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Blonde De Chambly - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
86
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 27
Gots: 26 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

kabritz, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Tom_Servo, Jun 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Mack, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of flipper2gv
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

A: Pale yellow opaque color with big white frothy head. Average level of lacing. Good head retention.

S: Much more yeast than other Unibroue beers I've seen but still very very familiar with their other products. Lots of pepper, cloves and coriander, the usual Unibroue signature. Some good level of citrusy hops (surprise here) and biscuit malt. A bit of light honey and floral hops. Super strong and good smell, maybe the best Unibroue smell I've ever had.

T: Biscuit malt and tart pretty much dominate. Some low level of pepper and green apples. A tiny bit of coriander and cloves. Really, dare I say it, watery. Super disappointing after the great smell of the beer. I really don't know what to say...

M: Watery with medium to low carbonation, not very interesting here too....

D: Well, it's super light tasting, so it's easy to drink. Great for summer but that's it.

All in all, very far from what I'm used to with the style, not that interesting tasting beer.

flipper2gv, Aug 10, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

chrisbokmuller, May 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

bigtunk, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

nullbort, Mar 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

NDG07, Jul 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

peensteen, Jun 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

tom10101, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of ghisty
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.

ghisty, Jul 12, 2014
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3.35/5  rDev -13%

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - pours a cloudy amber/gold colour with a fair size foamy white head. Appears to be some decent carbonation, and slight lacing. The head didn't stick around for long.

Smell - this beer has a spicy pepper scent with some cinnamon notes. Maybe even nutmeg. Reminds me of a warm cup of apple cider smell.

Taste & Mouth - Low to average carbonation on the drink, larger size bubbles. Sweet at first then the pepper warming spice kicks in. A nice slightly bitter aftertaste. Seems odd to drink a Unibroue beer that is slightly watery..

Drink - Not my favorite style of beer, but pleasantly different from anything I'm used to.

spinrsx, Aug 18, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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Blonde De Chambly from Unibroue
86 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.