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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,615
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 236 | FT: 6
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:
Mahogany color, black pepper aroma, roasted malt and spice flavor, creamy body.

(Beer added by: adamette on 03-30-2010)
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A: It's a Belgian style beer, of course it looks good. Pure black color with a beige colored foamy head with tons of lacing. Retention is medium though. The head quickly fades to a small crown.

S: This makes me think of it really much like a Belgian porter, if there were such a thing. You get a strong malty, British like base with notes of nuts, vanilla, honey, pepper, leather and even smoke. But, on the back, you get the Belgian yeast flavors with notes of cinnamon and very slight funk. Very very good smelling beer.

T: Again, this is very porter-ish. It seems to me that they used a very typical British porter malt recipe and used saison like yeast and maybe additional grains. This has strong vanilla, smoke, light dark chocolate, leather, pepper, oak, everything. Also, at the same time, you get a light amount of spicyness with cinnamon and some very light funk. Super dry, and (sadly) a tiny bit of oregano in this, which is the only "problem" with this beer.

M: Super light and fluffy. It might be the aging, but this is typical Belgian yeast mouthfeel.

O: Well this is really good. Don't know if it's just the aging this beer had, but this is a strong strong beer and I still scratch my head looking at the scores people gave this. Anyway, imagine a drier porter with some light Belgian elements, and you get this beer. Great stuff, highly recommended.

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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,615 ratings.