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Raftman - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

694 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 49
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-06-2001

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Photo of lgmol
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marie-Sophie
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aquazr1
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly clouded brown/orange body, plenty of eager carbonation, voluminous fine, rich light tan head with great retention, yet little lacing. Bottle label tempts me to pick up the lumberjack life.

S: Piercing sweet malt, a mix of warm caramel and nearly fruity grains-of-paradise. Pretty straightforward, but delicious.

T: Peppery GoP is more prevalent here, with tropical fruit and a sweet malt acting as the base. Not overly done, this is complex without having a lot of parts. Marvelous.

F: Rich and full, surprising from my experience with this style, but welcome. Even the carbonation seems softer than what I saw in my glass.

O: Surprised in a great way! Wasn't expecting such powerful flavor from a lower ABV beer (when will I learn?), but I got great, clearly presented, and natural flavors. Unibroue captures my heart again.

Photo of Tom_Gilman
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frlrv1020
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morimech
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigJim5021
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TMoney2591
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from tap in a tumbler at Firkin.

I remember buying one of those Unibroue mixed packs a few years ago in order to try this stuff. It's been a while, so let's give it another go, eh? It pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of lightly off-cream foam. The nose comprises light Band-Aid, Belgian yeast, a twinge of dry maple syrup, and light biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with some light orange zest and a richer, less phenolic smoke (though it's still pretty mild in the grand scheme of this glass's things). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid, lightly-smoked BPA. Good times as usual from Unibroue.

Photo of cultclassic89
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LovingCup
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well this one was pretty much nothing like advertised on its label. It's rather light, refreshing and quaffable. Not really full bodied per say and hardly leaves an aftertaste. More importantly if you pick this up because you expect a smokey or whiskey like flavor you will be sorely disappointed as I don't detect those flavors at all. It tastes like a Belgian pale ale. Got a bit of that yeasty funk, floral and spicy notes like coriander or clove. Banana, bubblegum. It's session able and would make a great summertime brew. Picked this up in the bargain bin for $3 and its still in date and all. Nothing extrodinary but just drinkable, refreshing, and has a decent amount of flavor without being extremely complex. For what it is its quite good. I give it about the same rating it currently has going for it...87

Photo of campfirebrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JC333
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jotora
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the most delicious beers I'be ever had.

Photo of sirhc3034
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of vess
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ELind77
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of atsir
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The only of the major Unibroue beers I have yet to try. Pretty excited- one beer that I have been seeking for years.

A- Body is a very hazy, somewhat dingy copper color. Pours with a 3-4 finger very foamy white head that eventually fades to <1/2 finger and leaves behind some lacing in the glass.

S- Banana, clove, dishwater, a hint of smoke spicy belgian yeast, apples,bread.

T- Upfront is banana clove, spices, bready yeast, a hint of apple, and smoke overtones. A lot more apple comes through for the finish as well as a hint of caramel. Left to linger is some spices and a hint of apple.

F- Carbonation is medium to heavy with a lightweight body.

O- Overall this is a pretty nice beer. Very complex, especially as it warms. Although it is complex it is still very light bodied and drinkable. Another great brew from Unibroue

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

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Raftman from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.