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RATINGS: 1806   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a medium brown color beer with a nice big foamy head with good retention. Aroma of sweet cookie dough with some yeast characteristic. Taste is somewhat dominated by the sweet cookie dough, some yeast and some dry fruits. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is just perfect. Overall, I wasnít expecting this to be such good Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Huge thanks to Mike for the bottle. Cloudy orange, thin head. Nose is orange, funky brett, grape pop (faint) Flavor is quite reminiscent of orval (!) Bretty funk, grape gum, slight acidity. I wish this was a tiny bit drier but this really is quite stunning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle poured a clear golden orange with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of peaches, light carmel and spice. Palate was light bodied, slightly tart and slightly dry. Flavors of fruitiness, straw and spices with a dry slightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2006
In the bottle. Bottle# 0950 on 7/27/05. Pours dark gold with a medium white head. Large visible flocculent particles suspend in the glass. Has a delicious bubble gum aroma. The flavor is a bit of a disappointment, but I do get pronounced strawberries upon swirling. Good beer, but not worth the accelerated price. The least favorite of mine in this special series.

   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 canít 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1527) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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 Iíve come to expect nothing but from Goose Island..

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