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Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

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2,051 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,051
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 90
Gots: 163 | FT: 1
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Quebec, Canada

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 Stonebreaker
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light cloudy yellow with a drop of orange, thin head with some spots of lacing.

Smell: Orange peel, coriander... good, to style.

Taste Mouthfeel: Very smooth, same as above, I had a Duvel not 2 hours ago, and well it makes me appreciate the big beers. This is a session beer, but for the price nah. Delicious don't get me wrong, possibly better when I had it on tap but I'll go with the other selections from Unibroue for the price and the flavor.

Drinkability: Great, but price prohibitive, 10.99 a 4-pack bah-hum-bug!

Photo of Voonder
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very pale lemon yellow with fairly big white head. It's actually pretty clear too. Nice citrusy smell with grassy note. Very clean taste, feels just right, citrusy and not bitter at all with almost sweet finish. Very smooth balanced beer with medium carbonation. Drinkability is good.
Really nice beer, would definately have another one.

Photo of gerardoluna
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

[Eyes] Soft orange pale white color, with good foamy and decent white head. [Nouse] Sweet orange, lemon, notes of vanilla and yeast. Romantic aroma.
[Mouth] mmm thin light and dry. Too much carbonationr, light citrics fruit and not enough malt and hop. Yeast flavors play with a good smooth citric flavor, a little more malt give a little more body...

Photo of brewmudgeon
2.88/5  rDev -26%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2 A cloudy yellow, fizzy then nothing, big chunks in suspension
4 S sweet fruity, fruit nougetty, orange-cherry-pineapple
2.5 T fruit punch soda, some apple, not beerlike, sour tart candy
2 M scrubby carbonation, occasional big chunk to deal with
3 D better than a mixed fruit wine cooler, but not great.

Photo of julian
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle bought at Fred Meyers

A: brilliant pale golden color with orange hues throughout. Lots of visible effervescence and a thick foamy white head that disappears rather quickly.

S: Smells like a wit with that typical Belgian yeast hitting the nose immediately, with a semi-sweet and fruity lemon twang and orange citrus sweetness.

T&M: highly carbonated but nice and crisp and refreshing. Taste is of mostly of oranges, bready yeast, lemon zest, and lots of spices, ranging from coriander, nutmeg and maybe even some cinnamon. It comes off overall as a bit too sweet for a Wit with orange flavors dominating.

D: Good all around. Not amazing though, which is slightly disappointing as Unibroue has continually impressed me. This is probably the only beer of theirs I'm least impressed with. Definitely still a good beer though...but not the best Wit.

Photo of 1fastz28
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a very light color, almost like a watered down lemonade. has a small head but it is gone in no time. smell is good, very yeasty, that is the first impression, for a wit it has a very standard smell and flavor, knowing unibroue's beer i was somewhat expecting a mastery of the style, and while this is a good beer, it lacks a little body to it for my likings, that being said i still enjoyed it very much. taste is yeasty and spicy, mouthfeel is a bit watery, but it is highly dirnkable.

Photo of changeup45
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, yellow color with a thick, foamy white head which provides some nice lacing. Aroma is of banana and vanilla. Very smooth and perfect for the hot sun. Slightly sweet tasting with some banana and yeast in the flavor. Very refreshing and clean.

Photo of webmanspidey
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy pale orange color with moderate head.

Has the spicy-sweet smell you come to expect with this style.

I can find the orange peel and coriander somewhere in there, but it doesn't come out very strongly.

This beer is not bad, but not much better than average.

Photo of Gehrig
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, cloudy golden color with a thick, durable brick of off-white foam; nice rings of lacing on the Ommegang glass. Spicy nose with pepper and some coriander take charge over fruit, orange peel and apricot. Nice fruity malt blends well with the spice. Orange peel, apricot, coriander, and a bready yeast flavor. Smooth and nice, but not a bold Witbier taste. I'd prefer that the fruity malt were more prominent, and would probably improve the mouthfeel which lags a bit in the second half.

A fine offering and worth trying, but not my favorite from Unibroue, nor my favorite Witbier.

