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Noire De Chambly / Chambly Noire - Unibroue

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83
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820 Ratings
THE BROS
83
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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 639
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 30
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Name changed from Chambly Noire to Noire de Chambly in Aug. 2009.

(Beer added by: Beersignal on 09-29-2005)
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DocDownUnder

Illinois

5/5  rDev +35.5%

11-14-2011 10:32:34 | More by DocDownUnder
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +35.5%

11-15-2011 05:43:03 | More by adrian21
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Sinewave

Texas

5/5  rDev +35.5%

01-01-2012 23:46:45 | More by Sinewave
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rab53

Washington

5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-09-2011 05:26:30 | More by rab53
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

03-17-2012 16:51:43 | More by Zachb4au
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Black with ruby highlights, a nice full tan head, adn decent carbonation. Very nice light spicy Belgian yeast aromas, black pepper, and dark fruits. Nice spicy yeast profile balanced nicely by dark fruits and dark malts; a touch roasty. Light-medium bodied with a light spicy finish.

Incredible flavor profile for a low ABV Belgian Dark.

Best Before: 02/22/08
Tasted: 09/21/06

($6.99 / 25.4 oz. / 750 ml tall straight brown wine-like bottle, corked, and caged)

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2006 18:54:55 | More by RBorsato
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mmalon78

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

10-03-2012 03:59:45 | More by mmalon78
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Brad007

Vermont

4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer pours a dark brown color. Aroma is malty and I can't detect much past that, except for some alcohol aroma.The taste is a different story as it starts out smooth and chocolate-like with some alcohol in the background. Very smooth dark ale that is surprisingly drinkable, despite the ABV. Leaves a somewhat dry mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2007 00:25:43 | More by Brad007
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dcook11

California

4.6/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a- dark black. pitch black. light white lcing, very thin. looks very much like a stout.

s- grape. smells like chimay blue. roasted malt and coffee notes.

t-like a stout and cimay blue combined. malt aand roasted coffee combined.

m-smooth with a coffee and mild bitter finish

d-good

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2010 04:52:30 | More by dcook11
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.58/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Once again Unibroue delivers with a quality belgian ale. Their yeast strain is so distinct that I have a hard time telling the difference between their wide variety of 'Belgian Dark Ales,' and this one is no exception, though there is one thing that sets this one apart: it is lighter in alcohol and much more drinkable. The dark specialty malt profile can stand out a bit more over the residual sweetness and strong esters as well. Quality product all around.

THe beer pours to a thin inky black color with a nice crisp tan head. The foam recedes to a film within minutes, but it was pretty while it lasted. Lacing could be better as well. Other than that, it is a great looking beer, and it looks awesome in my brand new Unibroue tulip.

The smell? It smells like Unibroue. Need I say more? Well, perhaps you've never had Unibroue... touché. Well, it has a very fruity estery profile, like a tropical juice blend with just the right touch of a clove phenolic. In other words, it smells really good.

The taste, not surprisingly, is very good as well. Nice malty sweetness up front, accompanied by a great banana flavor, as well as a cornucopia of other fruits. The sweetness then fades away to a dryness with a taste of black patent malt, clove, and a very subtle herbal hop finish. It lingers for quite some time, drawing you back to the glass.

The body is fairly full and creamy. The carbonation has very little bite to it, but the finish is crisp and clean with just the perfect amount of bitterness to match the lingering ester flavors.

I could drink this all night. It's great to have a 6.2% belgian style ale that tastes every bit as flavorful as those that are 8-12%. Those damn Canucks must have made a pact with the devil. I commend them for it, whatever it is. Why is there no love for this brew?

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2006 05:16:01 | More by neonbrown82
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Super dark red/brown. Some lacing, but head retention could be better.

S - Big yeast aroma, typical of unibroue beers. Pruny, musty, malty smells as well.

T - Sweet, toasted goodness with notes of raisins. Sweet, notes of black grapes, a slight tartness followed by a mild, lingering bitterness. Slight tinge of coffee as well. Well balanced and complex, but with a youthful assertiveness.

M - Spritzy and medium bodied.

D - More quaffable than the stronger dark ales from Unibroue. Overall impression is energetic and fresh - this is to Maudite what Beaujolais is to Burgandy.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 00:31:27 | More by allergictomacros
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nortmand

Virginia

4.55/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown/red pour with a frothy white head that reduces quickly.

Coriander cloven-ness in the nose. Just spicy as hell. Fantastic.

Sweet and slightly acid on the tip of the tongue. Spicy maltiness on the rest of the tongue. Leaves a slightly bitter/ roasty aftertaste.

Very carbonated a la Belgish beers. Very drinkable, an extremely nice offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2007 23:47:23 | More by nortmand
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PEBKAC

New York

4.55/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle; 02-21-08

Always be well prepared, especially when traversing the bitter wilderness. Don't be like these poor souls on the label.

The beer pours black & tan in color, with just a little yeasty haze flowing through the edges, where light trickles though. Strong head, but ethereal in structure.

Lots of lightly macerated bananas, cherries, & oranges, in that order. Spicy yeast permeates through the fruit. A satisfying scent. Something you could concentrate into a candle.

For taste, same bananas & cherries, but the acidic oranges & yeast get muted. Lightly toasted, with a fresh, juicy finish.

Minimal carbonation, very fluid & effortless. As it warms, nothing sticks, or gets more then mildly sweet.

Sunday afternoons are so easy. :)

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 21:23:44 | More by PEBKAC
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A rocky light brown two finger head rises above a nearly black brew that shows dark blood red highlights....like coagulated blood (cool). The head settles pretty quickly to a haze with a fat collar around the rim. Swirling brings back a fat and thick two finger cap, and leaves some big sheets of creamy lace on the glass.

