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Blonde De Chambly | Unibroue

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
216 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

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Added by cratez on 06-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,474
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
216
pDev:
10.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
54
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0
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Molson2000
3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
4.54/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Procured in Montreal. To my knowledge is it not yet available stateside.

I was a little shaky about trying Unibroue's non-US options after my experience with their ungodly, budget-priced U series of beers. I figured they wouldn't do anything stupid to their prized "de Chambly" line, though.

And they didn't. This is basically one of their Ephemere beers but without any fruit in it: a cloudy, fizzy, very subdued Belgian blonde that's a gorgeous showcase for their excellent belgian yeast skills.

The beer is delicate but interesting throughout. As light as seltzer on the tongue yet as complex and interesting as any Russian Imperial you're likely to come across. A real, true magnificent work of brewing art that is unfortunately not up to contemporary standards of aggressiveness.

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Photo of hotsudge
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgwami
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidSwords1201
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of al_al1357
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfreeze
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianBacon
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a tulip glass, sorry unibroue I dont have a flute atm. Pours a cloudy gold almost oarange with 2 fingers of foamy white head that fades fast. Once faded theres a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass continually being replenished by the massive amounts of carbonation, Gotta love Ale on Lees.

Aroma - The aroma is very Floral, almost like lilacs in the spring, followed closely by some light peppery spice and finishing off with that fresh baked bread smell from the unibroue yeast.

Taste - The taste is similar, you get that same lilac taste as you did the smell, some very light spices tickle the tongue and it finishes off with the taste of rich fresh baked bakery bread.

Feel -Medium light body with a light prickle from the carbonation on the front of the tongue transforming into an almost creamy feeling as it goes down,

Overall - This is a pretty good saison. it follows the style well and I'll happily have it again down the road. Another good one from unibroue. Cheers!

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Photo of baseball636
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Simon212
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick303
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very tasty belgian blonde, yeasty aromas, with graham cracker, florals and pear fruitiness. Taste is good, bright and balanced, good malt profile with a crisp carbonation and firm yeast flavour, stone fruit, bready, tasty and quite refreshing.

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Photo of Miranda_d
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rickfos
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CIBoy10
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of LDuke
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Xithyl
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of kevofficiel
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So blonde de Chambly. So what do I think of it?

Well let's start with the smell. Very fruity smell. A good copy of the Blanche de Chambly. About the smell, there are similar.

Even with the look of it, they are really similar together. The only difference that I notice is that the Blonde de Chambly have lots of carbonation. Like 2 fingers of head that stays until half of the cup then you have that 1 finger of head that stays until you finish the glass. And even when you finish the glass you still have 1/2 finger of head that stays in you glass that don't wanna die.

And the taste of it. Well as I said very very carbonated beer. Lots of tinny bubble going on your tongue. Same taste as the Blanche de Chambly overall but you have a spicy taste and even a not of cinnamon on the after taste. But as I said so so much carbonation on that beer.

So overall would I recommend it ? Yes ! But if you don t like carbonated beer, this on is not for you. But hey I did enjoy it more than blanche de chambly because it have more carbonation and more flavour.

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Photo of archaenon
4.36/5  rDev +13.5%

Blonde De Chambly from Unibroue
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 216 ratings
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