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

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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


realaledrinker's rating

3.2
   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (179) - Butzbach, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2016
Rated from old notes. Brewed with whiskey malt, this medium bodied beer has something of a whiskey taste, but not the warmth due to the low ABV. Still, an interesting diversion.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: Moderately hazed orange brown color. Three fingers of foamy white head. Retention is a tad below average and just a hair of lacing is left. 4.25 S: Big peppery spiciness right up in your face. That’s just what I want from a beer like this. Bready yeastiness, graham cracker sweetness. Banana notes float a pleasant fruitiness. 3.25 T: Tastes like it smells, but isn’t as spectacular as the nose. The bready yeastiness comes to the front. Still lots of pepper, but I was expecting more. Banana notes, cracker malts, hints of melon and clove. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. A bit too much carbonation with each pour, but it becomes a bubbly delight with some swirling. Supremely smooth. 3.25 D: It’s a nice every day beer. ★ 767 characters DavoleBomb, Oct 27, 2014

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (147) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Medium brown in colour. I get hints of apple. Not much of a smoked beer but decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Light brown and cloudy, light carbonation. The malt aroma and taste is sweet more than smoky, not what I expected from whisky malt. Clean finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Speedy_Charly (192) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Ambrée brunatre avec une mince mousse blanchâtre et peu durable malgré que le liquide soit passablement effervescent. Odeur maltée/poivrée avec notes de levure de pain et de sucre. Ce brevage est annoncé comme une bière fumée mais, bien que ma langue n’ait pas la résolution d’un spectrophotomètre, je n’y ai décelé aucune trace de fumée. Moyennement sucrée (caramel) au goût avec une légère amertume, elle traine en longueur sur des notes de levure et de malt. Pas mauvaise, mais pas ce à quoi on serait en droit de s’attendre d’une bière fumée.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
The foam is nice and stable. The smell very aromatic hard roasted malt and some smoke. The taste is not as complex and rich as you wish. However, it has a good sweetness of the malt and again tasted a slightly smoky flavor. It is soft and round, but not very rich. The aftertaste has only slightly volatile hops.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1205) - Katy, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2015
A beautiful beer! Light Amber color with a healthy white head. Aroma was earthy, apples too. Medium bodied on the tongue, crisp, malt dominated, no big encore here though....just more earthiness, perhaps caramel notes, sort of a strange chalkiness at times near the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2210) - - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Amber with off white head. Yeast, fruity sweetness, dark malt and very light smoke. Very surprising.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
Perhaps this is hurt by the category, maybe "Specialty Grain" is more appropriate. From one of the most actively effervescent brews I have ever seen comes only the faintest smoked-wood scent. Instead, this tasty refreshment is dominated by aromas of apple, pear, coriander, light spicy white pepper and a light bubblegum and basement mix reminiscent of Belgian fare. The curtain matches the drapes nicely in this dry amber pour with a bubbly ivory cap. There is nothing quite remarkable about this brew but it is a pleasant sipper.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kezman07 (22) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Bouteille de 341ml achetée à l’épicerie. Couleur brune pâle avec une légère mousse blanche. Au nez, il y a de la levure et du pain. Le goût est centré sur la levure belge, légèrement épicée elle dégage également un coté légèrement sucré. Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse et l’effervescance est de faible à moyenne. Pour une bière fumée, elle n’en dégage aucune trace. Il s’agit toutefois d’un produit intéressant disponible dans toute la province.


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