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Pere Winkle - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Pere Winkle
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
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Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It's Pere Jacque in a Pappy Van Winkle barrel - bet you couldn't guess that from the name. Some dates were also thrown into the mix. Served in a pint-shaped taster glass.

A - Minimal carbonation present - a thin, partial ring of bubbles forms around the edges of the glass. Murky Sultana raisin body - looks a bit like toilet water.

S - Huge bourbon, molasses, dark fruits, oak, butterscotch, caramel and brown sugar. Extremely rich and potent, and unsurprisingly quite boozy. That being said, it smelled delicious.

T - Taste is a bit less successful, but still quite good. There's a lot of bourbon and oak character, along with some brown sugar, molasses, and dark fruits. Not that different from the aroma, but seems a bit less defined and lacks the same punch.

M - Big, thick, chewy, full body. Lower carbonation, a bit of barrel tannin and alcohol warmth in the finish. It's pretty much exactly what you'd expect from a bourbon barrel-aged dubbel.

D - This was definitely a successful experiment. The flavors from the base beer meld extremely well with the barrel flavors. Filter it, add a few more bubbles, and toss it into bottles and Goose would have a winner on their hands. Hope this shows up at FoBAB.

Pere Winkle from Goose Island Beer Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.