Chambly NoireSeptember 1, 2006 Chambly, QC, Canada
Chambly, QC, Canada
Imported by: Unibrew USA
Available: all states except AL, MS, OK, AR, NE, WV
Alcohol (wt.): 4.9
Alcohol (vol.): 6.2
Original Gravity: n/a
Unibroue from French Canada just gets better and better. This 6.2% abv russet/black, bottle-conditioned ale throws a deep barley-white collar of foam and has a luscious aroma of cappuccino coffee and peppery hops. Bitter-sweet roasted grain coats the mouth, balanced by tangy dark fruit and spicy hops. The long, lingering finish has creamy malt, powerful hints of chocolate and coffee, bitter fruit and more peppery hops. Merci et encore.
- Roger Protz
Talk about Noire, this beer is a neat shade of ebony! And the head actually sings, while the aromatics demand satisfaction from the dark side of Canada’s finest—and deliver! I’ll have another, please, but let me listen to the head’s lovely song first.
- Fred Eckhardt
Beer, as in life, is a series of tradeoffs. Do I go fishing or sleep in? Should I drink a refreshing beer or sacrifice some drinkability for character and flavor? Chambly Noire, a dark but not heavy beer, does the latter. Notes of black licorice, plum, black currant and citrus, along with a dusting of cocoa powder and wisp of smoke. Now, do I have this with pastrami on rye or liverwurst and onion on pumpernickel?
- John Hansell
Roger Protz is the author of Complete Guide to World Beer and 300 Beers to Try Before You Die. He is a respected beer authority and editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Fred Eckhardt lives, writes about and drinks beer in Portland, OR. He is the author of The Essentials of Beer Style and Saké.
John Hansell is an equal-opportunity drinker. He writes about beer, wine and spirits. He is the creator, publisher & editor of Malt Advocate, a magazine for the whisky enthusiast.
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