing. sweeter with more orange peel and less yeasty in flavor than orval. props to goose island for a great homage to orval..............sampled on cask at the Night of the Living Ales 07, this version was dry hopped with Simcoe. interesting twist on matilda, like a west coast ipa crashing with a belgian ale. didnít improve matilda but the twist works, didnít change my rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2007
On tap at BW3. Yellowed out orange gold with thin white head. Apple cider astringency, light sweetness, Belgian fruitiness. Full mouth feel, not overly carbonated, decently viscous. Lightly sweet, fruity, not malty. Slightly malty finish. Fruity balanced aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAndy (120) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Pours cloudy orange with no head and some floating bits. Aroma is sweet perfume with citrus. Flavor is malty and spicy up front with some funkiness in the finish. Good work by the Goose.

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