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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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2,053 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,053
Reviews: 846
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 55
Gots: 253 | 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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3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

2012 vintage. Bottle poured into tulip glass

A - ruff pour yields ver little head. There is no lacing whatsoever. Appears to have extremely small bubbles of carbonation. Dark copper color is very nice and the beer is very clear.

S - says it is Belgian inspired ale. Smells like a quad with dark fruit and eatery smell. Nothing remarkable, but pleasant smell.

T - quad it is. Like a sweet amber with a hint of Belgian funk. Tart finish. Fruity and sweet but wells balanced by the dryness of the finish. Good but not memorable.

MF - medium to full body. Flat carbonation. Is this how it was intended?

Overall...I think this is flat and that has impacted the whole beer in a negative way. So I will revisit with another one and update my review.

mbunje, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rich brown body with minimal head (2005 bottle in 2013)

You can smell the booze roll off the glass as well as some dark fruits.

The alcohol is very present but warming. Like a nice barleywine at this point. You get caramel, plum, fig, and candy sugar.

It's a bit thin now with the alcohol having nowhere to hide.

Do not hesitate to enjoy an aged bottle of Pere Jacques. It certainly improves in my opinion.

PHBoiler, Jan 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 04/06/2012; Consumed 01/22/2013

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber/copper color with almost no head to speak of

S: Very malty with dark fruit and a very light vinous/funky quality. Also get some slight alcohol which lets off some estery notes

T: Follows the nose. Again, very malty and on the sweeter side, with big notes of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Very light spice and vinous qualities as well. Alcohol is very well hidden and pairs well with the yeast/malt combo

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little thin

O: A solid dubbel that makes great use of the malts, yeast, and alcohol to make a nicely simple yet complex beer. Not as complex as a few Belgians, but still nice. Dangerously drinkable as well. Worth a drink

BEERMILER12, Jan 23, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

JayQue, Jan 15, 2013
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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 2,053 ratings.