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RATINGS: 1327   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2865) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 Pre-release bottle given away at the tasting below, Feb. 04, Tasted 4/19/05. Okay, the big banana taste has really settled down now. It’s still pretty prominent, but I had to get pretty far down in the glass to be reminded of it. Instead there a big pile o’malt here. Toasty and caramelly, with a fruity bubble-gummy aspect. Sticky, and with a fine alcoholic mouthfeel. Much better than my first impression.
Original rating, 2/8/04 from sampler at the breweryJacques, Jacques, Bo Baques, Banana, Fanna, Foe, Faques, Fee, Fie, Moe, Maques--Jacques In other words, banana. Hits you in the nose as soon as your pour. Overwhelms everything else. Pours dark yellow under a thin head. Likeable, but a bit overdone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonmac (510) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Tap (a rarity) at 3 Squares. Flared 10 oz pilsner glass. Cloudy deep orange, nearly red. Minor head. Aroma is definite Belgian. Sugars come through and a little dark fruit too. Taste is simply amazing. Dark fruit without the sour element. Beautiful sugars give way to a bite and hit of alcohol. Very smooth overall. I’m almost at a loss for words. So good. A very close approximation of the Belgians I’ve sampled in Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brentv (450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2015
From bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a small off-white head. Rich fruity aroma and flavor of raisins and prunes and medium to dark fruits. Delicious with a gentle sweetness and very very smooth. Medium full mouthfeel, soft carbonation. One of the nicer beers. Just lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lacho (19) - USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pours a dark golden caramel color with a pretty hue. Regular foam that lingers for a while, protecting a yeasty aroma. Good feel in the mouth, complex, earthy and roasty. It is a great interpretation of an Abbey beer. Will definitely but several to cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notayankee (21) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2013 label, enjoyed in 2015. Bottle pour into Goblet. Fruity aroma with caramel depth and alcohol is noticeable but not overbearing. Deep red-brown color. Small head disappears quickly and leaves little lacing. Sweet heavy taste is like a good barley wine, and is very pleasant. Has a fizzy but soft carbonation and a smooth lingering finish. Alcohol noticeable in the lingering finish but with the deep sweet aftertaste it is not at all unpleasant, especially to someone who knowingly buys an 8.7% beer. Overall very enjoyable and goes great with rich and savory foods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle pours a murky dark amber with off white top. Nose of fruit and candy. Tastes from malts to yeasty to fruit and candy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (405) - - FEB 22, 2015
Dark amber, clear, tall, tan head. Very full body, well flavored, well balanced and big mouthfeel, high alcohol heat, avg length, fruity but clean finish. Sweet, understated but sufficient bitterness, acidity in good balance with the other tastes. Malty, more like a tripel, grade B maple syrup followed by hoppy bitterness, barley candy, cola, caramel, touch of roast grains, very alcoholic flavor. Delicious, elephant of a beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5463) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared 355 ml bottle, vintage 2010, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 8%. Amber to brown colour. Oxidised malty aroma, reminds me a bit of Thomas Hardy’s Ale. The malty flavour is better, somewhat oxidsed but still nice, notes of oak and dark dried fruits, not very sweet though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3135) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Flaske (årgang 2010), på rbhd-samlinga feb-15: vi nærmer oss slutten, men stemningen fortsatt preget av optimisme og entusiasme, tross mange middelmådige og noen katastrofale øl. Rødlig kobberfarge med svært kort skum. Vinøs aroma og smak - rosiner, kandis, fiken, svisker. En god og typeriktig dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3040) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Vintage 2010. Hazy orange body with a tanned rim. Pungent sweet rock sugar, Belgo yeast on the nose. Heavy sweet malty with notes of dried fruits. Full bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1494) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Bjørnøy 07.02.15. 2010-vintage. Dark orange. Dark beige head. Oranges, sweet orange marmelade, orange flavoured biscuits and candy sugar in aroma. Good taste, with round mothfeel.

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