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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ratings: 1,655
Reviews: 492
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 39
Gots: 270 | 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:
Beer added by: adamette on 03-30-2010

Mahogany color, black pepper aroma, roasted malt and spice flavor, creamy body.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Totally re-reviewing this one for the new vintage (for me) 2011. Honestly, the consistency is pretty good because I'm not going to change the ratings, just some of the comments. If you're a saison lover, definitely try this one!

Albeit strange for a saison/farmhouse, this one appeared quite black, until held up to a light, in which case it was actually a very dark but clear, brownish-red color. The head was really big on the second time around, three fingers and fluffy, light tan in color. Lacing was pretty good.

Smell was spicy, yeasty, a bit fruity, with some cloves and pepper.

Tastes of funky yeasty spices, fruity pungency mixed nicely with a nice roasty bitterness. Yeah the taste matched my expectations in some ways, but didn't quite match the smell. It's just something I noticed though, and doesn't take away. This has an almost porter like quality to it, but still maintains a loosely defined "saison" character.

Feel is pretty rich, smooth, medium bodied . Aftertaste is light and roasty.

Drink is quite good. Nice job GI. A very odd and quite likeable beer!

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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,655 ratings.