Goose Island Matilda

The Data

Country   USA

Style   Abbey Tripel

Retail Price   $$13, 4 pk btls.

ABV   7.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

A rich copper color with a thick, white head.

Aromatics

A Belgian Abbey style ale offering a complex m?lange of fruit, malt, and hops accented with notes of citrus, clove, caramel, pepper, and cardamom.

Flavor

The palate fully concurs with the nose offering rich malt flavors with accents of fruit, spice, and citrus.

Intensity & Texture

Rich and creamy with enough acid to keep it fresh with a subtle hop note as well.

Cool Factor

A

Whenever an American brewer can create a Belgian style that the Belgians would be pleased to call their own you have done something.

Value Grade

B

It's not cheap but it is very much on-par with Beers of this quality. If you want cheap beer you're probably not seeking Beers like this!

Analysis

Matilda is the ideal Beer to present to your 'wine only' friends. They will be won over by this Beer's complex and unique flavors. They may even be shocked that Beer can be like this while all of us Beer fans have known what great is capable of for some time.

How to Enjoy

The Matilda is an ideal food companion pairing well with soft-rind cheese, smoked salmon, and of course, steamed mussels.

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