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RATINGS: 1923   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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3.6
jeremyh70 (1103) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Compared a 2010 and 2014 bottle side by side. Fresh bottle was a mostly clear golden orange with a persistent white head that settled to a film. 2010 bottle was very murky amber with same white head that settled to a ring and dollop. Aroma of 2014 has Belgian yeast fruitiness and some caramel sweetness along with slight coriander and phenolic note. 2010 aroma has tart apple and pear with a vinyl quality and hint of grain. Taste of fresh bottle has Belgian yeast fruitiness, clove, some toastiness and mild pepper. 2010 bottle has a mild tartness with some faint lemon and apple fruitiness, some grain and some cooked vegetable flavor. Mouthfeels are different also with new bottle being more creamy and full bodied while the older bottle is more crisp and carbonated with a lighter body. I much preferred the newer bottle to the older one and really enjoyed the 2014’s flavors. 2013 Pours a dark golden orange with big soapy head that sticks around and great lacing. Aroma of juicy fruit barnyard and clove spiciness. Taste starts with some sweet fruit like apricots, then the funkiness sets in mid palate with the clove and pepper. Decent amount of bitterness and a phenolic flavor. Medium bodied with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Finishes dry. Good but a bit too much of the phenolic flavor to make it a favorite. ---Jeremy H


3.5
mbgrayson (768) - 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.

3.6
rami_pl (3302) - 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

3.8
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.

3.9
rosskyle (664) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2017
12oz bottle. Orange color with a white head. Floral citrus aroma. Spice floral flavour. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
crispaire (233) - - 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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Rumbero (84) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2017
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...

3.8
Tide (3828) - 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.

3.5
kliggerwar (152) - - FEB 25, 2017
Good, smooth, taste and smell of cloves. Something I should probably drink on thanksgiving. Very good strong beer.

3.6
BeerViking (4710) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
2016 bottle bought in SF. Amber-brown and fizzy with little head. Nose is banana with light caramel and dry herby-spicy notes. That carries through onto the palate with a dry peppery bitterness and a nutty malt undertone. Nice.

3.7
Ronritter (659) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2017
12oz bottle pours dark orange with thin white head medium carbonation aroma is cloves and floral flavor follows suit with a bit of booze at the finish


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