6ROW (472) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
golden hazy pour with small white head.aroma of spicy yeast and belgian candy. taste was not as spicy as i like but still good. BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2009 07 bottle thanks to j12601, thanks Jay. Poured a light orange-copper color with a thick, rocky off-white head that slowly receded to a thin layer and left some scant spots of lacing. Moderately spicy aroma with some pepper and clove, dry citrus (orange peel, tangerine), a bit of floral hops, a moderate yeastiness and some soft vanilla. Crisp, moderately tart entry with some light lemon that leads into a lightly sweet orange flesh leading into a moderate, funky yeastiness paired with a light spicy, floral hoppiness that finishes dry with soft hints of brett. Moderate carbonation and good balance between aggressiveness and subtlety. Overall, a nice, enjoyable Belgian pale that shows some finesse. Thanks again Jay. Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Hazy orange our with a white head. Fruity aroma. Flavor of spices, citrus, pale malts, and some yeast at the finish. Very smooth. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Thanks for sharing, bro! 2009 bottle. Pours a crisp golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity, some spices, yeast, and some hints of vanilla and molasses. Taste is bright, lemony citrus, and some mild spices. Well done! RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2009
2008 Bottle version. Thick looking amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is bitter, fruity and spiced, and the flavour is deeply spiced, fruity and bitter/roasted, with a yeasty finish. Overall a good beer.
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2009
Bottle from Wigan Beer Festival. Brown to amber colour with thin white head. Strong malt and yeast aroma, slightly sour, with a hint of fruit and some clove lurking in the background. Malt and yeast taste with hints of citrus. Incredibly long, dry finish. Creamy palate with lively carbonation. Superb. elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2007 bottle. Pours bright orange with a large fluffy head. Aroma is of green leafs, lemon zest, and some orange. Flavor starts with strong yeast, clove and soft flowers, all riding a wave of pearly carbonation. Mid-palate is dry, with some mild ash and dried fruit (banana and apricot?). Flavors never really achieve sweetness, finishing with yeastiness, discernable alcohol, and mild fruitiness. This beer has some solid qualities, but never really reaches a crescendo with its assortment of flavors. Quite enjoyable overall, though. Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2009
2009 bottle version. Pours an orange-golden color with a thick white thick head that leaves great lacing on the glass as you drink it down. Aroma is strong of cloves, estery and light banana along with a strong yeast presence. Flavor begins with clove and moves into a sweet banana and orange combo with lots of esters and finishing with a smooth yeastiness typically found in a Belgian. Great body in this beer and hides the alcohol in a dangerous way. Overall this is a terrific beer of which I am tossing the remaining three bottles of this four pack down in my basement to age for a bit. I can’t wait to taste these after a little aging. mnurda (1285) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 12, 2009
It was actually the reserve Matilda, that I tried at the Clybourn location. Belgian Ales are not my fave, but I appreciated the taste of this one. andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2009
Rather meaningless brew in my opinion. Very bready, metallic, dry, yeasty without any fun funk underneath. I’d drink a Orval over this any day.. Ok beer anyway but without mentionable complexity.