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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,175 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,175
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 63
Gots: 293 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2004

Warm molasses color, dark fruit aroma, rich caramel flavor, rich soft body.

26 IBU
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Ratings: 2,175 | Reviews: 857
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3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hypersomnia
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeeL
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2007 Pere Jacques I forgot about and found in the back of a root cellar. I was expecting the flavor to have completely fallen apart. I was pleasantly surprised, and glad I was sharing it with a friend.

Look: Exactly as it should for a dubbel
Smell: Dried fruit compote with some allspice. Maybe a tad nutty, definitely like caramel.
Taste: Caramelized dried fruit. Dried dark fruit. Not tart. For it's age (bottled 8/07, drank 3/15) it didn't fall apart. As we swirled it and it warmed a bit, the flavor got bigger and bigger. This was a terrific representation of the style.
Feel: thick but not too thick. It coated the mouth and the flavor lingered and changed over time before the next sip. This is exactly what this beer should taste like.
Overall: I liked this beer a lot. I have a hard time giving perfect scores so I toned the scored back a lot, but I'm going to see if I can track down another one of these. I doubt there are too many around, which is a shame.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy caramel pour with a light, creamy head that lingers as a khaki ring around the glass. The nose really sings of yeast, malt, and Sour Punch Straws. Sorry, I couldn't resist, but it is true! Loved those things. Candied fruit is at the front of the flavor profile as well with a warm, smooth, boozy finish. Goose Island brings it again for me. Strong and interesting brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,175 ratings.