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RATINGS: 1293   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjames317 (66) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Hazy unfiltered redhead of a belgian strong. Minimal head, minimal lacing. Crisp malt aroma with hints of pepper, dark fruit and light booze. This beer does not impress until it hits the lips. And once it does...your opinion changes for the better. Has an effervescence that would no doubt diminish with age and attenuation. Nice delicate balance between sweetness and robustness. Light booze throughout from start to finish. On the dry side. I’m getting more of roasty notes the more I drink this, which comes to the forefront as it warms and comes closer to its optimal serving temp. Earthiness, toffee and spice (nutmeg?) also round out the profile of this nice beer from Goose Island.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (802) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (621) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (856) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2940) - 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.

2.5
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1236) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (506) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1261) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2477) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle into chalice, bottled on 2/21/2012. Pours moderately cloudy ruby copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, light banana, brown sugar, toffee, toast, clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester and dark malt notes; with great strength. Taste of raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, light banana, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, prune, fig, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice dubbel style. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thewade (310) - USA - MAY 9, 2014
I love this style, and the pere Jacques did not disappoint. Dark in color, deep and fruity. Excellent.


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