I opened my last bottle of Goose Island Matilda today. This bottle is a previous edition (2008 – bottled 07-07-08) compared to the new 2010 labels for the Goose Island “Premium” series. The Matilda is a decent 7% alcohol by volume Belgian style ale that definitely has a different taste than most traditional (yes I know, poor descriptor) beligan style ale. The Matilda is a bit more tart and less yeast flavored than other ales I’ve had recently, although the armoa coming from the glass definitely speaks to the belgian style. It will be fun to try to 2010 version and see how it evolves… maybe with a Sofie or Pere Jaques by my side?