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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,041 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,041
Reviews: 843
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 56
Gots: 253 | 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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4.68/5  rDev +19.7%

dorne29, Yesterday at 01:21 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

DrDietz, Yesterday at 12:36 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Makubex, Friday at 03:59 PM
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4.37/5  rDev +11.8%

2012 bottle poured into a tulip. Poured a deep amber touching on brown. One finger white head with good lacing. Oak, banana, and a touch of spice in the aroma. Yeast presence is strong with a fair amount of sweetness akin to mellon going on. Fairly viscous with a nice bitter after bite.

Phigg1102, Thursday at 04:29 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

northstar23, Thursday at 03:17 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

probert, Wednesday at 12:11 AM
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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

EliRix, Monday at 05:56 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

This is the 2012 batch for this brew. Right on target for a Belgian Ale. Taste, color and aroma are all reminiscent of a real Belgian abbey ale. Nice job and well done. Delicious!

stevoj, Sep 08, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

Domvan, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

AleHunter805, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Had the 2013 Pere Jacques out of a bottle.

A: An amber copper color with some sediment suspended in the glass despite a careful pour. Otherwise it is pretty clear. Little to no foam.

S: Very sweet, like maple syrup or honey. Some notes of cloves perhaps?

T: Sweet and belgian malts. Raisin and buttery notes persist.

M: Relatively thin but good for the style.

O: A well-crafted beer. Full of sweet flavors, but I had hoped for something a bit more, I guess. I was just left wanting more. I'd drink it again, but I wouldn't pay as much as I did for it.

MaillardRx, Sep 06, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

PVMT, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jyacco15, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 05, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%

justinm4bama, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

KG710, Sep 02, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10%

Bomber poured into chalice

Pours a copper, ruby rich brown. Clear with amazing strains of yeasts and carbonation. Half finger white foam lid.

Aroma of molasses, fig, prunes, raisins.

Taste of the deep rich fruits and licorice. Amazing.

Smooth mouthfeel , don't taste the 8% abv but! it is there

Great beer. Delicious, complex but not overwhelmingly so. Repeatable and worthy of stocking in your beer fridge.

WunderLlama, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Pat226, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

EricTKole, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Jakep2021, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Not the best but definitely not the worst! Quite strong and slightly sweet with
solid mouth feel. I would purchase again despite the fact that Goose Island is
now owned by a INTERNATIONAL BIG BROTHER BEER CONGLOMERATE! ;>}

Chevami, Aug 31, 2014
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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,041 ratings.