Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue
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Reviews by buffettfan:
3.58/5 rDev -8%
Poured into my glass, and tons of head formed, thick, white foam. Smelled fruity, like pear Taste was very carbonated, very light, not a strong flavor. Some yeasty bread notes, some fruity pear taste. I liked the finish, smooth, and not very stong. This would be a good beer with some fish, or light chicken, and I bet would go good with a nice, stong maduro cigar!
06-26-2008 00:27:08 | More by buffettfan
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3.88/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
07-19-2003 12:17:36 | More by oberon
3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
03-25-2003 22:10:17 | More by Marty
3.8/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
09-05-2003 01:11:24 | More by RoyalT
4.08/5 rDev +4.9%
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.
06-20-2008 22:41:38 | More by cdog3
3/5 rDev -22.9%
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.
09-25-2006 23:26:11 | More by chOAKbarrell
4.25/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
02-27-2003 20:00:33 | More by SamuraiJack
3.85/5 rDev -1%
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.
12-21-2009 05:33:27 | More by EsoxLucius
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
Presentation: 12oz brown twist with a foiled top, freshness date.
Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow with a frothy white lace.
Smell: Light whiff of dehydrated fruit and sweet spices.
Taste: Very crisp with a light to medium body, the crispness cradles the mild hop bitterness and the dry grain flavour. Soon after a peppery spiciness follows as well as a slight fruit flavour from the yeast. An underlying dried orange peel flavour lingers into the dry finish with some coriander.
Notes: Part of the yeast was spilled into this sample ... it really added an other complexity to this brew. Not a bad White Ale to be had here, definitely closer to a Belgian White Ale than most American breweries have come. 5% abv.
05-22-2002 11:37:19 | More by Jason
3.68/5 rDev -5.4%
Wow! A Unibroue with a low abv. This will be interesting. Pours a hazy, straw yellow, with an immense tightlyknit white head. Head is prolonged and leaves sheet lacing down the glass. Nose is fruity and floral, akin to other Unibroue offerings. Peppery spices and Valencia oranges occupy the nose. Taste is dry, tart, slightly yeasty, and refreshing. Dry and fizzy in the mouth. Very drinkable. Unusual for a Unibroue, but I like this one. Not as complex as other Unibroues, but I like it as a welcomed change of pace.
01-02-2004 18:08:39 | More by merlin48
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
on draft @ the Gingerman in NYC. Light/dull orange in color. Very cloudy, white fine bubble head, leaves major lace. Powdered sugar in nose. Crisp, light, refreshing,fresh tasting. Lemony, and spicey, nice dryness in finish. Very pleasant thirst quencher, quality stuff, great with food and during warm weather months.
04-10-2004 09:29:31 | More by Billolick
Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
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