Blanche De Chambly
Unibroue

Blanche De ChamblyBlanche De Chambly
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From:
Unibroue
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #37
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,903
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 11.28%
Reviews:
1,115
Ratings:
2,653
Status:
Active
Rated:
Wednesday at 04:33 AM
Added:
Jun 29, 2001
Wants:
  145
Gots:
  419
The Blanche de Chambly label features the icon of the city where it is brewed: Fort Chambly. It was converted from a wooden barricade used for fighting against the Iroquois in the middle of the XVII century into a stone fortress to combat the British army at the beginning of the XVIII century.
With notes of dried orange peel and coriander seeds, this brew is a worthy representative of classic Belgian-style white wheat beers.

To date, it has won more than 34 international medals, including being named “The World’s Best White Beer" on numerous occasions. Unibroue is proud to brew the most popular white beer in Quebec.
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Reviewed by jLUNAtic88

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
If you've ever had Blue Moon, this beer will feel ALMOST like that but just a bit better. Fuller taste and not as sweet, which is a good thing. Head retention is lackluster though.
Wednesday at 04:33 AM
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Reviewed by ResearchRado from Oklahoma

3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance:
Poured from 12 ounce bottle into Belgian glass. Nice fluffy 2 inch snow white head. Sheet lacing that remains. Kindof a dark sandy blonde color. Clear. Effervescent.

Aroma:
Enticing. Surprisingly aromatic. Slightly sweet, bready, yeasty, rich fruit aromas.

Taste:
Yummy. Some fruitiness, light pineapple then caramelized bananas. Orange peel on the back end.

Mouthfeel:
Light, clean, some maltiness.

Overall:
If I wanted a light beer, this would be a fantastic choice.
Dec 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours out a bright, clear golden body, short white head, very tight bubble, some thin lacing.

S - Lovely apple notes, spun sugar and honeyed malts, with a bit of tea tannic sharpness.

T - Follows the nose, with a juicy apple fruit element gliding over a soft floral honey aspect. The wheat notes are quiet and suggest a pastry when coupled with the fruits. The finish is crisp, offering just a touch of acidity and bitterness.

M - Very bright carbonation, fairly light weight, and soft, dry close.

O - One of the better Witbiers I've had. Tasty, drinkable, and decidedly satisfying. I like it.
Oct 20, 2023
 
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz Bottle, best by January 31st 2025

On the pour, it looks like a lot of the haze has settled out, but with a solid swirl of the bottle, this becomes incredibly hazy, with some larger particles of sediment. The body is an obviously hazy deep orange, and the head is fine, but not super long lasting.

The aroma is super yeasty but surprisingly malty. Not as much citrus as expected from a wit, but my sense of smell isn't fully here right now. Definitely has some Belgian yeast phenols and to a lesser extent esters.

Taste is lightly bitter, carrying over some subtle but present Belgian funk from the aroma, but it works well with the bready, but crisp malts. There is light citrus and the coriander is lightly present and again works very well with the malt and bottle conditioned characteristics. A bit lighter than expected from Unibroue, but again my sense of smell is weak.

Feel is incredibly smooth and drinkable, but with a velvety full malty quality as well. Super refreshing and dry as well. This is just a great feeling beer. The best of all worlds.

Overall this is a solid and uniquely Belgian (oxymoron right?) Take on a witbier. Solid yeast character backed up by subtle additions of Spice and orange, but a nice big and full wheaty malt. I would really like to revisit this soon.
Sep 14, 2023
 
Rated: 2.5 by doctorgary from New York

Sep 07, 2023
 
Rated: 3.83 by smithj4 from New York

Sep 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.85 by Chipwells from Georgia

Sep 04, 2023
 
Rated: 4.15 by mvelilla from Puerto Rico

Aug 27, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

Aug 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
8/20/23 Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Washington Beer Store in Washington PA.

Cloudy yellow. High carbonation from bottle refermentation.

Aroma of candied papaya and spices. Malt.

Taste.... Brown bread, light hint of sweet candied papaya. Tangy and bubbly! Leah enjoys the light bready sweetness but the high carbonation not so much:)
Aug 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.38 by LA2ED7

Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thick, vibrant, crackling, white head and a hazy, orange-gold appearance, with some lacing. Aroma of spiced white bread and bubblegum. Flavor of those elements, with banana and low bitterness. Medium body. Mostly-dry finish.

RJT
Aug 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by eluvah from New York

Aug 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Looks dark gold color with white head fed by a stream of carbonation bubbles. Minimal lacing left behind. Smell is light grain, clove, black pepper, light wheat bread. Taste is wheat bread and crackers up front. Middle sees a heavy dose of clove, coriander, and pepper spice. Finish is spicy leaving an apple cider like aftertaste. Feel is light and effervescent. Overall, this is a Bice easy beer to enjoy a few of. Not too complex, but flavorful nonetheless.
Jul 07, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Part of a Unibroue mixed 6-pack. Pours a gold color with a foamy white head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of wheat and spices. Taste is spicy and slightly tart. Crisp and dry.
Jun 24, 2023
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Reviewed by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle dated best before 1/31/25.

Pours cloudy gold with a half-inch head of white. Moderate retention and lacing. Clove, bubblegum, earthy spice in the nose. Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. A bit doughy on the palate with minimal malt and a balancing bitterness. Finishes with light spice.
Jun 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.15 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Mar 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.06 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax

3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
About two fingers of head on pour, nice carbonation. Smells of bread and spice. Taste fallows closely with bread, banana, and a twang of spice that's almost burning. Smooth, but almost overbearing carbonation and watery body. Not bad, but wouldn't seek out.
Mar 15, 2023
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