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RATINGS: 1792   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 I cant belive it has taken me this long to rate this beer. Bottled 7/27/05. Served in a snifter. Golden color, smallish head. The aroma is very bretty (leather, barnyardy)with some nice woody undertones. There is also a honeyish sweetness to the aroma. The initial flavor is tart citrus, yeast, vanilla ice cream followed by a mild sourness and spiciness, with the flavor nearly identical to the aroma. Finish is tart and refreshing, but has plenty of body early one. Good stuff! RE-RATE Tasted another bottle that was aged for 16.5 months (bottled 3.3.06). Brett aroma and flavor are just divine. There is also a great honey flavor as well as a beautiful floral, citrus, and tropical flavor. This beer is both as complex and as easy to drink as any beer I have had, I am adding a point to the flavor and a couple overall impression points.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Thanks to Monger. From bottle pours a hazy orange with thin white head. Nose is spicy and belgian sugar. Flavor is pretty one dimensional and follows the nose. Might of hit this one too early.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Cloudy light amber/orange color with a white head. Aroma is sour like a sour ale or gueze, but not near as strong, also smells of yeast and spices. Flavor of sourness, spices, and yeast. Dry and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Thanks badgerben. Pours an amber/orange, thin white head. This had a good but different flavor to it. You got an alcohol kick but with the fruitiness, oranges, grapefruit, and a sweetness to it that all blended together nicely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 21, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of and shared with gputty. Cloudy orange with a thin white head. Nose is thick, sweet orange, spicy and yeasty. Flavor is more of the same, with an almost tropical fruit tone. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2006
12oz bottle pours beautiful sparkling amber with a picture perfect foamy offwhite head. Aroma of yeast, with orange and some apricot. Flavor includes all 3 yeast, orange, apricot, some candi sugar, raisins, some definite spiciness on the finish which is quite dry. The soft mouthfeel is as great as the appearance. Very light in the mouth and creamy. Very nice brew and Ive come to expect nothing but from Goose Island..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4843) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Lots of brett and possibly the best of the three recent Belgian styles releases from Goose Island. Poured well chilled. Even while cold there is a substantial barnyard quality to the beer that improves as the beer warms a bit. Flavor has sweet malt; sugar. The hops and light and delicate and work well with the other flavors. There is also light fruit as well. A great looking beer, enormous white head that lasts a long time. Minimal sediment.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Pours a light orange color with a thick white head. Aroma is sweet, lemony, and you can really smell the Brett. Tastes sweet and refreshing. Very easy on the hops leaving a nice crisop aftertase.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Pours a dark golden amber with a medium head. Aroma is spicy and fruity, apricot and orange. Mild flavor, sweet, a little bitterness at the end. Easy drinking. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Botle. Pours a nice rich honey color with a wonderful fruity aroma. Taste of citrus and spice with a delighful hop finish. Very complex flavors that is extremelt easy to drink. Another good beer from Goose Island.


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