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Unibroue

Unibroue
Raftman Belgian Smoked Ale

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

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

Unibroue
Raftman Belgian Smoked Ale

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
Hazy old gold color. Aromas of baked apple, lemon balm, hay, bubble gum, and lavender with a velvety, vibrant, effervescent, fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-to-long toasted baguette and almond croissant finish. A flavorful ale that deliciously captures the Belgian style.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked apple, lemon balm, hay, bubble gum, and lavender
Taste Flavor: toasted baguette and almond croissant
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Peking Duck, Pork Chops
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavorful ale that deliciously captures the Belgian style.

The Producer

Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
80 Rue Des Carrières
Chambly, Québec J3L 2H6
Canada
1 450-658-7658

Belgian Style Specialty Ale

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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Belgian Style Specialty Ale