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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
Golden Blond with a large Rocky head. Pleasant aroma, some spices, fruits and citrus. Medium body with low carbonation. Refreshing, malty, honey and it has the common "Unibroue" aftertaste. Overall it’s Ok, but not a great Saison.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3369) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2010
Une mousse blanche solide se dépose sur un liquide aux teintes d’or. Au nez, présence de la signature Unibroue avec une levure fruitée (citron frais), une base maltée aux accents de blé et quelques fleurs en arrière-plan. Au goût, toujours en terrain connu avec le retour de notes citronnées sur une base maltée sucrée et subtilement piquante. En bouche, le liquide possède une corpulence qui m’apparaît convenable et offre une douceur agréable. La finale est de courte durée et se fait sur des notes florales et acidulées.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bedainedebiere (505) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2010
Try a Saison Dupont and then try this one... Bad example of the style, with lots of spices and that enough-already-Unibroue yeast. Some notes of that cereal saison touch but other notes of malt reminding a Molson Ex. Some floral notes save this one from catastrophy but I still really don’t like it. Not very crisp, strange hopped, tart notes, redundant and even displeasing in many aspects.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sseb69 (1560) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2011 En fût Mondial 2010. Bouteille 341 ml. Bouteille 750 ml. 5%. Couleur jaune foncé brouillé, mousse blanche. Nez d’agrumes et levures. Effervescence vive. Pour moi, une blanche déguisée en blonde. Notes d’agrumes de levures et de céréales. Pas mon style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2010 Bottle from marché Omni.Hazy straw with a medium white head with good retention. Aroma is Very herbal with yeast, spices and belgian malt and some sugar. Flavor is herbs, moderate citrus, classic Unibroue yeast which brings spicy notes, belgian malt, coriander, sugar. Medium body with lively carbonation. Nice refreshing blonde that have the potential to introduce beerophobics to the Unibroue family. Even though saison is probably the style with the biggest differences from one beer to another, I would consider this one as more of a belgian blonde ale than a saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
750 ml bottle from Marche Omni, served cold in a Duvel globe.

App.: Cloudy deep golden with a nice bright white froth. Aroma: Quite yeasty, a little sharp, some minty herbs reminiscent of basil and tarragon, a little floral honey, some lemon and citrus, more Belgian Ale than Saison, in my opinion. Palate: Medium-ish body, fairly lively effervescence with plenty of prickly bubbles. Flav.: Lots of yeast and wet bread dough, some ester notes, citrusy, still has that minty herb note, light floral honey; dry with a touch of bitterness and a fairly clean Belgian Ale finish.

Not convinced that it is to style, but it is certainly enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11877) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle sample at Rattle n Hum. Pours yellow-gold with a medium, pure-white head. Delicate nose, with fruits, yeast, wheat, honey and grass. Flavor is pleasantly sweet, with faint lemon and more honey. Light to medium in body with soft but fizzy carbonation. Finishes very dry with slight citrus bitterness. Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle @ Mondial 2010. Wheat and fruit nose, hazy yellow, tiny white head. Flavour is malt, touch of lemon. Light bodied, balanced, sweet. Fair, not much of a saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2550) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2010
341 ml bottle purchased at Peluso in Montreal, on July 3, 2010, drank on the 5th. Cream gold yellow, medium head. Fruity yeast aroma, malty sweet spice. Taste of light dry grass, citrus malted yeast, aftertaste of bitter citrus. As saison style goes, it’s good but far from the best, event in Quebec, but for a mass marketed beer it’s is very drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
341ml bottle from Peluso.
Appearance : Clear pale yellow, small head short lived. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Unibroue yeast, coriander. A bit spicy. Light esters.
Taste : Yeast, spices and light esters. Finish spices, coriander. Some wheat it would seem. A bit dusty.
Overall : Not much of a saison. Highly drinkable. Quite light in taste and aroma. I’m a bit disappointed. I was most likely better on tap. Very average beer. Nothing out of the ordinary. Don’t expect a Saison here. More like a Wit to me. Carbonation feels good on the palate.


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