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Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

Blanche De ChamblyBlanche De Chambly

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,679 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1679
Reviews: 956
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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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, best by 03-02-12, poured into a Tulip glass.

Appearance: Poured a slightly hazy pale golden yellow with a white head. Lots of bubbles coming up through the glass. White foam filled with plenty of larger bubbles, but not very persistent - left just a ring and a thin skin of an island in the middle. Not too much lacing either.

Smell: Initial pour gave off a yeasty and sweet smell, but as it settled down and warmed up a tad, the smells were more of mild malt, orange peel (faint), and something musty. A good swirl yields a sweet grainy smell, like something freshly baked.

Taste: Wonderfully twangy wheat flavor mixed in with honey and orange and just a hint of something spicy at the end. Very tasty brew this one.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation on the tongue, but not scouring - just right really. Crisp but highly refreshing - goes down very easy but doesn't linger on the teeth. Does it make sense for me to say that it's light in the mouth but not watery? Because that is how I would describe it. Quite nice.

Drinkability / Overall: A very nice brew - light but full of flavor and I could easily have another one or two. Went well with a meal (Asian-style white fish and broccoli over rice) and I could have this all by itself. Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 22:56:07 | More by damndirtyape
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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.

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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.

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Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 1,679 ratings.