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Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,009 Reviews
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Reviews: 1,009
Hads: 2,261
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 17.31%
Wants: 114
Gots: 273 | FT: 1
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Unibroue
Quebec, Canada | website

Style | ABV
Witbier | 5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy yellow color with more than 3 fingers worth of fizzy white head that holds for a while. The nose has some orange to it with a little bit of yeast and coriander. It has the bubblegum taste of a Belgian beer but you get a bit of the orange peel and spices on the back end. The feel is medium, well carbonated, and tingles the tongue. This is a good beer. I'm not a fan of wits but this one I could drink.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
2.47/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Unjbrou Something something French.

Haven't had a brew outta these guys in a few years and typically given the price point I don't bother but this one was a gift from a family member. Unibrou makes some solid beers, especially La Fin Du Mond. Expecting something solid outta this one. Let's get to it.

Look - Poured from the twenty-two ounce bomber directly into a coca cola pint glass. This beer pours murky, twelve noon sun on a warm day in the middle of July with a big two finger frothy and well blanketed white head that slowly goes down as I look away to type. A bit of residue is floating around but I always expect such things from these guys.carbonation appears to be moderate.

Smell - Uhhhh...well this is weird. I instantly wonder if this is an old bottle. Wet cardboard and paper with a big hit of sulfur...though also a fresh green apple thrown into the mix in massive depths...hmmmm....

Taste - Oh may this is some straight up sulfur. There is a bit of a green apple essence as well but nothing else resembling a wit of any type I have ever had. It isn't HORRIBLE but it is hard to drink. Will likely drain pour once I can get a hit on the body.

Feel - Dead carbonation with a moderate body. About the only nice thing this beer has going for it. Swallows with chemicals on the mind.

Overall - Very quick review because this beer is pretty rank. Maybe passed it's day, maybe too different, but certainly unpleasant. This was a $9 bomber? Glad I didn't buy it myself. Pass for sure ..

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Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice! A sweetish witbier from Canada. I’d heard good things about this and it didn’t disappoint. A little bit of its own character, to set it apart from the pack. A keeper for sure...

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is fruity, ripe plum, a little apple and some grain.
The taste is fruit sweet, but balanced.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It's pretty good.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, BB 03-27-17
A - huge, creamy white head holds great retention atop a hazed golden body
S/T - yeast, peppery coriander, citric orange zest, wheat, earthy hops
M - smooth with delicate carbonation, medium body, well balanced finish
O - it's been a few years since I had this one. It's very recommendable for the style.

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Photo of MTLDOG
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip. Yellow with almost a tint of green. It was more yellow than gold in color. Two fingers of bright white head that was very bubbly. Smelled of hay and bread dough with a very faint citrusy smell. Not a lot happening on the nose. Tastes crisp and carbonated but it works with the lemon and wheaty taste. The yeast is a leading player in this one which gives it another layer of doughy bread with the citrus and wheat. Not overly complex but a nice witbier and a lighter crisp offering from Unibroue.

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Photo of GStone899
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow! Very smooth Belgian ale. Bottle says white ale. Nice citrus notes that goes down very smooth. Really smooth beer with a clean finish. Minimal lacing. Smell is relatively bland but that's the only negative thing I have to say. Would definitely buy this again.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The wheat malt is obvious with a bit of doughy, bready malt. Typical Unibroue yeast tones, mostly clovey, with a fruity banana finish. The feel is bubbly and prickly but easy to drink.

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Photo of Bone53
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very hazy yellowish golden color; Looks stunning when put up to the light

Smell: Orange citrus peel, wheat, honey, slight spices

Taste: Orange and lemony upfront, doughy midpalate, with a slight spice finish

Mouthfeel: Light medium bodied; Very creamy yet crisp

Overall: If you expect this to have the same full flavored richness as some of Unibroues big beers such as La Fin Du Monde, Trois Pistoles, etc. you may be sadly mistaken. This is a witbier and you can only do so much with the style. With that being said, this is a great example of one. Citrus notes, honey sweetness, clean yeast, and slight spices. It goes down creamy with a crisp finish. Its also priced right at $10 a six pack. I rate this beer highly within the style and find it somewhat underrated

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.85/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a creamy, hazy straw with an awe-inspiring head. The aromas are beautiful and overpowering. I get orange peel, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, white pepper, and salted crackers. The flavor is much more tame and subtle, with a mild citrus flavor leading in over a crackery malt tones. The mouthfeel is thin and creamy. Overall this is a stupendous beer. The aromas are intoxicating in themselves, and the feel is just marvelous.

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Photo of monticristo23
4.74/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

When it comes to appreciating beer, I'm still relatively new. That being said, this is without question my favourite beer to date. The only critisism I have is that the smell of the brew might put some people off before they have a taste, but once they actually take a swig of this fantastic beer, the smell really quite compliments it.
Unibroue really have outdone themselves. They will be a brewery I will buy always and often from now on, and I've only tried 2 of their brews so far (the other being La Fin du Monde). I am looking forward to trying their other offerings.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours a nice yellow clear if you stop before the yeast at the bottom hazy if you dont, decent amount of white head dissapears quick.

Aroma - wheaty and grainy with some citrus fruits and breadyness

Taste - first you taste the twang from the wheat with a small bit of citrus behind that and the breadyness from the yeast follows.

Mouthfeel - Very wet, some prickley carbonation thirst quenching.

Overall - As much as this is not unibroues best brew it wasnt meant to be. Its not meant to be a treat but more of a daily drinker and if you look at it from that perspective its way better than any macro you can buy and only slightly more expensive.

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Photo of hophugger
3.55/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly murky, pale yellow-gold with a magnificent head and minimal lacing. Aroma is light, yeasty with a touch of fresh orange. Taste is awesome with hints of dry coriander and orange pith. Finish is extremely clean with just a touch of bitterness that balances extra well...

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a nice creamy head. It presents fresh yeasty bread, spice (clove, coriander), and citrus aromas. The wheat yeast, spice and citrus also come out in the flavor making for a very nice Belgian Witbier. Although it has an initial hint of sweetness it finishes with a touch of tartness that makes for a very refreshing light summer beer.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a tulip.

A : hazy mellow golden glow, 80% opaque. Nice cap of white head.

S : faint bouquet of yeast and breadiness with a slight fruity bouquet.

T : smooth, easy, quaffable. Flavors include bread crusts, yeast, dough, and light fruitiness.

F : easy, mild, creamy. Ends crisp.

O: didn't have a lot of time to really analyze this - but I'd have it again. I actually liked it slightly better ON TAP than the Hoegaarden I had right before it (my fave beer).

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Photo of heygeebee
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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....

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
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

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Photo of Knilas
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of crag
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
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

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
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

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 1,009 ratings.