Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

994 Reviews
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Reviews: 994
Hads: 2,161
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 100
Gots: 230 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2001

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Photo of heygeebee
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale blonde with short lasting head. Nice and zest with spices on nose, and lemons on palate. Lively palate and very thirst quenching.
Nice to have a wit that is not watery for a change.... (189 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, best by 03/27/2017 printed on the bottle. Surprisingly, my second beer review of a beer from Unibroue. 'Ale brewed with coriander and orange peel' per the label. A standard sounding witbier.

Poured into a Unibroue La Fin Du Monde tulip glass, per the label's instructions.

A - It pours a bright golden yellow-orange body. Lots of active carbonation visible as it pours. Three tall fluffy fingers of airy bubbly white foam head. Decent head retention. A tad cloudy. No real lacing to speak of, but it looks pretty nice.

S - A subtle aroma. Grainy & wheaty. A touch floral, but it doesn't particularly stick out. Yeast content, when you look for it.

T - The fruity / juicy orange peel seems to steal the show. More puree-ish tasting than peel. Still, very nice. Some banana, cream, & yeast flavors come through, but no noticeable clove spice is distinct, to my liking.

M - Crisp, clean, and easy-drinking. Medium-bodied with good lively carb.

Overall, an above average witbier. I definitely enjoyed this one much more than others I've tried in this style. Recommended.

Unibroue Blanche De Chambly -----4/5. (1,128 characters)

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy sunrise yellow-orange color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a thin creamy cap

S: Fruity yeast, light spices, and coriander all stick out. Orange peel definitely in the mix. Wheat in the back. Fruit pops and stands out

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the fruity and spicy notes with orange peel and coriander providing a nice contrast. A bit yeasty and wheaty in terms of base/background. Finishes with lingering fruitiness and house yeast

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate lively carbonation

O: A nice refreshing beer, especially in the summer. Very easy to drink and quite crushable. Certainly worth trying if you're into the style or looking for a nice summer drinker (716 characters)

Photo of Knilas
4.16/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle: Medium yellow w/ a bright white head. Good lacing on the glass. The orange peel and coriander are front and center here. Pleasantly balanced between those and the beers wheaty background. Thoroughly enjoyed it...well worth the coin. (249 characters)

Photo of maedhros09
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (423 characters)

Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
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. (312 characters)

Photo of GOBLIN
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (271 characters)

Photo of crag
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
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 (206 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
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 (482 characters)

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (812 characters)

Photo of PorterPro125
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
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. (341 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 Tilly
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
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! (158 characters)

Photo of Tommygunn
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (251 characters)

Photo of WoodBrew
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
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. (448 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (347 characters)

Photo of Jaysauras
2.94/5  rDev -23.8%
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. (1,468 characters)

Photo of travolta
2.89/5  rDev -25.1%
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. (197 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
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. (248 characters)

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
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. (533 characters)

Photo of gatorlove
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
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. (231 characters)

Photo of JohnnyI
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single fresh bottle at Cafe Craft in North Charleston, SC. After scoring the tin foil cap and popping the top, I proceeded to pour the dirty blonde ale in to a tall wit tulip. Exceptionally cloudy with tons of unfiltered particulates floating freely. The drink dons a 3-finger frothy foam head of fine bubbles. Most of the foam dissipated fairly quickly, but it left a nice thin layer that endured. Decent retention with no lacing. Lots of coriander in the nose, with a citrusy orange zest. Faint grassy, wooden aroma in the background. The first sip brings a distinct lemon sourness, tart, with grains of wheat in the finish. Nearly undetectable clove spice. Simple. Aside from the coriander and citrus, the beer is lacking complexity. Mostly due to the sparing use of competing spices. Ultimately I think that adds to the charm of this one. The carbonation is lively and the body is somewhat thin. Refreshing. This beer immediately makes me think of summer time. With it's fresh lemon citrus flare and easy drinkability this beer is the perfect companion for a hot sunny day. While not the best wit I've had, I'll take this over any number of the crappy shandy varieties I've sampled. (1,199 characters)

Photo of Morgluin
4.51/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy pale golden colour, with a nice amount of head.

Smell: Delectable aromas of sweet fruits and spices.

Taste: Upfront, there are sweet and well-balanced notes of fruit, mainly apricot, orange, a bit of lemon, and a slight hint of caramel. Very pronounced on the finish, yet not cloying, with a pleasant aftertaste.

Feel: Light to medium body. Suprisingly smooth and drinkable, with a nearly perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall: An excellent and high-quality witbier. Highly recommended. (553 characters)

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very enjoyable Wit - from first pour, I was impressed by the orangey-gold colour, the slightly off-white head and the steady carbonation you find in most Unibroue offerings. This is an extremely drinkable brew - I can picture it fitting with a wide variety of foods and settings. The lovely fruit flavours - apricot, organge and bit of lemon give Blanche de Chambly a tasty, but not cloying overall sweetness. C'est fantastique! (438 characters)

Photo of Jonathan33373
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has exceeded my expectations and I would definatley recommend for any fellow beer drinker. It has a smoothness comparable to the greats and it goes down quite easily. It is a full beer that has a lasting flavor. The only annoying part is peeling the tin-foil off to get at the beer, but after that its all flavor. I am not a big fan of white ale's but as for as they go this one is at the top. I would even consider drinking it on a regular basis. This is my 3rd beer rating so I could have my beer goggles on, however i feel even at this inebriated state i am capable of judging accurately. Before I thought the french were snobby jerks but now I am starting to like them. (690 characters)

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Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 994 ratings.