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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,966 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,966
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 50
Gots: 236 | FT: 6
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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fudsquat

Ohio

1.3/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 16:19:16 | More by fudsquat
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Revenant

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -55.2%

10-05-2012 22:56:20 | More by Revenant
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Will96

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -48.8%

10-09-2012 00:20:23 | More by Will96
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ChainChompsky

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.8%

01-15-2014 07:04:41 | More by ChainChompsky
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avaldivia

California

2/5  rDev -48.8%

05-23-2012 15:31:03 | More by avaldivia
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.8%

05-30-2012 01:23:02 | More by prg1976
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DavidDavidson

Texas

2/5  rDev -48.8%

10-08-2013 01:13:17 | More by DavidDavidson
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Cerveza

California

2/5  rDev -48.8%

03-09-2013 17:27:01 | More by Cerveza
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jlenik

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -48.8%

05-15-2013 06:17:52 | More by jlenik
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krl2112

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

12-07-2012 20:12:50 | More by krl2112
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bigred89

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -42.5%

12-04-2011 02:19:22 | More by bigred89
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

2.28/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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)

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 23:41:18 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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errantnight

California

2.4/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 05:42:12 | More by errantnight
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Catfish0807


2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

07-01-2014 03:57:53 | More by Catfish0807
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emsroth

New York

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2009 19:39:05 | More by emsroth
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logicalparadox

New York

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

06-30-2012 02:51:03 | More by logicalparadox
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

04-18-2013 04:20:44 | More by montrealbcr89
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

04-18-2013 12:46:14 | More by jjd315
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fehrminator

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

10-02-2013 21:06:04 | More by fehrminator
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

03-12-2013 22:13:24 | More by chippo33
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kohlsm

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

02-18-2013 22:48:14 | More by kohlsm
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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

02-19-2013 02:17:02 | More by mmsimmons
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Lonejockey

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

06-22-2014 12:45:28 | More by Lonejockey
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

01-16-2012 15:33:36 | More by gafferjohn
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kipp

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

01-13-2013 04:47:46 | More by kipp
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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,966 ratings.