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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,462
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 32
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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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Note: Bottle of 2011 'Pepe Nero'

Appearance: Licorice/bistre head with slight maroon/burgundy shading when held up to the light, with an ecru/chocolate head.

Aroma: Profound notes of raspberries and blackcurrants with a wine-like nose (like a lighter Bermet)

Taste: The taste with this one comes in two stages:

a. The raspberries and blackcurrants come through, making this akin to a lambic.
b. Spicy pepper and roasted chocolate.

The first thing to hit you is the fruit, which is quickly followed by notes of spicy pepper and roasted chocolate which linger on the palate; truly, not what I would expect from a saison - black or not.

Mouthfeel: Light, almost creamy mouthfeel with a 'peppery' tinge resolve.

Overall: As a fan of saisons, I had high expectations of Pepe Nero - particularly because it is a black saison; I can say with certainty, those expectations were exceeded. The aroma and taste threw me off at first because 'fruit' and 'chocolate' are not terms I would associate with a saison, but this has easily become on of my favorites.

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Taste: starts off with a heavy malty grains then coriander comes in slow and light then the black pepper washes over the coriander dimming the coriander slowly

Weight: Nice body, sits around medium

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One of the best beers to drink with meat, especially BBQ pork. I have had this beer on several occasions, and it is a wonderful Black Saison, with traditional citrus and wheat flavors, but has a smokey/black pepper finish. The smokey peppery finishes really compliments meats very well. Truly a great beer, good on its own, but really compliments food nicely! One of many Goose Island beers that really is made for dining.

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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,462 ratings.