Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
3.95/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Warm, somewhat dark brown with red tinges. Lovely ruby highlights when put in more direct light. Smallish off-white head dissipated quickly.
S: Not too big. Definitely cherries.
T: The spicy yeast hits first but never gets too big, just stays in the background. Cherry is again the dominant flavor; I also get some banana which I'm not used to in a double. Just a tad of alcohol near the end. Aftertaste is faint yeast which peters out after a few moments.
M: Nice and juicy. Carbonation is a little low.
D: You know. Pretty good. A bit more balance would help, but it's tasty and not too heavy.
A nice beer, though nothing I was blown away by. I like my doubles a little maltier and less fruity. I do look forward to trying the '08 version BigDank gave me as an extra in a few years' time!
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2010 06:14:05 | More by WorldWideStout
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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 1,970 ratings.