Pepe Nero Belgian Style Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.75/5
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Pepe Nero Belgian Style AlePepe Nero Belgian Style Ale
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
Ranking:
#22,480
Reviews:
511
Ratings:
1,801
pDev:
11.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of MurphDog14
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz draft pour into a snifter boasts a robust 1/2in tan head floating on a cola colored body. The darkness confuses me.
Oak and sour aromas dominate.
Flavor is stone fruit, dried fruit, cherry, and a black pepper touch.
Mouthfeel is confusing. I want it to be thicker, but the dry clean finish is right on style.
Now that I know, I will have more.

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Photo of Tracker83
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mgm54
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigjsempire
4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 4/28/2011 batch 2147.

Found this bottle tucked away on the bottom shelf at a small bottle shop.

Appearance dark amber brown. Huge head almost 2 fingers worth of foam. Can't get over the carbonation.

Smell a hint of sour and major dark fruit notes. Almost the smell of a tart apple.

Taste the carbonation is definitely there with the bubbles trickling your tongue. No sour as hinted in the nose. Dark malts, chocolatey, with a strong but not overpowering peppery finish.

Overall a great find, and I will definitely pick up if I ever run across it. Not what I was expecting but that is a good thing.

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Photo of ikidunot
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davesfolly
4.68/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

First time trying this. Delicious is a good description.
My bottle had 2013 on the cap. Got from Ingles Grocery in Lincolnton, NC.

Very dark.
Tastes something a little like a Samuel Smith fruit ale. Which is not a bad thing!
Has a bit of sour tones. Like sour candy. Yum!
I really like Farmhouse Ale, and this is a good one!

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Photo of runeatdrink
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose88
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tertullian007
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Freeman132
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greencovesteve
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark reddish tinted beer. The thick yeah head leaves moderate lacing. Smells of some apple, roasted malt, pepper. Tastes like raisins and black pepper with a bit of apple and a touch of vinegar. Not a bad beer.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chumpy
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kristinc
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Colevert
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pepe Nero Belgian Style Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,801 ratings
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