Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by mmva321:
3.43/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a chalice.
A: The pour is a little flat and uninspiring. There is little carbonation or head. However, the body is a beautiful ruby red/amber color that is just a little cloudy. It's kind of hypnotic, the tone it gives to the distorted objects on the other side of the glass.
S: This smell doesn't offend, but I'm very underwhelmed. It's way too faint, and I'm only able to pick out a couple scents. And dried fruits is never my favorite, though I appreciate it done well. I get some figs and maybe some tart apples. An earthy yeastiness provides the base along with some spice and a slight hint of sweet malt.
T: A little stronger. And a sweeter toffee or caramel taste comes forward here. The spice mixes pretty well with the dried fruits. Some good yeast too. It's understated to a fault, but something in the taste works very well. It's well balanced, but maybe it just needs to be stronger. The dried fruits also block out all the other flavors the longer you allow the taste to settle in.
M: It's a little watery and pretty thin. Very little carbonation. But it seems to work with the fainter qualities of the beer.
D: Very drinkable for the strength of the alcohol, but nothing that really sings or is that inviting. It's intriguing. There are some very good flavors here, and it's like the best ones are hiding under the surface. Maybe another batch in the future, but for now, my imagination is better than the actual product.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2010 08:34:02 | More by mmva321
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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.