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Père Jacques | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Bottled 2/20/2012

A- A murky, muddy-looking medium brown body with some tan highlights. Thin, bubbly tan head leaves quickly. Some light comes through at the top and bottom of the body.

S- Lots of raisin and other dried fruits, candied sugar, yeasty bread, hint of cherries.

T- Lots of sweet fruit flavors, candied sugar, sweet caramel malts, slight hint of booze.

M- Medium-high carbonation, medium-full bodied, very nice.

O- Very nice offering. Flavors mix very nicely together.

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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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Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 2,302 ratings
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