jeremyh70 (830) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
gregorymconway (205) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sept 2014 bottle. Copper/orange body with a huge off-white head which dissipated slowly. Aroma is tart green apple, pear, subtle lemon, leather, white pepper, and a little barnyard funk. Appropriate carbonation, quite effervescent with some lingering dry sweetness. Very light bitterness, surprisingly sessionable. Top notch.
ronaldtheriot (1421) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale has a medium, off-white head, a bubbly, brilliant, deep-orange appearance, lots of larger and powdery gray-white sediment roiling about, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sugary, bready, sweet, horse blanket, with some citrus aspects. Taste is of those elements, with some white pepper and fairly bitter hop spicing. Mouthfeel is medium, and Goose Island Matilda Belgian Style Pale Ale finishes champagne-like, flavorful, and not boozy. Smooth stuff. RJT
nihtila (922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.5.2014. Aroma of strong raisin, yeast, sth like cider, brown sugar. Taste is similar, even stronger. Way too much raisin for, it tasted like it was not ok but I think it was as it should be.
rentonj7 (75) - Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 enjoyed in 2015. Deep orange copper with fluffy slowly fading head. Definitely smell the brett, very tart apple with other funky notes. Very funky, spice notes, past ripe citrus, fermenting dough, old biscuits. Interesting. Lively carbonation. Very dry finish. Palate very similar to a dry champagne.
VastActiv (3363) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Fathead’s, Portland. Colour is deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, Belgian yeast, some caramel and malts.
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, vintage 2014, enjoyed January 2015. Pours hazy golden, with a receding creamy head. Aroma is fruity Belgian yeast and notes of brett, with cloves, spices and woody notes, as well as kandi and some lightly roasted malts. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is tart and bretty, with peppery spices, wood, and kandi, as well as flowery, herbal and soapy notes before a dry spicy finish.
SlimHabib (262) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Hazy dark golden with a large frothy white head. Aroma is Yeast, citrus, spices, and a little malts. Full creamy body. Taste is caramel, barley, spices, with a very light bitter aftertaste.
ordybill (382) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 650 ML bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- Malt fruit and spice. . . nice!!
Appearance- A clear copper colored brew with a very small white head.
Taste- Has a nice floral flavor mixed in with the malt
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation that has a thin but dry finish.
Overall- A really good beer!! If I come across this again I will definitely drink it.
CpyNPrnT (454) - Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus and yeasty, taste is more yeast, some spiciness, drinkable and glad to try!
Borup (6730) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle. Hazy orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, yeast, fruit and brettanomyces.