JohnGalt1 (1213) - , 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.
Gespuccian (21) - Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good Belgian. Pours a dark yellow. Full malt flavor, with a crisp, carbonated finish. Flavors of sweet dried fruits - yellow raisins, maybe.
thomashall (486) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared at tasting. Caramel golden pour. Sweet malty aroma. Taste is more Belgian yeast. Not bad.
jrcostanzo (2) - Irvine, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent full bodied beer. It gives you the sweet smoothness of a typical Belgium ale but with a lighter weight. It doesn't quite fill you up the way some Belgium ales can. Yummy beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ManVsBeer (6872) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with 2013 on the label. Golden with a thick frothy head. Has lots of character that certainly hides its strength, with plenty of yeasts, pale malts, hints of fruit - very Belgian in style and very good.
mambossa (215) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour to 8oz nonic pint. Shrink from Whole Foods, deemed un-sellable. Bottled November 2014. A healthy, rich, clear copper pour with ephemeral head. Bright nose of belgian yeast clove with flowers and over-ripe apple, subtle banana. Flavor is clean and delicate ripe apple with smooth and tamed yeast presence. A bit sweet and juicy on the peak and finishes dry. Over a year old and it still smells (and tastes) quite nice, even to one who is not a fan of belgian yeast in ales. Getting this one for free, not a bad deal. Not the best ale I’ve enjoyed, but one of the more palatable and balanced Belgians I’ve had.
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from knightly spirits, orlando, Copper color, white head. Aroma has raisins, sweet malts, some yeast. Balanced sweet taste, raisins, some plums.
iguanodon (119) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
765 ml bomber. Pours hazy dark gold with a small off white head. Aroma of yeast and spice, but there is a metallic smell. Taste isf sweet malt, a little caramel, with a bitter finish. Nice mouth feel, steady fine carbonation,
stantheman (825) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the 2014 bottled product in a 750 ml bomber. A nice medium orange amber color with sparse white head and fruity nose. The taste is complex and slightly elusive, but definitely suggestive of dried fruits. Low bitterness. 3.9.
Palidor19 (3111) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has some certain qualities of something great. It has a bubblegum flavor, with a bit of bananas, tastes a tad soapy. Lack some depth. Average
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Douberd (3992) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Goose Island Matilda) Bottle 765 ml from Dranken Geers, served into a teku at home. ABV 7%
Bright copper orange colour on the body, clear, with lazy activity in it. Tall and thick white head sittin on top, soapy, with average retention.
Aroma has malts, sugars, apricots, light berries, light barnyard.
Taste has floral notes, with a clean profile, some malts, sugars and apricots again, cookie dough, faint caramel.
Thin body, soft carbonation. Sticky palate.