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RATINGS: 1792   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2012 vintage. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a cloudy orange color. The eggshell-colored head is fluffy and bubbly, about two fingers high. Lacing is splotchy and inconsistent, but definitely exists. S: This is funky, but not overly so. Notes of earth and...um...funk help balance out its notes of bread, apple, and pear. Thereís some spicing which is very subtle, too. While itís not the most complex, the notes it uses are very well done and very enjoyable. T: The first flavors are quite fruity, bright, and somewhat sugary. Not only does this bring the typical apple and pear notes, but strong citrusy qualities are also existent. The funk is very subtle, creating a balancing note with its sweeter flavors. The finish is also lightly biscuity. Much like Duvel, it isnít super complex, it just uses itís handful of notes brilliantly to deliver a killer drinking experience. M: As expected, itís fizzy and light, with no hints of alcohol anywhere. The finish is damn-near bone dry. Itís light enough where itís pretty damn drinkable. O: This one is pretty close to Duvel in terms of quality, but perhaps not quite there. Who cares?! Itís still freaking excellent. Iíd really be intrigued in aging this one even further, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (1212) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Bottle at Eaten By Monsters, Carlisle. Bright orangey gold, clear as you like. Bread, papaya and an odd plastic note inthe scent. The taste is... my sweet Lord... a honeyed caramel intensity bomb. Full gooey palette. My only criticism - and despite my fondness for this beer it is not a minor one - is the feel of artifice which separates Matilda, the pretender queen, from the better Abbey beers. But if it is a copy, it is a good one, and worthy of enjoyment without comparison.†

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (992) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 27, 2015
Deep amber color . Medium , white head. Floral aroma with notes of yeast , spices , fruits. Fruits , yeast and sweet malt in taste . Very light , refreshing , easy to drink . Pleasant dry finish. Good belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
freiter (3) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
Murky dark blonde with medium foam. Fresh and crisp, fruity. Nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (182) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Translucent orange with a minimally sized white head. Pleasant aroma containing notes of malt, yeast, caramel, banana, and citrus. Full bodied, smooth, and extremely rich. Flavours, of yeast, caramel, malt, butterscotch, banana, citrus, and vanilla are present with a negligibly hoppy finish. Absolutely delectable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crdunn (6) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Out of bottle. Great beer, nice and fruity, spicy notes. Overall great belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a white head. Fruity, spicy aroma with notes of bretts. Malty, slightly bitter and funky taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
6549 (14) - - APR 18, 2015
Very good beer with a slight hoppy taste. The overall flavor from start to finish is good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2766) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
Tap at the Hammered Lamb. Hazy light brown pour. Smooth, slightly sweet, tart medium body with belgian yeast notes in the flavor. Hints of noble hops and Belgian yeast in the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (645) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2015
My kind of beer. Beautiful aroma and a real nice belgian flavor. Looks really good in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (738) - DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Big white head, that last long, great lacing, deep orange color. Fruity, spicy, peber, malt, mango, pear. Dry mouth feel, high carbonation.

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