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

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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 Québec of the 19th century who finished their day with Ale and Whiskey.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3159) - 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 (65) - 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 (488) - 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 (3076) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2014
750 ml. bb 03-06-16. Lightly hazy, burnt orange body has nice legs sustaining a quarter inch of beady bubbles. Nose is toffee, spicy yeast, earthy white grape and toast. Flavor is toffee, dry spices (clove, nutmeg, ginger), a touch of earthy dark toast and some white grape raisins. Medium body has medium-high carbonation and a nice balance. This is a good Belgian Ale with only a hint of smoke; not sure if I would’ve even detected it if they hadn’t pointed it out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (566) - - MAY 14, 2014
Had a glass on tap at Alexandrias as part of a flight, so I didn’t take formal notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4301) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2014
This one poured a hazy orange color with a whit ehead. Aroma was of caramel, yeast, and light smoke. Falvor was light smoked wood, belgiany yeasty spices and grain. Ok.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boxofrane (2085) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at unos. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a light oak and a tad bit of snow. The taste is kind of sweet and candy sugar dominates the palate. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle: Pours hazy orange-amber with a gigantic vanilla head. Tangy caramel and wood aroma. Taste is sweet toffee, very slight peat/tobacco..banana/clove. More woody than smoky...but a nice, rich scent and flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1676) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2014
750ml fresh from Save On. Amber orange with flat white head and chill haze and minimal lace. Sweet caramel toasted malts mild whiskey smoked malts some banana and bubblegum esters. Sweet toasted peaty brown sugar caramel toffee candy fruitiness with fairly light lingering yeasty banana and mild peaty smoke finish. Pretty good. Not as good as I remembered. A little too sweet.


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