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RATINGS: 1681   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2091) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottles from Rehills, Newcastle and The Bottle York. 2011 bottle aged for 3 years. A hazy light amber-golden beer with a zesty fruit and spiced citrus flavour, floral fruity notes and a vanilla, lemon, bubblegum and blackcurrant finish. Excellent!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
commonmac (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
Tap at New Bohemia. Beautiful appearance characterized by copper color. Little head. Taste is complex. Some spicy qualities. Some hops. Malt is there. Very easy to drink given the alcohol involved. Definitely one of Goose Island’s best. Finish is really solid. I would hook up with this Matilda.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
simmonap (3) - Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Malty aroma, nice amber color, little to no white head. Nasty and spicy yeast profile. Great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2012
A dark copper colored beer with a smallish cream colored head and decent lacing. A bit darker than I expected for the style. Nose is full of Belgian yeast esters and candi sugar; bubblegum practically jumps out and smacks you in the face. Again, there is a wonderful play between the sweetness of the malt (and also the orchard fruit and a subtle berry flavor) and the slightly tart funk. Not exactly barnyard, but there is a musty country orchard kind of flavor with some freshly cut grass/hay. Some yeast and subtle spices in the back but nothing too strong (especially the spices). Medium body and carbonation. Has a nice creaminess and drinkability to it.This goes down incredibly easy. Probably one of the most pleasant Belgian (Strong?) Pale Ales I’ve ever encountered. Delicate, subtle and incredibly balanced. Try this. NOW

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robgibbens (402) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Deep amber color with a short white clean head, some lacing left behind. Strong lemony, orange aroma is quite different than other Belgian beers that I have had. Taste is sweet and finishes crisp with a slight tartness. Nice brew!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
medallaisla (91) - PUERTO RICO - SEP 2, 2012
Botella con mi marido. Huele y sabe a fruta, Welchito! Bien seca. Muy rica,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1598) - AUSTRIA - OCT 4, 2012
2012 on the bottle and drank in 2012. Clearly this shows it should be aged. Medium reddish - orange amber with fizzy, lasting, frothy, beige head. Nice lacing. Lovely sweet smell of malt, tropical fruit, caramel, and herbal elements with coriander, honey with notes of yeast.Crisp bubbly smooth medium oily body. Sweet butter malt start with caramel, herbal yeast, tropical fruit and well balanced against the earthy spicy dry finish. Beautiful beer and look forward to an aged version.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (500) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Glowing amber color. Fruity smell, Smooth with a spicy, yeast fruit finish that pulls dry right at the end. It takes your palate and your taste buds through two different journeys and then has them meet up right at the end. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyforce (571) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Fantastic brew. Pour is a nice light amber with a thin white head. Aroma is grainy but great.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigcat03 (204) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Poured into a trappist glass; Hazy orange color with a frothy 1 finger head; aroma of citrus hops (orange and lemon), cloves, and a touch of yeast from the bottle conditioning; Taste is citrus up front with no bitterness fading to a very lightly bitter herbal aftertaste that lasts; Carbonation is lively and well balanced; Mouthfeel is on the full side of medium. An absolutely exceptional beer. This reminds me of Leffe, which I imagine it is modeled after, but better. Less bitterness and more flavor.


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