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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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Reviews by laintringulis:
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laintringulis

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served in a wide mouth goblet. Pours a cloudy dark amber-greenish (herbal iced tea looking) color with slight chill haze and a thin white head that turns to film quickly. Lightly carbonated; no lacing.

Smells: Pleasant smoked, earthy smell wtih lightly toasted carmel malt and a vague apple smell. Smells a little like a nice aged calvados with a mild, funky yeastiness.

Taste: I wish it tastes as good as it smells. Tastes like watered down whisky in my beer. Somehow, it looses something. I think it needs a little more hoppiness. Vague caramel malt in the initial, then progresses into a mild, but nice smoky, earthiness with a vague apple/whisky fruitiness and finishes with a slightly dry yeastiness.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Not watery, but I would have preferred a little more distinction between the initial and the finish. I think a little oiliness would have been nice or a little more hoppiness or alcohol presence in the finish.

Easy to drink. Solid enough beer, but I have enjoyed others in the style a little more; althought, I really enjoyed the smoky characteristics of this beer. It would be easy to session, but I would rather have almost any of the unibroue brews.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2006 16:01:34 | More by laintringulis
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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.

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.

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