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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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2,042 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,042
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 56
Gots: 254 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Warm molasses color, dark fruit aroma, rich caramel flavor, rich soft body.

26 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2004)
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1.3/5  rDev -66.8%

Poured this from a 12-oz bottle into a chilled pint glass at the cafe at Whole Foods. (I was actually looking for their farmhouse ale called Sophia but there was none in the single bottle section.)

Clear and brown,actually a pleasant appearance, syrupy, minimal heading and no lace, not much in the way of smell. No carbonation to speak of.

Texture and taste were quite complementary--sickeningly sweeet and sticky to the max. Quite frankly the absolutely worst beer I have ever tasted. I will not come this way again and will avoid the style in the future.

fudsquat, Apr 12, 2011
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1.44/5  rDev -63.2%

Catfish0807, Jul 01, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -55.2%

Revenant, Oct 05, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

Will96, Oct 09, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

ChainChompsky, Jan 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

avaldivia, May 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

prg1976, May 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

DavidDavidson, Oct 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

Cerveza, Mar 09, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.8%

jlenik, May 15, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

krl2112, Dec 07, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of LilBeerDoctor
2.28/5  rDev -41.7%

Reviewed on 7/26/08. 2005 bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small head. Aroma of sweet raisin, dark fruits. Flavor strongly of raisin, some molasses. This beer is very sweet, strong, heavy, and cloying. It was too hard to drink and it doesn't help that I don't like a strong raisin presence in a beer. I'm surprised this gets such high ratings because I found it nearly undrinkable. A slightly weaker version of DFH Raison D'Extra. Yuck.
5/3/5/2/7 (2.2/5)

LilBeerDoctor, Dec 21, 2008
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2.4/5  rDev -38.6%

I remember liking this more, and hope future bottles come together better.

This had an attractive hue, on the lighter side of the dubbel world, crystal clear. Unfortunately it was only moderately carbonated with little head and zero lacing. For a Belgian? Very disappointing.

On the nose this was hot and had hints of acetone. Some appealing bready malt underneath but esters fall into the alcohol and nail polish notes.

Flavor is fairly well balanced, but it's lacking both in malt character and doesn't compensate with fruit esters, instead the off notes carry the day. It's as undercarbonated on the palate as it looks in the glass, and overall, this is just a very disappointing beer. Hopefully just a bad batch.

errantnight, May 28, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

12oz bottle. 2007 vintage.

App: opaque orange and red. 1.5 finger tan head. Chunks of yeast can be seen. Cloudiness is good, but I really dislike seeing the chunks.

Smell: Now I truly know what they mean by dried, resinous fruit like apricots and raisins. Definitely hints of vanilla and perhaps a touch a citrus.

Taste: Starts with a sweetness that has a touch of nice fruit. Ends with a strong bitterness that is part spicy hops and part coffee and part tobacco. (GROSS!)

Nice full body that sits deliciously on the tounge

Drinkability/enjoyabilty--pretty low.

emsroth, Aug 04, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

logicalparadox, Jun 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

montrealbcr89, Apr 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

jjd315, Apr 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

fehrminator, Oct 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

chippo33, Mar 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

kohlsm, Feb 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

mmsimmons, Feb 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

Lonejockey, Jun 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

gafferjohn, Jan 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

kipp, Jan 13, 2013
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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,042 ratings.