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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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2,053 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,053
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 55
Gots: 253 | 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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3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had it out of a bottle, didn't pour it out so don't know what appearance it has but I significantly enjoyed. Definitely one of the best beers I ever had. It's a very smooth/juicy tasting beer. I can't believe it's 8% alcohol, that could be dangerous because they go down easy. Would highly reccomend spending the extra dollars for it because it's worth it. Was always wanting to try it and know I have. Leaves a good finish it your mouth.

shealoftus14, Feb 06, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Weyerbacher cuvee. Bottled 3/22/12. Purchased as part of a $12 mixed six pack at Wegmans.

A - Pours burnt red, bordering on mahogany. A half finger of off-white head sticks around for a minute or two, then fizzles out. The "sediment may form" warning on the bottle was spot on. Lots of floating flecks throughout the body.

S - Very sweet blend of fruits on the forefront. Smells a bit like grape-apple Juicy Juice. Pears and dates are also prominent. I am having trouble getting beyond the fruits to smell much of anything else. Some brown sugar offers a little bit of diversity.

T - Significant malty sweetness on the forefront. Pronounced apple, pear, and white grape juice flavors follow. Some molasses and fig newtons on the finish. The alcohol is masked by the big juicy flavors. As my palate acclimates, I find it less sweet with a more complex array of bready malts.

M - Chewy with good carbonation. Somewhat cloying.

O - I rarely drink Dubbels, but this one was pretty good. Very complex with loads of fruit and a nice grainy bread background. The alcohol is well hidden. A nice example of one of my least favorite styles.

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3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip. This is the 2011 vintage, bottled 7/29/11.

Appearance: medium-dark amber-orange hue with a moderate haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam with a hint of an orange cast. Not much retention, but a decent lacing. This beer is a little bit lighter than most dubbels I've had, but it's decent enough.

Smell: right off the bat, the aroma is quite spicy and a little bit phenolic. Not sure if it's that or the alcohol, but this beer seems a bit "hot". Spiciness includes bits of cinnamon and clove aroma. There's also a hint of sickly sweetness underneath which I don't love. In general, it has a lot of dubbel-like character; sadly, this is not one which appeals greatly to me personally.

Taste: syrupy sweetness, much as in the aroma; again, a light spiciness with a hint of cinnamon toward the back. Phenolic character is much less pronounced in the flavor than in the aroma. There's a biscuitiness and a breadiness here which are not my favorite characteristics in a dubbel. Stylistically within bounds, but really not to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation, but not quite the mouth-filling creaminess I like in the style. It's okay, but not outstanding.

Overall: this beer just doesn't suit me. There are several ways to go about a dubbel, and, while this seems a well-crafted beer, it mostly hits each of my least favorite elements of the style.

flagmantho, Feb 04, 2013
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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,053 ratings.