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Père Jacques - Goose Island Beer Co.

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2,176 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,176
Reviews: 857
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 63
Gots: 293 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2004

Warm molasses color, dark fruit aroma, rich caramel flavor, rich soft body.

26 IBU
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2012 Vintage
Bottled 2/21/12
Tasted 5/08/13

A – Dark, hazy brown. Minimal head. Sediment is huge on this one. Lacing is thin and spotty.

S – Big and sweet. Dark fruits, raisins, plums and brown sugar. Barley-wine esque here.

T – Sweet and fruity. Fig, raisin, and caramel notes. Grape must, deep, complex flavors. Also quite sweet.

M – Medium-full, finish is long and almost cloying. Stays with you.

O – Interesting one here. Very barley-wine esque with less hops. Lots of strong dark fruit, and grape must notes.

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Bottle with 2012 appellation.

A - Caramel colored, medium head
S - Caramel malts (Special B)
T - Sweet Tea. Was this fermented? Tastes like wort.
O - Too sweet to finish. Tastes more like an imperial amber than a dubbel. There's probably an audience for this beer, but I'm not a member.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy brown color with a 1/2 finger light tan head with decent retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has green apples, caramel, and some dark fruit. Unfortunately, the aroma is fairly weak.

The dominant taste is caramel. There is also some dark fruit and green apples, but there is no Belgian yeast in the taste or aroma, and nothing which males me think Belgian when I drink this beer. Rather disappointing.

Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nothing which really stands out here. There are better Dubbel's than this.

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12oz Bottle from the Wegmans Dewit NY for 4$

Appearance -Hazy brown colour with a small size fizzy beige coloured head. It's too hazy to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel/butterscotch and malts. There is also a some raisins, leather, and a touch of anise. It ends with a malty dark fruit sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Reminds me a bit of a barleywine taste wise. It has a nice well balanced flavour and is very drinkable. Maybe just a touch too sweet, but the alcohol is well hidden. I'd buy a few more of these to see how they age.

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A - Pours as a deep reddish rusty color with the slightest of heads. The color alone is quite impressive to me.

S - Fruity smell, grapes and maybe some apricot. Nothing overpowering for sure. You really have to get your nose in there.

T - Bitter fruity flavor to and fruity throughout all the way through the finish. Hint of pepper on the tongue, not too much however.

M - Low-to-medium carbonation, but a full-bodied beer with a dry finish which makes you smile.

O - This is a very solid beer and a hit for Goose Island. I'd definitely recommend it to a friend and would love to have another.

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Bottle from 2010
A: pours a reddish brown, mahogany hue with a small off white head that slowly fades into a St. Bernardus chalice
S: smells of dark fruits and a hint of alcohol. sweet on the nose overall
T: tastes of dark fruits, slight spice, bready malt, and a slight caramel sweetness. swallow brings a bit of alcohol, spicy yeast flavor and more dark fruits with lingering sweetness but just a touch of bitterness
M: more full than medium in the mouth. carbonation is pretty assertive. it starts off slow and then quickly prickles the palate. slightly drying initially but quickly fades
O: Very good and to style. quite drinkable and well crafted. I haven't delved deeply into the style but this was a very nice introduction.

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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
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