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RATINGS: 1883   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

jeremyh70's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremyh70 (1025) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Compared a 2010 and 2014 bottle side by side. Fresh bottle was a mostly clear golden orange with a persistent white head that settled to a film. 2010 bottle was very murky amber with same white head that settled to a ring and dollop. Aroma of 2014 has Belgian yeast fruitiness and some caramel sweetness along with slight coriander and phenolic note. 2010 aroma has tart apple and pear with a vinyl quality and hint of grain. Taste of fresh bottle has Belgian yeast fruitiness, clove, some toastiness and mild pepper. 2010 bottle has a mild tartness with some faint lemon and apple fruitiness, some grain and some cooked vegetable flavor. Mouthfeels are different also with new bottle being more creamy and full bodied while the older bottle is more crisp and carbonated with a lighter body. I much preferred the newer bottle to the older one and really enjoyed the 2014’s flavors. 2013 Pours a dark golden orange with big soapy head that sticks around and great lacing. Aroma of juicy fruit barnyard and clove spiciness. Taste starts with some sweet fruit like apricots, then the funkiness sets in mid palate with the clove and pepper. Decent amount of bitterness and a phenolic flavor. Medium bodied with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Finishes dry. Good but a bit too much of the phenolic flavor to make it a favorite. ---Jeremy H

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Just too much funkiness for this guy... Pours a slightly orange-yellow with thin white top - looks okay. Smell is pungent - is this bret? overwhelming the Belgian yeast and zesty, spiciness. Flavor follows similarly, eventually by the end of the bottle getting used to the funk, but never fully enjoying. Mouthfeel is as expected. Won’t get this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (378) - Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy pale amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is yeast, caramel, spice, and coriander. Taste follows nose with faint notes of funk, plums and bubblegum. Finish is a little on the dry side. Very mild bitterness. It’s different, but nice. Pleasant drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
darbeer75 (316) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Aroma: fruity and sweet with malty, bitter undertones; Appearance: light, hazy amber with white head that dissipates fairly quickly; Taste: also fruity, malty and spicy; nice example of belgian ale; not too yeasty; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: very nice - would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2239) - GREECE - APR 25, 2016
From bottle courtesy of Maria and Vasilis. Thanks guys! Clear pale golden color with off white head. Malty yeasty and light hoppy aroma, citrusy fruity, light spicy, coriander, caramel, bread, grainy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2673) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
Bottle. Hazy golden with a medium sized off white head. Funky nouse with fruit, wood and hay too. Flavour follows: Hay, wood, berries, light electrical fire, leather, chalk. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, some sweetness, fine bitterness. Funky leathery finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bottle: Poured a burnt orange with tan head. Aroma is nice fruit and Belgian yeast. Taste is nice mix of fruit and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fhoublon (404) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Bouteille de 765ml (cuvée 2014) achetée dans un IGA. Dégustée en mars 2016. Bière blonde dorée foncée, limpide. Mousse beaucoup, col blanc très épais et persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de sucre. Un peu forte, assez sucrée, un peu amère. Saveur de céréales un peu gazonnées et de foin. Un peu biscuitée, goûte un peu les fruits tropicaux (ananas, mangue). Bonne mais pas comparable aux meilleures belges. Manque de raffinement, un peu trop sucrée.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (653) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
Aroma: caramel, floral, vinous, earthy Appearance: hazy golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
miguelsinger (4) - - APR 8, 2016 does not count
Tasted at trading Post in South Sea Port NY. Good aroma but a little irony. Taste is good but not excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sir__v (1756) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 2, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: fruity domination and yeast notes. Sweet malt presence. Taste: medium body with nice fruity and candied fruity taste. Finish with yeast. Good attenuation. But too fruity for me and some wild yeast notes... I didn’t like it. Aftertaste: sweet and caramel finish with candied fruits.

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