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RATINGS: 1702   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 16/20
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2006
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 Different beer, has a dry estery taste to it. After a few tastes of this it appears to have a slight spicy flavor to it. I really like the way they have made this one and would recommend everyone to at least try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2006
Beer pours a cloudy, copper color with a smallish, totally dissipating beige colored head. Aroma is yeasty with a bit of hops. I have read a few of the other reviews and I think comparisons to Orval are inevitable here. This is a hop driven, yeasty Belgian style and so you have it. Flavors are yeasty, lightly estery, with a nice, spicy hoppiness and a bone dry finish. Very nice effort from an American brewer, brewing a Belgian style. Prost!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (414) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
Semi-cloudy, with layers of yellow, orange and amber. I drink Orval reguraly, so I figured I’d give this a try. The aroma is yeasty and medicinal. First tastes are a fruity ester, slightly sour. The yeast seems reminesent of some Belgian trappist ales. I think the hops are distinctly different, if comparing to Orval. The flavor really is a combanation of a Honkers ale and a spicy trappist like Orval. Suprisingly complex and thouroly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2006
Tangy spicey fruity aroma, amber tinted gold, tart sweet and tangy,with mouthpuckerying mouthfeel definitely an Orval want to be

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2006
On tap. Pours copper with a good sized frothy white head. Ginger, clove, and rootbeer candy all complimented by caramel/toffee malts and fruity esters. A solid Belgian from Goose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7875) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2006
Gold-amber beer, clear; amberish tinted small head. Brett nose, sourish, Orval-like with the near imperceptible Orval sourishness abnormally enlarged; very fruity, citrus, etc. Sweet taste, bit malty, little sourishness in the taste. Sweet dough - like taste, pinch of salt included. Dry, restrained hops, orange zeste. And, I think, fatty acids. Light to medium bodied, rather dry, but at the same time the fatty acids/ phenolic (?) feel. A good try - but no match for the original, not in a long time!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle... Clear, golden ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Good retention. Yeasty, spicy aroma with notes of bread dough, orange peel and fuzzy fruit. The flavor is sweet, malty and lightly fruity. Medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes wheaty and dry. A bit Orvalesque, but pulls up way short of that lofty status. Not my thing, but a quality beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Pours a medium dark amber. Aromas of orange, caramel, and some spice. Flavors are yeasty, orange, clove and other spice. Not a favorite style. But still a damn fine beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
This beer has a healthy aroma that is an infusion of wheat, yeast, brown sugar, and banana. It is a golden orange colored solution with a good thick cream colored head. This rich moderately heavy beer flows through the mouth smoothly. This beer introduces itself to the palate with the taste of yeast. It finishes with a orange and wheat ensemble that fades leaving a nice healthy wheat taste lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TerribleSwede (1) - USA - MAR 1, 2006 does not count
floral, herbs, alcohol, clear, golden, amber, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thin feel, fizzy, bitter,

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