Père Jacques | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
2,306 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:
#6,918
Reviews:
884
Ratings:
2,306
pDev:
10.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
351
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 2,306 |  Reviews: 884
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

Photo of Beerbom
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjwellman
4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris_Gannon
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 57md
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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.

Update January 2018: Had another 2012 vintage that I snagged from a bargain bin. Could this beer really hold up 5 years+?

It more than held up - inexplicably, it seems to have gotten better. The body filled out and I think the flavors matured and deepened. This offering is genuinely better than most quads that I've sampled. What a gem of a brew!

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Photo of szmnnl99
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mctizzz
4.49/5  rDev +14.8%
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 -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brbrocc
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of melitameister
3.01/5  rDev -23%
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 +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gouettn
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,306 ratings