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Blanche De Chambly - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,062 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,062
Reviews: 986
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 91
Gots: 173 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.91/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I drink this brew whenever I can, and I am fortunate enough to have a store that caries it only thirty (30) miles away, meaning that I can get it quite often.

I actually wrote this review in detailed parts at first, but I find that I kept saying, "This beer is amazing!" so I decided to cancel it out and write the simpler version. I am a Unibroue devotee, first, and I admit this with utmost pride. While there are a couple of breweries that I have wanted to try and have not yet had the opportunity, Unibroue is definitely my brewery of choice thus far, and Blanche de Chambly is no exception. In fact, I can think of no brew more satisfying on a warm day.

I will concede, though, that those who desire heavier brews will probably opt to shy away from this one, though such folk would understandably shy away from the style as a whole. It is very sweet and light.

To this point in my experience, Blanche de Chambly is a champion among witbiers from a champion among breweries.

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

From notes:

P: Cloudy with streaming bubbles and a thin layer of milky head that disappears quickly. Golden apricot orange body.

S: Decadent yeast esters, musky leather, sweet candy malts, ground spices, coriander and Clive. Apricots, persimmons and a timid citrus aroma.

T/M: Great medium body with perfect tingling carbonation. Taste follows the nose with a bigger alcohol concentration. Fruity and medicinal, moldy wood, grass, and b-vitamins. Tingling finish of bandaids and a bitter woodiness.

O: Delicious and refreshing a definate favorite for the summer. Complex and well balanced. I highly recommend.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a bright but hazy golden color. Tons of rising bubbles. Head is big, white and persistent. Body glows.

S-Smells spicy with citrus peel and wheat. Yeasty and lively. A bit of grassiness.

T-Like the nose. Spicy and light. Nice citrus flavors. Yeast and plenty of wheat. Far from offensive. Leaves me wanting something to hang my hat on.

M-Lively carbonation and a crisp feel. Light and easy to sip on.

O/D-A nice Wit. Pretty easy to drink with fresh and bright flavors. Solid yet unspectacular.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of korguy123
4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip. Poured as suggested by the brewery sommelier.

A- Hazy dark yellow pour with a two finger, short lived snow white head. Lacing is excellent.

S- Right off the bat you get coriander, bananas, yeast and a touch of orange. Very light but quite complex smelling.

T- Light yeast, orange, coriander, bananas with a bit of grass and sour dough bread.

M- Light body, great carbonation.

O- What is there to say that hasn't been said about Unibroue. They brew good beers and that's about it. This is sadly the only one readily available at the LCBO now.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into Unibroue tulip.
5% ABV, Best by 01-13-13. Poured with Lees swirled in.

A - Hazy old gold in color, Blanche de Chambly is crowned by a billowing white head with solid retention. Very little lace is left behind as the bubbles fade.

S - Behind a mildly tinny, earthy aroma, soft wheat and spice pulls through for an inviting wit smell. Coriander seed, wheat bread, and light ester notes of banana marry well.

T - A note of tart apple cider flavor comes through a bit before relinquishing to dry wheat with little malt interaction and a hint of coriander spice and lemongrass along the back end. Yeast esters stick to the nose as only slight earthy clay pops in on the finish.

M - Medium-light-bodied, soft wheat is very much foregone for a mild citrus zest on the finish that aids the bold carbonation in giving this beer a truly refreshing quality and even profile.

O - Decidedly earthy and light on the "Americanized" spice profile, Blanche de Chambly is well-balanced and much more akin to what the early examples of a true Belgian wit would have been. I find the heavy carbonation, while helping this beer in part, distracts from the otherwise desirable soft wheat profile.

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3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass a pale murky wheat with 2 fingers of white thick foamy head. Only a bare amount of retention, leaving a single file ribbon of bubbles around the glass. Plenty of active carbonation

S: Sweet biscuit and Unibroue yeast with sweet tangerine lemon and floral notes. Spiced with cloves and pepper, despite the spice it smells clean and crisp.

T: Malts and yeasty biscuits with sweet citrus of orange and lemon. Finishes with cloves and pepper. Excellent spiced aftertaste that begs for another sip to get top up the refreshing citrus flavour.

M: Light bodied with excellent active carbonation that accentuates the refreshing flavour. The extra tingle from the carbonation gives a short moment of numbness on the tongue, heaven!

O: Very easy to drink and enjoy with seafood or basic summer salads. The active carbonation and tangy flavour make for an incredibly refreshing brew. Simple and very easy to drink - great brew.

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 2,062 ratings.