Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

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Blanche De ChamblyBlanche De Chambly

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,140 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,140
Reviews: 1,007
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 98
Gots: 225 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2001

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Photo of maedhros09
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: hazy gold with big white head and lots of sediment.
Smell: belgian yeast, fruity citrusy, cherry
Taste: lightly sweet, citrusy, acidic, spicy. finishes crisp and clean.
Feel: light and somewhat effervescent

Overall: This is a nice warm weather beer, light and refreshing but with flavor and complexity. My only real reservation is the price, but it's hard to find beers of this style so I can't really complain.

Photo of death2brutus
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Soft and pillowing finish that vanished unexpectedly like disappearing Ink.

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Orange peel the dominant feature; a little coriander, definite gum. Appearance: Cloudy, rich yellow color with a foamy white head that fades into a lasting cap. Flavor: Orange peel still the featured note with a good amount of gum and a touch of lemon; a coriander puff finishes things out. This is great.

Photo of GOBLIN
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A little surprised that I wasn't more impressed here. A solid offering but I guess I was hoping for a bit more of a Belgian touch. Still haven't had a bad beer from Unibroue, just think some American brewers are doing this style better than the originals in recent years.

Photo of crag
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very tasty wheat beer with an interesting legacy in its name. It's not Allagash White, my goto wheat beer, but it has many good characteristics one would expect in a wheat beer and I'm not talking Blue Moon

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 12/12/14 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of coriander and some fruity yeast esters
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to partial 1 mm ring and medium island of tiny bubbles
Lacing – none
Body medium yellow, hazy, sediment (OK, bottle conditioned)
Flavor slightly fruity with subdued spice; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(on tap at Blue Monkey, served in a shaker pint)

First sip in, and I'm reminded that this is one of the better N. American Wits you'll find. Quite Belgian. Not bashful with the coriander. Then again, I'm a sucker for Unibroue's proprietary spice signature.

While never sporting an impressive headstand, this beer is well-carbonated, packing a sharp, acidic gassy bite that, when alongside its bright, husky coriander bitterness, shakes and wakes the palate with each sip.

I can't remember it ever looking all that cloudy, and the body is lean, crisp, and dry. This isn't one of those thick, fluffy Wits. About halfway through the glass, a hint of doughy malt comes through in the aftertaste. The citrus remains woven discreetly into the background.

Rather grab a 4-pack of these than that ol' industrial Hoe.

Photo of PorterPro125
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 341 mL Bottle

A- Hazy Pale Yellow topped by a a beautiful 2 1/2 finger white head.

S- Perfumey Citrus and Light grassy notes.

T- Lemon, Pear, spicy Orange, and light grassy notes.

M- Medium Body and Medium Carbonation. Fine streams of Champagne like bubbles.

O- Excellent Witbier. Likely the best example of the style.

Photo of LagerHOGGER
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Where have you been all my life? GET IN MY BELLY!!!

Photo of Moneypenny
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale yellow in the glass with a fine head. Bright citrus notes. Medium bodied, crisp, spice on the finish. Unibroue produces some of my favorite beers. Blanche De Chambly is perfect for warmer weather with an ABV that won't put you to bed before sunset.

Photo of WineGuy3000
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Super quick review. Simply stated: this is one of the finest examples of the style to have ever passed my lips.

Photo of Tilly
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy golden colour. Smells of citrus and honey. Tastes of citrus, lemon, wheat and honey. Smooth, silky mouth feel. Crisp finish! Nice Weisbier!

Photo of Dantalis
3.23/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tastes to much like blue moon. Wasn't unique enough.

Photo of Tommygunn
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light, cloudy, and almost headless. Unimpressive nose. Pretty delicious and refreshing taste though. If you're a white ale fan, you'll like this. The advertised coriander and orange peel are difficult to find - I wondered if I might be imagining them.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Banche De Chamby....is decent....but I don't think I would buy a six of it. The beer was poured carefully into a tulip glass to avoid the settlement at the bottom of the bottle. It was golden in color with foamy head that is not lacing. The scent was chardonnay like with hints of orange spice. The taste was much like a Belgian white. The mouthfeel was light in body with good carbonation. Overall its good and I'm glad to have tried it.

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy, golden-amber liquid with slight white head.

S: kind of musty/moldy with lemon and hay

T: Lemon, pear, hay, white wheat and a somewhat sour finish like limeade.

M: good medium viscosity with carbonation to style.

O: I like this Unibroue offering because of the relatively low alcohol content. It is a solid, easy drinking wheat ale.

Photo of alisadk
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First sip at cafe in Quebec City June 2012 with Andy.

Photo of Jaysauras
2.94/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: The head exploded on this baby. The minute I poured it this foamy cascade permeated the glass, (wasn't an aggressive pour either). Probably the headiest beer I've ever had out of a bottle. Nevertheless, a very nice unfiltered golden colored beer with tons of dancing carbonation bubbles ascending.

S: Bananas, straw, biscuits, honey, and there is that nice hint of coriander.. Subtle smell, good, but very subtle.

T: Very much like the nose, bit of banana and biscuit in there with a slight citrus and spice to it. Bready and malty finish to it. I actually wasn't overwhelmed by the flavors. Taste was average at best. Didn't seem to blend very well, was quite bitter and soapy. Perhaps it was a bad batch I got, but I wasn't particularly impressed here. The flavors were there but it was just everything all at once and felt a bit watered down.

F: It's crisp and refreshing after a really bitter start to it. Good carbonation, tingly but not dry.

O: Gotta say, little disappointed here. Was expecting a solid brew and was let down. It's an average beer in my opinion at best. Flavors are there, the look is there, but it just didn't seem executed well. As stated before, maybe a bad batch, but it was incredibly bitter up front which kind of took away from some of the flavors. I am more of a complex beer appreciator so this one might be a little bit light for my style. That being said I have tried others of a similar style and enjoyed them quite a bit.

Photo of MoggerRus
4.71/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favourite beers.

Photo of Grogsky
2.84/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of my favourite breweries, but this one just is a miss for myself.

Photo of ljdrinksbeer
4.64/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hmm very refreshing, so much flavor compared to watered down american versions of this style.

Photo of travolta
2.89/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Yeast spotted, opaque gold, very minimal head retention and zero lacing.

Nose: Some lemon, coriander, lavender and orange.

Taste: Some lemon, spices, and cloves. Crisp carbonation.

Photo of elNopalero
4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This pour a hazy golden amber with bright white foam
There's an aroma of coriander and orange peel, with a lightly floral aroma
It's crisp and refreshingly light with a floral character and some orange peel and coriander coming through. Delicious.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.57/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden color. 3 fingers extra foamy super white sparkly head, lasting 5 minutes and creating a foam island that you can sculpt with each sip.

Aromas and flavors of sweet fruity citrus and spicy clove. Perfectly balanced taste with a wheat, bread like feel, and floral hints. Could be tastier.

Thick slick, almost creamy body with a prickly champagne like feel. Faint and short well balanced finish making salivate.

Overall : Excellent fresh white beer. Missing a little taste and some feel, while not too heavy while eating.

Photo of gatorlove
3.51/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This tasted more like a hefe then a wit. I couldn't detect as much spice as I would like from a wit and there were a lot more banana esters than I would expect from a wit. It was a solid beer but a little off for the style I think.

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Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
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