Blonde De Chambly | Unibroue

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213 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cratez on 06-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
213
Reviews:
72
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
53
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1/5  rDev -74.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.75/5  rDev -54.7%

Photo of hotsudge
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Blood_eagle83
2.84/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of slowfade
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of rugene
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrisbokmuller
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of bigtunk
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of ghisty
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

appearance:
a tricky pour, foams very easily if you dont angle it right and take your time with it.
noting that, a clean white head. cloudy. hazey yellow. very light colored yellow.
good retention. good carb. lacing is from the rim to the drink.

smell:
notes of wheat .and the abv comes thru in the nose slightly. obvious graineyness. lemony. maybe some cascade hop is hiding in there somewhere under all that grain. kinda of leaves a bit to be desired on the nose.
but not unappealing

taste:
citrus. apple.wheat. its sharp and fresh tasting, the head cuts well and leaves for a clean drink, not annoyingly foamy like it appears on the pour. goes down very easy. almost too easily.i was expecting something a bit more orangey in tones and color.. but its light and drinkable.

mouth:
citrus. again. has a sharp start and levels out alot like a wiess. nice leveled carb.
grainey after effects. like eating pita bread.

overall:
being slightly more accustomed to a darker style blonde i was intitally sort of unwhelmed with this, but the pint goes down a few inches and my mind has changed for the better, I do notice that the reviews of most unibrou offerings seem to have stellar reviews, and personally I find some of the beers they make a bit overstated, even a bit off tasting (fin du monde mainly), which is a one way ticket to heartburn for me..the blanche du chambly is amazing.. and this is a step into the same line.
not as overall impressive as the wiess.. but great reagardless. its very cloudy, but tastes light, and drinkable. worth a shot if you are feeling citrus-ey.

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3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale yellow opaque color with big white frothy head. Average level of lacing. Good head retention.

S: Much more yeast than other Unibroue beers I've seen but still very very familiar with their other products. Lots of pepper, cloves and coriander, the usual Unibroue signature. Some good level of citrusy hops (surprise here) and biscuit malt. A bit of light honey and floral hops. Super strong and good smell, maybe the best Unibroue smell I've ever had.

T: Biscuit malt and tart pretty much dominate. Some low level of pepper and green apples. A tiny bit of coriander and cloves. Really, dare I say it, watery. Super disappointing after the great smell of the beer. I really don't know what to say...

M: Watery with medium to low carbonation, not very interesting here too....

D: Well, it's super light tasting, so it's easy to drink. Great for summer but that's it.

All in all, very far from what I'm used to with the style, not that interesting tasting beer.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - pours a cloudy amber/gold colour with a fair size foamy white head. Appears to be some decent carbonation, and slight lacing. The head didn't stick around for long.

Smell - this beer has a spicy pepper scent with some cinnamon notes. Maybe even nutmeg. Reminds me of a warm cup of apple cider smell.

Taste & Mouth - Low to average carbonation on the drink, larger size bubbles. Sweet at first then the pepper warming spice kicks in. A nice slightly bitter aftertaste. Seems odd to drink a Unibroue beer that is slightly watery..

Drink - Not my favorite style of beer, but pleasantly different from anything I'm used to.

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3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
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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3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dipso123
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
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 Molson2000
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Blonde De Chambly from Unibroue
3.86 out of 5 based on 213 ratings.
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