Sunday, September 16, 2012

Goose Island Brewing Company Pere Jacques Belgian Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Goose Island Brewing Company Pere Jacques Belgian Ale.  I had the pleasure of visiting Good Island Brewpub when I was in Chicago a year ago and completely enjoyed their offerings, particularly their Pere Jacques Belgian Ale.

From the Goose Island Brewing Company website: “Brewed with loads of malt and Belgian yeast, Pere Jacques is a wonderfully fruity, malty ale. Pere Jacques’ complex flavors stand shoulder to shoulder with the Belgian Dubbels enjoyed in the world’s finest beer bars. At the dining table it’s the perfect alternative to a glass of vintage port.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Poured a dark amber with minimal head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet and strong with dark sugar, malt, hints of cinnamon, Belgian yeast and dried fruit.
Taste: Sweet and complex with sweet caramel, dark fruits, hearty biscuit and mild Belgian spice.
Overall: At 8% ABV Goose Island Brewing Company’s Pere Jacques Belgian Ale is an excellent Belgian dubbel and one that I plan on picking up regularly.


Mark Harvey

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