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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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Patrick999

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Matilda glass per the bottle's pictorial suggestion...love when I can do that! Foam and retention are skimpy per style, but excellent dark color - an opaque cola.

In the nose, I get banana flambe and a little chocolate....kind of like a chocolate covered banana and some malted milk balls. Smells sweet.

This is an interesting cross between a roasty porter and American-style saison. I'm picking up a lot of the crisp bubbly mouthfeel of the latter, with much of the roasted malt taste up front of the former. Is "Dark Saison" the new trend these days? Let me say that I do find this beer very enjoyable, it's just that the roasted malts are dominating the "saison" elements. Only in the finish and aftertaste do I get any peppery, fruity (mostly banana) character. Dry through and through, especially with the spiky carbonation.

An enjoyable beer, but if I was forced to rate this purely against other saisons, it probably wouldn't come out as great as I'm rating it here. Here, I'm not going to let the idea that I don't really think this is a saison interfere with my enjoyment of the beer. Very good drinkable beer, but as a "dark saison" I think Jolly Pumpkin's Bam Noire outclasses it, not to mention Fantome's Dark White.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 23:51:49 | More by Patrick999
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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.

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