Beverage of the Week (BOW)
Goose Island Matilda (USA)
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. Matilda is part of Goose Island's "Vintage Ale" series.
Goose Island Brewery has earned itself a loyal following with their flavorful line-up of regulars and seasonal brews that always seem to strike the perfect balance of classical styling with a steadfast Goose Island house style accent. Over a dozen different styles are produced each year. The Matilda, inspired by the great Belgian Abbey Style Ales, is part of the brewery's specialty line that is presented in 4-packs or single 650ml bottles.
A rich copper color with a thick, white head. A Belgian Abbey style ale offering a complex mélange of fruit, malt, and hops accented with notes of citrus, clove, caramel, pepper, and cardamom. The palate fully concurs with the nose offering rich malt flavors with accents of fruit, spice, and citrus. Rich and creamy with enough acid to keep it fresh with a subtle hop note as well.
How to Serve
The Matilda is an ideal food companion pairing well with soft-rind cheese, smoked salmon, and of course, steamed mussels.
Price: $ 9