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RATINGS: 1343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2006
had this once a couple years ago and didn’t like it. then had it again and didn’t like it. then had it on TAP last night and it was so awesome. definitely the best BSA i’ve ever had. candyish, but milder. warming alcohol, certainly, but neither distractingly nor detractingly so. a very balanced creation that lacked the earlier woody notes that took away from it in the past

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with Dough77 - Thanks Tim! - Pours cloudy dark amber with a big tall fluffy tan head that stayed very well and laced the sides of the tulip well. Aromas of candy sugar, raisins and yeast. Flavor is full of candy sugar, raisins, yeast, also some caramel there and toasted malt behind the sweetness. Soft mouthfeel and very light on the palate for a sizable beer. The palate is what sets this apart from other domestic made belgians, reminds me of Rochefort in mouthfeel. Very good stuff..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 10, 2006
Slightly cloudy gold - lots of floaties. No head. Nose or orange, lemon, alcohol, spice. Lots of orange, corriander, some clove, yeast, fruit. Decent malt presence. Fruity malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5610) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2006
Pours a tawny reddish brown with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma is of dark fruits, cereal and yeast - very rich and sweet aroma. Taste is very rich and full bodied - medium to light carbonation. Taste is very malty with Belgium signatures. Enjoyable earthy mustiness, some dark fruits mixed in and a bit of molasses. Candy sugar seems to be in the mix as well. Slight astingency on the finish, but still mainly the malts. As the beer warms the sweetness starts becoming more cloying. After having Demolition that Goose Island calls a Belgium Ale I didn’t expect this to be very authentic, but I was pleasantly mistaken. This is a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagobears (449) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Pours a tobacco color. Thin head, hurricane swirl on top. Wow, this is brewed in Chicago?! This definetly fits the belgium style. Doesn’t have the complexity of a Chimay and some of the other Belgiums I have had. This is overubundant with maltiness. On the sweeter side which masks some of the subtle fruit taste. I was hoping for a bit more complexity, but its enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2141) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Orange to brown colored pour with some floaties in the bottom. Taste is rich, possibly too sweet, and yeasty. When compared to other beers in this style, this one does not stand a chance, but if you just base it on its own merits, its a damn fine easy to drink smooth belgian strong. Good beer, wish I could buy it more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Cloudy orange-to-brown with no head. Sweet yeast in the nose. Sweet caramel or candy sugar, bready Belgian yeast, sweet dried fruit, and toasted malt, with a little more explicit alcohol than I would prefer. Some sweet spice as well. I would prefer a little more bitterness in a beer this sweet, although that might be less authentically Belgian. Nice, buit I prefer Trois Pistoles from this side of the Pond and several true Belgians to this beer. I think that with less alcohol burn I would be happier with this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Cloudy Ice Tea brown in color. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruit and spice notes. Sweet toasted malt flavor that finishes very smooth. A very pleasant brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdouglas3 (31) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Brown color with small white head. Malty, sweet, and very drinkable. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13072) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle 2004 vintage poured a hazy copper brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of raisins, brown sugar, and some vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark fruit, molasses, vinous and a hint of spice with a lingering sweet finish.

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