Goose Island Pepe Nero

Goose Island Pepe Nero

Rated 3.508 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Goose Island Beer Company

Chicago, IL, United States

Style:  Saison

6% Alcohol by Volume

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A black Belgian style farmhouse ale, brewed with black peppercorns.

ID: 38579 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank3100
Overall Percentile94.2
Style Rank85 of 1253
Style Percentile93.2
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.581
Weighted Score3.508
Standard Deviation0.291

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CHEFCHAD 542 reviews
rated 3.3 12 years ago

Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

Aroma: Roasty and Yeasty with a hint of pepper

Appearance: Not Dark brown with a tan thick head that last

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a tingly mouthfeel and smooth but bright finish

Flavor:Yeast, sugar, some citrus fruit, spice and some pepper

Overall:Not too bad.. I should revisit again..

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours dark blood red with the slightest film of a head. The aroma is of sweet malt and fruit. The mouthfeel is solid but not thick. The taste is smooth with just a little zip maybe due to the high ABV.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A deeply dark brown colored beer with a big sudsy textured, light tan head rising above. There was decent hang time on the head. Settles into a thin ringlet. Light roasted malt in the nose. More intense in the tasting with some dark fruit thrown in. Medium bodied, a little slick.

  • CHOPZ 6794 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    2013 edition at the LCBO, in a brown wine bottle, but with a beer cap. Bottled 12 FEB 2013. Pours a dark copper colour with a dark beige head, decent retention and some creamy lacing. Looks clean so far. Aromas of sweet malts with mild dark fruits, chocolate notes and some light Belgian Ale yeast. Gets sweeter with time and even candy shows up. The taste is not as sweet though. More on the hoppy side with mild grass, creating a little dry mouthfeel. Yeast over the light spices. Wishing more of the flavours for this one, but nice to have a dark Saison.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 4.0 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    My third bottle of this great wacky saison/bier de garde - it grows on you - forget convention here is a ale with farmhouse roots that sould grace the table at special occasions. Deep clear brown with ruby highlights, massive tn cap lasts and laces your glass. Very subtle noe - some roasty sweetness and grassiness. Flavour is really unique, rasty , nutty but with some hints of fruit , hops sit back and guide the brew to the finish which is lightly hopped , cocoa and a light sweetness in the finish - if you don't use this ale to wash down some red meat yer nutz!

  • CYRENAICA 2408 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    765mi bottle
    6.4% ABV (as written on bottle)
    King/Spadina LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    May 25, 2013
    The beer pours a semi-translucent brown colour with red hues and a dark tan frothy head. The aroma is roasted malt, yeast, and earthy notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, almost champagne-like, with above average carbonation. The flavour is roasted malt, burnt wood, and a bit or tart/funk. An interesting take on a style I could care less about to begin with.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a murky dark brown/ black body with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, spices, slight peppery aromas, and Belgian yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild roasty and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. It has many stout attributes, which almost overpower the Belgian ones, but its kind of interesting. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I picked this beer up from the Wine Gourmet in Roanoke, VA. This beer was a nice Saison from Goose Island - I liked the peper corn ... a nice bit of spice to an already very nice beer.

  • RICHSBEER 1894 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pours quite dark for a saison, creates a giant head with large bubbles which stay for quite some time, almost black even in the light. The aroma is classic belgian spice, a bit of banana, bubblegum, a clean pilsner like freshness. The taste has a slight alchol tinge at beginning, subdued belgian style, roasted notes don't come in until the finish, a bit of sour/burnt aftertaste but not to bad. The mouthfeel is fairly thick for the style and it has a fairly heavy body which is offset by a lot of carbonation.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Looks good, no aroma, nice flavour. Not a fan of Saison's. Acidic. sour and peppery. Where did the dark chocolate come from. Nice lacing though. Pass.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    12oz bottle -

    A really nice, albeit different, beer. Unlike an America Black Ale, which still maintains most of an IPA characteristics, this didn't maintain many saison characteristics, let alone just a few. This could have been some kind of smoked ale to be quite honest, but it was tasty. Aroma light/medium cofee and a touch of dark chocolate, some soy, a bit earthy but mostly coffee and earthy. Out of left field comes a smokey/peaty flavor, combining with the coffee note (which isn't very pronounced), some soft spice and a bit of coca-cola thrown in there makes this pretty intriguing. I definitely enjoyed it and look forward to my other 3 bottles.

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