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RATINGS: 1900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Poured a dirty orangey gold. aroma is slightly sour, with some pears, and just some old musty earthiness. Flavor is surprisingly bitter and peppery with some sweet fruit, spices, and an overall dustiness. Finishes a little sour (not in a lambic way) with a lingering lightly sweet flavor. Nice well rounded beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2006 12 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is spicey esters. Flavor is slightly tart esters with a nice spiciness. Light to medium body. No lingering aftertaste. This beer was a pleasant suprise. Very nice. Thanks Scott.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Poured a golden color. Taste was lightly sweet, some hops, some spice. A very drinkable beer, but nothing incredible for a belgian. Quite a light beer overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
12 oz bottle. Acquired in a trade with someone who I cannot remember. Thank you though. Golden color, yeasty, fruity aroma. Flavor is nice. Somewhat light - almost Saison-esque. I picked up a faint hint of bretts, which was well hidden and actually added to the flavor. Pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Dark fruit and spice aroma. Nice cloudy orange color with a health, frothy white head indicating good carbonation. Deep spicy flavor with a dry ending. Easy frothiness on the tongue, full but not suripy. Flavor holds to the bottom of the glass. This Belgian isnít too over powering like some I had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
valpoaj (729) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Large head over a translucent amber body. Aroma is a wide mix of fruits and heavy on the spice, but difficult for an amateur nose to decipher much in the way of individual characteristics. I canít help but sense some smoke in the aroma as well. Very spicy flavor, with some bitterness on the aftertaste. Intriguing, but this left something to be desired, which is probably in part due to my lofty expectations; the flavor was just a bit bland and the complexity did not allow anything to shine for me...oh well! On a side note, I fail to see how this compares to Orval as many state...maybe a bad bottle? If so, Iíll re-review

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2007
A bit cidery, a bit boozy. Lightly sweet. Alcohol bittering on top of the hops. Light tea color, lacing head. Vanilla notes. Woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2007
Bottle. Hazy amber/orange, a few odd shaped floaters, with an overflowing head. Aroma is bretty with pears and yeast. Heavily sweet and moderately sour flavor. Sticky texture. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (5499) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2007
Pours bright amber into a trappist glass. Funky brett aromas. Sharp up front turns full and peppery with a lasting sour yeast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2007
12 oz bottle - 2006: Pours a clear light amber color with big creamy off white head. Aroma has notes of honey, pear, apricot, herbal hops, bit of red wine vinegar and lactic tartness. Flavor has a fair amount of slightly chewy malt, bit of light caramel, note of honey and lemon, slight vinegary tartness. Finish is balanced, with a fairly notable bitterness. A decenet brew, an attempt to do a bretty beer, but doesnít quite do it as nicely as some.

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