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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Ale
Chambly, Canada

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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mild and refreshing Blonde de Chambly has a floral nose and a light citrus bouquet. With its foamy white head and lively effervescence, it is an ideal partner for an unforgettable sensory experience


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5464) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep blonde color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes with light citrus floral notes and the usual ester originating form the Unibroue yeast. Taste is quite refreshing with good herbal and citrus notes with a semi-sweet malt backbone and the bready yeast notes form Unibroue. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Refreshing and well made without breaking any ground.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robinvboyer (3761) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
Saison? I’m not sure i agree with that. There was no funk, or barnyard aromas or flavors. This had the signature Unibroue yeasty esters, and light citric fruitiness. There was a little spiciness, but not much. To me this was just some blanche de chambly with a touch more spice, and quite a bit more carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arômes très épicés (thym, poivre) et de levure. Robe blonde et trouble, effervescence assez active et belle mousse. Les épices sont heureusement un peu moins présentes en bouche qu’au nez et on retrouve la touche typique (pain, épices) de la levure Unibroue (celle-ci demeure toutefois plus en retrait que dans certaines de leurs bières). Le malt montre un côté mielleux et est moyennement sucré. Une blonde belge épicée intéressante, pas vraiment une saison.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2010
341 bottle. Pours hazy golden in colour, smallish white head. Aroma is citrus and floral. Taste is sweet malt, citrus. Really enjoyable!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3010) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
Aroma:Spicy,floral,unibroue yeast... Appearance:Hazy gold,good head...< Flavor:spicy,floral,unibroue yeast...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2010
Bottle sample thanks to my friends Chris and Erin-A hazed golden ale in the glass with a bleach white cap. Nice fruity nose has stone fruit, bubblegum, yeast, some hay, and candy. Tastes sweet, of fruity malts with a grassy hop profile and a signature yeast flavour profile. Sweet and tart finish with a creamy mouthfeel.A nice session Belgian Blonde from this brewer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3542) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle - 341ml. Hazy golden body with an average white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with yeasty and citrusy hints. Taste is refreshing and carries some flowery and honeyish notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. This reminds me La Gaillarde, which Unibroue used to brew in the mid 90’s.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2276) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
750 ml bottle from jsprime. pours slightly hazed golden with a pure white. almost perfect but lacked a little retention and lacing was spotty. aroma of funky unibroue yeast, spices, wheat malt. the flavour is similar. decently complex and session weight so overall pretty enjoyable. id love to see this recipe fermented with a different yeast strain.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2832) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2010
Was quite surprised to see this new one in a 12-pack and 750ml bottles at the Metro store. Had a few last night with a friend, and found it pretty good (from the bottle). Now, rating time. Pours a hazy golden colour with a big creamy white head, great retention and thick foamy lacing. The big Unibroue nose is the same as pretty much all of their brews. Spicy and yeasty. The taste shows off the grain, with a twist of lemon and the famous yeast. Mild notes of rust, here and there. Not sure why this one was made, as it is pretty close the original Blanche de Chambly. Maybe the witbier scares the mass market ??

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
341mL bottle from Brou Ha-Ha. This was actually such an interesting beer, I have no idea where the mediocre rating is coming from. Poured a hazy yellow, small white head with dark floaties. Aroma has Unibroue yeast and lemony esters. Flavour is just the oddest mixed bag of unexpected things. Spritzy citrus like a Saison, Unibroue yeasty dryness, but also the kind of spicing you would expect from Pastrami meet? Plus some actual woddy bacon meat flavour? What? Sounds bizarre, yet it all worked somehow? Really tasty, just completely bizarre and unexpected. I would definitely buy this again and I’m disappointed I didn’t get more.


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