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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,011 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,011
Reviews: 838
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 55
Gots: 248 | 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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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-01-2013 12:55:50 | More by JonnyBeers
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-01-2013 07:35:01 | More by Illos
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-29-2012 01:01:52 | More by HoistinBrews
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-29-2012 01:01:46 | More by cfinch2
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

12-28-2012 04:22:50 | More by Sco
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Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-28-2012 02:15:26 | More by 2xHops
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -20.7%

2009 vintage, bottled June 2010
22oz bottle, served in a tulip
Sampled 20SEP12

[A] One foamy finger of nearly bright white head rises and settles to a creamy texture. Retention is average but a thick chunky collar remains till the end. The body is medium dark auburn, becoming a brighter shade of cranberry-peach when backlit. The first pour was rather clear but sediment can be seen. Subsequent pours are opaque. Light strings of lace hold onto the glass.

[S] Malt forward. Well rendered caramel, toasted bread, charred plum sweetness, young raisin. Peppery spice. Notes of oxidation. To the aroma's advantage, yeasty esters increase after each pour.

[T] Rather basic Dubbel flavor. Less fruity than typical but integrated rye spice adds another dimension. Alcohol is extremely well rounded.

[M] Medium to medium full. The body has smooth malt richness but the carbonation is a little too aggressive. Well attenuated. Finishes drier than expected. Bitterness is moderate to low.

[O] Just a hair above average. A fine beer but doesn't resonate particularly well with my palate.

12-27-2012 14:04:58 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 07/30/11. Served in a goblet, the beer pours a reddish/orange color with about a half inch off-white head that didn't stay around for very long. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like dark fruit, bready malt, and some caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some nuts and toffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's syrupy and slick with moderate carbonation. Not a bad brew overall, I'd buy this one again. $7.99 a bomber.

12-27-2012 00:05:37 | More by bluejacket74
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weeheavybutdieting

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Translucent orangey, red and dark brown hue. Starts with a 1/4" head that dissipates to a a heavy lacing that stays throughout the beer.

S: Banana, buttered bread goodness. Sniffs like a good dubbel should.

T: Starts with some nice buttered toffee and carmel notes. The alcohol hits the upper palate in the middle and just a hint of carmel and bitters on the back-end, though you have to search for the bitters.

M: Has that tight carbonation, Belgian bottle conditioned feel. Thought I doubt the 12 oz'ers are conditioned. Nonetheless the beer is charged with tight carbonation that provides a slightly lighter mouth feel (but still all Dubbel.)

O: I had this beer a week ago on tap (when I was thirsty) and it knocked my socks off. The bottle is a little less impressive but still a straight down the middle representation of a good Dubbel. As with most bigger Belgians this beer finds its sweet spot (pun intended) as it warms a little in the glass. I just wish I could drink it slow enough to get there.

12-24-2012 01:08:29 | More by weeheavybutdieting
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-23-2012 03:56:16 | More by MaxOhle
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Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-22-2012 22:20:09 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-22-2012 02:55:28 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-21-2012 12:48:53 | More by danoble1
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-21-2012 01:22:28 | More by mikeradebaugh
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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-20-2012 08:14:29 | More by Pecan
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DavidRose

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-20-2012 03:36:10 | More by DavidRose
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-20-2012 03:27:49 | More by rolltide8425
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kpclemens

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1%

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.

12-20-2012 02:02:31 | More by kpclemens
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King_KongDCO93

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%

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.

12-19-2012 00:05:40 | More by PeterIngemi
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mychalg9

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-18-2012 19:08:51 | More by mychalg9
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-17-2012 16:57:13 | More by Satan70
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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

12-17-2012 10:36:35 | More by grahamboudreaux
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AlexBananas

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-17-2012 04:42:31 | More by AlexBananas
Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,011 ratings.