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RATINGS: 1344   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle tasting. Amber with small tan head. Dark fruit, sweet toffee, caramel. Can feel the alcohol a bit. Decent but not a standout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tlind2 (1604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle, 2009. Reddish copper color, no head. Sweet, complex aroma with plum jam, juicy malts. Smooth flavor with some winy notes, raisins, malt and restrained hops. Full body, low carbonation. Reminiscent of Fuller's Vintage Ale, which is high praise. Aged with grace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10244) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"like a hybrid BSA/dubble/dopplebock. i liked it all around. Big aroma, bready, doughy, sweet, and alcoholic, but not in a bad way. ditto on the flavor with a medium bodied slightly syrupy feel. nicely done."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottled 4/6/12. Dark amber/burnt orange. Big doughy yeast and spiced fruit aroma. The taste adds grains, rich malts, raisin, toffee, anise, and candied apple. Low carb, nice warm alcohol character, medium body, long finish. Very complex. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4336) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2014
12 oz 2013 bottle - 10 Sept. 2013 date stamp. Appearance - dark, slighty hazy red-brown body with a weak tan head. Ample carbonation is evident in the mouthfeel of this medium+ bodied beer. The mouthfeel is nicely creamy and would be rated higher were it not for some effects of the higher ABV. Likewise for the complex and spicy aroma. Given the price, this is a reasonable substitute for a better but more expensive Chimay Rouge or Westmalle Dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Tap. Dark copper pour. Raisin, floral, herb, toffee. Very nice SO aroma. Dark dried fruit, port. Full body. Sweet finish but well balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 11-28-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a ruby-copper colored brew with a one finger white head. The head has a decent retention eventually fading to leave a decent level of retention. Smell – The smell is heaviest of fruit and some malt. The fruit is largely of a darker nature with cherry and plum as well as some lighter notes of apple. The malty flavors are of a bready aroma and when mixed with the fruit and a lighter boozy aroma create a pleasant nose overall. Taste – The taste starts out of darker fruit flavors. The fruit flavors are mainly of a cherry flavor up front with some notes of a raisin mixed within. As the taste advances the raisin grows stronger and some caramel flavors some to the tongue. These are quickly followed by a lighter yeasty flavor which when combined with the rest of the flavors produce a rather pleasant fruity and yeasty flavor with an ever so light spice flavor that is mixed within. At the end a light alcohol flavor comes to the tongue and when mixed with the rest and a sweeter sugary flavor (almost candy like) leave a rather pleasant aftertaste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the creamier side with a carbonation level that was just below average. Both are rather nice for the style as they are good for the dark fruit and lightly boozed flavors of the brew. Overall – A quite decent and rather easy drinking dubbel. Give it a go if you have the chance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Finally ticking this one. A solid beer that would probably get a lot more love if it weren’t so readily available. Pretty nice to style. Chewy grain. Toffee and caramel. Nice yeast strain adds to the drink without overpowering. Lots of fruit and chewy grain. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (282) - ponferrada, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2014
Una Dubbel excepcional que se esconde del alcohol a través de una compleja gama de sabores. Color marrón rojizo, el sabor es algo adherido, caramelo, maltosa y se sienten el alcohol. En general es una muy buena cerveza.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2542) - 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!

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