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Raftman - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

595 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 595
Reviews: 385
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 46
Gots: 26 | 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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crwills

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So this weekend I had planned for a "smoked beer taste fest" or some such. Basically, I was going to review three smoked beers (Unibroue Raftman, Bieropholie Calumet, and Aecht Schenkeler Rauchbier Marzen) all in a row. Didn't work out -- partially because, to me, Raftman doesn't taste like a smoked beer at all. Not that it's not good but... anyway...

My 750 mL bottle of Raftman pours a thick-looking honey or maple syrup. Actually quite nice. Nice big head to start with that fades relatively quickly, with very little residue.

Smell is sweet fruits, honey, raw sugar, and a bit of alcohol.

Taste is quite pleasant. Thick enough to coat the mouth, some decent carbonation. The sweet fruits quickly change to sour fruits, plus some yeast and grain flavours showing through. Very little aftertaste to this beer, which appeals to me.

Not one of my favourite Unibroues, but not bad. I have another bottle I'll save for a month or two at least and sample again.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2005 00:40:33 | More by crwills
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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.

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Raftman from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 595 ratings.