Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by Andreji:
3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2011 bought at the new "City Swiggers" on 86th and 1st in manhattan.
Part of a foursome of these belgian styles from GI I bought there.
Pour is significantly dark, closer to red than amber however considerably translucent. Head is creamy and slightly tan (less of a clear white than actual beige) but fades fairly quickly and leaves no lacing whatsoever.
smell is very maple-syrup like. sweet and just lightly herbal, but dominantly burnt caramelish. alcohol and hops coming in from behind but in a very light, subtle fashion.
Taste is not as fantastic as the rest. Not bad, however, I just found it considerably strong for a dubbel. Very very sweet malty feel, with a mouldy but very alcoholised aftertaste running along at the same time. the bitterness is very subtle. it is also poorly carbonated overall, wich I found ok but could behave better the higher it went for its strong taste.
Overall this is a good beer, however not the best belgian-american I've had.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2011 22:15:30 | More by Andreji
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 12 ounce bottle from the local bottle shop (took a try on a 2013... thought it could handle the age well)... not expecting be knocked out but wanting to give another Goose Island a try. Poured into my tulip glass. Nothing tremendous on appearance... unfiltered (that's ok), 1/2 finger of head was gone quickly, interesting mahogany hue. The aroma was awesome... raisins and dark fruit, apples or pears, molasses, and of course, Belgium. Aside from the presence of alcohol in the taste, all of the aromas were strong in the flavor profile. Not a ton of the 'funk', and overall a great flavor balance. Velvety mouthfeel... one of the most enjoyable I have tried for mouthfeel. Overall, this was excellent... great balance to this beer, and a pleasant surprise. As a big IPA and stout guy, before long I might be drawn to more of the Belgian styles... pick one up.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 22:13:18 | More by Mikus
Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,972 ratings.