Raftman | Unibroue

BA SCORE
87
very good
776 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 03-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
776
Reviews:
412
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
84
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 776 |  Reviews: 412
Photo of rangerred
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours energetic hazy tea under a 2” cream colored foam cap that quickly descends to a thick film while gripping the side of the glass.
S: Toasty malt with a hint of smoke, spice, over ripe fruit, a hint of rye, spice.
T: Faint cola, grain, fruit, dark dried fruit, mellow malt.
F: Very creamy soft, overall sweet but finishes dry with a touch of spice astringency, above average carbonation, medium light body.
O: Rich easy to drink Belgian Pale Ale packed with flavor delivered in an incredible texture.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle pours a hazed copper color with a modest cap of tan head that fades surprisingly fast without leaving much lace.

Nose is estery Unibroue yeast with a smoky, earthy malt aspect. Smoked bananas on some peanut butter slathered toast. Mmmmm.

Taste shows much of the same with a bubble-gum yeast and light smoked flavor. A little reminiscent of some Bamburg hefeweissbier, but a little lighter in smokiness. Just a fantastic drinker though that so going to disappear from my glass all too fast. I cant believe it took me this long to try this beer, but as with almost all Unibroue beers, I find myself wondering why I dont buy them more often.

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Photo of ryko
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.62/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hazy golden amber color with super strong activity. Thick foamy beige 4 finger island head, lasting almost forever, with strong legs.

Pleasant floral and fresh apple nose. Well intensified flavors of apples, pears, grapes, and sweet grains with floral and herbal spices. Balanced fruity sweetness with a sharp crispy fresh grassy and slight coriander feel.

Slick full body with champagne like carbonation. Well intensified finish, ending with a fresh fruity feel and a pleasant honey/maple tongue coat.

Overall an excellent craft offerring delicious complex flavors and great freshness. Visually appealing, well intensified, balanced, and accessible. The only flaw is a slightly metallic feel.

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Photo of jcruelty
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got it cos I heart Unibroue and had never heard of this one. It's ok.

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Photo of Irrationalist
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mick303
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very flavourful beer, made with smoked whisky malt. It is a cloudy medium brown colour with attractive head and lace retention.
S - smoky malt, chewy, leather and baked apples with some brown sugar sweetness.
T - solid flavour body with a gentle smoke and maple syrup wafting in, robust malt really carries the flavour, crisp orchard fruit, and a pleasant yeast flavour.
M- full, bready and malty with an assertive carbonation to carry it.
Overall this is a very nice malt forward beer that highlights the nice smoked elements.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scepter
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just not what I wanted from these guys, always remembered them being of better quality.

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Photo of Mdcorriveau
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Budlum
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TerryB
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breakingbland
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Om in New Smyrna Beach.

T: somewhat subdued funk, some sour, hint of caramel, and a suggestion of pepper.
M: This was disappointing and really affected my overall enjoyment of this beer. The body was quite thin and the carbonation was on the light side.
O: The thin body might not have been so objectionable if the flavor profile had been more notable. I'd have this again, but I wouldn't go to a lot of trouble to seek it out. Not one of Unibroue's better offerings.

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Photo of swgwilt
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VbolieuV
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDHopster
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goochpunch
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy iced tea with a thin head. Light worty malt smell hidden under medicinal house yeast phenols. Flavor: caramel amber ale base with spicy yeast - big on apricot and coriander. Medium body and tiny stinging bubbles. Decent beer overall.

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Raftman from Unibroue
3.87 out of 5 based on 776 ratings.
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