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Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,823 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,823
Reviews: 961
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 76
Gots: 95 | FT: 1
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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casualfan

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-17-2011 00:50:23 | More by casualfan
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-17-2011 00:12:15 | More by RyanPS
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kiamatthews

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2011 05:17:53 | More by kiamatthews
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2011 02:32:26 | More by Burt
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2011 01:52:19 | More by bpfrush
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-15-2011 23:31:56 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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adrian21

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-15-2011 20:41:36 | More by adrian21
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-15-2011 19:25:00 | More by ElGallo
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ColSanders123

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-15-2011 16:49:58 | More by ColSanders123
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tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-15-2011 05:46:01 | More by tonyf55
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GennyCreamAle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-15-2011 02:31:26 | More by GennyCreamAle
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-15-2011 01:06:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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DocDownUnder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-14-2011 10:32:10 | More by DocDownUnder
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julian89

Georgia

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

This is the second of my Unibroue tour.
Appearance - A very good yellow/ orange color. Fairly translucent. Active carbonation, about two fingers of head with no lacing. Poured perfectly into a 16oz glass.

Smell - Sweet with lemon, wheat, and light malt notes. The aromatic smell of hops is prevalent.

Taste- A little much on the carbonation. A strong wheat taste more than anything. I ca't taste much of the fruit overtones I smell. Not as well balanced. It taste like most weizens.

Mouthfeel- A fairly neutral mouthfeel for a light bodied beer. Carbonation could kick back a wee bit.

Overall - I still go by what I said for Unibroue, they don't make bad beers, but I wasn't as impressed with this beer. It felt like a simple witbier, their was no wow factor that I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 02:02:26 | More by julian89
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a large fizzy white head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some very fairly good lacing. The head lasted fro about 5 minutes before it dissipated.

Smell - Wheat, coriander, lemons, grains

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation on the tongue. I can taste wheat, lemons, and coriander. There is also a hint of fruitiness.. perhaps apples and bananas. It ends with a spicy slightly tart aftertaste.

Drink - Was happy to try this one on tap. It's one of the better wits available in my area and I'd drink it again anytime.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2011 19:53:11 | More by spinrsx
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mactrail

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light, very tart. Quite beautiful pale foamy brew. Served in a tulip glass at Ritual Tavern in San Diego.

Tastes like rainwater on a flower-scented evening. Spicy harvest taste. If only some brewer would give a pumpkin ale this kind of delicate spicing. Fragrant with a pleasing taste of sweet malt. Nice watery but carbonated mouthfeel. This seems totally typical of the Wit style.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2011 05:19:36 | More by mactrail
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Eriktheipaman

California

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

Poured a semi hazy yellow with nice white head.

The smell is of citrus leaning towards lemon along with lots of herbal notes.

The taste is much more herbal than citrus. Fairly light with nice a nice malt backbone.

I enjoy trying Wits and seeing how they vary from brewery to brewery. A good take on the style and while not my favorite I found no flaws in it and wouldn't hesitate trying it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 23:37:52 | More by Eriktheipaman
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer is completely transparent and appears a light yellow color. The head is smaller than expected, leaving some sparse lacing on the glass. The aroma brings apples, coriander, with a touch of lemon. Spiced green apples in the flavor. Suitable for autumn. Low carbonation and smooth on the palate, with minimal alcohol presence. The body is quite thin. A decent example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 20:09:48 | More by Huhzubendah
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LGF

Quebec (Canada)

4.97/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Simply one of my favorites beers, it poors a great pale golden color, makes a lot of brew, smells fresh and fruits, the taste is mild, calm, with some little fruit aromas, the mouthfeel is perfect. This is, to me, the perfect beer to drink while relaxing, it really worths the try.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 02:00:12 | More by LGF
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Krakistophales

California

3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a straw color with a fluffy white head that lingers

S: Nice spice notes, a very clean, refreshing pear/green apple fruit aroma, a bubble gum sweetness

T: At first, a big blast of sour, which then turns into a refreshing, slightly fruity sweetness, and finishes with an apple skin sort of dry, fruity finish.

O: Not bad, but not great either. I much prefer ephemere apples to this, or even la fin du monde, maudite, or any of the other unibroue styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 02:22:37 | More by Krakistophales
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UTCengOwl

Texas

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

Mmmm... Unibroue. Definitely my favorite Belgian brewery that's located in North America. I saw this at the store and I hadn't had it yet. However, since it's Unibroue, I knew it would be tasty. Served in a Maudite snifter.

The beer pours a clearish, bold gold. Surprised to not see a bit more haze. While the body is solid, the head recedes a bit too fast for my taste. It was a nice, tight bone white, but it just didn't have the staying power.

The nose is pretty fruity. The first thought that comes to me is peach. There's also some apple in there, much in the way of other Unibroue beers. However, this isn't as spicy. I'm not sure I get much fromt he wheat, but that's ok.

The taste is also pretty muted and smooth. Definite fruit notes from the yeast that are along the lines of the nose. There's also a dryish biscuity undertone. The wheatiness starts to come through as the beer warms.

This is decent stuff. Not impressive, but definitely solid. Would I get it over other Unibroue beers? Probably not, but I sure do love that brewery.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 19:52:04 | More by UTCengOwl
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Cyrano41

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a bright gold color with two fingers of head. Foam sticks around a bit, nice lacing on the glass to the end. Light smell, more malt than hop and very pleasant. The taste is nice and light with no bitterness or bite. This beer was gone before I knew it. True to the style, it takes no risks but delivers a highly drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2011 01:33:12 | More by Cyrano41
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champ103

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Initially this pours a clear golden/orange color. After a swirl of the last few ounces, a perfect hazy/cloudiness forms. A two finger white head forms with excellent retention. Lots of sticky lace is left behind.
S: Musky, basement like funk up front and center. Like I am in an old cellar. Zesty lemon, spicy coriander, biscuit malts. Simple, but excellent.
T: Again, mostly simple, but incredible. Musky/funky basement that I love. Zesty, almost tart lemon flavors. Some coriander and biscuit malts. Husky wheat. A lingering honey like sweetness as well.
M/D: A medium body that is very effervescent. Everything is so crisp, clean, and dry. So easy to drink. All day with this.

Just an all around excellent Wit. I think this is my favorite Unibroue offering. Overall, this is very simple, but so enjoyable. I can not recommend this enough.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 03:10:14 | More by champ103
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jsprain1

Minnesota

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

A- Pours a hazy honey with a one finger white head, stays at about a quarter of a finger. Some lacing.
S- The smell is well balanced with a strong clove and pepper aroma being tempered by a peach and apple fruityness.
T- Whereas the spice was more prevelant on the nose, I would say the fruit was much stronger on the tongue. Initially it's a sweet peach and apricot. There's a bit of wheaty tang, but the clove presence near the finish is more noticable.
M- Decent body for the style. Carbonation is very active on the tongue, nearing but not quite reaching too active. Finish is almost dry, but there is a bit of lingering to it.
O- A really well developed balnced wit. On the shortlist of my favorites in the style. Really love how Unibroue gets depth of flavor, yet still balance in their beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 23:48:00 | More by jsprain1
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Samp01

New Jersey

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

A cloudy pale yellow with a nice large lasting white head on the pour. Aroma and Taste is a nice citrusy orange peel, some banana, pears and sweet ripe fruit bouquet, with some light wheat, malt and tartness. A nice light to med body with moderate carbonation and a nice clean crisp mouth feel. Finish sweet ripe fruit, citrusy orange peel, banana with some light malt and fruity tartness. Overall a very nice fruity and flavorful brew

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 18:45:32 | More by Samp01
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