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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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thatruth

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz from Elizabeth Station poured into a Newcastle pint glass at Daves.

A: pours a caramel brown into a tea colored body. head and lacing dissipate quickly, neither of which were ever really to be accounted for the in the first place.

S: hint of coriander, sweet caramelized malt.

T: wheat, malty. Tastes like a meal, malt sandwich. Sesame tahini.

M: subtle, dry yet fresh aftertaste. malt lingers bubbly on the tongue.

O: an interesting brew from the first of a trilogy of the aged Belgium Style Ales purchased yesterday.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 21:24:50 | More by thatruth
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HANGOVER


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-06-2012 02:14:59 | More by HANGOVER
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-05-2012 02:26:14 | More by JellyJacket
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MarcWP

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-02-2012 04:46:45 | More by MarcWP
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

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

Poured into a crystal mug, the color of the beer is a hazy, medium copper gold. A one finger high tan bubbly hea dissipates fast into a small ring of lacing around the glass.
The smell is of sweet cherry, plum and honey.
Tasting the beer the dark fruit flavors build the entrance. They get stronger towards the middle, where the yeat flavors kick in. A mellow honey, caramel flavor. Is added at the end, building a warm alcohol finish and aftertaste.
Very nice medium bodied beer. Easy to drink. I am glad I tried this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 04:06:29 | More by Hopfenpeter
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2012 bottle.
Thin head. A dark copper colored body.
Smells like alcohol, toffee and brown sugar. Pretty faint overall.
Tastes is sweet and malty. A little alcohol bite at the end. Some ripe fruit in the middle. Nice.
Fairly heavy texture with low carbonation.
A descent drink but no their best.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2012 02:01:38 | More by Fatehunter
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-29-2012 05:18:03 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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Thickfreakness

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-28-2012 18:02:07 | More by Thickfreakness
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a ruby-copper colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has a decent retention eventually fading to leave a decent level of retention.

Smell – The smell is heaviest of fruit and some malt. The fruit is largely of a darker nature with cherry and plum as well as some lighter notes of apple. The malty flavors are of a bready aroma and when mixed with the fruit and a lighter boozy aroma create a pleasant nose overall.

Taste – The taste starts out of darker fruit flavors. The fruit flavors are mainly of a cherry flavor up front with some notes of a raisin mixed within. As the taste advances the raisin grows stronger and some caramel flavors some to the tongue. These are quickly followed by a lighter yeasty flavor which when combined with the rest of the flavors produce a rather pleasant fruity and yeasty flavor with an ever so light spice flavor that is mixed within. At the end a light alcohol flavor comes to the tongue and when mixed with the rest and a sweeter sugary flavor (almost candy like) leave a rather pleasant aftertaste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the creamier side with a carbonation level that was just below average. Both are rather nice for the style as they are good for the dark fruit and lightly boozed flavors of the brew.

Overall – A quite decent and rather easy drinking dubbel. Give it a go if you have the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

11-28-2012 02:32:20 | More by Darkmagus82
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-28-2012 02:25:15 | More by wyatt13
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a medium brown color with a slight off-white head. Scent is mostly that of toasted malts with some sweet, nutty tones. The taste is rather bold and complex. The yeast and malts create a unique toasted flavor that is caramelized and dry with a touch of sugary sweetness. With a lot of flavor to the taste, this makes for a good sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 06:03:04 | More by Lemke10
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-26-2012 23:39:11 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Opaque sienna brew with a moderately-sized frothy off-white head. Some brown sediment snuck into the bottom of my glass. Isolated, small flecks of lacing barely cling to the glass.

S - Sweet malt, caramelized sugar, banana bread, dates, raisins.

T - Sweet malt, raisins, sour cherries, bourbon, orange zest. Aftertaste is a little watery with lingering bourbon and raisin.

M - Very thick, a little harsh, but rather refreshing for something so sweet.

D - Nice! I like this one a lot, one of goose island's best.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 23:38:19 | More by mrasskicktastic
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-26-2012 22:36:34 | More by dougbassett
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-24-2012 22:32:23 | More by savagepm
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Triglycerides

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-24-2012 16:13:43 | More by Triglycerides
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esdeebrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-24-2012 02:07:07 | More by esdeebrew
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marshmeli

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-23-2012 22:06:16 | More by marshmeli
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber from Let's Pour. Pours a beautiful amber red color, hints of purple, with a nice big cream colored head. Smells of dark fruits, plums, figs, apples. Flavor explosion of figs, pears, and some other dark fruits (prunes/raisins/). Mouthfeel is light-medium. No alcohol presence and very easy to drink. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 17:50:33 | More by BMMillsy
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-23-2012 01:26:36 | More by twowheelssoar
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oneturbucfan

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-22-2012 11:55:23 | More by oneturbucfan
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AmitC

New York

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

Poured from a 2012 12 fl oz bottle, bottled on 22nd July into a large snifter.

Appearance : Pours a reddish-copper color with heavy ruby hues. Very cloudy due to suspended yeast. Little head of slight tan color. No lacing.

Aroma : Smell is full of malt with fruity esters.

Taste : Some fruits upfront. Slightly sweet finish. High on malt and fruity ester and yeast taste. Good alcohol mix up which does not feel very strong.

Mouth Feel : Medium bodied feel. Moderately high carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.

Style Rate : 4
Personally : 4

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 23:21:19 | More by AmitC
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-21-2012 16:49:04 | More by bradfordjohnson
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baker2gs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-21-2012 14:55:28 | More by baker2gs
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Highstplz

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-21-2012 03:10:37 | More by Highstplz
Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,972 ratings.