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RATINGS: 1681   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (601) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Nice solid Belgian style. Orange color. Aroma of banana and some tart apple. Taste is well balanced with Belgian style yeast, spices, sweet orange. Drinkable, with good carbonation. Nothing special but really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap at New Bohemia. Beautiful appearance characterized by copper color. Little head. Taste is complex. Some spicy qualities. Some hops. Malt is there. Very easy to drink given the alcohol involved. Definitely one of Goose Island’s best. Finish is really solid. I would hook up with this Matilda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raradel (334) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
Nice and smooth Classic Belgian flavors. Great palate with medium body and fruity nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EyeAmBaldman (184) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Pours a nice amber with a thick white head. Nice aroma of fruits. Taste is typical Belgian ale. Nice carbonation. Hint of fruit in the taste. Not very bitter. Just a solid Belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (439) - , Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2014
2014 edition.... 12oz picked up at the COOP... poured into my short goblet 1/2" head dies back quickly.... very clear orange brew... no lacing. Aroma shows big phenol... clovey and lesser peppercorn... esters are equally large with pear and sweet apricot... doesn’t really gel with me, perhaps too much of everything. Again... clove phenols.. pear juice.. background toasty malt essence.. The palate is not nearly as pronounced as the nose... really lackluster. expected body and carbonation... Just an Okay brew.. I’ve had Matilda bunches of times over the years, and am never too impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bconger (138) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle, 2012. Dark golden with thick offwhite head. Aromas of banana and marigold, maybe a little sweet bug spray but it smells like summer so that’s ok. More sourness on the back of the tongue and more of that vegetal taste that the aroma predicted. The alcohol is balanced and the mouthfeel is nice, maybe a bit thin. Beautiful label, interesting beer. Glad I tried it but don’t have to have a second.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ZvexFan (1) - Verona, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2014 does not count
I noticed this beer can be aged and should’ve read the bottle before I opened it. The flavor, head and taste is pretty unique. A bit sweet for my liking but interesting nonetheless. Neat beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ctplt777 (55) - - MAR 27, 2014
Straight filthy. This beer is wonderful. So spicy and sweet and the balance is nuts. Keeps you wondering what’s next. Very complex. As it warms up it just gets more complex and delicious. This is what beer is all about. Taste and craftsmanship. Matilda is just it. I respect Goose Island for what they do. Sometimes I think they stretch too far then I drink Matilda and chill out and just understand. They are so chill and so complex. Excellent beer and an excellent brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foudebiere (35) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
La bière a une belle couleur orangée et une mousse onctueuse qui a un goût de levure. À l’odeur, les bretts sont présents avec une odeur aigre et «funky». Mais il y a aussi une odeur sucrée qui fait penser à l’orange. Au goût, c’est l’acidité des bretts qui frappent en premier, puis c’est le sucré d’orange et même un petit côté épicé. Personnellement, je trouve ça divin!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (408) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Hazy amber pour with minimal white head. Spice, fruit and hops in the aroma. Spicy hop and fruit taste. Dry citrus hop finish that is slightly sour. A fine beer.

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