Père Jacques | Goose Island Beer Co.

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2,298 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
2,298
Reviews:
881
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
350
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Chris_Gannon
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2012 vintage consumed on New Year's Eve 2015

Poured a brownish copper with almost a finger of fluffy head. The nose has sweet malt notes. The sweet malt essence continues in the flavor profile but the body of this offering is a bit thinner than I expected.

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mctizzz
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found a 2011 bottle turding up the least organized and best store I've ever been to. Chilled and poured the bottle into a stemless wine glass. Lots of sweet malts, nondescript fruit, and clove in both nose and taste. Happy to find this but it's a bit sweet for me.

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Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brbrocc
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of melitameister
3.01/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Classy bottle/label cellared since 2010. I must have had one fresh and found it so sweet I gave it long aging. Not much of a head on this amber colored pour with small yeast particles throughout. Smell is prunes and molasses, not much else. Taste similar. This five year old beer is still cloyingly sweet. Other than prunes and candy sugar, there are tiny hints of other dried fruits and almost no balancing hop flavor. Aging has not done this beer any favors. Overall, overwhelmingly sweet brew. Not recommended.

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gouettn
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.38/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.41/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 10.18.12

L - Bronze/brown with no clarity, sediment floating everywhere, 1 finger of head. Beautiful

S - Belgian candy sugar, dried fruits

T - Caramel, dried fruit, golden raisons. Packs some heat but you don't taste it. Smooth and well balanced

F - Medium body, medium carbonation

O - An awesome strong belgian ale, or "dubbel" which I am surprised at the comparison. More like a tasty tripel!

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Photo of Loudog1411
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyskizy
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greencovesteve
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.93 out of 5 based on 2,298 ratings.
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