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Blanche de Chambly

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

Belgian white ale (witbier)

Color

Pale golden

SRM

4

Clarity

Cloudy

Head

White, creamy

Bubbles

Fine and plentifullike Champagne

Effervescence

Slow and sustained

IBU

10

Body

Medium

Aftertaste

Medium

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Blanche de Chambly

5% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 4 6
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 1992
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
Unibroue's first beer and the first refermented white beer brewed in the Belgian tradition to be bottled and marketed in North America.

History

The Blanche de Chambly label features the icon of the city where it is brewed: Fort Chambly. It was converted from a wooden barricade used for fighting against the Iroquois in the middle of the XVII century into a stone fortress to combat the British army at the beginning of the XVIII century. With notes of dried orange peel and coriander seeds, this brew is a worthy representative of classic Belgian-style white wheat beers. To date, it has won more than 34 international medals, including being named “The World’s Best White Beer" on numerous occasions. Unibroue is proud to brew the most popular white beer in Quebec.

Unibroue

Color

Pale golden

Nose

Subtle bouquet of spices with citrus notes, aromas of yeast breads, coriander and cloves.

Flavor

Notes of wheat, orange and spices, good sugar/acidity balance, honey finish.

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Aging process

Potential

Like good wine, Unibroue’s fine beers have flavors that develop with age. Over time they become smoother, sometimes revealing notes of honey and candied fruit and developing a more assertive and lasting flavor. This phenomenon is known as “maderization” and is similar to the aging process of dessert wines like port.

Preservatives

Oxygen is the mortal enemy of beer because oxidation creates a stale, flat flavor. The yeast added to the bottle of Unibroue products triggers natural fermentation, consuming excess oxygen and preventing the beer’s CO2 from oxidizing. This enhances the beer’s aging potential. The high alcohol content of certain Unibroue products also lends itself well to aging by acting as a natural preservative.

Preservation methods

Store bottles upright in a cool dark place at a stable temperature between 46ºF and 61ºF.

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Format

Blanche de Chambly

341 ml

Blanche de Chambly

750 ml

Blanche de Chambly

Draft

Aging process

Best as young as possible

Awards

  • - 2014 -

    Silver

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2013 -

    Silver

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2013 -

    World Beer Awards (London, UK)

  • - 2012 -

    Gold

    World Beer Awards (London, UK) - The World’s Best Belgian Style Witbier

  • - 2012 -

    Silver

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2011 -

    Gold

    World Beer Awards (London, UK) - The World’s Best Spiced Wheat Beer

  • - 2011 -

    Silver

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2011 -

    Canadian Brewing Awards

  • - 2010 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2010 -

    Gold

    World Beer Awards (London, UK)

  • - 2010 -

    Denver International Beer Competition

  • - 2009 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2008 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2008 -

    Gold

    Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

  • - 2008 -

    Canadian Brewing Awards

  • - 2007 -

    Gold

    Mondial de la bière (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

  • - 2007 -

    Gold

    Canadian Brewing Awards

  • - 2007 -

    Silver

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2007 -

    Australian International Beer Awards

  • - 2006 -

    Gold

    Canadian Brewing Awards

  • - 2006 -

    Gold

    Mondial de la bière (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

  • - 2006 -

    Silver

    Australian International Beer Awards

  • - 2005 -

    Gold

    Canadian Brewing Awards

  • - 2004 -

    World Beer Cup

  • - 2002 -

    Silver

    World Beer Cup

  • - 2001 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 2000 -

    Canadian Beer Best Taste -

  • - 1998 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 1997 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute

  • - 1996 -

    Gold

    World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute - The World's Best Wheat Beer

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