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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,533 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,533
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 36
Gots: 220 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 9/25/13

Note: 12oz bottle apparently from 2011

Appearance: Dark, dark brown, borderline black - pours with a large, creamy, tan head, definitely Belgian inspired - nice head retention, leaves some nice spots of lacing

Smell: Waiter, there is pepper in my beer - peppery yeast and the aroma of black peppercorns - other yeasty aromas, including some clove and banana - some funky, damp, very earthy notes - some pale but mostly roasty, burnt malts - some chocolate, some dirt

Taste: Big pepper notes and some Belgian weirdness - very yeasty, with a lot of pepper, clove, and banana - some dark fruits - very earthy and dirty - big peppercorn notes - some chocolate, roasted malts, and burnt malts

Mouthfeel: On the full side of medium, nice carbonation, smooth, earthy finish

Overall: Pepper, black

Some saisons are peppery. In this beer, they put peppercorns in a peppery beer. It's interesting, but not necessarily great. I'm glad I only have a 12oz bottle.

angrybabboon, Sep 25, 2013
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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,533 ratings.