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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,104 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,104
Reviews: 850
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 56
Gots: 263 | 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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3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a Rochefort goblet. Bottled 4/6/2012.

Appearance: Pours a dark rusty dark orange color with less than a finger of an off white head that dissipates almost instantly to nothing. No retention or lacing of any kind. Body is murky and just barely translucent.

Smell: Lots of dark fruit, raisins, dates, candi sugar, slight caramel.

Taste:

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel and fine medium carbonation.

Overall:

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy brown with a medium beige head. Aroma and taste is of caramel malt, yeast and some sweet dark fruit notes with light bitterness. Palate is a medium body, mild carbonation with a sweet yeast and light sticky mouth feel. Sweet caramel malt, yeast with light bitterness on the end. A smooth flavorful and tasty brew.

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Poured from 76mL bottle into a snifter, pours a beautiful mahogany color, like nothing I've seen before with a tan 2 finger head and modest lacing. (One of the best pours I've had yet). Aroma is exceptional as well, at first you can smell the 8% alcohol, but then it opens up to some fruitiness (notably raisins or bubble gum), and then a slight matly smell to finish. Taste is not as great as the aroma, still pleasant though. First upon entering my mouth, like the aroma, first taste was the alcohol content, but as it sits in your mouth the fruitiness comes to life and the after taste is that of smoky maltiness. The mouthfeel is very creamy, which is deceptive, as it looks like a very thin bodied beer. Overall a good beer, could be one of the best I've had if the flavor was a bit better. I'd have it time and time again though, for sure!

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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,104 ratings.