Unibroue Raftman

Unibroue Raftman

Rated 3.175 by BeerPals

Brewed by Unibroue

Chambly, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Smoked Ale

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

16 International Bittering Units

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Origin: Chambly, Quebec Brewed since: 1995 ABV: 5.5% Fermentation: High Style: Peat-smoked whisky malt ale Color: Amber red SRM: 10 Clarity: Cloudy Head: Beige Bubbles: Fine Effervescence: Moderate Nose: A complex blend of smoke, apples, caramel, and whisky malt Flavor: Smoked malt whisky, low acidity masked by a caramelized apple flavor with a taste of fine yeast IBU: 15.5 Body: Thin Aftertaste: Short Suggested serving temperature: 6º–8ºC, better at 10ºC / 46°-50°F, better at 50°F Suggested glass: Big cognac or brandy snifter

ID: 996 Last updated 11 months ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank20287
Overall Percentile57.3
Style Rank140 of 259
Style Percentile45.9
Lowest Score1.5
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.188
Weighted Score3.175
Standard Deviation0.495

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  • PALEALERIDER 2241 reviews
    rated 3.1 5 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Pours an insane amount of frothy off-white head and has a dark amber appearance. Quite excessive carbonation. Aromas of barley malts, toasty malts, hints of caramel and Belgian yeast. Flavours are mainly dry type fruits, kinda like raisins and plums. Some strong Belgian yeast notes as well as earthy hops. Not quite as smokey as I was expecting. Good retention. Fizzy and drying mouthfeel. No bad but probably one of my least favourite from Unibroue.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.8 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a brown color with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruity and malty, with hints of Belgian yeast (I don’t know if that was the yeast strain used, though). Flavor is sweet fruit and spice, which gives it a very slight Whiskey character. I don’t get any smoked flavor or aroma, so I’m surprised this is categorized as a Smoked beer. Still, this is pretty good.

  • CYRENAICA 2142 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    350ml draught
    5.5% ABV
    The Beerbistro (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    May 11, 2012
    The beer poured a hazy dark peach colour with a bubbly white cap. The aroma was smoked wood, dark fruits, caramel and some floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, slightly creamy, and medium carbonation. The flavour was smoked wood, weak malty tones, light fruit notes, and a tart finish. Not a lot of bitterness.

  • RICHSBEER 1730 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a nice orange/amber color. It has no head but has a white ring around the glass that leaves some lacing. The aromas definitly give out hints spices, wheat, citrus and belgian yeast. Like the aromas, the taste has a nice spice presence (cloves, maybe coriander) with some wheat notes, citrus and yeast. It has a high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel. It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 2.9 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    Too bad, an unusual fail for this brewery. Could be an effort to appeal to someone who finds their bigger malty belgians inaccessible, but well, oh well. Is it saison? Smells of watery caramel. Also of unibroue yeast. Head lasted a couple mm thick for the hours it sat ignored in my glass. Tastes slightly of tea. Watery, thin bodied, fleeting finish. A really boring beer with a yeast I don't love anymore.

  • ICHORM 144 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Wow, surprised this is in the smoked ale category. Truly not smoky at all. Which is fine by me, I'm not a big smoked ale fan. Its a classic unibroue, without any frills. Standard cloudiness, trademark yeast. Nice, but forgettable. Tastes like a Scottish - Belgian fusion wheat beer. What?

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 5

    to say the smoke is light would be an understatement. i don't know if i could tell it was there if A)i didn't know ahead of time, and B)wasn't looking for it. this is just an average belgian ale other than that...but I gotta dock it a little extra for claiming to be something it isn't.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 2.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    Pours flat. No taste.Amber brown beer here. Mouthfeel is fuzzy. Taste is of old yeast and mold. I would name this beer "Grandma's dirty panties." OMG this crap sucks. MILF alert! LOL!

  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 3.3 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    This is no more a smoked ale than I am. Poured a flat-headed clear, copper body with a slightly spiced nose. Hints of whisky - interesting!. Mouthfeel was so-so, flavour not bad, and maybe a sour note at the finish. Too reminiscent of this brewer's unpleasant Cassis Emphemere for my liking. Far from Unibroue's best.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled. Very lively beer. Hazy murky reddish brown colour with big off/white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some syrup as well as quite grassy, flowery and fruity hops. Mild notes of smoke. Flavour is sweet malts, mild notes fruits, nectar, syrup and some wooden notes. The smokyness in this one is very close to non-existant. Instead this would be a very good Belgian Ale if you want to do it stylewise.

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