Blonde De Chambly

Blonde De ChamblyBlonde De Chambly
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Quebec, Canada
Ranked #608
Ranked #18,818
3.84 | pDev: 10.68%
Mar 18, 2023
Jun 05, 2010
This is Unibroue’s own interpretation of a Belgian saison ale, traditionally brewed in winter by farm breweries. Stored for a few months, they were then served to field workers as a means of helping them cool off on long, hot summer days. Saison ales were considered highly refreshing, even when served warm in the days before refrigeration.

Blonde de Chambly pays tribute to the Filles du Roy, the women who came to New France between 1663 and 1673 to marry soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, among others, and start their families in the Montérégie.

IBU: 13
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Rated: 4.06 by rpmello81 from California

Mar 18, 2023
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a tulip, I’m finding it hard to rate most of the excellent beers I drink below a 3.5-4 for appearance. They all look gorgeous and so does this. A cloudy, orange-y amber appearance, pours a bubbly two inch head that quickly fades.

I’m new to the saison style — it sounds like something I would absolutely ADORE, but alas, in Canada they are hard to find. So take this with a pinch of salt, that this smells and tastes somewhere between a witbier and a typical Belgian ale. Some reviews say it’s just Unibroue, but either way, it’s a very refreshing beer.

Mild orange zest on the nose, phenolic spice, yeasty mango notes abound.

Taste is quite smooth, mild bitterness from the hops that is very balancing of the yeasty grassy, bready side. Definite peppery hop to the finish, which is moderately dry. Has a complex, subtle aftertaste that lingers that is hard to put a finger on, I’d just say generally it’s like a malty, sourdough bread?

Great feel and could easily knock these back with no problems! Had this with some chicken, potatoes, and pease porridge and finished it before I was even done the potatoes. Very smooth mouthfeel with zesty, but not overpowering carbonation.

Someone said below this beer is very complex and subtle, not in your face enough with flavours or hops like modern American consumers want, and I wish I was more of an expert to agree or disagree. Since saisons are often bottle fermented, I’m going to cellar my other one and pop it open some months later, and look forward to reviewing again once the beer and my palate develop more!
Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 4 by Long813 from Canada (ON)

Dec 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Obtained in a variety pack and poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice golden yellow/light orange with an abundance of white head. Eventually simmers down. Nose is unmistakably a saison. Barnyard funk right away - then comes wet leather, yeast, mango, a hint of lemon peel, and a bit of apple. Nice and fruity. The taste is nice and smooth. Nothing tugging it one way. A nice balance of yeast, hops, and fruitiness. Citrus for sure, but also some other tropical fruit notes come through. Papaya and mango come to mind. Wet grass, old wood, and a candy sweetness. This is really nice and super easy to drink on a summer night. I will definitely try to get more.
Jul 18, 2021
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Unibroue 'Blonde De Chambly' @ 5.0% , served from 2x 341 ml bottle's
A-pour is a hazy yellow/gold from the bottle to glass with a small white head leaving a spotty lace ring along the goblet
S-potent Unibroue yeast , citrus rind , floral , some spice
T-almost a sweet winter saison
MF-ok /mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-part of the collection Unibroue (12 bottles 6 different beers)
prost LampertLand
Jan 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Mysticmage from Canada (ON)

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a pilsner as recommended this one offers a very nice golden full efferversence pour with decent collar that lasts well. Nose is complex of malty breaded hops with yeasty finish. Musty earth tones complete the scented journey. Taste is fresh and sharp. Light citrus with decent finish. All around a nice beer.
Apr 24, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Mar 19, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by Canalfisher22 from Massachusetts

Feb 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours mildly hazy, fizzy, pale gold color with one finger head that dissipates quickly. Looks like a Pilsner. Pretty carbonated , little to no bitterness. Aroma dominated by yeast, cereal on the sweet side and apple. Reminds me a little of a witbier thanks to the peppery/spice kick. Low ABV and light, crispy taste. Not a boring beer for sure.
Jan 09, 2020
Rated: 3.64 by quadmad from Canada (ON)

Nov 05, 2019
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Reviewed by altstadt from Canada (BC)

3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Hazy yellow-tan color. Poured with a thick head that quickly collapsed to a thin skiff patch in the centre of the glass. No lacing. Most of the bubbles rising from the bottom are in the centre of the glass keeping the patch of head going.

Slightly funky sour scent with a bit of citrus. Swirling the glass kicked up the funk with a very light barnyard addition.

Lightly tart with some mild citrus and a trace of spice. A blend of yeast and light malts form the base for a typical saison. The aftertaste has some light bitters that join in with a bit of citrus peel.

Very foamy despite the visual lack of carbonation. Some light tongue tingling. Lighter body.

Could drink this every day. Reminds me a bit of Hoegaarden Witbier, but heads in a different direction with the funky tart flavors. Very faithful to the saison style, but not stretching for anything special.
Oct 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
works for me - another saison from unibroue.
a - apparently late to the game these guys nailed it for looks, amber gold body, clear with persistent firm head that laces and rings, fine bubbles.
s - yeasty aromas first with fresh baked bread, grape must, pilsner, wheat, green apple tempered by plenty of peppery hop.
t - as with the aroma with rich, peppery, lightweight, yet complex feel.
o - wine-like with crisp green apple and pepper the main event.
Jul 20, 2019
Rated: 3.55 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Mar 11, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by dankabier1 from Colorado

Feb 14, 2019
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured from the 750mL bottle into a tulip glass. The beer is a slightly orange golden color that is clear with a good amount of carbonation. Head was large and fluffy and lasted a good amount of time.

S: Banana bread, pineapple, honey, yeast, citrus.

T: Blanaced flavor with a sweet note, some bright fruits. Not funky like some other saisons, pretty mild yeast flavor here. Finishes sweet with some honey and just a touch of dry happiness. Refreshing

F: Bright, effervescent.

Overall: I was hesitant to get this, but it was a pleasant surprise. Not my favorite Unibroue, but would be a nice summer session.
Jan 19, 2019
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Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy gold with a medium head. Fruity Belgian yeast nose. Light-medium wheaty body with high carbonation, finishing off-dry. Crisp, not too funky.
Jan 17, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Pmicdee from Canada (ON)

Jul 21, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Agent-86 from Canada (ON)

Jul 14, 2018
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