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RATINGS: 1889   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label has the year (2009) and a "Bottled On" date of 09/18/09. The ABV is listed as 7%. They mention "Belgian Style Ale" on the label but don’t say which Belgian style it is. Appearance: The body has warm reddish orange amber color with a cloudy haze. A thick and tall off white head caps off the beer and makes some nice lacing on the glass. Smell: In the nose I pick up lots of good things. There are notes of spicy and medicinal phenols with tropical fruit, yeast and sweet honey like malt. It also has a light touch of funky earthy hops. Taste/Palate: On the tongue there is a tasty mix of all the spicy/medicinal and yeast notes with some tropical fruit and honey sweetness. The funky and sweet notes are tempered with a good balance of earthy dry hop spice and bitterness. With its medium to full body I get a slightly different mix of flavor notes each time. The texture is kind of smooth and dry with a nice level of carbonation. Notes: This is an absolutely wonderful and complex Belgian Style Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
matty (349) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a copper orange color. Head went away pretty quickly but there was a thin film on top that lasted down the glass. Very nice appearance. Had a fruity with a little yeast aroma. Sweet taste but there was a sour cherry note in the back. As it warms, a piney taste came to the forefront. Very clean finishing. A great beer, will look for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1153) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2012
2012 Vintage. Pours golden orange with a medium sized off-white head. Smells funky and of spicy, earthy hops. Taste is both spicy and funky. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and a fair amount of mouth-carbonation, Goose Island Matilda finishes with a mild spiciness and funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
This beer has a healthy aroma that is an infusion of wheat, yeast, brown sugar, and banana. It is a golden orange colored solution with a good thick cream colored head. This rich moderately heavy beer flows through the mouth smoothly. This beer introduces itself to the palate with the taste of yeast. It finishes with a orange and wheat ensemble that fades leaving a nice healthy wheat taste lingering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 22, 2007
I really like this. It’s effervescent and spicy and has a pleasant flavor throughout. The hops really give it an extra bite. Great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle from Wigan Beer Festival. Brown to amber colour with thin white head. Strong malt and yeast aroma, slightly sour, with a hint of fruit and some clove lurking in the background. Malt and yeast taste with hints of citrus. Incredibly long, dry finish. Creamy palate with lively carbonation. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Gorgeous Amber pour with a lacy white head. Sweet flavor with almost no bitterness. Alcohol Flavoring is hidden quite well, Very fruity flavor with a clean crisp finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
elbrian (3) - - OCT 12, 2011 does not count
Has a very floral nose and taste. Very drinkable, would go great with almost any dish. Bottled on January 29, 2010, consumed October 11, 2011. Have another bottle aging until 2013.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andreaskloeti (2) - - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
Ein Bier welches nicht als Durstlöscher taugt. Dieses Ale, welches dem Belgischen Stil nachempfunden ist will genossen werden. Auch gut für einen Winterabend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2013
12 oz bottled 11/28/2012. Honey gold color with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet candy, bread, belgian yeast, and fruit. Sweet and spicy. Just how I like it. Nice sweet malts, fruity, floral, a bit of bread, with a nice subtle spiciness. Nice lingering spicy dry finish. Great pick for rate 250! Very enjoyable.

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