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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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very good

2,176 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,176
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 63
Gots: 293 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2004

Warm molasses color, dark fruit aroma, rich caramel flavor, rich soft body.

26 IBU
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Bottle 2/25/2011.. Reviewed on 5/17/13
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A: pours a nice dark caramel color, with small floaties. pour created about a 1/2 fingers worth of light tan head that dissipated rather quickly.

S: big sweet toffee, vanilla, sugar candy right up front. big bready/yeast notes complement the big sweetness in a terrific balance. secondary notes include a slight touch of alcohol, and a hint of spices.

T: follows the nose. big sweet toffee, sugary candy, biscuit, spice, and an amazing creamy vanilla finish. i didn;t pick up much fruit aromas in the nose, but there is some dark fruit presence here creating a bit more balance and complexity. alcohol is completely hidden. this is nice

M: on the lighter side of medium bodied. leaves a nice caramel-vanilla sweetness on the palate that excites the taste buds. just wish this was a bit more viscous.

O: it's been a while since I've had this brew, but I honestly don't remember this beer being this damn good. this vintage is drinking beautifully right now and definitely plan on aging a few more of these.

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Malt forward nose. A bit fruity, apple, some banana, jam, mildly spicy, bready, caramel and light biscuit toastiness.

Caramel and malty flavors upfront, biscuit, raisin, dark fruits and ripe berries, some booze and tinge of bitterness.

Feel is rich, delicious, warming.

Pretty good. Not quite on par with say...Ommegang's Abbey Ale but this is well worth a try.

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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
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