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Raftman - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

677 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 398
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 45
Gots: 44 | 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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 !

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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.

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Raftman from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.