Wine Barrel Aged Pear 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): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 12-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 1
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2.5/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of thewimperoo
1.5/5  rDev -41.9%

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2.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle thanks to Dave Tohtz. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Pretty much still. Turbid, murky, raisin brown body, with no foam, lace, etc. Looks a lot like Père Winkle or Sour Père Jacques did.

S - Wine and oak dominate, with a hint of acetone in the periphery. As the beer warms, some of the base beer's Belgian candi sugar and dark fruity flavors come through, as well as a vaguely savory note. Some oxidation as well.

T - The taste is again dominated by vinous flavors, with perhaps a touch of overt alcohol. Pear is understated, but presents more than it does in the aroma (which was not at all), making a brief cameo in the finish. Perhaps the beginnings of some lacto in here? Base beer is somewhere in there but gets its lunch money taken by the barrel-aging.

M - Smooth texture but thin in body. No carbonation as expected, and a dry and tannin-heavy finish. A bit of warming alcohol, but nothing untoward.

D - A very strange beer. It's not entirely unpleasant, and there's certainly a lot going on, but I would struggle greatly in drinking more than a few ounces of this. I wonder how long this was in barrels?

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Wine Barrel Aged Pear Père Jacques from Goose Island Beer Co.
2.58 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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