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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,638 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,638
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 38
Gots: 257 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: adamette on 03-30-2010

Mahogany color, black pepper aroma, roasted malt and spice flavor, creamy body.
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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.07/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, 2011 edition, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a finger and a half of off-white-colored head that slowly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Unfortunately, not a lot of aroma, which disappoints. I get some faint notes of roasted malt and Belgian yeast, but not much of those and nothing of any other aromas.

Taste: Good flavors of roasted malt, followed by some funky Belgian yeast, and slight notes, but nothing overpowering of funky sourness. There are also some nice flavors of licorice, brown sugar-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 6.0%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Good beer, even though it’s more than a little old (2011). Good flavors combined with a good mouthfeel. I really liked it. I’ll have to try some fresher bottles to see how different they are.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled February 2011, loved this aged even more than I did fresh.

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4.14/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/28/11 definitely aged well.

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3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy, dark but not licorice or anise.

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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.31/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Two Thousand Eleven Vintage from the Cellar

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3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,638 ratings.