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: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pere Jacques 2013 poured into Snifter

Bottle Date: 2/27/13

A: Great dark bronze color with red highlights. Nice off white bubbly head with great retention and lacing. 4.25

S: On initial pour, it smelled of faint booze and finishing with a slight caramel back end. After letting it sit for a little you begin to smell more or a biscuit aroma to it. Less booze and and still having the caramel slowly fade in. Not the most complex, but I do like the biscuit. 3.50

T: Starts off with the bread/biscuit flavor but quickly tapers off into slow lingering booze with a very, very slight hint of caramel. Actually picking up more hop bitterness in my mouth as the flavor sits in my mouth. 3.25

M: Light to medium mouthfeel with decent amount of carbonation. Maybe a touch too much carbonation, but not bad. Would benefit from a slight heartier mouthfeel.

O: Nothing stands out as a key feature. It is a very nice looking beer, but is lacking in complexity and balance. Though with minor adjustments can be a solid Abbey. Will age a bottle and see if it lends itself better with time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 Vintage

Thanks to Chris for sharing.

Appears an odd goldenish color.

Smell is nice, though it does have that certain aged smell which seems to stick to older beers.

Taste is very pleasant - very fruity, though more of a lighter white/golden fruit taste than a dark plum and raisin taste. Definitely still get the Belgian yeast and sugar components.

Mouthfell is nice, carbonation is still good.

Overall, I enjoyed this. Slightly strange tasting for a Belgian Dubbel, but a unique exerience.

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