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RATINGS: 1735   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1068) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12 oz bottle to tulip. Appearance: frothy white head. Gold, slightly hazy. Inviting. Leaves patchy irregular lacing. Aroma: immediately hit with the scent of apple juice when opening the bottle. Otherwise, esters, floral, fruity, Belgian yeast (aside: I hope someday my tasting sense and vocab is developed well enough to be able to replace "Belgian yeast" with a more accurate, discerning description). Palate: medium body, lively carbonation , mouth-coating. Taste: moderate hop bitterness, light-moderate sweetness, moderate duration. Not as fruity as aroma suggested, nice pumpkin-pie spice. Overall: starts quite nicely with a pleasant, playful interplay of spice, fruit, sweet and bitter. By the end, it tastes too much like a Belgian-spiced apple cider for my liking. Seems like a solid beer, but not one I'm likely to seek out again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (798) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Hazy golden amber pour with large frothy white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, oranges, slight hops, faint citrus. Taste of caramel malts, oranges, faint citrus, yeast and faint hops. Medium bodied, nice carbonation, silky mouthfeel, perfectly balanced. Delicious beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3369) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Cloudy amber,lasting beige head.Spicy yeast nose,hint of citrus. Palate of spicy yeast, tin & bubblegum.Medium strength lasting hop end.Orange notes

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
60minuteman (827) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Hazy copper color with off-white head. Sugary malt aroma, floral, yeast, funk, spice, clove and banana. Flavor is similar with more lean towards floral/funk and resi malts. Molasses. Medium body beverage. After spending $11 for this on tap I am highly disappointed. What a rip off.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (379) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
It pours with a hazy amber color with a medium bodied head and lacing. The aroma is dominated by yeast of earthly and basement aromas. The taste has a powerful yeast domination.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (1379) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bootle in Eaten by Monsters, Carlisle. Amber with an off-white head. Slightly hazy. Fruity aroma and taste with spicy notes. Also some peach, aniseed and caramel. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours copper colour. Medium lacing. Aromas of bananas and cinnamon. Subtle finish and medium carbonation. Good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2189) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Hazy copper with a frothy white head and cling lace. Fresh floral aroma of spice, apples and champagne like yeast. Crisp texture. Spicy malt flavour with clove and banana.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (274) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a nice clear golden copper color with a medium head. Aroma of cloves, banana and some weird sour funkiness? Taste is weird on the palate. You feel some citrus sourness in there that lingers . Full body. Hard to say id I like it but it does get better after the firsrt few sips.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whids (58) - - OCT 26, 2014
Beautiful beer and one that you should buy multiple bottles of and cellar! Yeasty, funky, barnyard, subtle malt, banana and spice. Nice carbonation and beautiful dry finish. Complex, yet balanced. Very nice effort by Goose Island.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersorcerer (38) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Hereís the thing - I havenít rated for months, but I have tasted literally over a hundred beers since my last visit. So whatís the diff, why the special attention? 1. Itís a special, very special occasion. 2. This no ordinary beer! 2009 pre Imbev 3. Iíve been drinking this beer since itís introduction (Iím from Chicago and have been involved in the beer community almost 25 years) Why now? This beer is special, even with the take-over. (I already said that, sooooory.) This beer is unique to the provenance. This beer has something to offer the US brew community. Matilda is extra ordinary. It is the first, as far as I can tell, American ale in this category of any note. None - let me restate that - maybe few but only some, of the other beers in this category were around when it was introduced! Now it is #25. Wow. PS this is not an Imbev advert. I like this beer. Think about it: what makes this beer deserve special merit? A gold GABF? The fact that it may have been the first on the American scene? I remember, perhaps 20 years ago, Greg Hall mentioning a trip to Belgium, perhaps the first among many. I remember the introduction of Belgium styled ales into the Goose line. From Belgium 31 years ago I had a flashback and some one said "Not much of a good specimen of the Belgian Wheat style..." Are you sh*ting me you f****ní m****n? This is a classic Dubbel, may it hit you in the head and die of the XTC. (This person is in need of a beerbrain ImPlant!) What you have is a beer that is an off-spring. It is born of this country and the aspects of itís terroir, are you listening AbbyRoad? Itís uniqueness is a value of itís existence. And so we have the uniqueness of american beers, whether originated here or derived from a special place elsewhere. WAKE UP. Learn your history and enjoy, but donít misplace, whether here or Imbev - This beer is sweet and I hope will flourish... Look at the listings - I have tried most of them. Cheers!!


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