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice eggshell white head but not much of it. Turns into a clingy ring after a few minutes that does lace a little. Cloudy straw gold. Aromas of coriander, sweet yeast, and orange peel are present though a little subdued. Classic Belgian White flavors. Allspice, coriander, lemon zest, wheat, some general fruit. Starts sweet on the palate and then becomes a little sour as the hops sink in. Light to medium body, high carbonation, crisp finish. Refreshing. Not the best Unibroue beer by any means but a pretty good example of the style.

Photo of smerkinb
2.83/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy dark straw with 1/2" fizzy head that retreated quickly. Barely noticeable lacing that quickly fell back into the beer.
Smells mostly of clove.
Taste is a clusterfuck at first--clove, citrus, yeast, spices, maybe a touch of biscuity something at the end. About halfway through the aftertaste turned a bit sour/soapy. As it warmed up I thought at first it was tasting better, then I realized it was just weaker and less spazzmatic. The clove wasn't expected and not really welcomed.
Tingly on the tongue, zesty in the mouth.

Overall this was a bit of a letdown for me. Maybe my expectations were off. The beginning was disjointed, the middle 1/3 of the glass was not quite good, the end was weak and disappointing. Might try it again in a pinch or maybe 3 years from now when I can't remember my disappointment anymore.

Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in my Warsteiner pilsener glass. Poured a translucent pale yellow. Billowing bright white, rocky head could barely be contained in the glass before finally settling into a solid half-inch cap. Some bands of lacing, but poor adhesion. Scent of lemonzest and corriander. Taste follows nose, but flavors are less pronounced than the aroma suggested; addition of wheat also present in the mouth. Mouthfeel was light-bodied and somewhat flat tasting considering the dense cap, with a clean finish. Easy drinking brew, but I've had more flavorful wits. Overall character of this beer makes it quite sessionable, however.

Photo of SeanRedd
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loose, wet, and light. Bland marshmellows duck under an identical head. Merengue, watered down lemonade, and light additions of candy sugar. A wheat identity that retains no signs of 5%. Barely noticable esters hide between safe notes. Highly refreshing and elegant.

Photo of jamie2dope
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Scored a single of this beer at Kappys. Pours a murky gold color, with a small white head, and some sediment floating at the bottom of the glass. Smell is very juicy, with citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons....and also some mango and pineapple. Taste is similar to a lemon pie, the pie crust is especially apparent. Great dose of carbonation on a light body. Drinkability is also very high. Easily one of the best Wits I have had in a while. The first time I had this it didn't wow me, but this time was a different story. Next time I will opt for the four pack or the large bottle. Cheers to Unibroue.

Photo of nrpellegrini
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer, first that came to mind was a mix between the Magic Hat Circus Boy and the Dreamweaver Wheat from Troegs.

It was nice light beer that poured a cloudy yellow haze with a thin white head. Taste of lemon citrus. A little tart, but good on a hot night.. it went well with pizza? I probably won't seek this one out again, I have a couple other white Belgians wheats in front of this one.. but I would say give it a try.

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at Delaney's in New Haven, CT

A cloudy, opaque body sits under a frothy white head with good staying power. Color is of golden yellow, almost like pineapple juice with tons of pulp.

Smell is of tropical fruits, biscuity yeast, and a bit of white pepper.

Taste mimics the smell. Light tropical fruits with a bit of spice rounded out by a dough-like yeast flavor.

Light-bodied, refreshing, and creamy.

This guy goes down pretty easy. Perfect for a hot day.

Photo of pvsob
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- It pours a cloudy, light gold color with a huge head that fades slowly and leaves very little lacing.

S- Fresh wheat, some spices, orange, and other fruity esters from the yeast.

T- It starts off with a slight sweetness, but this is overtaken by a nice sharp bite from the wheat. Some orange/citrus comes through as well as some clove in the end.

M- Medium with a steady/high level of carbonation.

D- A great beer for a hot day. It's very refreshing and highly quaffable. Blanche De Chambly isn't my favorite offering from Unibroue, but it's a good Wit nonetheless. Cheers!

