pilgrimoutlaw (508) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at TJs. Pours clear gold with two finger white head. Tangerine, caramel, straw, pear. Moderately bitter and sweet. Crisp, moderate body. A little too sweet for my tastes, but very nice none the less.
el_guapo (14) - 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.
krumbum (70) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
ttoadee (383) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light amber, creamy head. Sweet biscuit malt, Belgian yeast, and floral hops in nose. Slightly sweet. Middle is spice (nutmeg?), light wood, banana. Finish is sweet and malty with subtle hop tang. Good Beer.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and malty saison with lots of sugary notes but a nice fruity complexity to the finish. Not a saison as I had expected but still nice.
BlackIPA (749) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Honestly, I had high hopes when I read the word "brettanomyces" on the label.
Pours a hazy golden color with a generous white head. Aromas of lemon, banana flavored baby food and some tranny fluid (not the automotive type). Taste is slightly sweet with just a hint of sour. Pretty refreshing, but not as good as you jokers make it out to be.
JamesChamp (112) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good Belgian Ale purchased at LCBO. Comes in a big wine bottle, well balanced. Goose Island always coming out with good beers!!
Berxerxes (10) - - JUN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber. Weak white head with minimal retention and lacing. Smells of malt, yeast, fig, apricot, banana, weak caramel. Tastes of malt, fig and banana upfront, caramel finish, slight bitter. Very unique. Medium carbonation and silky finish. Very interesting brew. Need to try on tap.
Alpha10 (114) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013/06/09 - Pours a hazy, dark orange copper color with a thin, soapy, white head. Aroma is biscuit, pears, hay and barnyard. Taste is a pleasant mix of sweet pears, apples, spices and barnyard funk. Mouthfeel is medium with medium to high carbonation.
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MarkoR (334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good Belgian Ale. Bottle. Pours a nice amber colour, with almost no head. Light body.
vvesside (199) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good Belgian with flavors of caramel, malt, barley, floral hops, and nicely carbonated.