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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,966 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,966
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 50
Gots: 235 | 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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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
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esullivan880


3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-20-2012 17:45:45 | More by esullivan880
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Homberto

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-19-2012 23:02:09 | More by Homberto
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onedogtwodog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.3%

11-18-2012 03:10:33 | More by onedogtwodog
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

11-17-2012 17:20:46 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Burnt red/brown. Nearly zero head. Nearly zero lacing. Body is pretty cloudy. Fairly light skinned for a Dubbel.

S-Molasses, brown sugar, dried dark fruits. Not very yeasty or spicy, but I can deal with that. It is incredibly straightforward.

T-Sweet and…sweet. Baked sweet bread. Hints of spice sprinkled on top of the loaf. Caramel and toffee. Apple cider. Raisins. Mild yeast.

M-Lighter than expected. Prickly carbonation. A bit sticky. Pretty drinkable.

O/D-Not my favorite style. I am very inexperienced with the style too. This one doesn't have anything that jumps out to me. Bland.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:52:35 | More by VelvetExtract
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Kromes

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 Poured into tulip.

A clear dark amber color with no head. Mostly a thin line of soapy bubbles on top.

Sugar plums, caramel, toasted malt, bubble gum, toasted coconut.

Much like the nose, plum, dark cherry, bubble gum and a toasted malt/molasses flavor in the finish.

Medium bodied with low carbonation.

The beginnings of a nice beer. Definitely need to mature in the bottle. Going to put the rest in the cellar and break open next year.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 02:39:46 | More by Kromes
Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,966 ratings.