Blonde De Chambly | Unibroue

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
222 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,584
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
222
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 222 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of Jonnybgood
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankabier1
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BucBasil
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of ewpass
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Agent-86
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a burnt copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Sly lace.
The aroma had some sweet hay, red apple, green apple, ground pepper, some bready/Belgian yeasty tones, and then some lavender/floral tones at the end.
The flavor was moderately sweet bringing those floral tones playing with the apple tones and delving into the Belgian/yeasty tones. The "ground pepper" that I smelled seemed extremely light here. Semi-sweet sort of syrupy apple to yeasty sort of aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, pretty nice as a saison. I'd drink again.

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Photo of cknoch
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Saveur Biere. In Grimbergen glass. Wartching Los Soprano 6x05-06. Not much sasion-esque, more lika a belgian pale ale. Plenty of apple and coriander notes. Pretty tasty for such a low abv. Nice carbonation

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Photo of Blood_eagle83
2.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of zotzot
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rugene
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dayoflight
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a straight glass.

This brew looks a fairly opaque golden yellow. Head goes away quickly but it is bubbly. It has a subtle floral, peppery smell, but I had to search for it. What's more notable about the taste is that you get a rather noticeable bite from the carbonation; otherwise it tastes a little bit like corn and orange peel. Not bitter at all, and bread-like, either. The carbonation lingers for a little while, and during this part I noticed more of the cloves and pepper.

A nice brew overall, but I was a bit distracted by the high starchy taste and strong carbonation. I ended up drinking it quickly but I noticed it every time I took a sip.

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Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dipso123
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Strong perfume, verging on cloying. It seems as though there might be some coriander and orange peel. Biggest problem is that it is not dry or crisp and finishes rather sweet and a bit thick for a saison.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice saison.

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Photo of TerryW
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy yellow gold. Short head to a heavy film, spotty lace as you go. Spicy nose, cloves and banana, nice dose ofvyeast and wheat. Appetizing. Very sharply carbonated, almost to the point of distraction. Flavourful brew. Deliciously wheaty, yeasty, and bready. Quite fresh on the palate. Spice and cloves. Very good drinking here, but just a bit too much sparkle.

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Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shanex
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good saison.. but I've had far better from Unibroue, which remain a very good brewery

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Photo of Supergenou
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into tulip glass:

Appearance: light-yellow in body, with a quickly dissipating white head. Dwindles down to a very slight ring of foam, replenished by constantly rising bubbles.

Aroma: yeasty and malty, with clove and banana being the dominant scents I get. Very, very wheaty and mildly sweet smelling.

Taste: tons of wheat once again, with floral hop character and lots of pepper and clove spice. Finishes somewhat dry with grassy, ester-y notes.

Feel: very carbonated, with a smooth, crisp finish. Drinks light and refreshing.

Overall: a very nice summery saison with some complexity to it.

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Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Blonde De Chambly from Unibroue
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 222 ratings