Beer of the Week 30 Matilda

Goose Island's Matilda (Yeah, I know there is too much flash...)

From their site:

Wild in character, with a slightly fruity aroma and a spicy yeast flavor that is as unique as it is satisfying – Matilda is an intriguing choice for beer and wine lovers alike. Dry and quenching, it’s the perfect accompaniment at the dining table or for casually socializing at the bar.

From my notes:

 Beautiful blonde color with a medium ivory head, very fine bubbles that quickly dissipated. spices and lemons in the nose. bready on the tongue with some sourness. A nice floral hop  finish. Leaves an acidic aftertaste. yeasty

It only looks strawberry blonde in this picture it isn't nearly that dark

This is styled as a Belgian Strong Pale Ale but its one of the most mild pale ales I’ve ever had. I was also surprised at how yeasty this beer tasted considering it was a pale ale. The spiced aspect was perhaps the nicest thing about Matilda, coriander, clove and the 7% ABV make for a nice spicy beer without knocking you out.

Rating (out of five):

2 thoughts on “Beer of the Week 30 Matilda

  1. With Cinco de Mayo falling on a Saturday I expect to be drinking beer. Your 4-cap vote has reminded me I should drink at the local beer ‘library’ [The Beer Stein] before going to the salsa dance at the Hilton. Mexican parties only serve Modelo, Corona, and Dos Equis, usually. I’ll try to sample Matilda Belgian ale. Say, when are you going to compile your beer reviews into a booklet? If I had it in hand I could carry it with me on my bike travels to the beer library.

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