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RATINGS: 1281   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1746) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2012 edition, bottled on July 10, 2012 and tasted nearly a year later on June 19, 2013. Reddish brown with tons of suspended particulates and a medium-sized bright white head that is mostly, but not completely diminishing. Slightly chalky aroma underneath a healthy amount of alcohol, dates, brown sugar, light banana, cherry grenadine and rich malts and graham crackers. Malt aroma does seem like it is a little flat and stale, which really puts a damper on the whole thing straight away. Banana esters are fairly heavy up front in the flavor, mellowing out into mild clove, molasses, rum raisins, anise and alcohol. Slightly tingly carbonation with a full mouthfeel. Ok, but I’m a little skeptical that this will "develop in the bottle for up to 5 years" - I feel that it’s going to turn into a cardboardy mess pretty quickly.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (213) - Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown/red. Nose is raisins and caramel. Tastes like a dubbel. Sweet and strong flavor.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cafgen (72) - California, USA - APR 16, 2014
Deep amber color with a one finger head. Aroma is bread, malt, sweet and some citrus. Taste is malt, sweet, slight citrus and bitterness. Medium to high body with alcohol present in the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJ1 (1) - - APR 13, 2014 does not count
Bloody lovely. Bridges gap between greT beer and find fine. Served as an aperitif at a dinner party. Highly unusual but well received.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparf (101) - Östersund, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Årgång 2010. Komplex sötma med såväl fruktartade som karamelliserade toner. Även brunt socker, honung, plommon och portvin. Mycket angenäm doft som inbjuder till lång utforskning. Mörkt bärnstensfärgad brygd med ett något tunt och snabbt halverande skum. Mycket fruktig smak, blandat med en kolaaktigt karamelliserad sötma. En oväntad aning metallisk ton gör sig påmind, framför allt i eftersmaken. Efterdyningarna är annars trevligt värmande. Låg kolsyrehalt och en mjuk, halvfyllig kropp. På det hela taget en lite annorlunda och angenäm dubbel, men ändå med ett lite avslaget intryck.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (179) - USA - APR 8, 2014
Poured from a 2012 bottle into a GI snifter golden with a thin beige head. Aroma is funky sweetness. Just like a good abbey ale. Flavor is excellent. Fruity. Malty Belgium going on here. A solid Dubbel from Goose Island. Have had 2007-2013. So far 2012 is my fave but not to discriminate all others. Balanced beauty. Always happy to consume.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (43) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2014
Aroma is dark fruits and malt. Appearance is a honey color. 2013 pours a nice pillow like 2 finger head. 2012 and older have little to no head. Taste is dark fruits, malt and booze. Older years are more flavorful. I had back to 2007. Palate is more smooth and creamy as it ages. Overall an excellent beer that improves with age.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (364) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
765 mL bottle. Pours a hazy light brown with a white head of bubbles. Amber caramel, sweet grainy malt, buttered rum, raisin, banana, spice loaf and every form of dark sugar imaginable. Delectably sweet, balanced by subtle hops, alcohol. Silky smooth and rich. Full bodied, full carbonation. Very well made.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (292) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours hazy chestnut brown and bubbled with a foamy yellow head. Some wet lacing. Aroma is strong fruit esters - even apple - toffee and some yeast. Taste is caramel, toffee and candied malt and raisin and fig darkfruit. Some booze backbone. Low carbonation. Highly drinkable and super tasty dupe. I really enjoyed this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (326) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pretty good Abbey. Smooth and easy, not too strong. A little sugar sweet but beautiful look.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (164) - Vista, California, USA - APR 4, 2014
750 ml. bottle with cage and cork, 2012 vintage. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, dark bread, dark fruits, toffee, cherry, and port (vinous qualities). Light brown/caramel colored pour with a slight tan head, no lacing. Nice rich flavor, very sweet and fruity, not much spice, minimal bitterness. Really comes through with a port-like warmness, alcohol is apparent. A good representation of a Belgian Dubbel.


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