Idiosynkrasie (7628) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2017 Yatesed (41) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber, aroma of citrusy lemon, taste initially sour, blends into earthy finish
355ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey, dark golden to amber colour with average, frothy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Minimally bretty, funky yeasty, minimally bready, caramel malty and fruity aroma, hints of honey, gingerbread, honeydew melon, a touch of gooseberry. Taste is moderately dry, slightly grassy hoppy, minimally bready malty, hints of honeydew melon, a touch of gingerbread and clove; slightly creamy texture, minimally sweet-ish, sticky palate. Quite manifold and complex, somehow a bit to clean and engineer’d. DarkMagus (542) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Bottle from 2016. Pours a hazy copper color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, Brett funk, light sweetness, some biscuit/cracker, maybe a hint of hops. In the end the aroma was my favorite aspect of this beer. Flavors were dominated by yeasty spicy notes of banana and clove. Perhaps a bit of cloying sweetness. More Belgian yeast and a bit of sweet biscuit, some very light gentle bitterness. Medium body, perhaps even a touch on the light side. Gentle astringency, not completely dry. A great-sounding beer on paper, but it didn’t completely come together for me. But overall not bad! Maybe a lot of people like this, what do I know? PugUglyBrewer (707) - - JUL 7, 2017
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 (780) - 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 (3659) - 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 (105) - - 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 (736) - 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 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 (239) - - 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 Rumbero (86) - 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...