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Unibroue

Unibroue
Blonde de Chambly

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Unibroue
Blonde de Chambly

Category: Saison

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
Hazy old gold color. Savory aromas and flavors of melted beeswax, herbed cheese frittata, coriander tea, and cocktail bitters with a supple, vibrant, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a medium-long pear soufflé, persimmon, mesclun, and banana chips finish. A delicately spicy saison with effortless drinkability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: melted beeswax, herbed cheese frittata, coriander tea, and cocktail bitters
Taste Flavor: pear soufflé, persimmon, mesclun, and banana chips
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Crenshaw Melon and Proscuitto, Crab Cakes, Aged Gouda
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicately spicy saison with effortless drinkability.

The Producer

Sleeman Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
1100, 50th Ave
Lachine, Québec H8T 2V3
Canada
1 450-658-7658

Their Portfolio

89 Unibroue Noire de Chambly 6.2% (Canada)
91 Unibroue 2012 17 Grande Réserve 10% (Canada)
94 Unibroue 2013 17 Grande Réserve 10% (Canada)
85 Unibroue Raftman 5.5% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Blonde de Chambly 5% (Canada)
85 Unibroue Éphémére Cerise 5.5% (Canada)
90 Unibroue Éphémére Canneberge 5.5% (Canada)
96 Unibroue 17 Grande Reserve 2011 10.0% (Canada)
94 Unibroue 17 Grande Reserve 2014 10.0% (Canada)
95 Unibroue La Fin du Monde 9% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Maudite 8% (Canada)
85 Unibroue Noire de Chambly 6.2% (Canada)
87 Unibroue Trois Pistoles 9% (Canada)
92 Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve 10% (Canada)
96 Unibroue La Résolution, Extra Strong Ale 10% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Terrible 10.5% (Canada)
91 Unibroue Blanche De Chambly 5% (Canada)
94 Unibroue Éphémère Poire 5.5% (Canada)
89 Unibroue Éphémère Sureau 5.5% (Canada)
90 Unibroue Éphémère Pomme 5.5% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Blanche de Chambly 5% (Canada)
95 Unibroue La Fin du Monde 9% (Canada)
91 Unibroue Maudite 8% (Canada)
93 Unibroue Trois Pistoles 9% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Lune de Miel 8% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Terrible 10.5% (Canada)
93 Unibroue Don de Dieu 9% (Canada)
95 Unibroue 2016 17 Grande Reserve Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
96 Unibroue La Résolution Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
94 Unibroue 2013 17 Grande Reserve Dark Ale 10% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Raftman Belgian Smoked Ale 5.5% (Canada)
88 Unibroue Noire de Chambly Belgian Black Ale 6.2% (Canada)
92 Unibroue Á Tout Le Monde Megadeth Saison 4.5% (Canada)
87 Unibroue Blonde de Chambly 5% (Canada)

Saison

Beer Glass Large Tulip Gold.jpg
Serve in a Tulip
Saisons are pale gold to golden orange in color and range in alcohol from 5-8.5%. These beers have a lively carbonation, refreshing citrus and fruity hop aromas and flavors, and a lingering peppery, dry finish. Originally brewed as farmhouse ales in the Belgian province of Hainuat, these beers were first brewed in the early spring for summer consumption. Contemporary Belgian saisons are brewed year round with pale malts, and are well-dosed with English and Belgian hop varieties. In addition to traditional French and Belgian saisons, many US craft brewers have taken to brewing saisons that feature a healthy dose of American hops. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont, Brewery Ommegang Hennepin and Allagash Interlude.