el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Belgian. I am not crazy about the rest of the beers I have had from goose island, but I like this one (others are not bad, just not in my wheel house). I know AB bought a stake in this company, but I doubt that impacts the bottle of Matilda I enjoyed tonight. I usually like my Belgians a little hotter than this one is, but a break from the really high abv won’t kill me. Good job, will buy again.
Atheist_Peace (967) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber pour with a fairy fluffy white head that leaves a decent amount of lace. Lots of fruit and floral notes on the nose with a hint of funkiness. Quite similar on the palate with a dry, slightly tart finish.
AbbeyRoade (354) - Missouri, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much of a good specimen of the Belgian Wheat style. Kind of bitter/sour and not in a traditional rich, yeasty Belgian kind of way. Disappointing. Not sur why it is otherwise rated so highly other than it might be a bad specimen from Mactoberfest.
jdavidh (151) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice golden color, fruity and floral aroma. Flavor is hard to place - fruity but also a bit... musty? Hard to describe it but definitely enjoyable.
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DiscerninDrunk (48) - - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep orange/golden/copper, slightly off white head, frothy, medium lacing. Aroma immediately spicey, cloves, cinnamon, hints of bubblegum and banana on the nose, paired with slightly fruity notes (nondescript), slightly tart. Highly carbonated, a lot more banana on the taste than the nose, tartness does not register on the palate - but the bottle is only six months old - some sweetness, quite a bit of wheat protein presence but clarity and Brett doesn’t account for it. . . Very faint caramel present, as with a lollipop character.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells sourly of spontanely fermenting yeasts, hints of urine but also with malty sweetness. Tastes like dry white wine, malt, mild pale ales and some cheese. Very complex and well-composed beer - I like it.
Hidden_Pooch (333) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A better Belgian than Belgium can brew. Pours an unfiltered amber with a small head. Aroma is of grapes, yeast, and basement. Tastes of yeast, plums, candy, apples, and sugar. Has a medium body with tingly carbonation and a light vinous aftertaste. Very well balanced beer.
jdobbs (394) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange,honey color, small head, some lacing. Aroma is Belgian spices, clove, some banana but there’s a feeling of complexity here. Taste is yeasty with a complex spice feeling. A slight bitterness at the end which is awesome and great balance. A very nice brew!
BrewGoblin (365) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb Belgian from......Chicago? USA does it best (and worst) when it comes to beer. This Illinois beaut is no exception, glowing opaque copper with a crisp white foam. Smells of white grapes, sweet piss, honey, wheat, yeast, basement, raisins and earthy musk. Exceptionally smooth and tasty. Perhaps best described by a friend new to the style as "everything I like about the idea of wine without any of the bad shit I don’t like". A wee bit of spiciness and berries in the taste as well, very mildly bitter with an enjoyable dry fruity finish. Excellent stuff, this.
slowrunner77 (5932) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"nice fruit and spice aroma. yeasty, but mellow. a touch of hops mingles with the spiciness and sweet in the flavor. quite good all the way around. well crafted brew. surprisingly, the weak link in a Sophie-Pere Jaques-Matilda tasting."
Frode (258) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl.
Hazy orange, off-white. Sweet orange or tangerine, yeast, light spices and caramel malt on the nose. Sweet malty taste, with dry finish.