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Noire de Chambly Belgian Black Ale

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.2%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Unibroue
Noire de Chambly Belgian Black Ale

Category: Belgian Style Specialty Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 6.2%
Minutely hazy walnut color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate covered macaroon and dried fruits, toffee, and delicate spice with a round, bright, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long banana nut muffin, roasted apples, and hint of cedar finish. A nice nutty, approachable Belgian specialty ale.
Tasting Info
Beer Glass Style: Rich & Heavy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered macaroon and dried fruits, toffee, and delicate spice
Taste Flavor: banana nut muffin, roasted apples, and hint of cedar
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium/High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Reuben Sandwich, Coffee Crusted Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Pork Chops
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice nutty, approachable Belgian specialty ale.
The Producer

Sleeman Unibroue, Inc.

The Producer
1100, 50th Ave
Lachine, Québec H8T 2V3
Canada
1 450-658-7658
Belgian Style Specialty Ale
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Serve in a Thistle
This is not a classic style but represents various beers of similar Belgian theme. This category is, practically speaking, a catchall for beers that don’t fit neatly in an existing category. Specialty beers may be flavored with, or affected by, unusual ingredients (ginger, chipotle peppers) or fermentation agents (Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus), or brewed with unusual fermentables (buckwheat, sweet potatoes, maple syrup). Given the variation possible in this category, there are no established standards for appearance, aroma or flavor. Instead, beers in this category are defined by a pleasing combination of the beer’s elements and overall drinkability.
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