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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 801   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.


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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (271) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
Nose is sweet malt, fruity, apples. Taste is dominated by Belgian yeast, herbal, fruity. Wit-like flavours. Definitely not a smokey beer, but a tasty ale no less.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1214) - Nevada, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Cloudy light brown with an acceptable off white foam. Lots of Belgian spiciness in the aroma. Body is malts, light caramel, pepper, and allspice. Nice enough but whiskey and significant? I think not.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guil0000 (291) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a hazy golden color with a small sticky white head. Fruity aroma, mostly tropical fruit with some spices and malt. There’s also the typical unibroue yeast. Oily mouthfeel. Sweet on the palate. Missing something. Not too bad but not their best. No hint of smokiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3976) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2015
Rosamunde, Brooklyn tap: Wow, so I have never seen this beer for sale until now. Now that I finally tried it, I was disappointed. Not only was it not very smoky, but it was also not very good in general. Kind of sweet and herbal. No smoky character. Nothing really appealing about it. Meh. Maybe I would have liked this more had this not been my last beer of the night.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (3794) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 1, 2015
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Copper pour with a puffy white head. Light malt and spiced aroma with a hint of peat smoke. Flavor is a mild BPA with a bit of peat earthiness and a mildly spiced finish. Not too bad but not world changing.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle. Very disappointing for a smoked beer. I can’t say I pick up any smoke at all, in the flavor or aroma. Very much like a simple Belgian ale, with the characteristic Unibroue yeast. Light and well carbonated, lots of bubbles on the palate. Light malt flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (7369) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours golden with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, grain, sweet fruit, light peat. Flavor is malts, grain, yeast, little peat, light sour, fruit. Medium body, average carbonation. 200810

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (386) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Liquide jaunâtre trouble pas très invitant. Arônes de levures Unibroue, lime, banane et coriandre. Le goût est légèrement acidulé avec une pointe sucrée venant du malt de whisky ainsi qu?un côté rapellant le bois mouillé et l’herbe et un peu d’effluves sucrées. Les levures sont encore présentent et sont les élements principaux de la finale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (694) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours a brown color with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and malty, with hints of Belgian yeast (I don’t know if that was the yeast strain used, though). Flavor is sweet fruit and spice, which gives it a very slight Whiskey character. I don’t get any smoked flavor or aroma, so I’m surprised this is categorized as a Smoked beer. Still, this is pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
97hill (82) - - JAN 22, 2015
Nice twist , tastes great. The whiskey malt is a great flavour hit, like it for sure.


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