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Raftman - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

623 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 45
Gots: 29 | 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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Gadun76

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

08-22-2014 22:55:14 | More by Gadun76
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skriv

New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +16.1%

08-20-2014 22:23:28 | More by skriv
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-20-2014 18:25:57 | More by mendvicdog
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pharmerdoc

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-20-2014 02:45:09 | More by pharmerdoc
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-19-2014 19:52:45 | More by tykechandler
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-19-2014 12:27:11 | More by thufflife
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-17-2014 13:21:11 | More by wellsnb
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dwaynehoov

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.3%

08-16-2014 18:27:19 | More by dwaynehoov
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-16-2014 12:31:58 | More by dgeebs07
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%

08-14-2014 01:26:17 | More by jera1350
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Mavigo

Michigan

4.48/5  rDev +16.1%

Got a 750ml bottle of this from Discount Drinks in Farmington. Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a a cloudy copper color with a short beige head that lasts for a few minutes before dissipating entirely. Much darker than what I expect for a pale.

S: Smells of grains, wheat, grass, brown sugars, barley, yeast, and hops. A faint aroma.

T: Mellow, smooth flavor, well balanced. Smooth wheat, grains, yeast and malt, followed a slight hint of hops.

M: Well carbonated and medium bodied. Very crisp and refreshing, excellent for a summer day.

O: Probably the best belgian pale ale that I've tried. And since its not imported from overseas, it was much cheaper than the other comparable belgians. Give it a shot.

08-13-2014 20:23:52 | More by Mavigo
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VashonGuy

Washington

3.16/5  rDev -18.1%

I'm quite surprised by how underwhelming this beer is. I have a lot of respect for Unibroue, and I usually like those wonderful Belgian yeasty flavors, but somehow this Belgian Pale Ale just doesn't have much going on in the flavor department, or the aroma department. I'd like to describe what I smelled or tasted, but there wasn't much there.

It was on tap, so I don't know how fresh it was.

This beer is inoffensive, but that's no good reason to drink it.

08-13-2014 04:27:15 | More by VashonGuy
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Greatheil

Rhode Island

4.6/5  rDev +19.2%

08-12-2014 01:54:01 | More by Greatheil
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Bp123

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-11-2014 01:49:29 | More by Bp123
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-10-2014 02:57:03 | More by hypnotoad1
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Pencible

Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -16.3%

Best before 03-06-2016, sampled July 2014.

A: This poured a cloudy dark gold with quickly dissipating off white head.
S: It smelled like grassy hops and Belgian yeast, with some earthy nutty malt and smoked barley.
T: It tasted like grassy hops and Belgian yeast, with a little earthy nutty malt and smoked barley. It had a clean sour aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of fine natural carbonation. Thin body.
D: This was a decent Belgian ale, but the scent and taste were really simplistic. It didn't have any unique character like I hoped. The body was a little weak too, but the finish was pretty smooth, so it wasn't difficult to drink. Meh.

08-09-2014 01:16:55 | More by Pencible
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craftbrew502

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-07-2014 20:32:05 | More by craftbrew502
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Ngntjp

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-07-2014 19:24:36 | More by Ngntjp
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep hazy orange-amber color with a one finger head of billowy white foam. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a fruity nature consisting mainly of apple and pear as well as a nice banana smell. Along with these aromas are some yeasty smells as well as a nice big and bold smoky smell. A lighter whiskey and roasted bread smell are there as well, overall producing a rather toasty and fruity smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a lightly toasted malt flavor along a hint of the fruitiness of apple and pear that was detected in the nose. A little bit of smoke is present upfront with it growing slightly stronger more toward the middle of the flavor profile. Like the smoke, a yeasty flavor also develops more and more as the flavor advances with it bringing a little bit of banana and orange. The yeast and smoke kick it up more toward the end of the taste, with the fruits that were present initially fading a bit. In the end, with a little bit of grass and hay coming to the tongue, one is left with a semi-sweet but somewhat lighter malted but rather smoked and yeasty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner and lighter side with a carbonation level that is full of tons of little prickly carbonation bubbles. For the lighter fruit and yeasty flavors, the carbonation is fantastic, really nice complementing them. The smoky flavors however, are at a loss to some extent due to the high carbonation and thin body, so overall the feel is just OK.

Overall – Now don’t get me wrong. This is a good brew, but it falls a little short of the other Unibroue beers I have had thus far. Certainly a worthy beer to take down (as it really does out compete most in the class) although I feel my expectations were a bit too high and hence I was slightly disappointed.

08-05-2014 01:01:17 | More by Darkmagus82
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-04-2014 17:54:52 | More by Niceroad77
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-04-2014 02:10:59 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-04-2014 01:45:59 | More by RochefortChris
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-31-2014 21:11:14 | More by assman79
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BrunoPettipas

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-31-2014 20:13:31 | More by BrunoPettipas
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DoublEE17

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-28-2014 12:07:42 | More by DoublEE17
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Raftman from Unibroue
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