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Raftman - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

584 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 46
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-06-2001)
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-17-2013 13:49:32 | More by bigfnjoe
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mmilyko

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-06-2014 00:05:37 | More by mmilyko
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Larz_73

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-04-2014 05:23:17 | More by Larz_73
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- 5.5% ale brewed with whisky malt.

A: A glass consuming foam visual sits above a dirty, dense orange coloring. Head retention is very well lasting while leaving stratified rings of fancy lacing down the vessel. The crown in barley-beige in color, pitted foamy and cavenous on the surface, solid around the edges. Some quick release carbonation.

S: Wiff of whisky malt, dried cherries and dry grains on the nose. Finishes out with some dry barley.

T: Flavor had a toasted fruitiness, some apple-citrus, fresh barley, cherry-wood and toasted orange peel. Great belgian yeastiness, cantelope, wet pear slices highlighted by a sweet toasted grain juiciness. Soft rye-apple notes, leafy greens and a peppery-cola spicing on the finish.

M: Medium fullness for body, carbonation around the tongue's edges shows a mineral creaminess.

O: A 5.5% full of flavor and as usual , a great belgian yeastiness showing a wide spectrum of flavors. Unibroue never disappoints, they are the western worlds answer to Belgium beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 00:15:00 | More by beerthulhu
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sillyhed8

California

3/5  rDev -22.5%

07-01-2014 22:14:00 | More by sillyhed8
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-01-2014 21:53:03 | More by outoffocus
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Jeremy0682

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-01-2014 19:11:02 | More by Jeremy0682
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hvy1

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

07-01-2014 10:06:00 | More by hvy1
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-01-2014 09:12:40 | More by zestar
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -48.3%

06-30-2014 18:11:59 | More by smartassboiler
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-29-2014 03:43:20 | More by Kevinpitts
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-28-2014 21:12:10 | More by BrooklynPanch
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-27-2014 22:26:08 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.25/5  rDev -16%

06-27-2014 17:29:22 | More by Necronomad
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

06-26-2014 05:07:57 | More by kylehay2004
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-25-2014 19:25:27 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the bottle poured into a tulip. A hazy amber color with a very large white head. The head dissipated rather quickly.

The aroma was boozy, vanilla. There was a lot of sweet malt.

The taste was very malt-forward. Lots of toffee and caramel. Vanilla still there, with a hint of whiskey.

Nicely carbonated, very pleasant. I had become bored with Unibroue, but this renewed my faith in them.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 22:16:40 | More by lordofthewiens
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-24-2014 02:51:56 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-22-2014 23:09:51 | More by aasher
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BREWS4LA

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-22-2014 22:28:34 | More by BREWS4LA
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-19-2014 22:56:30 | More by kjkinsey
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/6/2016. Pours lightly hazy deep orange copper color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big peach, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of apricot, peach, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, pear, apple, light banana, clove, caramel, toast, bread, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5.5%. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 21:47:00 | More by superspak
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle best by 3/16/16 at 45 degrees into snifter
Aroma of yeast and over-ripe fruit
Head average (2.5 cm), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and partial layer
No lacing
Body medium yellow, hazy
Flavor is subtle, with yeast and a hint of smoke, and a slight spiciness. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate is light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

A complex, light-bodied and low alcohol offering from, IMHO, one of the best breweries in Canada. I can see drinking several of these in a bar or restaurant, without getting drunk.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 13:57:07 | More by Ozzylizard
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

06-17-2014 23:19:58 | More by Canada_Dan
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3/5  rDev -22.5%

06-16-2014 21:49:47 | More by irishgreensoda
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Raftman from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.