Noire De Chambly / Chambly Noire

Thanks to zrrbrrt for the trade (this was before this got to Atlanta). 750 mL corked and caged.

Poured into the Duvel tulip, the color is VERY black, almost of Guinness proportions, and is completely opaque without a hint of any other kind of colored highlights. Thin creamy layer of head on the surface of the black body.

Well, no mystery here. Typical Dark Belgian attributes all over the place from the aroma to the tastes. Yeast and spice with a couple of slight differences. Mouthfeel and alcohol are both below what I would normally expect. Now, that can be taken one of two ways – either it is a bit disappointing, or it makes it easier to drink and a little more refreshing than most of the style. For now, it doesn’t bother me and it is a refreshing change. Plenty of dark fruits hit the tongue after a very brief initial bitterness. An extremely tasty beer.

I would say this is slightly outside the norm, almost like a “light” Dark Belgian. Makes it an interesting choice for a hot day in Georgia.

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07/30/2006
Brewery:
Unibroue
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.2 %
Appearance: 4.5
Taste: 4.5
Mouthfeel: 3
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.25
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