Père Jacques | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Père JacquesPère Jacques

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Warm molasses color, dark fruit aroma, rich caramel flavor, rich soft body.

26 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-26-2004

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1.36/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Poured this from a 12-oz bottle into a chilled pint glass at the cafe at Whole Foods. (I was actually looking for their farmhouse ale called Sophia but there was none in the single bottle section.)

Clear and brown,actually a pleasant appearance, syrupy, minimal heading and no lace, not much in the way of smell. No carbonation to speak of.

Texture and taste were quite complementary--sickeningly sweeet and sticky to the max. Quite frankly the absolutely worst beer I have ever tasted. I will not come this way again and will avoid the style in the future.

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1.44/5  rDev -63.3%

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1.75/5  rDev -55.4%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

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2.28/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Reviewed on 7/26/08. 2005 bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small head. Aroma of sweet raisin, dark fruits. Flavor strongly of raisin, some molasses. This beer is very sweet, strong, heavy, and cloying. It was too hard to drink and it doesn't help that I don't like a strong raisin presence in a beer. I'm surprised this gets such high ratings because I found it nearly undrinkable. A slightly weaker version of DFH Raison D'Extra. Yuck.
5/3/5/2/7 (2.2/5)

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Photo of errantnight
2.4/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I remember liking this more, and hope future bottles come together better.

This had an attractive hue, on the lighter side of the dubbel world, crystal clear. Unfortunately it was only moderately carbonated with little head and zero lacing. For a Belgian? Very disappointing.

On the nose this was hot and had hints of acetone. Some appealing bready malt underneath but esters fall into the alcohol and nail polish notes.

Flavor is fairly well balanced, but it's lacking both in malt character and doesn't compensate with fruit esters, instead the off notes carry the day. It's as undercarbonated on the palate as it looks in the glass, and overall, this is just a very disappointing beer. Hopefully just a bad batch.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,310 ratings