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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought on sale for $5, 2012 on the label, bottled 4/6/12. Hoping it aged well.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

a: A deep clear amber, a two finger off white head vanished rather quickly to an even surface foam film and hardly any lacing.'

s: Subdued apricot.

t: Uniquely medium dark fruit with at first a strong bitterness suggestive of well more than 26 IBU, but could be an effect of the yeast. High ABV approaching 9 percent is well hidden. A tasty yeasty finish dries out nicely. As it warms, malt and yeast become deliciously dominant.

m: Moderate, pleasant sharpness smoothes out as it is drunk.

o: The best Belgian style brew I have had yet, and makes me eagerly look forward to more! Congrats to Goose Island for that! Don't know what it might have tasted like when fresh, but at a year and a half old it is a real winner.

Like Union Jack did for me with IPAs, Pere Jacques has done for Belgian Ale. I'm now a big fan!

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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,304 ratings
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