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RATINGS: 1796   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 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jannick13 (139) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with large forthy head. High carbonation. Aroma of oranges and other citrus fruits. Taste brings back the citrus, but also a bit of almost of a cider aspect, herbs, acidic and light bitter finish. Can’t help, but compare this to an Orval. A bit more tarty if I’m not mistaken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (243) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
765 (???) ml bottle intermittently into a tulip. Figured I’d give it a shot as the few Goose Island products in province seem to be in the midst of being delisted (with sizeable price reduction!) at the provincial store. Pours a transluscent golden colour, with quickly dissipating fluffy white head. Yeasty, citrus nose with a bit of barnyard funk. Slightly spicy favour, and a bit tart, with a dry bitter finish. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation. Complex and interesting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erussell (7) - - MAR 28, 2015 does not count
A citrusy, wheat Belgian beer. Orange undertones, reminiscent of hacker pshorr. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregorymconway (218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
Sept 2014 bottle. Copper/orange body with a huge off-white head which dissipated slowly. Aroma is tart green apple, pear, subtle lemon, leather, white pepper, and a little barnyard funk. Appropriate carbonation, quite effervescent with some lingering dry sweetness. Very light bitterness, surprisingly sessionable. Top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1463) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale has a medium, off-white head, a bubbly, brilliant, deep-orange appearance, lots of larger and powdery gray-white sediment roiling about, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sugary, bready, sweet, horse blanket, with some citrus aspects. Taste is of those elements, with some white pepper and fairly bitter hop spicing. Mouthfeel is medium, and Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale finishes champagne-like, flavorful, and not boozy. Smooth stuff. RJT

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nihtila (1450) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
16.5.2014. Aroma of strong raisin, yeast, sth like cider, brown sugar. Taste is similar, even stronger. Way too much raisin for, it tasted like it was not ok but I think it was as it should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rentonj7 (84) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
2012 enjoyed in 2015. Deep orange copper with fluffy slowly fading head. Definitely smell the brett, very tart apple with other funky notes. Very funky, spice notes, past ripe citrus, fermenting dough, old biscuits. Interesting. Lively carbonation. Very dry finish. Palate very similar to a dry champagne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3714) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Tap at Fathead’s, Portland. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, Belgian yeast, some caramel and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1189) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2014, enjoyed January 2015. Pours hazy golden, with a receding creamy head. Aroma is fruity Belgian yeast and notes of brett, with cloves, spices and woody notes, as well as kandi and some lightly roasted malts. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is tart and bretty, with peppery spices, wood, and kandi, as well as flowery, herbal and soapy notes before a dry spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlimHabib (279) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle pour. Hazy dark golden with a large frothy white head. Aroma is Yeast, citrus, spices, and a little malts. Full creamy body. Taste is caramel, barley, spices, with a very light bitter aftertaste.

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