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


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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkbreedveld (288) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2003
nice coloured beer, made with whiskey malts, but these are a little to far away for me, but nevertheless good beer, ans it goes very well wth smoked salmon indeed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Cloudy amber color, with a very thin head. Smell is slightly sweet, but kinda like a musty basement. Smoked flavor is there, but combined with a belgian-like sweetness. I'm not a big fan of smoked beers in general, but this was a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2003
Sweet amber color, little head. The nose is nice and kind of an earthy tartness. Rather sweet smell, but has something similar to a chalky smell. The smokey smell is indeed tamed more than prefered. Palate is standard for unibroue's except for the more crisp smoked feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2003
Good head and smooth body. The smoky flavours were definitely muted, but the malt shines through. Could use more of a kick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Pours almost an opaque light copper color...Interesting aroma of sweet grapes....very smooth with alot of different flavors that come out at different times

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Beer pours (in Corsendonk glass) a cloudy, medium orange-golden with generous white puffy head. Aroma is a light grassy-straw. Flavor is smooth, woody citrus with light straw ending. Nothing bad, but nothing memorable about this one. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
superman (13) - USA - JUL 22, 2003
On draught, was very disappointing. After half a dozen Unibroues under the belt, but this lacked the character of the others. Not a whole lot of flavor to it, was forced to finish it quickly to try and forget that I had just drank a below-average Unibroue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 I had this one in Montreal years ago and thought the smoked malt was way overdone. Had it again recently and the smoke was largely gone. I like it a lot better now, I found it undrinkable with the strong smoked taste. The flavors are very complex for a 5.5% beer, with apricot, malt, some very light smoke, fresh yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
Copper coloured beer. The aroma is limited to barley malt. In mouth, while it's original, it doesn't seem so well balanced, the whiskey taste is subtle, we imagine some fruits hidden in the background, but never manage to quite put the finger on it, roasted malt is too dominant. Sadly, I'm pretty confident it used to be better (as in excellent) some years ago.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2003
Light citrus spice scent. Cloudy brown colour. Malt taste, slightly watery and weak. Well carbonated. Slight apricot finish - no smoked taste.

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