Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,972 | Reviews: 837 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by afdempse:
3.78/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a chalice. Not much head to speak of. A fizzy tan foam stuck around for about 2 minutes and then vanished completely. Glass is clean... hmm. Floaties in suspension, even though I took care to not pour the sediment, and the bottle has been stored upright since 2008. Double hmm...
Looks aside, the beer has a very nice aroma. Brown bread, slight sherry/vinous notes, raisins, etc.
Flavor: Dark toffee, plums, raisins, biscuity malt. Fresh brown bread and sherry notes in the finish. Just a hint of alcohol.
Mouthfeel is okay. Carbonation level seems low, but not flat. Maybe my bottle had a slight leak in the cap? No oxidation or other off flavors that would be indicative of a major leak. The body of the beer is a touch thin for the style, but enjoyable nonetheless. Finish is semi-dry.
Overall, a very drinkable take on the style. I'd like to compare this vintage with a fresh bottle to see how the carbonation and head retention differ.
Serving type: bottle
11-07-2011 02:38:18 | More by afdempse
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.