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Raftman - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

672 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 44
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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

PittBeerGirl, Monday at 03:45 AM
Photo of elecnix
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

elecnix, Saturday at 10:02 PM
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bigred89, Saturday at 01:30 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

alostplot, Friday at 12:43 AM
Photo of Mtld033
3.08/5  rDev -20.2%

Mtld033, Thursday at 03:35 AM
Photo of Xithyl
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Xithyl, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of jhickman
5/5  rDev +29.5%

jhickman, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of kevofficiel
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Not Raftwoman but Raftman reviewing.
Ok finish with the jokes. Lets get right on the smell. And the smell really surprised me. You that that orange smell coming out. Exactly the same smell than the Hoegaarden. Very impressive so far with lots of carbonation going on inside the class.
The look of it is like a peach color even if it doesn t taste like peach. Not exactly the same look as the Hoegaarden but similar.
Now the taste it is a smoky taste. Orange flavour, not strong at all only 5,5 ABV. Very easy drinking beer. Goes down very smoothy. Now for that type of beer if you drink it while eating a smoked meat or a BBQ smoked meat and you drink that beer the combination is perfect and I would rate this beer a 5/5. But as a regular beer than you would drink on the go I give a 4.
So overall would I recommend it ? For sure. Easy drinking beer. Similar taste and look as the Hoegaarden. Nice combination while eating a smoked meat. But as a regular beer there is nothing to spectacular. I enjoyed more than Hoegaarden than this one. But hey good job Unibroue !

kevofficiel, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

thinwhiteduke, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of GeneralCuster
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Extremely good.

GeneralCuster, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Amp, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of spointon
4/5  rDev +3.6%

spointon, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of Hopswagger
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Hopswagger, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

IanSpindler, Oct 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

KAF, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Moderately hazed orange brown color. Three fingers of foamy white head. Retention is a tad below average and just a hair of lacing is left.

4.25 S: Big peppery spiciness right up in your face. That's just what I want from a beer like this. Bready yeastiness, graham cracker sweetness. Banana notes float a pleasant fruitiness.

3.25 T: Tastes like it smells, but isn't as spectacular as the nose. The bready yeastiness comes to the front. Still lots of pepper, but I was expecting more. Banana notes, cracker malts, hints of melon and clove.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. A bit too much carbonation with each pour, but it becomes a bubbly delight with some swirling. Supremely smooth.

3.25 D: It's a nice every day beer.

DavoleBomb, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of ChaseTheAce
3/5  rDev -22.3%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of SvenHayden
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Yeasty (of course. Its "on Lees"). mild banana ester, followed by bready malt. Then a little splash of spicy grass (hops i suppose), followed by a tiny bit of roast caramel. Nice and carbonated, but not too thin & bubbly. A pretty damn well-balanced drinkable, and classy beer.

SvenHayden, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

stumac, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

abex44, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of mpedara429
4/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Poured out an amber color, pretty cloudy. A hefty three plus fingers of head with good retention and lacing.

S: Bready yeast, clove, and some dark fruit.

T: Not very sweet. Very bready with spicy clove and some raisin.

M: Medium body with heavy micro bubble carbonation.

O: Simple and refreshing. Thats what makes this one so good. Not super complex but does enough things very well that you want to drink it again.

mpedara429, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured hard into a Duvel tulip, then backed off to avoid yeast base and spillage onto counter.

Sight: Pumpkin-like orange, brown hues toward the top underneath the head. Hazy. Head is light, white, whipped- almost egg-flip foam. Vortex of carbonation from bottom of glass when first poured. Lace left is big and patchy, with no recognizable or cool word to describe it.

Aroma: Bready, yeasty wafting off head. A bit of malt and cracker, but very subtle hop presence.

Taste: Perhaps hay-ish start, light malt and yeasty fruit traces. A touch of spice, perhaps due to the hops… who knows. A tiny dose of caramel from the whisky malt. I could have told you, however, that this was of the Belgian school of brewing.

Mouthfeel: Medium minus, but great bubble. Refreshing, glad I got a 750mL and not a 12 oz.
Overall: Great, refreshing brew from my favorite Canadians, eh.

JMS1512, Sep 28, 2014
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Raftman from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.