May Beer of the Month: Goose Island Beer Co.'s "Matilda" Belgian Ale

Belgian Ale

Chimay Blue. The undisputed champion of Belgian ales (at least in this man's opinion). I have yet to taste its equal...until now. It's hard to lend credence to an American craft brewer producing a Belgian style in the strict tradition of the Belgian monks, but the Goose Island Beer Co. out of Chicago got this one right. "Matilda" Belgian Ale is chock full of floral notes, fruit and hints of hoppy goodness permeate this complex yet refreshing brew. A stellar Springtime beverage, it's crisp and sweet, and drinks like an effervescent Rose'. I get the feeling that the Goose Island Beer Co. will makes its way onto my list of go-to craft brewers.