S - Twangy wheat and banana peel notes remind me of a dunkle weizen, and there is a similar yeastiness there too. Smells a lot like those boxed chocolates that have gooey orange stuff inside...you know, the kind that lie hidden in a box of otherwise caramel-y and chocolaty candies.

T - Again, very much like a sweeter dunkel weizen. Milk chocolate and orange candy. Lots of yeasty banana flavors along with some

M - Medium bodied, creamy, but with loads of refreshing finely bubbled carbonation. This stuff is angelically soft, yet really really refreshing and cleansing. There is a secondary wave of flavor after the swallow that is entirely different from the initial taste. This second helping of goodness is accompanied by a nice oily and sugary coating that adds to the fruity-chocolate candy vibe.

D - This isn't as complex as other fantastic Unibroue offerings, but it more than makes up for it with the exquisite mouthfeel and wonderfully drinkable nature. I almost wish that this wasn't so damn drinkable since my seven dollar bomber is quickly (and I mean quickly!) disappearing.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2007 05:00:18 | More by pmcadamis
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uziangis

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-13-2012 02:48:57 | More by uziangis
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Focusf111

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-16-2013 11:39:51 | More by Focusf111
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-09-2013 14:28:54 | More by Vyronian
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first whiff from the opened bottle was strongly fruity, but the second was more malty with strong smoky and yeasty undertones. It pours a deep, almost opaque sable with a tan head that doesn't hang around for long. Thick, rich flavor has undertone of molasses and some smoky and nutty hints, and just a touch of sweetness. Texture is smooth and thick, and finish is malty and slightly sweet, though there is a hint of hops.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 20:01:11 | More by Cyberkedi
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AaronRed

New York

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Just love this beer. Pours dark, but not too heavy, with nice tan lace cascading down the glass. Wonderful malt and sweetness upfront, but perfectly balanced but some dark woody flavors that gives this beer some uniqe qualities I have not tasted in many a year. Almost has a smokiness to it- but it is just a wonderful dark ale, good anytime, almost anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 02:03:54 | More by AaronRed
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this in a variety pack made about a year ago so this is a year +old.

A - Pitch black with little head.
S - No real fruit smell but smells of yeasty malts and bread.
T - Ow wow! smokey taste (like a porter) with slight choco flavor and molasses.
M- Smooth but unexpected.
D - Hell yeah I would try this again! It tastes like a porter so since it is an ale I want to try it to see if it tastes better.

Not the best Unibroue I had but quite weird like the Éphémère (Apple) after a year of age. Pretty cool to see beers like this taste different.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 08:43:17 | More by DrDemento456
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A. Dark brown with nice lacing, head off white.

S. Very sweet and spicy.

T. Unique taste that is very balanced. Fairly fruity. All I could pick out were apple and some wild berry flavors.

M. Slick and sweet aftertaste.

D. Extreemly drinkable and enjoyable.

Overall: Split a large bottle with a friend...and you should too.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2008 20:34:35 | More by Stinkypuss
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from12oz bottle with a foil covered cap and neck and best before 2-20-08 prominently displayed on the label

A - A deep brown beauty with a tan head. Vigorous wheaty head is achieved that gradually declines leaving delicate lace behind in the traditional wheat glass.

S - A sweet bready yeast odor that hints of pumpernickle with a spiced bread quality. Roastiness joins the aromas as the ale gets swirled.

M - Energetic creamy feel with a dry light quality. This tempting libation pleasantly floats atop the tongue.

T - Sweet lager like smoothness and tantalizing sweet ripe banana and nutty cardamon spiciness that relaxes into a banana nut bread malted creamy taste that lingers. Fresh yeast tastes flourish.

D - A masterful quaffable, refreshing supple, roasty wheat flavored ale that I could appreciate year round.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 05:36:24 | More by Slatetank
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jlandis

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rich deep black with 2 inch head that slowly fades to a thin rim.

Rich sweet malt with sweet fruit and candy. Tons of sweet red grapes and apple.

Right up front I'm hit with a bright sweet red wine. Sweet apples and red grapes with a slight roasty chocolate malt. A very interesting and complex combination.

Thin to moderate mouthefeel with tons of carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer! Wow, I'm just blown away by the rich red wine characteristics and rich malty chocolate flavors. It feels like a nice beer white hybrid. I need to find more of this beer right away.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2010 20:17:14 | More by jlandis
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tr4nc3d

Kansas

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark brown color with minimal head and hardly any lacing.

Had a very nice, sweet malty smell to it like plums, rasins, dark sugar.

Nice warm biscuit taste comes to my mouth, followed by a nice amount of carbonation with a hint of sweetness, like purple grapes, raisins, dark sugar, plums. Very nice thing going on.

Good amount of carbonation, sweet.

Overall this is a good drinkable beer due to its low ABV and nice taste, not so expensive either. NOt the best beer from Unibroue as Trois Pistoles is, but still another good beer from them

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 06:49:40 | More by tr4nc3d
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RickS95

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, dark brown, almost black, with some red hues on the edges. Comes with a nice thick off tan head, but it doesn't stay long.

I love the dark fruits and Belgian spices in the nose. It's got a port wine scent to it.

The taste follows the smell. Dark fruits and spicy accents. Maybe a touch of licorice in the finish.

Despite the spices and port wine like qualities, it's very smooth. There's almost a creaminess to it. With the carbonation, it's a slightly dry finish.

I would like a bit more alcohol, but everything else is top notch. It's gently sweet from beginning to end and in the end, there is a dryness that makes you take another swig.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 03:20:21 | More by RickS95
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Noire De Chambly / Chambly Noire from Unibroue
83 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.