Noire De Chambly / Chambly Noire

Noire De Chambly / Chambly NoireNoire De Chambly / Chambly Noire
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Quebec, Canada
Belgian Dark Ale
Ranked #24
Ranked #24,201
3.69 | pDev: 11.38%
Feb 09, 2022
Sep 29, 2005
Name changed from Chambly Noire to Noire de Chambly in Aug. 2009.

This dark ale was created in honour of the brave soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, with their famous black musketeer hats. In 1665, King Louis XIV sent the regiment to New France to defend against the Iroquois. He had a number of strategic forts, including Fort Chambly, built along the Richelieu River, ensuring peace and prosperity for the colony. Many French Canadians are the direct descendants of these intrepid forebears.
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Rated: 3.81 by DarrellK from Florida

Feb 09, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Sampled bottle, RBNAG 2007 in Grimstad. ABV was 6.2%. Dark reddish brown to black colour. Moderate roasty and malty aroma and flavour. Some oaky and vinous notes in the flavour too.
Apr 09, 2021
Rated: 4.3 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
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Reviewed by Boto from Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750ml bottle: This one pours an opaque dark brown color. There was a small tan head that didn't linger or leave much lacing. Nice nose. Some spices, roasted malts, light clove and some dark fruits. It has a good taste also. Light on the spice, roasted malts. Some sweet malts, hint of citrus, faint dark fruits.
Feb 23, 2019
Rated: 4 by Agent-86 from Canada (ON)

Jul 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Organdrew from Canada (QC)

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A 750 ml 5-year aged Noir De Chambly (30/12/12) poured into a flute-like beer glass. I've had this beer before but never reviewed it. Had left this with family and drank it for Christmas just to drink it up and get rid of it since it's pretty old now.

Appearance: Cork was under pressure and saw visible gases escape when it was uncorked. Pours a very dark liquid with an inch of some beige head. Almost completely opaque when put up to the light. Carbonation is noticeable through the dark drink. Foam stays stuck to the glass and leaves heavy lacing.

Aroma: Spicy, malty and roast notes. The typical Unibroue spice mix smell.

Taste: Slightly smokey, malty, sweet. Coriander is the dominant spice/taste. A lot more tame and mild after this many years. Possibly some cardboard notes - I may have over-aged. There is a significant taste I never noticed before in my last tasting of the beer.

Mouthfeel: Creamy-like, Finishes very slight dry.

Overall: It was good, although a bit on the light side. I've had it before and wasn't a huge fan of it, but aging changes the flavor significantly. It's still pretty solid.

Aging definitely rounded out the edges, removed any bite, and made it much more palatable. I did find it too mild and sweet after all these years. I wasn't particularly fond of the taste and mouthfeel, but it was still good for a beer. I'm not an expert on aging but I would say 5 years is a bit too long to age this beer. It definitely loses its potency and strength.

Still a good treat for those who like Unibroue and/or dark beers.

Next Unibroue review will be a 5-year Grande Reserve 17 on new years eve.
Dec 26, 2017
Rated: 4.44 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 16, 2017
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Rated by poisoneddwarf from Idaho

3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle. Pours deep brown with little head. Not much aroma. Excellent aftertaste. Great Belgian tribute.
Jun 05, 2017
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A: opaque; dark brown with mahogany at the edges if held to the light; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S: clove and Belgian yeast are dominant; a hint of citrus in the background;

T: Belgian yeast for a moment, then nutmeg and clove get added it; no bitterness; not much roastiness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: easy drinking for the style - mainly because of the lower ABV; would paid well with food;
May 23, 2017
Rated: 3 by JonnyBeers from Canada (BC)

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by samEBC from Belgium

Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by Prost76 from New Hampshire

Jan 08, 2017
Rated: 3.77 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Oct 17, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by binno from Canada (ON)

Oct 10, 2016
Rated: 3.78 by TheHammer from Canada (ON)

Oct 06, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Oct 01, 2016
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Rated by rlee1390 from Indiana

3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Nice dark fruits. Plums and cherries.
Sep 28, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Aug 23, 2016
Rated: 3.7 by Beginner2 from Illinois

May 14, 2016
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 904 ratings