Goose Island Matilda with Juniper Berries and Branch Tips

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayhopkins23 (27) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2008
This was a nice beer, had it at NOTLA...Wish they could find a way to produce it as part of their special reserve stuff. Medium body, noticeable juniper berries (had the slightness of gin) and a bit sour. Good stiff beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Very interesting, and kind of radical, experimental. It pours a hazy orange and had a slight white head. The nose was pine, juniper(gin), and lemon zest. The flavors seemed to follow suit in virtual lockstep. The finish had a light sweet/tart quality and again with the gin.!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2008
This poured a hazy golden/orangey body with a slender white head. It had a piney aroma with citric undertones and a healthy dose of gin. Intersting flavor, a sweet & sour taste from the malt, a light bitterness, and the feeling that it had been spiked with gin. I’d do this one again, more for its interest level than its likeability.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
On cask at Night of the Living Ales IV. Hazy orange color with a thin off white head. Nose is really interesting. It takes me awhile to take this one all in. Lemons, orange, spruce, and juniper makes up the nose. These strong fresh aromas blend well. Creamy smooth body. Pine, spruce, juniper, oranges, with a slight sour/tartness. The juniper and spruce balance each other with the oranges/lemons and caramel malts. I’d like to sit over a whole pint of this and sip for awhile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
I also thought the Orange and Lime peel Matilda was better then this version. It was interesting and different, but I found that the Juniper didn’t blend that well with the Matilda. I like the thought, but I think regular Matilda is better.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
cask at the night of the living ales. i keep forgetting that juniper berries doesn’t mean berry-flavored. i keep forgetting it means gin. this smelled like gin from a mile away. i had to pound it. sorry, i dont like gin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2008
on cask at Night of the Living Ales IV, pours hazy golden with small white head. nose is lots of spruce, tree, sap, yet balanced nicely by the juniper berries. flavor is much of the same. i went back for a second pour because this was interesting and very tasty but could have used that brett i think.

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