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RATINGS: 1332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Muddy brownish red color, with some carmel highlights. I had a good sized head on mine, carmel in color. The flavor was so complex, it almost caught me off guard. There was some hints of orange peel, sweet tart apples, chocolate, strawberry, baking cherries, some wheat, and some heavy yeast. SOme carmel, malt, and hazelnut as well. Definitely worth trying. If it weren’t so damn expensive, I’d always have this on hand.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a rather murky looking brown colored body with alot of very fine floaties. Head was fairly small, off-white, fizzy, and faded quickly. Aroma is very sweet and loaded with fruity esters. A combo of banana, macintosh apples, chocolate, figs, light alcohol, yeast, and overripe cherries. Flavor is intense fruitiness, yeast, and alcohol most prominantly. Finishes slightly sweet with some yeast and a good dose of bananas. Mouthfeel is classicly Belgian in nature. Medium to full bodied with a slightly sticky texture and fizzy active carbonation. A nice fruity yeasty Belgian. Comes off as more of a Dubbel more than a Belgian Strong to me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdawson321 (145) - USA - OCT 1, 2006
Pours a copper color with a mild aroma. Fruity and plum-like, with enough complexity to keep me interested. Overall a fairly mild Belgian strong, but well-made and well-rounded.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle at the brewpub. Pours an amber copper with a thick off-white head. A decent fruit overtone and a background of cavelike musts that for some reason finishes flat. Not a carbonation thing but more of a complexity issue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
msonnenberg (30) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Red-brown color with minimal head in the pour and sweet autumn aromas. Someone definitely put a lot of consideration into making this brew. The flavor has good yeast and malt flavors that mellow out into a pleasant finish. Well rounded. I thoroughly enjoyed drinking this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Poured a dark brown with not that big of a head. Aroma of maltiness, breadiness, brown sugar, very similar to a barleywine. Very sweet aroma. Flavor was sweet, had a little tartness, brown sugar. Palate was very thin almost as this as water. This kinda sucked. If this was a little thicker this would be great. Tastes like it could be a american barleywine with just a belgian yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Trade courtesy of Monger! Pours a fluffy, khaki, big-bubbled head; attractive clear brown with a reddish tinge; good retention. Plenty of malty / brown sugar in the nose, maple syrup, banana, and caramel notes. Medium mouthfeel; unadulterated, almost tea-like malt presence (tastes like homebrewing!), little balancing bitterness; some fruity, banana-like components; mouth-drying, almost approximating a red ale. Medium, sugary finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
Dark amber body with a thin off white head. Aroma is yeasty with lots of caramel malt. Some cherry and spices on the nose as well. Flavour starts sweet with notes of dark cherry before turning spicey. Finishes bready with a slight alcohol backdrop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2006
A nice looking beer with pleasantly sweet, appley aroma. Somewhat reminiscent of Hair of the Dog Adam in look and aroma and somewhat in taste. Numerous sweet flavors from cane sugar to cherry to dark apple and beyond. Very sweet taste that is true to the style. Well done!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2006
12 oz bottle shared with malachi


Shared this with malachi on a Friday night. It was pleasing and easy to drink but did not rock my world. Still, Goose Island has turned in a solid effort with this one.

Aroma / Appearance - Bananas, rum, candy sugar, caramel, cherries, pear and malt play against each other to see which one can dominate. They end up forming a nice inviting balance. The body was a cloudy amber color with a thin bubbly head. Based on the visual and olfactory feedback, this was lining up to be a nice beer.

Flavor / Palate - The amount of flavors relative to the nose was a little disappointing. Despite that, there was still plenty going on here. Among the key players were caramel, honey, apples, peaches, peanut butter, malts and cherries. A slightly yeastiness underlined everything giving it a dry feel. The finish was pleasing, being smooth and sweet. This was enjoyable and easy to drink but it did not rock my world. Still, it is a well done beer I would have no problems sharing with others.


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