Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by COYS1984:
3.85/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled 12/18/11 and consumed 10/28/12. Pours opaque black with 3/4 inch tan head that dissipates. Nose is Belgian funk and some rye - nice but not too interesting. The flavor is not too far off a traditional saison until the finish where there is a slight roasted quality and savory finish that emphasizes some rich caramel notes that go unnoticed at first. The aftertaste is out of this world. Just a pleasant complex finish which coats the tongue. Mouthfeel is great - nicely carbonated to a point where the flavors are delivered on point. Also, just a tiny hit of spiciness from the rye (or peppercorns?) - for me, almost comes across more in the mouthfeel than the flavor. This is a pretty good saison - not too much to write home about. Not really outside of the box enough from a typical saison, which the brewery releases would have you expecting something far more interesting. I can imagine this beer would be stellar with some good bbq or a grilled steak.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2012 21:11:19 | More by COYS1984
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: I am surprised to see the blackness of this drink. Expected a golden farmhouse! Almost no light through and a bubbly dissipating head.
S: Not much at all here. If anything some straw and malt.
T: Very interesting. Smoke, some chocolate flavors, it's got a tartness to it that is in the background. Also some dark fruit, straw, funk, and slight bitterness.
M: Creamy as stated. Got a dry finish with the slightest bite of carbonation.
O: A pleasant surprise. This is unique and great for the style. It reminds me of a black lager with a funkiness to it. Good job Goose Island.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 02:30:35 | More by titty_mcbitty
Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,459 ratings.