Père Jacques | Goose Island Beer Co.

Père JacquesPère Jacques
BA SCORE
3.91/5
2,300 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:
#6,226
Reviews:
882
Ratings:
2,300
pDev:
10.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
351
Trade:
8
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Photo of kdevilliers
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cottontown201
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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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Photo of parnelli_86
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aufie
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrStiffington
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
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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Photo of AD17
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.76/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MartyIU13
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaPan
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toolbrew
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AppaZappa
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from 1/14/13 poured into a teku. Pours a rich copper color with nice white head that settles quickly and reveals lots of yeasty chunks. So its not the most appealing looking beer. Smells nice: candied syrup, plum, raisin, almond, and bready malt. Taste is sugary almond, plum, and caramel with a nice creamy finish. This is quite sweet right now, so there's no hint of the abv at all. Taste is creamy, smooth, and little carbonation.

Good, but not great. It had been a staple in the cellar, so glad I unearthed it.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2013 bottled on June 13th. Drank on 2/27/16

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Photo of craigbelly
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rickyng
4.8/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent Belgian style dubbel.
It's a real shame Goose Island decided to no longer make this. I really hope they reconsider and make it again in the near future.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In review is a 2012 vintage.

A - Pours a raisin amber color with a healthy amount of sediment suspended in the glass, ultra thin lacing.

S - Biscuity, toasted Belgian candy sugar, plums, figs.

T - Nice toasted caramel candy sugar from start to finish, plumbs, some alcohol presence but not overpowering, prunes, and raisins.

M - Full medium body, low to no carbonation, soft, sticky

O - 'Always enjoyed this Dubbel and IMO, one of the finer beers out of Goose Island. Had this so many times in the past but why I never reviewed it until now is a mystery.

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Photo of jahbless
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 version, sweet, not much hop flavor; love this beer.

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Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks great and the smell is ridiculously good, toasted caramel and butterscotch, taste is right along those lines with quite a bit of dark fruits thrown in, i had a 2012 and thought it was excellent, may be a bit of age did wonders for this beer.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,300 ratings
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