KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews 20?? - 2015

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Goose Island "Pere Jacques 2011"
Goose Island Beer Company - Chicago, Illinois USA
Belgian-Style Abbey Ale (ABV 8%) (IBU 26)

[Suggested Glassware: Trappist Glass]

Rating: 3.9/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a murky dark ruby red with a strong brownish hue and a very small (less than 1/8") off white fizzy head, which diminished totally leaving behind a very small collar and poor lacing.

The aroma was of a moderate caramel malt and a sweet Belgian yeast with notes of dark fruit (raisons, figs, & cherries), banana, green apple and a slight alcohol tinge.

The taste was malty-sweet with notes of caramel and green apple early on and then took on a strong dark fruit presence with a touch of banana and had a slight red wine alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a decently long time proceeding the swallow with a sweet fruity taste left behind.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a strong ticklish carbonation.

Overall very well rounded Belgian Ale with a nice caramel fruitiness which blended well with the Belgian yeast, thus containing the high alcohol content...

Sampled: 7/25/2012