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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 2,012
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 55
Gots: 247 | FT: 7
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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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

A: 2012 bottled on 5/16/12 - From a 12 oz. bottle pours a cloudy amber color with a bubbly off-white head that settles quickly to a mist of bubbles. Lacing on the glass is good.

S: Caramel, doughy, bready, dates, candi sugar, raisins and some alcohol all coming through but without any one standing out too far. Hops are there but hard to smell.

T: Clean toffee-like malt caramelization that gives this beer an overall sweetness. Taste of dates, fresh brown bread, and some complex dried fruit esters with a touch of vanilla. Slight spice of the hops just to keep so much sweetness in check.

M: Medium to light body with a light, crisp carbonation and just enough of an alcohol warmth.

O: This beers was continually evolving as it warmed up and the more complex flavors came into play. It was a little too sweet at first to me but then it got a bit cleaner in the finish as it warmed and settled. A nice dubbel from Goose Island and very good fresh and I expect will age well too.

01-20-2013 01:12:33 | More by scottbrew4u
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-20-2013 00:21:00 | More by muskiesman
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-19-2013 16:53:38 | More by Bakker
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-17-2013 17:06:06 | More by spycow
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-15-2013 21:45:12 | More by BeerLover99
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-15-2013 02:14:53 | More by Ben4318
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

Not a big fan of the Dubbel. Goose Island made me more of a believer.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Nice color..Almost clear, deep reddish orange color. A real hard pour provides the briefest of delicate bubbly head. Don't blink or it is gone!!! No lacing to speak of.

Smell is fairly mild. Malty, a little dark fruit....not much in the way of Belgian yeast or spiciness.

Tastes pretty good. I find a lot of Dubbels a bit boring compared to other Belgian styles. This one is sweet, has a rich malty backbone and some dark fruit (plums and raisins) and a bit of alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel is rich and the bit of alcohol is inviting not off-putting.

I would drink this one again...If I find another one I might age it for a year or so in anticipation of even more flavor.

01-15-2013 01:46:41 | More by JayQue
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-14-2013 03:45:26 | More by Deltrus
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Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%

2010 Vintage. I poured this bad boy into a tulip.

A: The appearance is a light mahogany. Some light red and some light brown. I poured it with a mininaml foamy white/light tan head because I like to enjoy those few extra sips. Leaves some lacing as the beer dwindles.

S: Boy, can I smell the malts on this. Quite a bready aroma. This brew smells very sweet. Nothing wrong with that.

T: The bready, malty taste is the star in this show. I taste a little apple in here as well. Caramel is another taste that comes through and some dark fruits in this brew also. This is quite a good brew.

M: A medium mouthfeel with a dry finish. That's pretty much all you need to know.

Overall: This is a pretty solid brew. The 8% ABV is well and the drinkability is also pretty good. If I come across another 2010 version of this I'll probably buy it again. I recommend it to those who like a good, $3.00 a bottle dubbel.

01-13-2013 22:36:08 | More by RichD
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 20:44:54 | More by Profchaos20
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 20:36:42 | More by iKrystin
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-13-2013 10:52:06 | More by Pelicanrocks
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 05:01:42 | More by Ry1975
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

01-13-2013 04:47:46 | More by kipp
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4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

A: poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, orange brown with a short tan head, little retention, clear

S: yeast, prunes, grains, dates, oak, raisins

T: yeasty dark bread, apple, raisins, caramel, toffee, slight sour cherry

M: heavier, alcohol present, good mouth coat

O: fruity and slightly sour, quite delicious

01-12-2013 01:50:14 | More by M_C_Hampton
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4.28/5  rDev +9.7%

12 oz 2012 bottle poured into tulip

A: Nice dark cloudy mahogany brown color with a light tan head, medium carbonation. Head lingered for about a minute with little lacing. Nice thick looking beer.

S: Sweet, malty, brown sugar, fruity, raisins and some nice floralness. This is a great smelling beer.

T: Sweet raisins, brown sugar, molasses, fruity with some good maltiness. Not floral at all, sweet maltiness balances out the moderately high abv and hides it really well. Although the balance is a little on the sweeter side but still very drinkable. Fits the style well.

M: This is a smooth beer, sweet malt character lingers a bit with some alcohol notes in the background. Warm feel comes around after a while but is enjoyable. Sweetness and fruitiness is nice if looking for a good beer to sip and enjoy after a hard days work or a good meal.

O: A little sweet but definitely fits the style. I'm really enjoying this brew, sweetness makes is a good beer to take your time with and savor. Great looking beer that smells even better. A definite must try if curious about Dubbels. I'm curious to see how it will age as this was a fairly young beer. Again, good job Goose Island.

01-12-2013 01:33:40 | More by MarioM
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12oz bottle
Bottled 7/13/10

A: Pours a deep reddish orange color. I get some sediment. Not a lot of head here. Just a ring of white. Some little lacing bits. Some alcohol feet.

S: Getting lots of bready malts and some dark fruits. Some soft caramel even. Maybe a touch of white grape in there too? I can't tell.

T: Definitely get that fruity dubbel character. That caramel like malt sweetness. Dark Fruit. Belgian yeast is there too. Fairly dry close.

M: Medium bodied.

01-11-2013 18:00:59 | More by inlimbo77
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-11-2013 15:25:03 | More by Timoth
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-08-2013 01:56:54 | More by Tiburon
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-06-2013 03:09:34 | More by kp29
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4.95/5  rDev +26.9%


WOW, what a great beer! Poured a very hazy amber with a nice 3-finger head. Head stays for a while and leaves a decent amount of lacing. Smells very fruity. Not too much though. Just the right amount of sweetness and malts to make it a wonderful sniffer. Very sweet tasting at first. Nice and malty with hints of grape and raisens. On the finish it smoothes out and the alcohol really shines through. Nice bubblegum taste in the mouth. The mouthfeel is very smooth with a nice amount of carbonation. Hops abound the aftertaste. Very drinkable, especially considering the high alcohol content.

01-05-2013 15:06:44 | More by briiguy
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2013 23:54:13 | More by Unchi
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New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

22oz bottle split and poured into a snifter. 2010 Vintage

A: Pours a hazy bright ruby orange with a 1 finger off white head. Dissipates to leave a ring around the edge within a a few minutes. Some sediment floating in the body.

S: Very sweet dark fruits overwhelm my nose. Much different than I anticipated. Hints of a spicy chili along with a toasted malt. A bit of booze.

T: Balanced taste going on. I can get some candied sugars, dark fruits, roastiness and yeast. Very malt forward. Some banana and clove comes through too. Decent amount of carmel too.

M: Smooth and velvety body. Booze is very well hidden after setting this one down.Very calm feeling.

Overall a very tasty brew. Need to try a fresher one again now to see the difference. Not the most amazing dubbel from the US but a contender.

01-03-2013 23:30:10 | More by CloudStrife
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-03-2013 21:45:58 | More by slapperloon
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2013 08:13:24 | More by bismarksays
Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,012 ratings.