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RATINGS: 1314   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drubel2 (15) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours a dark, cloudy copper-red with a small white head that quickly dissipates. Smells sweet, with a nutty, alcoholic nose. Oozy, coating mouthfeel. Malty, toffee and brown sugar taste. Finishes boozy. A good, solid strong ale, but not my favorite GI offering...


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arcadia (56) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle from ABC. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head or lacing. Aromas are strong malts - toffee, caramel, molasses. Some dark fruits as well, with a solid yeast backbone. Really quite complex on the nose. Taste is sweet, full bodied, and long on the finish; quite boozy as well. Pretty creamy on the way down. Acquire.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (375) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2015
way solid double....2012 vintage....really fantastic...wow.......i will buy again and again......

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3384) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
10 ounce sample on tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is fruity, sweet, and full of caramel. Plenty of yeast esters here. Mostly hazy amber body with a medium to large off-yellow head. Good lacing. Starts quite sweet and sugary with Belgian Candi Sugars. There is a bit of a dusty yeast flavor in the middle. Finishes with caramel and toffee. Very easy drinking. A little too sweet.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pumpkin87 (34) - - JAN 1, 2015
April 2012 bottle opened for the new year of 2015. Pours hazy amber brown with copper highlights, thin beige head that leaves trace lacing. Big nose: sweet malts provide raisins, cherries, blackberries, figs, caramel with a touch of earth and a hint of spice. All that continues in the glass with slight touches of nuts, hop bitterness, brown sugar and mild alcohol heat. Big, smooth, creamy mouth with low-medium carbonation. Under AB-InBev, Pere Jacques continues to demolish most American craft beers. This is a step below Rochefort or St. Bernardus, but it is not embarrassed by being mentioned in the same sentence.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2549) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. 2010. Hazy brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of bread, toast, dried fruit, light booze, earth and raw sugar. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, port wine, dried fruit and toast. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Pretty nice but maybe a bit old.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
popway (66) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
2011 bottle. Butterscotch appearance, sugary spice yeast aroma, love that it retained some carbonation,

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
tectactoe (2519) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Bottle: Dark amber-copper body, slightly hazed & topped with a thin beige film that’s rounded out by a modest ring. Aroma is largely sweet, loaded with residual Candi sugar & molasses. Wow. Super gummy, yeasty, & exploding with sweet dark fruits; prunes, dates, figs. Rolling in residual sugars. Toffee. Severely under-attenuated malt. Flavor is the same. Heavy caramel, molasses, Candi sugar, brown sugar, plum, anise, dates, figs. Slight metallic notes as well as a faint metallic twinge. Slight alcohol, Belgian yeast esters, & mild phenols bust through. But goddamn I can’t get past the heavy, gummy sweetness. So much residual sugar. Not my speed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smaynard6000 (683) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy coppery color with a minimal tan head. Mostly fruity aroma. Somewhat sweet, fruity, malty flavor. Slight bitterness in the finish. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (188) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle in Fl. Light floral, fruity aroma. Pours a cloudy bronze. Delicious mixture of flavors. Hard to place but simply wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
chucklemation (596) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours a dark, murky brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, and the flavor is similar, with a bite of alcohol. This does have a bit of a thin body, but it tastes great.


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