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Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

998 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 998
Hads: 2,174
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 104
Gots: 240 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by Avagadro:
Photo of Avagadro
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Honey-gold in color, and quite hazy, Blanche de Chambly boasts a thin white head and moderate lacing.

S: Bouquet is very faint, with a touch of clove and coriander.

T: Now this is what a wit should taste like. Dry, instead of sweet, and subtle in the spice. Heavy clove, with only a touch of banana in the background, and very subtle flavors of coriander and orange.

M: Light and effervescent, with a yeasty roundness.

D: A great example of one of the most bastardized styles out there. Blue Moon et al give it a bad name. This stuff is the real deal. Definitely worth a shot for anyone who is looking to rekindle their faith in this style. (647 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaveBar
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the LCBO as part of a mixed 6pk. Served at 4deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that lasts and lasts. Unfiltered

S- Very good. Every bit as good as Hoegaarden.

T- Very good. Lots of yeast. Good white beer. Good aftertaste

M- Very good but very carbonated. Other than that it could use a touch more creaminess.

O- Very good white beer. It's fantastic on tap too.

Food Pairing

This wonderful white went well with..... Fish tacos!!

Enjoy (483 characters)

Photo of Moneypenny
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
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. (256 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy yellow with a big puffy head that stays around for quite awhile,the aroma is very lemony with a slight smokey hint.This beer is pretty dry with some definant lemony/citruit tones,doesnt have a long finish by any means.Almost to easy to drink,a great beer to drink in the summer. (291 characters)

Photo of Marty
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Having tasted Unibroue's Fin du Monde, I was expecting a lot out of this beer. I bought 5 liter cask on a whim, and drank it with two friends in one sitting. This is a highly drinkable beer, and a beautiful sight to behold, a glimmering golden cloud when held in the light. A very yeasty beer... especially the dregs of the cask! As far as wheat beers go, I would definitely take an Alagash White or a Hoe over this stuff. Just not as exciting as I'd hoped it would be. The taste was citric, but kind of boring. It had a bit of a novelty appeal, coming in a cask, but if I had it to do all over again I'd probably just spend my money on a few big bottles of Fin du Monde, which is a better beer for its style. (709 characters)

Photo of RoyalT
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Very light and cloudy lemon yellow color with a huge, monster head that went down slowly and covered the inside of the glass with a full, spider web lacing.

Smell – Big yeast at the nose laced with a mature lemon scent. There are also some very pleasing spices in there as well. I can pick up white pepper and something sharp, like a tiny pinch of cayenne or something like that.

Taste – Excellent rendition of the style. The taste was a little lighter than I had anticipated from the smell, but the yeast is there along with a strong lemon flavor and heavy spiciness.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is full, fluffy, and very active in accordance with the style.

Drinkability – This one went down well. I would have like to have seen a little more flavor, but a good witbier nevertheless. (813 characters)

Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of beerhunter13
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cdog3
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on tap at Beachtree Grill in Poughkeepsie NY.

Poured a cloudy light straw color with a fine white head that disapated quickly to a ring of Belgium lace around the edge. Obviously effervescent.

Nice citrusy aroma with hints of corriander and clove with faint whiffs of spicy wheat malt aroma.

Flavor hits you with a malty sweet citrusy burst of refreshing flavor that has overtones of corriander and clove. Little to no hop charecter to speak of as expected. The finish is on the dry side and has a quite pronounced Clove aftertaste that I think is slightly out of balance.

This is a great beer that I can drink plenty of, hopefully on a deck over looking the ocean or lake, on a hot summer day. A very good example of the style. (740 characters)

Photo of MailmanOdd
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of GameOfBeers
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Marc33
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of QUIKAZHELL
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of chOAKbarrell
3.02/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The head on this one reminds me more of a soda's head. Just fizzy & dies away fast, leaving no trace. Smells like it should - yeasty & citrus. Tastes how it should as well. Accurate & true to the style, but just completely lacks any "oomph." It doesnt seem to reveal any special traits or any style of its own. I really dont like the mouthfeel. Too similar to soda - fizzy, and almost gives you the "burning" sensation in your mouth, like a cheap light beer. I must say I was disappointed, and I wouldnt be too interested in trying it again. (541 characters)

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SamuraiJack
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent New World execution of the traditional Witbier. Perhaps not an ideal beer for this time of year (February) but I will be purchasing more for this coming summer without a doubt.
Initial pour reveals a gorgeous golden brew with a pillowy white head that is dense and sticky and slow to fade.
Initial taste shows a beer with a light body, dominated by a powerful almost citric crispness balanced by an excellent grain flavour. Spices come into play soon after - pepper, coriander, some dried fruit - all building off the citrus, hops and fruity yeasts. The finish is intensely dry and refeshing.
I have never tasted a Witbier from the United States that comes even close to this beer. Fabulous - a true session beer. (737 characters)

Photo of nstroup
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of EsoxLucius
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: poured a hazy straw yellow, fluffy, but soon gone white head. has good lacing that sticks it out.

S: wheaty mostly, pronounced yeast smell with some spice and citrus undertones.

T: floral and tropical, banana jumps out. it has a malt to it along with some hop bitterness. the citrus i smell is tasted minimally, but it's there. i liked it, quite enjoyably mild.

M: not bad body, a bit sticky and heavy on carbonation.

D: high point along with the taste, it went down very well and it's mild enough to not beat one to death with complexity and ABV. (554 characters)

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Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 998 ratings.