PugUglyBrewer (644) - - JUL 7, 2017 Hanoi (951) - Greater Manchester, - JAN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 2012 Bottle; Matilda is my daughters name, also a 2012 vintage, so how could I resist?
Fantastic nose, festive spice, a hint of strawberry and white peach and a lovely yeasty undertone. Lovely golden appearance with lots of lacing.
The soft fruits from the nose carries through into the taste, with a hint of grass and spice with a wonderful candy finish. The Belgian yeast is prominent and suitably delicious. The beer has wonderful depth in taste.
A suitably excellent beer: The second best Matilda from 2012 :)
Botlle: A 12 month old on my daughter’s first birthday. The beer has not improved as much as I hoped after 12 months in the cellar. The nose has now become much more vinious, and the soft tones I noted last year have been subsumed by a lot of green apple, and more vinious and sherry notes. Down rating, sorry Tilly :( .
Dull and hazy coppery-orange color with a large head of slightly off-white foam. Has a tame sweet citrus and caramel aroma. Very rich caramel and spicy, earthy tones that make this one taste like a gingerbread cookie with it’s warming alcohol in the finish. mbgrayson (771) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUN 24, 2017
2015 vintage. Pours a nice clear golden amber, with good white head. Aroma of fruit and sugars. Well balanced between traditional Belgian sugars and hops, this is a very nice brew. Thumbs up. rami_pl (3423) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Matilda by Goose Island Beer Co. at Powiśle
Taki jakby delikatniejszy orval, ciut dziki skorzanie choc nie powinien teoretycznie, mocno przyprawowy, dosc owocowy, pijalny, bdb MavDunk (103) - - MAY 14, 2017
On tap at Sir Benedict's. Pours hazy caramel with scant cream head. Nose is banana, spice, and floral notes. Taste is similar with sweet fruitiness and clove spice balanced by hoppy and grassy flavor. Finish is a faintly dry. Body is medium. Definitely something I could drink a few of. rosskyle (720) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2017
12oz bottle. Orange color with a white head. Floral citrus aroma. Spice floral flavour. Medium body.
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sambroder () - - MAY 2, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2017 Very flavorful for a pale ale, but a bit too much of an aftertaste. Does not taste like a pale ale crispaire (237) - - APR 24, 2017
Fantastic wild ale, balanced well between malts and hops. Just enough yeast and spice to let you know it's a wild. Great in many respects!
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Vintage 2013 -
Aroma: fruity yeast esters dominate (get some papaya, orange rind), some spices, some sweet malts and a slight funk.
Appearance: pours (into tulip glass) a medium amber with a maroon tint. a 1/4" of white head with below average retention. the beer is hazy but overly so. some minimal lacing was observed.
Taste: pronounced sweetness, caramelly malts, molasses and candy sugar. somehow balanced by enough earthy bitterness and yeast funk.
Palate: medium/full body, rich almost chewy texture, moderate carbonation, and significant astringency. Finishes sweet and long. Lingering astringency.
Overall: complex beyond a basic BPA. has not mellowed with age. still a lot going on... Tide (3880) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2017
Bottle from City Beer SF. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, earthy notes, ripe fruits, yeast, coriander and a bit of hops. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, yeast, ripe fruits, hops and grass. Excellent Belgian ale. kliggerwar (154) - - FEB 25, 2017
Good, smooth, taste and smell of cloves. Something I should probably drink on thanksgiving. Very good strong beer.