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Blonde De Chambly - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
87
very good

155 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 155
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 27
Gots: 21 | 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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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-14-2013 07:31:07 | More by VictorWisc
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Tom_Servo

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

06-13-2013 01:04:42 | More by Tom_Servo
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: a pale gold with some cloudiness, there was a small one finger head with good retention.

S: yeast, spices and fruits come through. The first two are prominent, the latter more subtle.

T: I still can't put my finger on the initial taste. Perhaps my palate is not developed enough to distinguish it exactly. It is nice. I would say it is close to cardamon or ginger, but not quite. This beer is spice forward in my opinion.

M: light with medium carbonation, very easy drinking.

O: a nice saison, its crisp and refreshing. I could see it being an easy summer beer. But it lacks something that other saisons seem to have. I can't quite put my finger on it, but perhaps it's just that it seems to much like a wheat beer to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 22:29:26 | More by polloenfuego
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-01-2013 01:24:05 | More by CurtisD
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-30-2013 16:53:27 | More by DaveR514
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RefillMyglass

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-25-2013 23:59:21 | More by RefillMyglass
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-20-2013 04:51:58 | More by Kmat10
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VonDooom

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-16-2013 18:22:03 | More by VonDooom
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from a 341ml bottle to a tulip

A: Yellow orange color. When yeast is poured in it provides a nice cloudiness. Small one finger head that died down pretty fast and left very little lacing.

S: A degree of sourness is available. Coriander and citrus are also there.

T: Very refreshing beer. The coriander and citrus in the aroma is leading the taste. A little bit of clove is around too. Pleasantly spicy. Bitterness and hop profile is fairly low. Balance is appropriate and well done overall. A lot of this beers character comes from its yeastiness and spices.

M: Smooth drinking. Not extremely carbonated like some of the other Belgian styles. Very drinkable.

O: Pretty good beer overall. Very refreshing and crisp, some of the qualities that make a good traditional saison. I could see my self drinking a few of these on the porch at the end of a hot day and I probably will seeing as I bought a few more and a 750ml to share.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 22:22:32 | More by Haydn-Juby
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-17-2013 15:07:32 | More by Whatup14
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-04-2013 01:04:47 | More by lgmol
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TimeLincoln

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-10-2013 19:13:32 | More by TimeLincoln
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 750 ml caged and corked brown bottle. Pours out a hazed light golden hue, with a tall spongy white head.

Sweet grains and yeasty twang on the nose, some citrus rind and peppery spice.

Sweet grains also up front in the flavour, along with orange and lemon citrus. Mild yeasty and peppery phenols kick in around the middle, and continue towards the finish while things dry out.

Mouthfeel is on the top end of light-bodied, texture is slippery and watery, while some brisk carbonation from the bottle conditioning keeps it from falling completely flat.

Has that familiar Unibroue taste to it, although tough to differentiate this Saison from many of their other light/blonde type ales. While it exhibits basic Saison characteristics it doesn't quite come across as fully convincing for that style. A decent drink on its own, it simply hasn't made up its mind yet what it wants to commit to being. I enjoyed it, but not as a Saison.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 10:37:00 | More by IronDjinn
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jmdr

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-23-2013 03:22:33 | More by jmdr
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-10-2013 01:40:45 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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NickMGlass

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-31-2013 01:47:57 | More by NickMGlass
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-30-2013 02:58:54 | More by NYR_Rob
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mallison245

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-15-2013 16:50:32 | More by mallison245
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-14-2013 01:43:42 | More by spycow
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richwalpole


4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-12-2013 08:08:17 | More by richwalpole
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-11-2013 20:02:33 | More by JonnyBeers
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zachloveshisbeer

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Take this blonde out on a date, you will both thoroughly enjoy yourselves and you may ask her out again. Poured from a 750 mL bottle with an impossibly difficult cork. Once I finally got the cork out, I fit most of it into a Pilsner glass, which may not have been a good choice being that the head was quite intense. Perhaps a snifter next time - lesson learned. I quite liked many things about this beer: lovely banana yellow colour, smells fresh and inviting, very drinkable, head retention was on-par. Maybe what I didn't like was the blasted cork, but I liked it in the smaller bottles that come in the Unibroue mixed pack. Assume nothing about the beer till you try it, and then and only then, can you decide if it's for you. Like Quebec, you have to visit it to understand its charm and dry sarcasm are a beer lover's mecca.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 18:52:59 | More by zachloveshisbeer
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-31-2012 01:41:46 | More by LarryAppleton
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-20-2012 04:39:46 | More by grahamboudreaux
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-11-2012 03:12:54 | More by 4ster
Blonde De Chambly from Unibroue
87 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.