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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,464 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,464
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 33
Gots: 203 | 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:
Mahogany color, black pepper aroma, roasted malt and spice flavor, creamy body.

(Beer added by: adamette on 03-30-2010)
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Goliath

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours dark brown, black from a short distance but with ruby hued edges in the light. There is a thin light brown head that forms and quickly receeds.

The aroma is fine but nothing great. There's some nice malt tones with hints of caramel and chocolate with a touch of yeast.

The taste is decent. There is a nice malt presence, again caramel and chocolate. A bit of belgian style yeast adds some fruit notes as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a gentle carbonation.

Drinkability is fairly high. The flavor profile is decent and with moderate ABV it creates an easy drinking beer. On a side note, I don't see how this even resembles a Saison/Farmhouse. Edit: As it warms it's a little farmhousey. I don't know that I love all the roastiness in there though for this type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 22:58:40 | More by Goliath
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It's a pretty good Belgian style farmhouse ale. It has a VERY heavy mouthfeel, which if you like is great, but if you don't it's not. This isn't exactly a refreshing beer, but it has a very nice taste and I do appreciate what's going on with it. I would not be able to drink more than one in a sitting because it feels so heavy.

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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.

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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,464 ratings.