Pepe Nero Belgian Style Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,790 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,790
Reviews:
504
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
335
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,790 |  Reviews: 504
Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Epicfail97081
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claydoe4
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopkrid
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single at my local ABCFW&S. Bottled on March 20, 2013.
Poured into a tulip from a 12 oz. bottle. Dark reddish brown body, a huge head 2 finger head. Slowly dissipated and leaves no lacing.
Fruity aromas of pears and apples and spicy black pepper. Slight amount of funkiness.
Definitely getting more of that pear juice and slight yeast funk. Nice black pepper spice on the end.
Light mouth feel with a strong black pepper finish, particularly after it warms up.
Overall, a very interesting beer; I didn't do much research before picking it up just saw the overall BA score and put it in the mix-a-six carrier. Completely shocked by the color and even more so with the taste. I love black pepper so this was a win for me as the floral, sweetness black peppercorns have really comes through.

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Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gregy55902
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Andy's Marketplace in Rochester, MN is selling bombers of this for $3. Couldn't pass it up, so here we are. Bottled 5/22/2012.

A - the deepest, darkest reddish purple I have ever seen. Small off-white head that quickly recedes.

S - Tartness. Cherries? Lemons? Belgian yeasts, candy sugar.

T - sour cherries, belgian candy, black pepper

M - decent thickness for the style

O - surprised more people aren't commenting on the sourness. Unexpected, but it was kept in check. This is my 2nd time having this beer and I like it more than the first time. Definitely unique!

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Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heath730
3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goatdavemac
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of South2NW
4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.43/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 6.13.12.

L - Pitch black, with 3 fingers of head! Sticky lacing left all over the glass

S - Belgian candy yeast, slight alcohol aroma. Great aroma

T - Dried fruit, raisons, brown sugar. Tasty

F - Medium body, well carbonated

O - An awesome dark belgian ale. Tasty and drinkable

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Photo of RichH55
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loudog1411
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pepe Nero Belgian Style Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 1,790 ratings.
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