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RATINGS: 1777   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
holdenn (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Sampled on cask at NotLA. This special version was dry hopped with Simcoe hops. Very yeasty nose, citrus, spice, red apples, and pepper. Lots of red apple in the flavor, sour spice, yeast and more fruit. The simcoe hops and yeast did it well, smooth, subtle, and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Cloudy orange with good, creamy head / Light, sour, fruity nose / Medium body with creamy, hop underpining, good finish, with some alcohol bite / Flavors of sour malt, banana, apple, and black pepper, with lovely hop finish / A fine Belgian highlighted by a superb body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3910) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2006 bottle from Pantanap; Nose was yeast, spices, and caramel maly; hazy copper with a big beige, light lacing, head, flavor was light fruitiness, pepperiness, spices, with a bit of hops in the finish. A good belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2007
2005 bottle from Moejuck - thanks, Joe! Sadly it was a gusher, but 2/3 survived. And what a lovely beer. Soft and floral aroma, but with some tasty sours and a nice peppery finish to it. Definitely some strong resemblance to Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja. Man, I wish I could get this regularly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jason (1690) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
2006 Bottle thanks to the generousity of Whaleman. This one gushed, no problem caught it in time to pure into the glass. Clear golden body with good size head and decent carbonation. Aroma was peppery, yeast. Reminded me of Fantomam Dark White. Taste had a slight peppery/spice to it. Good Belgian ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zootfinster (209) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Pours a nice golden amber with medium head. yeasty fruity flavor. Pretty heavy in carbonation for the style but satisfying. One of the better Goose Island brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a golden-amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of banana, spices, lemon, and yeast. Flavor has some grassy tones with huge banana, lemon and yeast flavors. A pretty good belgian style ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4591) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 12, 2007
2006 Bottle - Gusher Alert! This thing went off like a firecracker on the 4th of July. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a a large foamy/bubbly off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of green apple, banana, some sourness, spicy, Belgian yeast, barnyard and a general overall fruitiness. Aroma reminded me of some of the Jolly Pumpkin beers (gushing did too). Flavor of Belgian yeast, spices, overly carbonated. Carbonation actually kind of covers up some of the flavors that are in here. As this one aired out I got more citrus, tropical fruits, very light sourness with some hop bitterness and on the dry side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2007
An aroma of clove and a bit of yeastiness. An almost orange pour with a huge foamy head. This baby continues to fizzle to the head 5 minutes after the pour. Just a hint of the clove in the flavor. Some apple tries to sneak in there ahead of the bitter. There is just a hint of an off flavor in this beer that keeps me from rating it a little higher in the flavor. The palate is like it should be except the faominess is a little soft. A good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3445) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
12 oz bottle, 2006. Turned out to be quite a foamer. Caught me by surprise when the suds pushed out after uncapping. Fuzzy brown orange with a dense ivory head. Banana caramel; like a tripel in nose. Fizzy apricot and apple juice. Dries with sourdough bread and allspice.

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