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


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RATINGS: 785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.

realaledrinker's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
realaledrinker (35) - Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On tap at Slows. Pours dark with an aroma of fruit, Belgian yeast, and hints of whiskey. The whiskey is very mild in the taste and the smoke is subtle and not overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cargo150 (771) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Couleur ambrée légèrement voilée avec une faible mousse blanche qui se dissipe rapidement. Aromes d’agrumes,bananes,épices,céréales... Correct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maximet (91) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Hazy orange with a tiny creme head. Fruity, spicy and peppery with malt sugar. A little bitter with a fruity/banana aftertaste. Thin beer with an average carbonation, average finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoNm (752) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy amber color, with a slightly off-white head that settles slowly. Malty aroma, some notes of caramel and very faint smokey aroma. The taste is malty, some smoked notes in there, with some yeasty taste later on. Not my favourite although still ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
raj201 (9) - Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
Stew color sharp aroma good head. Flavor is disappointing watery. Weak just a touch of sour. Very disappointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap. Amber with small head. Lightly sweet. Medium malt. Light Belgian spice and some mild smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1491) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a medium white head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of fruity esters, light wheat flour and even lighter smoke. Taste is that of a standard belgian pale ale, fruity and malty. It isn’t cloying, though, and lightly bitter. Bananas and pears. Some metallic notes. Body is medium, carbonation medium-high. Mouthfeel is slightly thin at times but nothing disturbing. Overall a fair belgian ale, but where is the smoke?!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
rondphoto (2275) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown, head that reduces to little wisps, no lace. Taste is carbonation edged malt, just a bit of smoke, and a bit of bourbon. All moves straight to a watery short finish. A little too understated to qualify as Unibroue. Not recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"to say the smoke is light would be an understatement. i don’t know if i could tell it was there if A)i didn’t know ahead of time, and B)wasn’t looking for it. this is just an average belgian ale other than that...but I gotta dock it a little extra for claiming to be something it isn’t.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6956) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy earthy amber brown with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has has notes of bread and grain with a slight smokey note underlying. Flavor has a bit more smoke but is mainly bread and grains as well as a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (391) - Maryland, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Dark brownish hazy golden with big off-white head. Bready yeasty spicy aroma. Lemon zest, malt, spicy yeasty notes, hint of earthy funk and smoke. Mild grassy earthy hop with medium bitter finish.

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