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

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RATINGS: 962   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


FatTony's rating

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle- my first thought on the appearance of this brew was, "It looks just like Coca-Cola". Same black red color same color and type of head, even the same amount of carbonation in evidence. Aroma gave away nothing other than some citrus, specifically citrus that had passed its prime. Taste was unremarkable it seemed confused with both coffee and citrus; the carbonation competing with each for an overall muddled taste. Palate was thin and again the high carbonation was a distraction. Skip it.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7533) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pour on tap, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big anise, dark fruit, toffee into a bit of yeast, slight earthy note into a bit of grainy, husky note. Taste was a mix of grain, husk, slight dark fruit into lots of anise, dark fruits, some slight caramel, finishing fairly spicy, slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippyHop (349) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
Pour is dark, dark brown with reddish tints. Head and retention are virtually nonexistent. Nose is....surprisingly fruity, with light roasted malt, and smoke that somehow gives off faint smoked meat aromas that seem out of place. Light (and boring) yeast notes. Taste is weirdly dry, with very little sweetness, and a surprising amount of water for a 6.2% beer. It’s not unpleasant, nothing tastes off. It’s just really boring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (216) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2015
Pours an almost opaque hazy deep mahogany witha faint reddish hue topped by a finger of creamy tanned head. Retention is pretty good and you get nice lacing. The nose is dark fruits, sweet and toasted malts. Belgian yeast bring a fruity/earthy element. The taste is light dark bread, sweet and nutty where once again, the yeasts come through fruity and earthy. The malts aren’t overpowered but they don’t express their roasted notes very strongly. Combined with a low density mouthfeel, the brew seems a little diluted but still shows a nice character.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (922) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Aroma is dark fruits, rich malts and slight earthy notes. Taste is sweet roasty malts and plum plus apple notes. Finishes pretty shallow and watered down sadly. Light bitterness that finishes fairly smoothly. Appearance is a black body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7178) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Dark brown and almost clear. Has an off-white head. Sweet, malty aroma, some caramel notes too. Flavor starts sweet, faint yeasty notes too, faint soy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matbigrey (83) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2014 341ml Bottle.. It’s been ages since I had that one. Very dark brown color nice head but goes quickly( trappist glass) smells really belgian. Typical Unibroue yeast that I’m not so sure about in this one. Taste is a bit fruity, dark roasted malts but not much... to tell you the truth there is not much going in the taste of that beer kinda shy and watered for a 6.2% ABV. this isn’t bad but not great it could be fixed very easily, hop it up and use a different kind of yeast... average UPDATE: drank a 3 years old bottle and the taste is pretty much the same ... this beer does not age very well. in fact it doesn’t age at all

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"fruit and spice in a belgian beer. not unique in that, or in it’s similarity to several other Unibroue beers, but not bad. May try it again during the summer."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have mild roast, caramel, dark fruit, figs, the typical Unibroue yeast, somewhat dry. Not my favorite from them, but not bad either.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
Quebecois-style root beer I reckon, not too shabby at all. Dark brown with plum hue and a really quickly disappearing ivory head. Sexy basement-covered-in-licorice-bubblegum aromas. Taste has some leather, burnt toffee, dark roasty malts, raisins and prunes. Some winey booziness that is not unsettling. Mid carbonation keeps this dusky drink zazzy. A pretty fun trip to Unibroueland French Beer Amusement Park. Eat some strong aged cheddar and call it a night.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark pour with little head. Smells of raisin and banana. Taste similar with fruits and nuts as well, a little boozy too. The colour fools you, as the body isnt that heavy along with mouth feel. It is somewhat sweet and oily texture. Not my favourite from Unibroue, but then again not my favourite type of beer either.


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