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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,636 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,636
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 256 | 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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A: To my surprise, this pours a coffee colored black/brown. An overly aggressive pour yields four fingers of tan head which is very slow to receed. Curtains of lacing around all sides of the glass, foamy cap.

S: Has a crisp, yeasty smell of a saison, but there's a roasted, bready character here as well.

T: I don't know about this. Has almost a wood-like taste to it. Apple, figs, raisins, bread and roasted malts. This isn't bad, but I prefer my normal saisons.

M: Bubbly and well carbonated..leaves a tingling sensation.

O: Like I said in taste, this isn't bad, but just not what I was expecting. I'd like to try another black saison or two for proper perspective and revisit this review.

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A: pours a dark brown with three fingers of light tan head that recedes into a thin cap with little lacing.

S: Light spice notes at first followed by sweet bubblegum and candy sugar. Sweet bready and yeast aromas bring up the finish with some slight roasted malt notes.

T: Spice notes up front followed by some roasted malt notes with a light bitterness. There are some nutty flavors in there along with a slight tartness as well. Roasted malts show up again on the aftertaste.

M: Medium-light body with high carbonation, this beer would be light and crisp if not for the roasted malt characters. Still, it's quite drinkable.

O: A unique saison that's pretty decent. The roasted malt and saison characters don't meld extremely well, but they don't really clash either.

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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.