Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by monkeylovebeer:
3.85/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
I first became acquainted with Chicago's Goose Island brewery through their superlative Bourbon County Stout. Given the complexity and down right deliciousness of that offering, I was expecting good things at the dubbel end of the spectrum. I was not disappointed.
This chestnut-brown Pere Jacques pours with minimal head and some residual lacing. There's a nice mix of toffee and brandy notes with that wonderful Belgian bread/basement foundation that the style calls for.
Even though this ale is a healthy eight percent alcohol, I was surprised at the heat following its smooth mouthfeel. I also found the Pere Jacques to be lightly carbonated for this style as I was expecting more of a Champagne feel, but neither of these factors adversely impacted this very enjoyable brew. By this time, I should have known to expect the unexpected from Goose Island; they haven't yet let me down.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2010 05:02:33 | More by monkeylovebeer
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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 1,977 ratings.