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Unibroue
Raftman Belgian Smoked Ale

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Unibroue
Raftman Belgian Smoked Ale

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
Dull copper color. Malty aromas and flavors of deviled ham sandwich, smoked spices, crusty dark bread, and hint of mint with a round, crisp, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long toasted pumpernickel, jicama and radish, dark caramel, and lentil finish. An attractive, slightly smoky Belgian ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: deviled ham sandwich, smoked spices, crusty dark bread, and hint of mint
Taste Flavor: toasted pumpernickel, jicama and radish, dark caramel, and lentil
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Reuben Sandwich, Lamb Burgers, Pork Chops
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An attractive, slightly smoky Belgian ale.
The Producer

Sleeman Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
1100, 50th Ave
Lachine, Québec H8T 2V3
Canada
1 450-658-7658
Belgian Style Specialty Ale
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Serve in a Thistle
This is not a classic style but represents various beers of similar Belgian theme. This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements and overall drinkability.
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