Blanche De Chambly | Unibroue

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Blanche De ChamblyBlanche De Chambly
BA SCORE
3.89/5
Very Good
2,473 Ratings
Blanche De ChamblyBlanche De Chambly
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,856
Reviews:
1,060
Ratings:
2,473
pDev:
11.31%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
386
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 2,473 |  Reviews: 1,060
Photo of BeeradleyDale
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This may very well be the most beautiful beer I've ever seen. It is so very beautiful in color. A sort of deep yellow with hints of orange. The look will mesmerize you.

The smell is the weakest link in the chain. It lacks any desires aromas and leaves a bland sensation to your nose.

Luckily, the taste makes up for the areas that are to be desired. This was a pleasant surprise. There is a bitter tang that manages to hit all the right notes in it's delivery. It finds a way to be both bitter and sweet.

Worth the investment, more so for those who have a more domestic taste.

 579 characters

Photo of mchegash
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeufo
3.67/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwkash
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sps314
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It was described to me as what Blue Moon WISHES it could be. If you enjoy Blue Moon, this will be perfect for you. I love it and, sadly, may never be able to really enjoy a Blue Moon again, because of that. Rated 5% ABV it’s crisp and refreshing. I had it without the orange that is usually served with a Blue Moon from the tap, and could really taste the spices. Orange peel, coriander, citrus mixed with bread. It’s a cloudy light yellow as Belgian style witbier usually is. Creamy finish and perfect carbonation. It bubbly on the tongue and on the way down, much like Champaign. This is an excellent beer that is smooth, tasty and just right for a hot summer day on the deck.

 682 characters

Photo of D1noB
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A crisp beer with the yeast taste that isn't too powerful. Bubbles as it goes down with balance.

Taste rating in words: A bubbly crisp refreshing bubble.

 155 characters

Photo of NWHopinator
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of axxe
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skylerjames13
4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It’s a fantastic beer. It’s not super bitter, and you can perfectly taste the flavours and the wheat on your tongue. It blends the flavours in a positive way to help you relax and enjoy your day. It’s light, and fun. I would highly recommend everyone to pick it up on a hot summer day.

 291 characters

Photo of D-Duvelicious
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REDAMI
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another decent offering from the Unibroue variety pack I picked up - glad I did...

A hazy orange look to the brew with a nice foam setup to begin with, but it does dissipate quickly and has not much lacing to mention. The smell was very unremarkable - the scents of the Witbier are very muted. Mouthfeel was highly carbonated, but it was crisp, light-bodied nonetheless and had a good full feeling when sloshed around. I did enjoy the taste - that much is a definite. The taste of orange and coriander (as advertised were there) and there is the ever present wheaty base to provide the foundation - good mix. Overall, this is a solid beer - not spectacular but definitely good to give it a go.

 699 characters

Photo of MNAle
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle stamped BB 10-12-19 K12171043DFL as best I can tell - it is a bit squewed. My guess is the mystery code says it was bottled on October (K is 10th letter if they skip "I") 12, 2017, so a 1 year shelf life? Seems optimistic. But, guessing it is 5-6 months old at this tasting.

Hazy straw yellow/gold. Tall, thick creamy white head, haveily carbonated with a rush of tiny bubbles. Aroma is biscuit, slightly spicy, faint banana and tangy orange. Taste is lemon-orange, spice, initially a bit tart, somewhat thickish feel mitigated by the carb. The finish is sweet, with the tanginess just enough to prevent it from becoming too sweet. Not much from the hops at all. Too thick, sticky, and sweet to be a session hot weather refresher, but it does go down easy.

 766 characters

Photo of Wontonst
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrew4321
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuds
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good wheatbeer but nothing fancy. Tastes like a lot of wheat beers I've tried. Good beer but nothing remarkable.

112 characters

Photo of hairnic
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Paul_Apsley
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chubenzino
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a small half pint glass: color is straw with a fairly transparent on the first pour, but the tale end of the bottle provides some sediment; head is off white with fine bubbles, head presents 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to top and some spotty lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is pleasant with biscuit/wheat malt, light yeast and spice.

Taste is similar with more enhanced flavor: wheat/biscuit malt, light yeast, subtle spices with coriander noticeable and hint of lemon rind.

Mouthfeel moderate with soft wheat presence and drying spice finish.

Overall a very good witbier represenation.

 611 characters

Photo of jcarlosv
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall OK beer, good simple refreshing taste but too much carbonation and the smell is on the negative side which takes away some of the enjoyment from drinking it.

 165 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Blanche De Chambly from Unibroue
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 2,473 ratings