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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,546 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,546
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 37
Gots: 221 | 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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4.15/5  rDev +11%

Bottled on 6-13-12. Opened 8/30/14.

Pours very dark brown with a light tan head.

Smells of pepper and slight lemon. Some light roasted malt.

Taste is light and creamy. Definite citrus upfront which fades into a roasted caramel malt, which lingers with a nice peppery finish.

Mouthfeel is slightly carbonated upfront which fades into a nice creaminess.

Very good with 2 years on it.

BigRedDog, Aug 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

This is a great beer, made even better with a few years under its belt

riotontheroad, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Pepe Nero is brewed in the style of a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale. Available in 12 oz. 4 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 54 degrees fahrenheit.

Pours a tan white head of a frothy foam consistency over a maple brown body. Retention is average and lacing is light and droopy. The aroma is slightly tart and vinegar acidic with a roasted chocolate malt backbone, a slightly peppery and fruity yeast profile. The flavor is similar with a mild peppery fruit profile up front finishing on a dark roasted malt note. The texture is slick and peppery with a moderate carbonation for a frothy mouthfeel. The body is medium for the style, medium overall. Alcohol presence is modest, off characters are minimal. A very interestingly flavored dark saison with a good deal of roast and vinegar that sets it apart from others of its style.

Goose Island Beer Co.'s
Pepe Nero
3.75/5.00

Jadjunk, Aug 29, 2014
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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,546 ratings.