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Noire de Chambly

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

Belgian-style black ale

Color

Dark brown with mahogany hues

SRM

40

Clarity

Opaque

Head

Beige, dense and long-lasting

Bubbles

Fine

Effervescence

Slow and sustained

IBU

21

Body

Thin

Aftertaste

Pleasant, lingering

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Noire de Chambly

6.2% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 6 10
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 2005
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
One of the first black ales in Quebec not made according to the British brewing tradition. A must try for anyone who thinks they don't like black beer.

History

This dark ale was created in honour of the brave soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, with their famous black musketeer hats. In 1665, King Louis XIV sent the regiment to New France to defend against the Iroquois. He had a number of strategic forts, including Fort Chambly, built along the Richelieu River, ensuring peace and prosperity for the colony. Many French Canadians are the direct descendants of these intrepid forebears.

Color

Dark brown with mahogany hues

Nose

Fruity flavours, toasted brown bread, roasted grains, licorice, smoky aroma.

Flavor

Silky palate of roasted and lightly caramelized grains with mild smoky notes.

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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

Noire de Chambly

341 ml

Noire de Chambly

750 ml

Noire de Chambly

Draft

Aging process

1 to 3 years

13 Awards

  • 3
  • 9
  • 1
  • World Beer Championship, Chicago Beverage Testing Institute
    • 2017
    • 2016
    • 2015
    • 2014
    • 2013
    • 2012
    • 2011
    • 2010
  • World Beer Awards (London, UK)
    • 2017
    • 2015
    • 2014
    • 2012
  • Canadian Brewing Awards
    • 2011

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