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Pepe Nero Belgian Style Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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Pepe Nero Belgian Style AlePepe Nero Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
1,797 Ratings
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:
#21,974
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
1,797
pDev:
11.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
337
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,797 |  Reviews: 510
Photo of JC333
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Scottqc15
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

This is a 2012 batch, bottled April 16, 2012 #0947. I haven’t had a saison this dark before, color and aroma recalls a stout. Thin beige head, bottle required a swirl at the end to suspend the sediments. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, dried fruit, oak barrel. Taste has the semi-sweet chocolate at the forefront, mild bitterness lingers on the palate. Very nice, enjoyed as a sipper, a good integration for me coming back to the States.

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Photo of jscheuf
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anatole
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rooskey379
1.4/5  rDev -62.7%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Claydoe4
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crow
3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopkrid
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gregy55902
4/5  rDev +6.7%
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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4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.57/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heath730
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pepe Nero Belgian Style Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,797 ratings
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