Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.83/5 rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle labeled 2008. Obtained as an extra from imperialking.
Poured to my glass an amber/orange color with a single finger layer of frothy, off-white/tan head. This layer left blotches atop my beer and was nearly gone after only a few seconds.
The inital nose is of malt and a bit boozy. I found some red grape and even a little honey/citrus. Taste brings a barleywine-like quality. Continued to be heavily malted. Slightly less boozy than the nose, but still heavier than expected. A little dry cherry flavor. I notice a subtle herb-like flavor, possibly sage. Noticable spicy belgian yeast quality, as well.
A tasty beer and glad I had the chance to try it. Would love to pair this with food.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2009 05:18:15 | More by d0ggnate
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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 1,966 ratings.