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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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88
very good

1,972 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,972
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 52
Gots: 242 | 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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kpclemens

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into short neck stout glass.

A - Pours a light reddish brown. Hazy; can't really see through it some sediment on the bottom.

S - Not much here, some dark fruit, alcohol and a little bit of bread.

T - Sweet with some caramel and a little bit of fruitiness. predominantly malty but not roasty or chocolatey more bready. Some alcohol as it goes down.

M - fells like beer smooth and thin surprisingly light.
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O - I think its a good balanced beer. Not really getting any hops but I wasn't expecting that. Mostly malt but its balanced out with the dark fruit. Tastes a little lighter than it looks.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 02:02:31 | More by kpclemens
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-19-2012 16:58:11 | More by King_KongDCO93
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Split a 22oz bottle of the 2012 vintage, poured into a duvel glass

A: pours a murky brownish amber, pours a quarter of a finger of slightly tanned head, not much lacing to speak of.

S: initially I get straight up dirty barnyard funk from this... To the point of it being no appealing, as the beer warms I begin to get deep caramel notes along with some dark fruit, prune and raisin. As much as the aroma improved on warming, I'm having a hard time getting that barnyard funk outta my mind.

T: luckily the barnyardness is gone, and the deep caramel/toffee is much more prevelant, overall I taste, loads of caramel along with darkfruits, prune and raisin in particular. A little underlying earthy yeastyness. Pretty tasty.

M: medium body with a slightly creamy lower carbonation, slight stickiness.

O: a pretty good brew, deffiantly better then my initial reaction to it. Overall a solid dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 00:05:40 | More by PeterIngemi
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-18-2012 19:08:51 | More by mychalg9
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Wisconsin

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Texas

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California

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an excellent dubbel overall.

Brownish copper, it has a small off-white head steadily shrinking to foamy ring.

Aroma is berries, caramelised damp dark bread.

Taste is lightly sweet berries, iron, whole wheat bread hint, caramelised white-bread crust (like Nut Tree white bread - a personal reference probably meaningless to most). It is smooth and flavourful, well-rounded, engagin, highly enjoyable and easy to drink - excellent.

Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-11-2012 01:56:16 | More by Dave_Treat
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DrinkMoreBigBeers

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Date on the bottle is 02/21/12

A - Pourd out a opaque light mahogany brew. The off white head died off fast and gathered toward the edges of the glass. Appears nicely carbonated.

S - Big malted toffee notes right in the front, cherries, toasted quality, light chocolate, and a slight bitterness in the background. This ones nose is really smooth and pleasant with no alcohol detected.

T - In the front I get a toffee, cherries, hard candy-ish flavor, plum, and some slight bitterness. This ones flavor is really lighter then what I expected, and the flavors come and go fast with not much aftertaste at all. No alcohol detected, only a warmth in my belly tells me that this beer is not to be messed with.

M - Its dry and well carbonated moving the beer rather nicely over the palate. Has medium to light in the mouth and really goes down easy.

O - For a 8.7% Dubbel this brew drinks really easy and could get dangerous with not a trace of alcohol on it. A rather nice refreshing unique dubbel that comes in unusually dry. A must try for a fan of the style because its unlike any that I have had so far. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,972 ratings.