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RATINGS: 1645   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanoi (295) - - JAN 19, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 2012 Bottle; Matilda is my daughters name, also a 2012 vintage, so how could I resist? Fantastic nose, festive spice, a hint of strawberry and white peach and a lovely yeasty undertone. Lovely golden appearance with lots of lacing. The soft fruits from the nose carries through into the taste, with a hint of grass and spice with a wonderful candy finish. The Belgian yeast is prominent and suitably delicious. The beer has wonderful depth in taste. A suitably excellent beer: The second best Matilda from 2012 :) Botlle: A 12 month old on my daughter’s first birthday. The beer has not improved as much as I hoped after 12 months in the cellar. The nose has now become much more vinious, and the soft tones I noted last year have been subsumed by a lot of green apple, and more vinious and sherry notes. Down rating, sorry Tilly :( .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
simmonap (3) - Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Malty aroma, nice amber color, little to no white head. Nasty and spicy yeast profile. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricktop86 (514) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2014
Hazy dark orange in appearance with a white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, dark fruit and spices. Taste follows nose with a slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2014
The appearance is a clear orange with a very small white head, and the aroma is fairly light with only hints of Belgian yeast and sour fruit. The taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet, and the palate fuses an average carbonation, medium body, slick texture, and a slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricTeusink (631) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2014
I am going through a Belgian Ale phase. This beer pours a hazy golden straw with a big white head. Scent is spicy. Flavors are complex mix of lemon, earth, with overall mild sweet flavor. Live yeast makes it nice and lively. Bottle - Sherlock’s - Decatur, GA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (451) - 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 (196) - 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 (325) - 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 (119) - 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 (304) - , 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.

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