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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 170   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
750ml bottle. Clear golden with a white head. Reminds me of a lighter Blanche de Chambly but not quite as much wheat. Unibroue yeast, some wheat, slight spice, bit sweet, grass and lemon zest. Moderate to high carbonation, mild body but strong flavour profile, on the sweet side but fresh and pleasant. Would definitely drink this in the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
Beautiful little session brew. The pour is a cloudy golden blonde in the body with a puffy off white head and light sparkly carbonation. The nose is lightly spiced, with light wheaty malt notes, a bit of a citrus hop note. The middle is lightly sweet, grainy and crisp with a few spiced and citrus notes. Well balanced overall and quite tasty indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4232) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2012 The aroma is yeast and citrus. The appearance is hazy gold. Taste is rich with honey, wheat, and apple. Palate is smooth. Overall good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RD400F (185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
Aroma: Peaches and cream, grapefruit, citrusy, coriander, a slight boozeyness and the signature Unibroue yeast. For a 5% beer this is quite aromatic and I’ve had higher ABV beers do much worse than this. Appearance: Cloudy gold color with a puffy, white head that fades to a bit of lacing. Taste: A bit on the watery side but it’s quite citrusy and the hop flavour comes out quite well. Slight caramel hints. Palate: On the thin side but it’s quite nice with nothing offensive or offputting. Sweet with a bitter then sour finish. Overall: Clean and refreshing and has quite the character. Very enjoyable and I thought I’d have a hard time replacing Hoegaarden for a cheap and refreshing beer. They’ve met their match!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1273) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden color with a white head and no lace. Tastes of wheat and mild hops, overall a really tasty beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Whatup14 (765) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur blond doré, mousse blanche peu dense. Arôme d’agrumes, principalement de citron, de levure. Goût de blé, de citron. Carbonation moyenne.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2012
draft at Liberty Hound. blonde pour, light banana, bubblegum, coriander spice fruity belgian yeast. nice flavor. very drinkable blonde ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5864) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Had on Draft @ The Sharp Edge Creekhouse in Pittsburgh,PA .. . banana skin, yeast and bamboo .. . light to medium mouth .. crisp and full .. . unique light spice finish .. . pretty tasty .. . . is that why you fight like a little girl?

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Tap taster at Map Room in Chicago. LIght orange honey pour. Aroma of yeasty honeysuckle, corriander, Nd white pepper. Flavor is sImilar with corriander leading the way. Christmas spice on the end. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
When I first started this bottle I wouldn’t have expected to give it a 3.6 but the Blonde really grew on me. I’ve had the Raftman and Ephemere so this seemed to be just the "straightforward " version of those. In other words, it’s naked Unibroue, spreadlegged on the bed, for all the world to see. I wouldn’t speak that way of other brewers but as the most famous high quality Canadian brewer, they get placed under the microscope.

Blonde coloured (!) with a whitish head, the yeast gives it fantastic fruit and spice characters... Unibroue always seem a little forboding, with extra strong esters and phenols, but after the first sip or two you’re glad you started. A bit more acidic than I’d expected. Hm I think I’ll have one now.


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