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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,511 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,511
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 36
Gots: 213 | 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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Bottle brewed Feb 12, 2013 poured in to teku glass.

A - Dark brown during the pour and black once it settled with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Roast and chocolate aromas dominate with a wine-like aroma also present. Lighter Belgian yeast, spice and clove notes.

T - Roast and chocolate are dominant with lighter Belgian yeast, peppery spice and clove notes also present. The saison flavours get largely masked behind the roast and chocolate flavours.

M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

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22 oz bottle into a glass. It's over one and a half years old, so fingers crossed it's held up.

A: Pours a hazy chestnut color with tons of evident carbonation. The head is a two finger mocha shade. Very airy in texture, it retains itself quite well - fantastically, even. Leave it sitting long enough, and excellent lacing will be left on the glass.

S: A one-two-three punch of caramel, chocolate, and nuts really come through once this warms up. Before that, the aroma mainly consists of bready Belgian yeast and just a touch of black pepper spice. Not really getting how this is even a dark saison - this smells like a Belgian brown ale with some spiciness. Pleasant nonetheless.

T: The flavors seem to reveal more in the way of roasted coffee notes, especially around the midtaste. It opens with bready yeast flavors, developing a faint fruit quality (apples, pears, white grapes) right before the roast takes over. Chocolate, caramel, and sliiight (emphasis on all the i's, it's faint) cherry esters come out on the aftertaste. I'm beginning to wonder if the pepper notes have died down with age, because I'm not picking them up on the flavor profile. Overall, there's a modicum of complexity, but none of the funk notes I like in my saisons.

M: Wow, this is strongly carbonated. It can be a bit much at times, but it also has the positive effect of drying the beer out very well. The lightness of body helps all that carbonation come through even more vividly. Okay, now I'm more inclined to believe that this is a dark saison - the mouthfeel is (nearly) dead on, helping to accentuate the coffee notes quite well.

O: Dark saison or really dry, fizzy Belgian brown? I don't care, this is damn good. It lacks some of the fine-tuned sophistication to make it a true great of the style (...whatever that style is), but considering I got this on clearance, that's really a moot point. Put it this way, I'd gladly get this again at regular price.

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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,511 ratings.