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 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roisterer99 (24) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2002
I was at first concerned about the Malt Whiskey link but I found the beer refreshingly light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2570) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2002
Light fruitiness and some malt whiskey malt flavors, but not as much as one might think. This is a lighter brew. Light smokiness, and some light hop flavors round out the finish. This was a lot more balanced and lighter than I would have guessed, based on the description of the ingredients and the fact that it’s from Unibroue. I definitely want to try this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - MAY 18, 2002
Apple cinnamon aroma with yeasty notes as well. Hazy orange/amber color with a few ’floaters’ going on. I got a lot of citrus tang and bitterness in the taste with only a little sweetness. Easily more drinkable that other Unibroues, because of less alcohol, but not quite as good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2002
Citrus, yeast and floral aroma. Peach colour, with fluffy head, at first. Bitter and sweet. Good after taste (malty) Very nice tongue tingle like a Belgian. A fine beer, but smoked?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2002
A decent mildly strong Belgian style ale. Unlike most Unibroue products, this one doesn’t overpower with alcohol taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2002
Copper/brown colour, white head,malty aroma with a hint of smoke. Yeasty malt flavour with a hint of whiskey that improves as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2002
Big malty aroma, burnt amber body with weak head. Citrusy sour & slightly spiced. Nice soft palateand a subtle taste. This beer is different from other Belgian styles

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gooner (136) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2002
I couldn’t really taste the whiskey malt, but this was a darn good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2002
Unfiltered hazy appearnance. Slightly smokey and peaty nose. Thin mouthfeel with sweet taste, perhaps a bit of toffee. I recall Raftman being more Whiskey like in prior tastings. Interesting beer but not one to add to my ’everyday’ list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppyman (34) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2002
The unloved beer of the Unibroue family.Nice amber color.Some faint pineapple,smoke in the nose.Fizzy mouthfeel along with lime and light-medium whisky malt taste.Very good as an everyday beer in the sun.If you take it for what it is you won’t be disappointed.

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