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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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2,047 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,047
Reviews: 844
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 56
Gots: 254 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Warm molasses color, dark fruit aroma, rich caramel flavor, rich soft body.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2004)
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium brown with orange tint with a nice creamy looking head that leaves a nice sheet of lace behind,bid phenolic smoky/spicey aromas with a touch of bubblegum.Flavors are quite yeasty and spiced,cinnamon and cloves with some plum and lingering smokiness in the finish.Very yeasty but bot overpowering in the spiciness even a little soft,well made and enjoyable and quite quaffable for the alc%.

oberon, May 22, 2005
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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%

timontheroad, Monday at 01:56 AM
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Poured from 76mL bottle into a snifter, pours a beautiful mahogany color, like nothing I've seen before with a tan 2 finger head and modest lacing. (One of the best pours I've had yet). Aroma is exceptional as well, at first you can smell the 8% alcohol, but then it opens up to some fruitiness (notably raisins or bubble gum), and then a slight matly smell to finish. Taste is not as great as the aroma, still pleasant though. First upon entering my mouth, like the aroma, first taste was the alcohol content, but as it sits in your mouth the fruitiness comes to life and the after taste is that of smoky maltiness. The mouthfeel is very creamy, which is deceptive, as it looks like a very thin bodied beer. Overall a good beer, could be one of the best I've had if the flavor was a bit better. I'd have it time and time again though, for sure!

anthony23cippy, Friday at 11:31 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ricknelson, Friday at 03:47 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

BRami127, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

TheBeerTrekker, Sep 16, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%

Rocksteady1002, Sep 14, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

dorne29, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

HopsHopenstein, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

DrDietz, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
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4.37/5  rDev +11.8%

2012 bottle poured into a tulip. Poured a deep amber touching on brown. One finger white head with good lacing. Oak, banana, and a touch of spice in the aroma. Yeast presence is strong with a fair amount of sweetness akin to mellon going on. Fairly viscous with a nice bitter after bite.

Phigg1102, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

northstar23, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

probert, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

AMarkle6524, Sep 09, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

EliRix, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

This is the 2012 batch for this brew. Right on target for a Belgian Ale. Taste, color and aroma are all reminiscent of a real Belgian abbey ale. Nice job and well done. Delicious!

stevoj, Sep 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

Domvan, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

AleHunter805, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Had the 2013 Pere Jacques out of a bottle.

A: An amber copper color with some sediment suspended in the glass despite a careful pour. Otherwise it is pretty clear. Little to no foam.

S: Very sweet, like maple syrup or honey. Some notes of cloves perhaps?

T: Sweet and belgian malts. Raisin and buttery notes persist.

M: Relatively thin but good for the style.

O: A well-crafted beer. Full of sweet flavors, but I had hoped for something a bit more, I guess. I was just left wanting more. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't pay as much as I did for it.

MaillardRx, Sep 06, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

PVMT, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jyacco15, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 05, 2014
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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,047 ratings.