Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by GreenWBush:
2.7/5 rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
While I was disappointed by the Demolition, I had no idea that this one would be significantly worse. Comes out of the bottle rather limp; placid skim but good cling. Iced-tea in color, reddened.
Nose is phenolic, fallen leaves, and rustic Belgian yeast. Overall a general spiciness and lack of distinctive character.
Taste is a pure death-by-sweetness. So sweet it approaches Nutri-sweet territory. Not much to be said except that this was a near drain-pour. Lacks any resemblance of a good Belgian beer.
Lacking complexity and depth and being a veritable candy-cane beer, the only thing going for the mouthfeel and drinkability here is that theres alcohol contained within. Letdown.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2007 07:15:56 | More by GreenWBush
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 1,971 ratings.