Goose Island Beer Co. – Matilda (30 oz.)

Style: Belgian Style Pale Ale
ABV: 7.0%
IBU: 26
Color: Golden Sunrise
Hops: Golding Celeia, Pilgrim, Saaz, Styrian
Malts: 2-Row, Candy Sugar, Caramel

Inspired by great Trappist ales, this complex Belgian Style Pale Ale is fermented with the wild yeast Brettanomyces. Matilda pours a golden sunrise color with dried fruit and clove aromas, a spicy yeast flavor, and a satisfying dry finish. According to legend, a grateful Countess Matilda founded a monastery where, over centuries, monks have been brewing ale unique in character. While in Belgium, Goose Island Beer Co. was inspired by the story and the monks’ beer. They returned to Chicago and brewed their homage – a Belgian Style Pale Ale named Matilda.