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

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RATINGS: 773   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is very cloudy deep yellowy amber, pretty soild and juicy with a two finger high head of a super creamy, whispy light and tight ivory head, very steady and even, leaves some large stringy lace at first but starts to lose its staying power after awhile. Smell is soft, big time soft, sublte, with a deepening character of musty malts, sweetly rich, a tad citrusy, and some faint spice notes and whisky. Intreging mixed tastes of smokey-like malts, very subtle but rich and softly mellowing and warming, some citrusy hops and mild fruit of peach, apricot, and lemony spices fills out through to the finish with a lingering softness that just begs you for another swig. One heck of a interesting brew, put together magnificantly. Feel is pretty full and textured lightly with a small astringency in the middle leading to the soft lingering dryness of warmed ice cream. Pondering this beer is quite fun, it takes more then one glass of it to really appreciate it, one excellent brewed beer, Unibroue never stops the onslaught of interesting beers, and this ranks up there with some of the finest. Magnifique'.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2003
Slightly hazy honey color with a small thin white head. I am reminded of freshbaked sponge cake and a summer citrus salad. Lively carbonation. Crisp, effervescent, taste of bubble gum, honey, and Gala apples. Finish is sweet and slightly dry. Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 2, 2003
beautiful cloudy gold/orange. the destinctive unibroue yeast. wonderful mouthfell. amazing lingering smokey aftertaste. goooalllll.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Another amazing offering from the Quebec brewer. Subtle tastes of peat and earthiness open up to a hearty and complex beer without the intimidation factor. Light bodied. Highly Drinkable. Some coriander. Some smoke. Great finish!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1044) - Koper, SLOVENIA - APR 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Bottled, 0.33l. Murky ruby brown color with small creamy tan-like head, soft visible carbonation and some yeast residue. Aroma of spicy yeast, rich malt, tropical fruits, orange peel and coriander. Taste starts sweet and rich malty, then followed by slightly sour dried fruits. Mouthfeel is warm with strong alcohol note. This beer is pretty well balanced, aftertaste is mild bitter and much more spicy. Full body, thick texture and soft carbonation in palate. Not really smoked, but certainly one of the best Unibrou’s that I have tried...

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Clear amber pour (Draft at McLean's Pub) with minimal head. Slight citrusy aroma with definate yeast. Impeccably smooth and well balanced. I taste a hint of clove along with a yeasty flavor that is oh sooo good. My favorite from the Unibroue folks.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 5, 2008
A gift from my dads visit to Montreal. Pour is an incredibly inviting dark hazy orange, with violate carbonation disturbing the surface - building a sweet white head. Taste is extremely compliant and surprisingly very much not whiskey or smoke focused. Instead it is yeasty and maybe a bit sweet even. Regardless, one of my favorite Unibroues to date. Not because its complex and flavorful, but its one of the best representations of a balanced session belgian ale with one of Unibroues best mouthfeels.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (575) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
Enjoyed this while northropfrye was away. A little bit smokey but also sweet and flavourful. I liked it!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 14, 2002
anypone expecting a rauchbier wil be disappointed. think ofRaftman more as a mild Belgian ale with a subtle smokiness to it . Amber colored with a big off-white head. nice toffee nose. malty with a caramel sweetness balanced out by tart yeasty fruity tastes and a lingering smoky finish. Another unique beer from unibroue.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2474) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2002
Expires 5-25-02. 750 ml. Cork nearly put a whole in my ceining. Most impressive. Super creamy, sticky, dense foam atop an attractive, hazy peach color. Sadly, the aroma is comprised of less whisky malt than I anticipated. Chalky, fruity, perfumey hops, mustiness, and spice round things out. The drinkability is immense, with soft mouthfeel provided by perfect carbonation level. Very little smoke comes through. However, it is very clean and dry. Reminds me of pure mountain water. Subtle spice and yeasty fruitiness. More like a weakened Belgian ale that exemplifies fruit, spice, alongside subtle hints of smoke. Nice.


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