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


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RATINGS: 972   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Chambly Noire is a smooth and creamy dark beer with a beige and persistent head. Its torrefaction aromas and slight bitterness enable it to perfectly accompany various fish dishes, strong cheeses and chocolate desserts.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (365) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
A: Pours a sort of muddy poop brown. Looks thin... Much better in the glass where it has a subtle red hue but still remains a little dull. S: Smell is big on this one and I could get a good wiff before I even put my nose to the glass. Fruity, musty. More citrus here than in other belgian styles. T: Huge grape note. A little estry earthy twang. Finish is pretty smooth. Some lingering must but hits pretty well. P: Carbonation is very playful with no aggression at all. Light-medium body. Overall this beer is one of the best not-going-for-anything-spectacular belgians I’ve had. Very nice flavors but none are that big. It has all the characteristics of a belgian only it remains very easy to drink due to a certain lightness... Nothing I would rush out to buy but if you’re looking to step into belgians this would be a good one. Also Unibroue really doesn’t ever disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (563) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
Dark brown pour with burgundy highlights under a lingering khaki head. Nose is caramel and plenty of dark fruit, light cloves, some banana and bread. Lightly sweet with some prune fruitiness and a light spice component and some tartness. Mouth is medium- with slightly soft carbonation. Very balanced but not exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinhead2 (619) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2015
Bière noire aux reflets rubis, pas vraiment opaque à la lumière, très effervescente, et surmontée d’un large col beige dense, mousseux et cotonneux, qui se réduit tranquillement en s’agrippant sur les parois du verre. Arôme dominant de levure belge typiquement Unibroue, avec pain bien grillé, sucres foncés (caramel, cola, mélasse…), un peu de fruité (bleuet, mûre et raisin rouge) et des notes de fumée et de boisé. Beaucoup de phénols épicés (clou de girofle et poivre) et d’anis dans les effluves, avec également des pointes un peu herbacées, et un malt torréfié (grain brûlé, café…) qui reste tranquillement en trame de fond. Nez fort intéressant, complexité élevée, intensité moyenne. En bouche, pétillement assez élevé sur la langue avec une belle rondeur au palais, c’est bien moelleux et velouté. Au goût, pain grillé, sucres foncés mais tout même léger (surtout caramel/cola), présence d’une petite acidité citronnée, et beaucoup de levure belge, d’épices et de saveurs herbacées. Beaucoup d’anis, de clou de girofle et de poivre, avec nuances de coriandre et de menthe. On note également un peu de boisé et de petits fruits foncés en bouche, mais la torréfaction du malt y est très subtile pour ne pas dire inexistante. Le houblon est lui aussi peu goûteux, mais j’aurais tendance à le qualifier de citronné et herbacé. L’amertume est minimale. La complexité est un peu plus faible en bouche par rapport au nez, mais l’intensité y est plus élevée. Très bonne bière, principalement axée sur les saveurs typiquement reliées à la levure belge. Il ne faut surtout pas s’attendre, malgré son nom, à un produit qui ressemble à une stout, en fait, j’ai toujours trouvé que cette «belge noire» avait plutôt une tendance de saveurs vers la dubbel…

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamChandler (3783) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Very light nose with raisin and prunes. some sweet raisins, malt, light chocolate. Thin mouthfeel. good lingering dark fruits and wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4792) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
375 ml Bottle thanks to Brian. Dark brown color, thin head, light lace. Aroma is spicy with hints of dark fruit. Traces of burnt caramel. Flavor is mostly the same with a light trace of funk.

. The mouthfeel is in the medium range with standard carbonation. I feel like this is old or sat around awhile or... It was the Brewers intent with the Lees. Meh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (1578) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel popcorn, fruity esters. Flavor is caramel, fruity esters, dry oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1640) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Aromas of cinnamon, clove, soft cherry. Black with a mostly fading off-white. Earthy, spicy flavors redolent of Indian spices. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3496) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Draft at metropolitan. Pours dark but brown with a fizzy beige head. Smells like dried dark fruits, banana, light clove, malty, sweet wheat. Tastes like raisins, wheat, banana. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (693) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015
It is dark brown with a light brown head. There are sweet aromas of brown sugar, sourness, and dried fruit. Barnyard flavors with a bit of sweetness and sour combined. it is dry on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (577) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Distinctive smell of Unibroue’s yeast. Red berries, spices, lemon and roasted malts. Taste is light, mineral. Very fruity (blackberry and rasberry), torrefaction, dates. Don’t expect a smooth and round stout because of the "noire". That’s a nice strong dark ale, very drinkable and accessible. It looks like a light version of the Trois Pistoles

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
demannu (230) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
On tap. Find this beer...odd. Nice dark pour but body didn’t follow. I know it’s an ale but expected more volume on the body. Taste was somewhat sweet with spices dark fruits notes. Not bad just different in a way it didn’t appeal too me.

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