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RATINGS: 1709   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1339) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2014
On draught at Belmont Station. Golden color. Aroma is pepper spice, yeast, plum, grass, and citrus honey. Taste is bittersweet yeast, pepper, banana, prune, grass, and honey. Finishes with a slight bitterness, but mostly a refreshing sweet farmhouse aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
samflan (2) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
Beautiful beer. It has a sweet aroma, reminiscent of many Belgian ales, but the taste was more earthy and robust than I expected. The bottle’s label suggests laying down for up to 5 years. If I got my hands on another bottle I would do just that.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JToth (29) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours a nice dark golden amber colour with a thin white head. Fruity aroma with slight malty hints. Rather sweet flavour but some subtle sourness at the end. The further I got into the beer some slight piney tastes came to the forefront. First Goose Island product I’ve tried and very excited to try more.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olost (15) - - AUG 11, 2014
Meio do caminho entre a Pale Ale, mas não tão amarga, e a Belgian, mas mais encorpada. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 7, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-25-12- Poured from bottle into tulip glass Appearance - Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a nice two finger white head that receded quite rapidly. Once the head has faded, a moderate level of lacing is left on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of lighter fruit aromas of pear, banana, apple and peach. Mixed with these fruit aromas are notes of a yeasty smell as well as some spice aromas of clove and nutmeg. Rounding out all these are some aromas of a bready nature, which when combined with the rest create a very nice aroma overall. Taste – The taste begins with many of the fruit flavors that were also present in the nose. The apples, pear and peach which start are also accompanied initially by a biscuity flavor. Soon as the flavor advances however the yeast and spice show up bringing a yeast cake, banana, and classic yeast spice profile (clove and nutmeg) flavor to the tongue. In the end flavors of a more herbal and grapefruit citrus nature come to the tongue, leaving a sour and sweet (emphasis on the sweet) flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the slightly lighter side with the carbonation level being rather average. Both were quite fitting for the fruit flavors of the beer as well as the style. Overall – A nice fresh tasting Belgian strong pale. While not super “strong” it is smooth and flavorful. A good drinker and one to try if you get a chance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
750ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves some spotted lacing behind. Streams of carbonation rising to the surface. Aroma is light fruits and spice with some yeasty notes and hints of caramel. Taste is a spicy hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with generous carbonation. A nicely done Belgian style pale ale and recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (947) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2014
bottle in a trade thanks a lot to cunningham! shared with a friend. poured a cloudy amber colour with a white head. spiced pepper smell, spiced yeast, grains, sour notes, lemon peel. taste is like a bad orval clonde

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1975) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
Pours clear amber with low white head. Aroma of honey, wheat, cilantro, light herbs. Taste is rich honey sweet, balancing out with subtle bitterness towards the finish. Light, very smooth body with soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SG111 (81) - - JUL 31, 2014
Pours a dark orange/honey color small head, some lacing. Aroma is Belgian spices, clove, some banana but there’s a feeling of complexity here. Taste is yeasty with a complex spice feeling. A slight bitterness at the end which is awesome. One of my favorites, this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1201) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
(bottle) bright clear orange amber colour with a medium tall white head; aroma: floral, urinal cake, hint of barnyard; balanced flavour with no finish


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