Père Jacques | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.92/5
Very Good
2,309 Ratings
Père JacquesPère Jacques
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,937
Reviews:
886
Ratings:
2,309
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
352
Trade:
7
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 vintage, and darn tasty. Smell is vinous, has some berry attributes as well as something creamy that i can't really explain. Tastes phenomenal. Berries, touch of molasses and a wine finish. Fluffy and smooth mouthfeel with a slightly bitter but mostly lightly sweet and dry finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cottontown201
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally drinking the last of a 9/12/13 four pack of 12 oz. Dark copper with a thin stream of carbonation popping up from the bottom of the glass. Visible yeast floating around. Thin strip of head that won't go away.
Last had one of these at least a year ago. The figgy plummy taste seems much more vivid now. Very smooth. No alcohol heat. Wonderful reminder of how nice abbey ales can be for year round drinking.

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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
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3.96/5  rDev +1%
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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This vintage was 2011, or five years old. (It was kept by wine drinkers who have a longer standard for aging.) From the condition that the ale was in, Goose Island should not have a label that says five years is optimum. It is not. The yeast had worked too much on the other ingredients... Although this bottle was still full of the taste, I still enjoy from this recipe.

In general, Goose Island Belgians understand the malt-hop/spice balance well... but their yeast has not reached the level of the Belgian masters.

3/4/17 Had again. This time with pizza. Sweet enough to wash down the food, spiced enough to cut the grease and clear the palate. Of the 29 beers I've Had from GI, Pere Jacques remains their best beer for food. No change in rating.

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 pored into a BCBS snifter. Deep brown with minimal head. Raisin aromas and good dark fruit flavor. Overall really impresses!

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4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 2,309 ratings