Derek881 (945) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large bottle purchased in Chicago into a narrow-style glass to drink. The beer had a rich, semi-cloudy amber color with a modest foamy white head that had short retention, but good lacing and average cling. The aroma has a pleasant blend of yeast, floral hops, touches of citrus and spice, and a good caramel malty effect for balance. It had a somewhat bitter citrus and floral taste, with a subtle yeast sour effect and some modest caramel malt and candy notes. The beer was fairly wet and filled the mouth with a slight creamy effect, but had light carbonation and life.
RumRunner101 (676) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear light amber pour. Aroma is yeast, fruit, bread. Clean, slightly spicy, bready.
simmonap (3) - Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Malty aroma, nice amber color, little to no white head. Nasty and spicy yeast profile. Great beer.
Bricktop86 (515) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark orange in appearance with a white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, dark fruit and spices. Taste follows nose with a slightly sour finish.
EtTuCthulhu (899) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is a clear orange with a very small white head, and the aroma is fairly light with only hints of Belgian yeast and sour fruit. The taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet, and the palate fuses an average carbonation, medium body, slick texture, and a slightly sour finish.
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am going through a Belgian Ale phase. This beer pours a hazy golden straw with a big white head. Scent is spicy. Flavors are complex mix of lemon, earth, with overall mild sweet flavor. Live yeast makes it nice and lively. Bottle - Sherlock’s - Decatur, GA
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice solid Belgian style. Orange color. Aroma of banana and some tart apple. Taste is well balanced with Belgian style yeast, spices, sweet orange. Drinkable, with good carbonation. Nothing special but really good.
commonmac (196) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
raradel (325) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and smooth Classic Belgian flavors. Great palate with medium body and fruity nose.
EyeAmBaldman (124) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber with a thick white head. Nice aroma of fruits. Taste is typical Belgian ale. Nice carbonation. Hint of fruit in the taste. Not very bitter. Just a solid Belgian ale.
JohnGalt1 (309) - , Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz picked up at the COOP... poured into my short goblet 1/2" head dies back quickly.... very clear orange brew... no lacing.
Aroma shows big phenol... clovey and lesser peppercorn... esters are equally large with pear and sweet apricot... doesn’t really gel with me, perhaps too much of everything.
Again... clove phenols.. pear juice.. background toasty malt essence.. The palate is not nearly as pronounced as the nose... really lackluster.
expected body and carbonation... Just an Okay brew.. I’ve had Matilda bunches of times over the years, and am never too impressed.