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RATINGS: 1335   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2468) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Thin head of fine bubbles that dissipates quickly. Good carbonation. Great Aroma loaded with ripe fruit, raisins, sweet malts and some toffee. Color is a hazy dark caramel brown. Sweet and malty flavor with some dough, more toffee, a hint of anise and some butterscotch. Light alcohol presence and warming. Lingering sweet malts that coat the mouth. A very good dubbel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1568) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Superb aroma taste and color, good palate, interesting finish. Loads of dark dried fruit and dark toffee malt in the right balance. Herbal and sweet and faintly fruity-tart. Alcohol is cloaked in robes of supple richness that start rather sweet but then readily give up their fine detail and luxury. Rated by a human being chewing on shavings of Parma Reggiano..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Type: 765ml (25.9 oz.) bottle Glass: Fuller’s London pint glass From: Armada Wine & Beer Merchant in Santa Barbara, Calif. Price: $10.99 Purchased: July 4, 2014 Consumed: July 6, 2014 Misc.: Bottled on May 7, 2013 at 8:59 a.m. Poured a caramel amber color with 1-to-2 fingers of off-white head. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. Smelled rather boozy up front. Also got grape, Syrah grapes, caramel, plum, slight raspberry, roasty malts, citrus notes and some bubblegum. Tasted much better than the nose. Got grape, plum, black raspberry, caramel and honey. Got better as it went down. Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Smooth, fruity finish. Really enjoyed this one. Would have it again for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (764) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
The pour only produces a small off white head which fades out quickly leaving a rich reddish amber liquid naked and exposed. Only a thing ring of lace remains around the edge of the glass. This lacing is slick and sides down the glass as I drink leaving nothing behind. Its aroma is very sweet, estery and malty. It is a touch phenolic and boozy as well with nice notes of caramel malt, over ripe fruit, sweet bready yeast and raw sugar. To start there is a very sweet rich malty and boozy brandy-like base full of caramel, brown sugar or Belgian candied sugar like notes. From there each sip reveals a different estery, fruity, or phenolic flavor note like sweet red apples, peach, apricot, and pear. On to the finish, and now I get leafy hop spice and mild bitterness moving in. Overall though, it remains well on the sweet boozy side in the finish. On the palate it has a medium to full body with a slick sticky texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1364) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2014 Bottle thx jc A: licorice, caramel, red fruits app: clear dark copper white head. T/p: full body with moderate long sweet finish. O: splendid. Brilliantly brewed enjoyed the malt bill and overall compexity. Will need to buy some more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2014
How: Bottle, 2010 vintage.
Where: Monk’s Sveavägen, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, sweet sugar, some chocolate.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, malt, alcohol, fruit, caramel, some chocolate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeKirk (8) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
Brown, not too cloudy for the style. The head disappears quickly. Very malty. Raisin and lemon sweetness. A little thin. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1932) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle 1.5 yrs old. Pours murky brown with red tinge no head or lacing. Nose is fruity, prunes. Notes of prunes, plums, brown bread. Taste med sweet light bitter. Full somewhat sticky body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (713) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
765ml bottle. Hazy copper body, medium beige head with average retention. Aroma of berries liquor, raisins, yeast, lots of malts, a touch too much booze. Taste of caramel malt, raisins, prunes, a little yeast, apples and pears, again a badly hidden alcohol. Ok but overpriced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2081) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, sweetness, sugar, and some dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with sweetness.

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