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RATINGS: 1914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
A golden ale with a thin creamy white head and floaties. In aroma, a pleasant floral perfumey malt with coriander and warming alcohol. In mouth, a nice devils blonde with orange peels, coriander and warming alcohol, with light bubble gum sweetness. Tasted at Mondiale 2007.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
I like the story on the bottle. Pours medium orange amber with a half inch of off white head, very nice. Aroma is yeasty, roasty, cookie like, clove, and brett. Flavor has notes of malt sweetness, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and yeast. Mouthfeel is about normal. Overall, this is a very nice beer, very complex, though not quite an Orval clone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4368) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Fruit on the nose. Nice taste, a less-powerful version of the Pere Jacques.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. This pours a darker lemon color. Thick white head. Aroma is spicy and has lemon and citrus in it. Has a very smooth mouthfeel. Great beligian style beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2009
12 oz bottle. Good fruity and yeasty aroma, with notes of fresh baked bread, mild general citrus and tropical fruit, toffee malt, clove and some other herbal spices. The pour was nice with a frothy butter cream head that mostly dissipates, and fairly translucent but good looking orange-honey colored body. The flavor is also quite nice. Nothing too crazy but nice as things go together and are balanced quite well. Medium bodied, some subtle crispness through the middle, with a wet, and well bittered finish. Flavor notes of lemon-orange citrus, some floral aspects to the bitterness as well, sweet honey, mild fruit, light crackers, and spices as expected from the nose. When I had this before, I was quite impressed. This time around is no different. GI did well in creating a quality, complex, and drinkable Belgian ale with this one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
budallpro (20) - , Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Poured from a bottle [10 / 10 / 108 1744]. Hazy golden orange color, mediumsized white head Tastes citrusy, hoppy, sweet. Lightly carbonated. A very well balanced beer. And very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Bottle. Pour was amber/brown with a thick and creamy off white head. Aroma of fruity Belgian yeast and light spice. Very finely balanced brew with flavors as well as carbonation. Flavors are fruity, yeasty, very light clove and spice, but all were very well blended. Im impressed. This brew was almost a session type beer. Id love to drink many of this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 TAP: at Stub & Herbs, 2.22.09. Rich amber pour, spicy banana on the nose. Not boozy, but drinks like a higher ABV beer. Great Belgian flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2009
12 oz bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2008. Hazy amber color. Tart, fruity and spicy aroma with mango, apricot and clove. Sweet flavo with fair amount of tropical fruits, clove, pepper and low bitterness. Fairly tasty, a bit too sweet for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3357) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
[Feb 18, 2009]
On tap at Goose Island OHare. Pours a cloudy copper with a nice head. The aroma is yeasty with hints at clove, banana, and an array of spices. All aspects are tastefully balanced. The mouthfeel is medium and works well. The finish is barely bitter with a fair amount of hops, but this is mostly about the esters. I get vinous hints with lots of clove and coriander. This is very drinkable.


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