Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Smoked
Chambly, Canada


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RATINGS: 737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 Québec of the 19th century who finished their day with Ale and Whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (763) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle to tulip Yeast, straw, and horse blanket. Sludgy amber with a long lasting thin white head. A little sour and a little malty. On the mouth, this is a bit thin and flat with a little tinge of late burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1027) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2013
Couleur ambrée tirant sur le brun, elle possède une tenace mousse blanche. Au nez, pommes et ananas, avec peut-être une pointe de sucre cuit. Les pommes se goûtent également, avec cette levure caractéristique au brasseur de Chambly qui ferme la marche. Très bonne, elle n’est cependant pas très originale, malgré ce qu’elle annonce.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
750ml bottle from a grocery store in Montreal. Pours hazy golden yellow with a sticky white head. Light orange fruity aroma, and the distinct yeastiness of Unibroue. Flavour is light fruity with a caramel malty note, very mild woody, smoky texture. Mild acidity in the finish, low alcohol warmth on the palate. Very thin, and given the mild presence of smokiness, I agree with other raters this would be better served in the Belgian ale category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (863) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Bottled, 0.33l. Murky ruby brown color with small creamy tan-like head, soft visible carbonation and some yeast residue. Aroma of spicy yeast, rich malt, tropical fruits, orange peel and coriander. Taste starts sweet and rich malty, then followed by slightly sour dried fruits. Mouthfeel is warm with strong alcohol note. This beer is pretty well balanced, aftertaste is mild bitter and much more spicy. Full body, thick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Not really smoked, but certainly one of the best Unibrou’s that I have tried...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kosmokrator (425) - ITALY - MAR 18, 2013
Color mogano chiaro con saponosa schiuma biancastra. Aroma debolmente speziato e luppolato, sentori di lievito, fieno e caramello; gusto non particolarmente intenso con note fruttate, maltose, zuccherate e legnose. Corpo medio-lieve, effervescenza debole; una birra piuttosto strana che piacerà maggiormente agli amanti del whiskey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. De couleur ambrée et voilée. Nez de levures légèrement fruitées (agrumes) et épicées (coriandre), léger de malt sucré avec de faibles notes de houblon herbeux, de caramel et de notes boisées. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux faibles notes crémeuses. Léger goût de levures fruitées (agrumes) et épicées (coriandre) avec des traces boisées (fût de whisky) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un d’un léger goût malt sucrés aux notes rôties ainsi que des traces de caramel puis en finale l’on retrouve des petites notes de houblon herbeux. Post-goût moyen, très légèrement amer de houblon herbeux avec des traces fruitées et boisées. (2005)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1381) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12 oz bottle dated 2-26-11 served in a Unibroue goblet. A tiny amount of sediment included in pour but most left in bottom of bottle. A medium mahogany brown color; slightly hazy; small tan head. Medium body; smooth; light carbonation. S: very faint aroma when cold, but this became acceptable strong with warming. Very appealing aroma in this whisky-tinged Belgian-style ale with fruity yeast aromas. T - Complex, yeasty. Belgian-style ale with good dark fruit notes, and a fine sweet malt base. Just faint hints of white pepper, smoky peat and whisky. Whisky seemed more evident in the aroma than the flavor. A little more sweet than bitter. . O: rating increased by interest and complexity; also mostly improved, based on memory and a previous rating, by aging in this bottle that was produced and purchased in 2011, and stored under refrigeration until Feb. 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
on tap Wow, nice smokiness and a great malt taste without the heaviness one would expect. Not an amazing beer, but a good drink.Some fruit taste and very easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
750 ml bottle - rating from memory. Pours a slightly hazy golden, nice white head. Smell is yeast, spices, some smoke. Tastes quite fruity, yeasty, with some welcome smokey hints. Did not quite get the whiskey in it. A fairly simple, yet enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden with a very soft touch of haze and a medium sized white head. Floral and fruity esters on the nose, lovely yeast. Medium bodied, sweet and fruity, a bit of wheat and malt. Fruity into the finish, yeast and just the faintest hint of smoke. Almost like a memory of smoke, vaguely detectable and imagined.

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