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 Post subject: Goose Island - Matilda
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:51 am 

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Anyone tried this? Fuck me, what a beer! 13 squid for 650 ml from Corks and worth every penny (especially if you get it as a gift ;-) ).

It's billed as a Belgian style ale brewed with raspberries and aged in wine barrels 9 % abv. What you get is a ridiculously complex blend of subtle esters in a light base beer, with a bomb of tart fruit and spicy vanilla Oak flavours, and just enough carbonation and bitterness to keep things in balance.
<sits down to work out clone...>

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 Post subject: Re: Goose Island - Matilda
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:50 am 
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Yeah. That's a great beer.

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 Post subject: Re: Goose Island - Matilda
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:52 pm 

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I was a big fan of this when it was available in 330ml bottles. The guys at corks used to take the piss out of how often I'd buy it


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 Post subject: Re: Goose Island - Matilda
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:49 pm 

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Definitely a '50'.

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 Post subject: Re: Goose Island - Matilda
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:28 pm 
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Capn Ahab wrote:
Definitely a '50'.



Yeah.

Lucky someone gave advice on wood age beers for birthdays, huh ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Goose Island - Matilda
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:32 pm 

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Indeed. She also got me:

wiper and true/arbor 'saisonal' - decent enough but not a saison by any means imo;

an interesting micro brewed hefe from bavaria that I can't remember the name of - not a big fan of hefes generally but this one was pretty restrained and drinkable;

and wild beer's 'sourdough' - I really rate this beer. The first beer of theirs that actually lives up to the guff written on the side of the bottle. A berliner weisse style primary fermented in oak with a sourdough culture + brett. 3.8 % abv mellow fruit with crisp tartness and a touch o funk.

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 Post subject: Re: Goose Island - Matilda
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:48 pm 

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Arbors Bristol Beer week Beer biere de garde was well wide of the mark to. Lots of UK craft brewerys seem to get the Belgian & France stuff wrong.

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