Unibroue Blanche de Chambly ~ 34.1cl
Belgium style Witbier – wheat beer. A delicious blend of unmalted Quebec wheat, very pale barley malt, spices and natural herbs (including coriander and orange peel).
Named in honour of Fort Chambly, the proud emblem of Quebec city where the beer is brewed, it has received no less than 34 international medals including the “Best White Beer in the World”.
Straw coloured and poring with a thick head it has a subtle bouquet of spices with citrus notes, aromas of yeasty bread, coriander and cloves. Orange and spices are the main flavours with good sugar/acidity balance and a honey finish.
Beer and food pairings: Ideal with poultry, white fish, mussels, salmon tartare, butter asparagus, goat cheese or gruyere. But also in preparation of Crepe Suzette pancakes!
About the Brand
In 1990-91 Andre Dion and Serge Racine joined the fast growing ‘craft beer’ movement by investing as majority shareholders in the financially troubled La Brasserie Massawippi of Lennoxville. They merged with Unibroue in 1992 and partnered with a Belgium brewery to launch Blanche de Chambly, North America’s first ‘Abbey’ inspired beer.
In 1993 they moved into a new, cutting edge, brewery in Chambly, Quebec, and further major investment was forthcoming in the following years. Their passion for Abbey beers was furthered in 2001 when Belgium trained brewmaster Paul Arnott joined.
Production and distribution of their beers increased when Unibroue was purchased by Sleeman in 2004.
Unibroue is Canada’s most highly awarded brewery with over 265 awards to date.