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Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

Blanche De ChamblyBlanche De Chambly

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,683 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1683
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2001)
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The witbier poured a clear straw color with a 2 finger foam head that dissipated quickly.

The nose was a light orange peel with the typical yeasty belgian smell. The taste was spicy with a lemon peel taste to it. It was well carbonated and the bubbles were rising throughout the drink. Overall a good example and well executed wit.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 01:49:24 | More by cswhitehorse
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Chingringo

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-22-2014 19:30:52 | More by Chingringo
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FLima

Brazil

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Whitey orange color with a thin head with low retention, but with a constant plate.
Aroma de vanilla, coriander, orange peel, wheat, Belgian yeast and some banana.
So far, good but nothing different from average Witbier.
One of the Witbier more refreshing I had. Flavor of pineapples, orange peel, coriander, mild banana and wheat. Dry aftertaste.
Initially very light body with good effervescent carbonation with tiny bubbles and an acid sensation. Body gets thicker once warms up.
Drinkability at its best, hard to beat on a hot summer day. On the other hand, same flavors could be more bold and with a more robust body. So you can say it is not at par with other Unibroue brews (ps. Expectation is a bitch), but why not have a refreshing faithful to style wit? Lastly I noticed that when it warms up, changes completely and becomes more complex and robust. Which is common, but here it is more delayed than usual. I was a bit confused to go back or not to rewrite the evaluation.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 16:03:24 | More by FLima
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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-19-2014 05:25:53 | More by rudabegga9
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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-19-2014 04:07:36 | More by Bstrickler
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 06:03:38 | More by Jotora
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-17-2014 13:02:22 | More by Greyam21
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-15-2014 00:58:28 | More by Beervana
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-13-2014 19:04:31 | More by SoupKitchenBeerSnob
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California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-09-2014 19:38:50 | More by hopmandu
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-08-2014 21:01:12 | More by AsWeSpiralDown
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-08-2014 03:02:59 | More by weonfire
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sd123

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-07-2014 02:09:32 | More by sd123
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abeeronthebeach

Washington

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Very neat with plenty of bubbles. Reminds me of tobiko (flying fish roe). Opaque and canary-gold.

S - Reminds me hugely of La Fin du Monde which I had the day before. Baking spices and pungent citrus.

T - The depth of aroma is not mirrored on the palate, but that's to be expected with this style. I would prefer a stonger yeast character however and I found the orange peel over-bitter.

M - All those bubbles end up bringing too much prickliness to the party. Weight is about right.

O - Blanche may please others as the bitterness and high carbonation may amount to preference. As it is, I'm unlikely to have this again as this style is one of the few where I'm looking for a six pack or larger at an affordable price. Shoot me, but I prefer Hoegaarden.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 07:26:43 | More by abeeronthebeach
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-05-2014 18:56:47 | More by Dannyboy
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-03-2014 03:48:50 | More by Tivlavrie
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California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-01-2014 06:59:21 | More by Gobzilla
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California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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Guam

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-27-2014 20:16:18 | More by nodder
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Dayman766

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-26-2014 14:33:58 | More by Dayman766
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.41/5  rDev -38%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a Hoegaarden witbier tumbler glass.

A very thin but somewhat good retention white vanilla cream colored head. Body is a solid light apricot yellow to orange and with a good rising amount of carbonation. Pretty standard.

Nose has something off about it. Sharp rotting wood and bile is the only way I can describe it. It's not particularly strong, and for the most part is not that hugely noticeable. It's mostly a pretty closed smelling wit.

Palate overall is kind of odd and all over the place. Body comes out real seltzery and a quite fizzy and wet. Very little texture to this, and some good gaseous carbonation. The tip of my tongue feels like it's dipped in club soda. It really kills the chance to find something on first sip. Once it's faded only does some flavor peak out but barely. Carbon Dioxide. Faint orange and lemon on the finish. Faint hint of cream.

An overly gaseous beer that kills the palate, and the nose is off putting to unfortunately go with it. I'll be passing on this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 01:45:19 | More by smakawhat
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Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 1,683 ratings.