1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

Not Rated.
Pepe NeroPepe Nero

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,617 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,617
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 237 | FT: 6
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)
View: Beers (211) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,617 | Reviews: 481 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Greasy
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BigMikie
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of dipso123
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of byronic
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of AngusOg
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of tJyM4
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BringbakFavre
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of DRTBrewster
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought because the liquor store made me if I wanted to procure a single 12 once of BCBCS. That being said...

Ok, a dark saison... That's kind of like turning on the lights while doing the "thang thang" and noticing that your counterpart has armpit hair. You pause, but continue on.

So it looked different, but ok enough. And the aroma... not much. Not bad, but not much. Taste? Like if armpit hair girl chewed a lil sweet peppered caramel before you rolled around the sheets with her. It wasn't the best caramel, but it was ok.

Doable, but I don't think that I'm calling her back.

Photo of ABO2012
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of StevenLaValley
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of TheZzyzxScarecrow
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of JaysUncle
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Elprico
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Nick_RobertsM3
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of jwhancher
3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought a single bottle at Pinnoccio's in Media on Thanksgiving day. Bottled on date 9/20/13. Poured into snifter for review.

A: pours dark brown with ruby highlights, almost black. Large tan head. Good carbonation.

S: smells peppery with Belgian yeast phenolics & dark fruit esters. Spicy rye notes evident. Dark fruit like raisins & cherries. Some toffee & light cocoa. Peppercorn don't seem overwhelming in nose as they seem subtle but but more noticeable as it warms.

T: peppers and banana esters. Belgian yeast seems to clash with the dark malts. Interesting & complex. There seems to be a little too much phenolic band aid flavors that overcomes some of the other complex flavors. Some licorice & coffee notes. Earthy hops, maybe a little woody. Bitterness nice and firm.

M: dry and bitter. Crisp with some astingency from use of darker malts. Medium bodied. Alcohol seems well in check.

O: an interesting beer that seems like it wants to be too much. I dig the saison with peppercorns but think the use of dark malts clash with the other characteristics of this beer. Glad to have tried but will likely stick with some of GI's other Belgian offerings.

Photo of MidwestBA
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of Kerrie
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of kyle86
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Michael00
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,617 ratings.