RateBeer
overall
74
50
style
Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Smoked
Chambly, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Gold medal winner in 1995 at the Chicago Beverage Testing Institute. It is brewed with whiskey malt in honour of the raftmen, rivermen and lumberjacks of Quťbec of the 19th century who finished their day with Ale and Whiskey.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
McGarnigle (546) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Disappointing. First, I donít get any smoke from the smoked whisky malt. Iím not sure what I get from that. Spices? Maybe a bit of coriander and white pepper. Itís malty but not sweet. Not a light as many Belgian pales, but also with not as much yeast flavor (from a brewery whose yeast is usually not very subtle). It feels like a bit much for me to knock down despite relatively low ABV and light taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1229) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Appearance: cloudy cola brown, with a huge, creamy/frothy light tan head and generous lacing. Aroma: malty, like a scotch ale, with toffee, caramel, a hint of smoke and earth, some leather. Taste: malty and sweet, but lightly so, with toffee, caramel, a hint of melon, and just a touch of smoky wood. Finish: that great Unibroue yeast comes through, balancing the slightly sweet malt. Notes: Like a light, slightly smoked scotch ale. Really a treat to find something from Unibroue I hadnít had before.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2011) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 5, 2014
75cl bottle (best by 3/6/2016) into Le Dimpled Guinness - whiskey, ales and smoke? Iím stoked! Nose is the unmistakable Unibroue funk but no smoke. Hum. Sip adds no smoke. How is this a smoked ale? Itís basically a Belgian with lots of effervescence. Disappointing to say the least. However, itís still a decent beer but nothing close to what is advertised. I think the style needs to be reconsidered. The label description says "smoked whiskey malts" but the taste is not the least bit smoky. Did I mention I donít think this is smoky? Cuz itís not smoky. Not one bit. Who ever says this is smoky is smoking crack only because there is no way anyone with a right mind would ever suggest this is smoky. Who says this is smoky? Not me.
PS - on my very last sip, I actually got a smoke flavor. Regardless, how is this a smoked beer? It must fall way better into other styles!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (329) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange-brown colour with a fizzy white head. Orange, coriander, and light lemon and whiskey notes on the nose. A little more whiskey in the flavour, with a mixture of citrus notes, some Belgian yeast, and a lightly spicy finish. Definitely something different and refreshing, but not fantastic.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2190) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
5/26/2014. Cloudy brown with a short white head. Sweet malty aromas with spices, citrus, caramel. Iím not picking up the smokey part at all. Finish has a light sourness to it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Orange/lemon, coriander, light whiskey and barley malt aroma. Hazy orange-brown with small head. Sweet light citrus, caramel malt, hay and very lightly bitter herbal flavor. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3066) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
On draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours a hazy brownish gold with an off white head. Saison nose. Light bodied. Mild smoky flavor. Crisp , mildly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jojojam (62) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
GF 5.22. Pours a dull colored apple cider- not clear. Lots of green apple/pear in the aroma. Belgium spice there too. Soft mouthfeel, very light prickly on the finish. Taste like it smells. Very enjoyable and easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nsanders (487) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Hazy orange brown with a thin white ring. Smokey, cloves, yeast, and white grape juice. Taste is smokey with a light white grape sweetness. Medium body with fizzy feel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Tap. Pours cloudy amber, large beige creamy head, dissipates slowly, great lacing. Aroma is smokey, cardboard, grain. Flavor is the same, light sweet, very light bitter. Bit of smoke. Light body. Meh


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 77


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50