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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 2,053
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 55
Gots: 253 | 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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Photo of oberon
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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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

beb86, Sunday at 06:57 AM
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3.87/5  rDev -1%

cambabeer, Sunday at 01:38 AM
Photo of Jonada
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a Rochefort goblet. Bottled 4/6/2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark rusty dark orange color with less than a finger of an off white head that dissipates almost instantly to nothing. No retention or lacing of any kind. Body is murky and just barely translucent.

Smell: Lots of dark fruit, raisins, dates, candi sugar, slight caramel.


Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel and fine medium carbonation.


Jonada, Friday at 06:57 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of Samp01
3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy brown with a medium beige head. Aroma and taste is of caramel malt, yeast and some sweet dark fruit notes with light bitterness. Palate is a medium body, mild carbonation with a sweet yeast and light sticky mouth feel. Sweet caramel malt, yeast with light bitterness on the end. A smooth flavorful and tasty brew.

Samp01, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

xbrettfavrex, Sep 22, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +0.8%

timontheroad, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of anthony23cippy
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, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

ricknelson, Sep 19, 2014
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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
Photo of Phigg1102
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
Photo of stevoj
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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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,053 ratings.