Photo of BWH3
2.66/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I would not call this a Witbier. It is more of a Belgian/Abbey pale ale. I rate this as it is categorized as a wit and for this the rating suffers

A: Cloudy gold poured off the lees. Head retention just to poor for style.

S: Slight fruit/ester nose from the yeast. Unnoticeable contributions from wheat or spices. Pleasant aroma.

T: Mainly that of pale belgian malt. No wheat sharpness, no spices. Aftertaste totally bland.

M: Good enough. Sometimes a bit watery going down.

D: With so many good wits available, I won't be turning back to this one.

Photo of roadhouse
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears a hazy golden yellow with a one and a half finger white head that sinks to a thin cap. Not as pale as some Wits. No lacing.

Aromas of sweet orange, spice, and wheat malt.

Tastes of sweet malt at the beginning and a bit of orange-like citrus that gradually fades until the spiciness takes over and leaves a dry, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-light and crisp.

Witbiers really aren't my thing but this one was pretty solid. Certainly not one of Unibroue's best though.

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Poured a hazy, orange-yellow-gold amber with thick white head.
S-Spice, soft citrus (low acidity), light malt, wheat.
T&M-Creamy, sweet citrusy spice on attack, spice lingers on throughout, and wheat and malt emerge midway with a slice of apple. The finish brings the spice back to center stage, and the aftertaste is a blend of orange and spice, with a hint of herbs. Carbonation is light, and spice tends to dominate more as temperature drops. The body is perfect for a wit, but the sweetness level outshines the other characteristics at moments.
D-A great session beer, another excellent delivery from Unibroue.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear, effervescent, golden body with a full, foamy, white head.

Smell: Aroma of pale malt, wheat, and a blend of spices expertly selected by an international committee.

Taste: Pale malts give way to a tangy wheatiness and a light sugary sweetness. Tablespoon of lemon juice stirred in. Half a teaspoon of apple juice. A fair amount of coriander and pepper rolling around in here. Minor taste of banana. Slight yeastiness and taste of orange peel on the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.

Drinkability: A fine, summertime brew that made watching professional movers destroy a tenant's furniture somewhat satisfying.

Photo of MOShepp
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Off white head that quickly turns to a thin ring with very little lacing. Color is a light honey yellow.

Aromas of bread crust and lemon peel, maybe some mild spices.

The malts come through strong with bread and bubble gum, lemon peel and very slight hops at the finish.

Has some body for such a refreshing beer, it's all about the malts, sweet and chewy.

Refreshing easy drinking beer that goes down quick. Not the best Wit but darn good.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours a thick honey-golden, cloudy and almost opaque. The strong aroma is malty and wheaty, very appetizing. Flavor is delicious, mainly malty with considerable hints of fruit and wheat. Texture is smooth and refreshing.This is a great summer beer.

Photo of Durge
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This Canadian offering is a very pale gold with a misty character, a thin fizzy white head and average lacing. The aroma is light citrus with a very subtle graham cracker sweetness. The flavor shows a vague seven up citrus. It has pretty mild carbonation, very drinkable, a bit thin perhaps. I really don't pick up much complexity here, which surprises me with this respected brewer. Not my favorite but it's not a bad option to have with your meal.

Photo of Slatetank
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for this ale, poured cold into a wheat glass from the 12oz brown bottle.

A - A cloudy light amber w/ golden hues at the base of the glass w/ a pillowy white 3 finger head. The consistency is of microfoam and the lacing is minute

S - A malty aroma w/ spice and wheat odors w/ a subtle citrus note. The aroma is enhanced by the Belgian yeast

M - Smooth and creamy malt w/ a lively carbonation and subtle nutty feel w/ spice in the finish. A basic dry texture from the wheat mix with the smoothness of wheat yeast

T -The creamy wheat is nicely spiced with citrus peel flavor that is lemony w/ a toasty dry malt taste and creamy/gently sweet flavor. The malt is slightly biscuit and bready w/ a nice mellow malt note at the finish.

D - A very good wit, drinkability wise- a bit light on the spice, but very drinkable all in all. I would not hesitate to try this again, it went well w/ my egg salad on whole wheat. A very quaffable ale for summer.

Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 2,051 ratings.