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Blonde De Chambly - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
86
very good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 167
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 27
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cratez on 06-05-2010)
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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
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pharmerdoc

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-20-2014 02:45:32 | More by pharmerdoc
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PrendUnVerreDeBiere

Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

08-18-2014 00:32:52 | More by PrendUnVerreDeBiere
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slowfade

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.1%

08-13-2014 03:09:43 | More by slowfade
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PaleAleWalt

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-05-2014 23:05:13 | More by PaleAleWalt
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-04-2014 17:51:50 | More by Niceroad77
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BrunoPettipas

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-02-2014 00:28:18 | More by BrunoPettipas
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mattphil09

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

07-25-2014 23:55:55 | More by mattphil09
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thetomb

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-24-2014 17:55:02 | More by thetomb
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-24-2014 04:31:43 | More by WeissBoy
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

07-20-2014 21:23:25 | More by Howlader
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Dna_Infinity

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottle to Glass

Appearance - Poured a hazy yellow with a large white head

Smell - Slight citrus, some pepper, yeast its there as well. Smells like a saison

Taste - Citrus, cloves, pepper, yeast. A pretty traditional saison, nothing special

Overall - A good well made saison, but nothing special

07-20-2014 18:32:19 | More by Dna_Infinity
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stomioka

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-14-2014 22:38:23 | More by stomioka
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darnzy

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-12-2014 01:25:40 | More by darnzy
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ghisty

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -14.3%

appearance:
a tricky pour, foams very easily if you dont angle it right and take your time with it.
noting that, a clean white head. cloudy. hazey yellow. very light colored yellow.
good retention. good carb. lacing is from the rim to the drink.

smell:
notes of wheat .and the abv comes thru in the nose slightly. obvious graineyness. lemony. maybe some cascade hop is hiding in there somewhere under all that grain. kinda of leaves a bit to be desired on the nose.
but not unappealing

taste:
citrus. apple.wheat. its sharp and fresh tasting, the head cuts well and leaves for a clean drink, not annoyingly foamy like it appears on the pour. goes down very easy. almost too easily.i was expecting something a bit more orangey in tones and color.. but its light and drinkable.

mouth:
citrus. again. has a sharp start and levels out alot like a wiess. nice leveled carb.
grainey after effects. like eating pita bread.

overall:
being slightly more accustomed to a darker style blonde i was intitally sort of unwhelmed with this, but the pint goes down a few inches and my mind has changed for the better, I do notice that the reviews of most unibrou offerings seem to have stellar reviews, and personally I find some of the beers they make a bit overstated, even a bit off tasting (fin du monde mainly), which is a one way ticket to heartburn for me..the blanche du chambly is amazing.. and this is a step into the same line.
not as overall impressive as the wiess.. but great reagardless. its very cloudy, but tastes light, and drinkable. worth a shot if you are feeling citrus-ey.

07-12-2014 00:42:14 | More by ghisty
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krome

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

06-23-2014 14:14:34 | More by krome
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

06-04-2014 21:15:24 | More by peensteen
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-17-2014 20:55:37 | More by KrisDLSmith
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patre_tim

China

3.91/5  rDev +1.6%

A: Golden with very little haze, 4 fingers of white head, nice lacing, no carbonation. A big pop but no gusher on opening.

S: Light fruity floral, apple, lager hops reminicent of a German Pilsner, Unibroue’s almost smoky yeast, fragrance like a perfume,

T: The light floral apple, lager type malts and hops, and the smoky quality all come through. Light green herbal quality.

M: Medium light and lager like, medium low carbonation, dry finish.

O: Love the theme around “ Filles du Roi” daughters of the king. A beer honouring the mothers of the French Canadians, I can dig that especially around mothers day 2014.

05-17-2014 02:26:11 | More by patre_tim
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-08-2014 11:12:51 | More by bigox420
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Appearance: Poured with two fingers of head that retained well but didn't produce much lacing. The body is a cloudy blonde and orange color and boasts ample carbonation.

Smell: A mild citrus backbone that stays balanced with peppery spice and fruity yeast. Warming brings out slightly more but for the most part it's there.

Taste: Starts with a Citrus tasting malt with a note of cloves that turned to a mild earthy yeast taste with pepper. The Citrus is almost present near the end, but far more subdued.

Mouthfeel: The transitioning is very well done and the drier yeast and pepper aspects seem to get reigned it fairly well, although it's still a bit too much for me. The carbonation helps out the entire body and the citrus aftertaste is nice.

Drinkability: Well the dryness does take a bit away from it, but it's surprising easy to drink. Very light bodied with plenty of flavor and settles down exceptionally well.

Final Thoughts: Unibroue proves once again (at least in my eyes) why they are the best brewers in Canada. I wouldn't say this one knocked it out of the park, but I'd happily drink it, anytime. Thumbs up!

05-07-2014 02:36:40 | More by TheHammer
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DOCRW

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-06-2014 16:15:00 | More by DOCRW
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +10.6%

Purchased at the LCBO 750ml bomber for $6.85 or so. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Opened well with a lot of head. Settles down to a thin film within a couple of minutes. Cloudy

S- EXCELLENT! Just yeast on yeast with citrus and coriander galore.

T- Excellent. Almost as good as it smells. Don't get that brett yeast hit like it smells. Lots of carbonation here. Liking it a lot. Very light and similar to a wheat beer. Another combination beer from Unibroue.

M- Pretty good. Nice and carbonated with the wheaty flavor is an excellent combination.

O- Very good. Would like to try this one on tap. Seems these cross beers from Unibroue are a real hit.

Food Pairing

This nice blended beer pairs well with... General Tso's Chicken. This beer just bites it's way through the spice if the General.

Enjoy

04-13-2014 18:45:32 | More by DaveBar
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-12-2014 22:44:05 | More by liamt07
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-10-2014 19:09:38 | More by WillAndSarah
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

04-06-2014 03:00:57 | More by Tivlavrie
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Blonde De Chambly from Unibroue
86 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.