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Pepe Nero - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

1,597 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 37
Gots: 232 | 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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Photo of tobelerone
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%

Short story: dark saison that's not particularly roasty; somewhat smoky with a dry peppery finish. Depending on age and temperature you may get a decent amount of phenolics, vague burnt plastic and band aids. Some bananas, cloves, prunes, raisins. Nice looking beer with a custardy, creamy head that has strong retention.

Decent beer but I can't imagine many drinkers will be going back to the well too often for this one. The body is medium and the carbonation dances a fine line between lovely and smooth, feel overall is pleasant and creamy and easy to drink. Better than many "black saisons" on the market these days but still, this wouldn't be a staple in my fridge.

tobelerone, Oct 03, 2014
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Bottled in December 2011.

A- Pitch-black liquid with trickles of carbonation. Light but frothy 3-4 fingers of head and streaks of lace. 4.25

S- Sweet malt and dark fruit. Very faint aromas. 3

T- Licorice notes, dark fruit and floral yeast. Sweet malt flavor is heavy on the finish with a slight caramel, almost molasses flavor. 4.25

M- Effervescent throughout, with a smooth, creamy body. It's pleasantly sweet and I don't detect any bitterness. 4.25

This aged very well. It drank smoothly and retained a good amount of flavor. 4.25

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Pepe Nero from Goose Island Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.