PugUglyBrewer (646) - - JUL 7, 2017 Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle to tulip. Appearance: frothy white head. Gold, slightly hazy. Inviting. Leaves patchy irregular lacing.
Aroma: immediately hit with the scent of apple juice when opening the bottle. Otherwise, esters, floral, fruity, Belgian yeast (aside: I hope someday my tasting sense and vocab is developed well enough to be able to replace "Belgian yeast" with a more accurate, discerning description).
Palate: medium body, lively carbonation , mouth-coating.
Taste: moderate hop bitterness, light-moderate sweetness, moderate duration. Not as fruity as aroma suggested, nice pumpkin-pie spice.
Overall: starts quite nicely with a pleasant, playful interplay of spice, fruit, sweet and bitter. By the end, it tastes too much like a Belgian-spiced apple cider for my liking. Seems like a solid beer, but not one I'm likely to seek out again.
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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 (3429) - 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 (104) - - 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 (3885) - 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.