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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,162 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,162
Reviews: 855
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 62
Gots: 293 | 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:
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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3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled: 07/10/12

Pours foggy brownish orange with a finger of head and thick lacing. Some rising bubbles interact with floating yeast sediment.

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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 Vintage
Bottled 2/21/12
Tasted 5/08/13

A – Dark, hazy brown. Minimal head. Sediment is huge on this one. Lacing is thin and spotty.

S – Big and sweet. Dark fruits, raisins, plums and brown sugar. Barley-wine esque here.

T – Sweet and fruity. Fig, raisin, and caramel notes. Grape must, deep, complex flavors. Also quite sweet.

M – Medium-full, finish is long and almost cloying. Stays with you.

O – Interesting one here. Very barley-wine esque with less hops. Lots of strong dark fruit, and grape must notes.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.91/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle with 2012 appellation.

A - Caramel colored, medium head
S - Caramel malts (Special B)
T - Sweet Tea. Was this fermented? Tastes like wort.
O - Too sweet to finish. Tastes more like an imperial amber than a dubbel. There's probably an audience for this beer, but I'm not a member.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy brown color with a 1/2 finger light tan head with decent retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has green apples, caramel, and some dark fruit. Unfortunately, the aroma is fairly weak.

The dominant taste is caramel. There is also some dark fruit and green apples, but there is no Belgian yeast in the taste or aroma, and nothing which males me think Belgian when I drink this beer. Rather disappointing.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nothing which really stands out here. There are better Dubbel's than this.

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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,162 ratings.