Pepe Nero Belgian Style Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian style Farmhouse Ale brewed with peppercorns.

Mahogany color, black pepper aroma, roasted malt and spice flavor, creamy body.

Added by adamette on 03-30-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,789
Reviews:
503
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
335
For Trade:
8
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1/5  rDev -73.4%

Photo of rooskey379
1.4/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Closest thing to a drain pour I've ever had. 2013 vintage

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1.63/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Bottled 03/04/2011. 22 oz bomber poured into a tulip

Appearance: Oily black. Nice tan head.

Aroma: Dark fruits. Can't get much else.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Malt forward, with a spicy kick in the finish that cuts the sweet malt. High carbonation that is somewhat unpleasant to me.

Overall: I really would not buy it again as the taste is too dull when there's so much more out there.

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1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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2.18/5  rDev -42%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Alright, so this isn't a saison at all. They list farmhouse ale on their website, but no... this isn't even close to a farmhouse ale.

A: I mean, it's really dark. It's stout dark, with a dark brown head. Not a good start. It reminds me of a beginning extract homebrewer who scorched their extract during the boil.

S: Not bad, smells nutty with some fruit... possibly cherries. Pretty mellow scent.

T: Ummm, farmhouse? What? Tastes like a poorly made stout with too many IBUs. No funk, no hint of belgian yeast. Really boring.

M: Can't complain, it's light bodied like a farmhouse should be with a perfect amount of carbonation.

O: A really bad beer. If they labeled this as a dark belgian ale it would be a very mediocre beer. I was expecting a farmhouse ale and got a crappy stout. Not a good introduction to Goose Island.

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2.25/5  rDev -40.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

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Pepe Nero Belgian Style Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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