Goose Island – Matilda

Tom Waits “Tom Traubert’s Blues”

Wasted and wounded,
And it ain’t what the moon did,
I got what I paid for now.
See you tomorrow,
Hey Frank can I borrow
A couple of bucks from you
To go waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda,
You’ll go waltzing Matilda with me…

Goose Island - Matilda - Belgian Style AleI know that Beer Soaked Stew is our resident Belgian beer aficionado. So I thought I should give that style of brew a chance again… perhaps you’ll go Waltzing Matilda with me.

I’ve had a few Belgian style ales in the past, and it’s been a while. I recently read quite a few good things about Goose Island Beer and the awards they’ve won over the years, (and a not-so-flattering article about their acquisition by big beer). I’ve also been a long time fan of Tom Waits, and his soulful version of Waltzing Matilda, “Tom Traubert’s Blues” has always been one of my favorites. And he’s gotten both good and bad reviews over the years too. So when I saw Matilda on the shelf at one of my local beer stops, name recognition was the first thing that made me pick this one up. My expectations were high going in. What did I think of it? Keep reading.

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