Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Pilsener
Chambly, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Light tasting Pilsener meant to make Unibroue products more accessible.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DerWeg (1595) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
Watery and fizzy, sweetishly malty, hint citric and not too offensive. Hoppier La Bolduc does the same thing FAR, far better with fewer compromises but is perhaps neither fish nor fowl in the craft VS macro style equation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
341ml bottle. The commercial blond beer from Unibroue. Itís not a bad tasting beer but since I totally let go the commercials beers for more natural beer, I donít think that Iím a good reference for this rating. You can taste the chemical agents in this beer to preserve it. Itís not that bad (not to name molson dry or labatt blue). I used to buy this beer a lot (along with the U2) but I now want a more tasting beer than a plain pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 27, 2005
(341 ml bottle: Obtained in trade with tiggmtl, thanks Stephen!) This is a bit more citric and acidic than I expected. The nose isn’t especially aromatic, but it’s generally lemony, with some mild graininess in the background. Citrus is the primary flavor as well, with the mild grainy maltiness emerging toward the finish as the citrus wears off a bit. Sweetness and bitterness seem minimal to me. And despite the clear bottle, there is no sign whatsoever of skunkiness. It’s a light bodied brew, but the citric character make is clean and refreshing on the palate. Medium straw color, completely clear, and the white head rises to about an inch before settling to a wide ring. Bits of lace here and there on the glass. A pretty simple beer by Unibroue standards, but eminently drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Accessible it is. I found it on tap at the Air Canada club in Montreal. No nose. Little intensity; balanced with very little malt, very little bitterness. Still, decidedly better than an American macro; still, amazing that this comes from the guys who brought us la Maudite and fin du Monde. I could happily drink this with a smoked beef sandwich if nothing else were available; itís decidedly better than tap water, which is not true of Anheuser Busch products. But itís not up to Unibroueís standards.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
Brown bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and citrus, itís not particulary appealing. Low to medium intensity flavor of malt and citrus, no or very few hops are felt, no bitterness either. The palate is decent but not much more. I agree with what Oakes wrote about this beer, itís not bad but itís a waste of Unibroueís talents.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
asheft (2990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 [bottle--this bottle is brown and has a different label than the one in the picture: it says Blonde and then Pilsner below it in smaller type, as the law requires here in Quebec. It must be the same beer, since I canít believe that they would make three pilsners. The disturbing thing is that it is 5% abv and says something about commemorating a gargoyle on the back label. Is this a new offering from Unibroue?] Glowing bright gold with a fizzy white head that quicky dissipates into a very thin ring. Nice fresh saaz hops aroma with some sweet malt--very Bavarian! The aroma is way more enjoyable than the taste: crisp malt, fairly well rounded wiith some noble hops flavour, but really quite bland and in desperate need of some bitterness to balance the sweet malt finish. Some bitterness might hide the corn notes that I detect also. Perhaps they need to do something different with their water. Light to medium body and surprisingly alcoholic (i.e., taste AND feel). Not pissy yellow lager but almost.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
In new bottle,now brown bottle Aroma:Light hops,light malt... Appearance:clear gold... Flavor:light grassy hops,good malt...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
bottle. golden straw body that is slightly hazy with a fluffy white head. aroma is predominately cereal grains, grass, carbonation, and a light hop presence. flavour is slightly sweet with that typical grassy, saaz quality. Itís actually a fairly tasty beer though I donít think it holds up against Unibroueís other offerings. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Yellow clear gold, nose of light spicy malt. Doughy with crisp grassy hops. The flavor is a bit musky, tart but pronounced. Can stand up to a bit but not too flavorful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2005
(draft) Clear apple juice body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, some yeast, straw.grassy, honey, light bread. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/hay, some biscuit, light honey. Light body, some crispness. Not one to love, but certainly nothing awful about it.

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