We were recently generously gifted a signed bottle of Blonde de Chambly from Unibroue by some friends and were only too happy to pop it open on a warm Saturday with some barbecue. As usual I not only enjoyed the beer itself but also Unibroue’s naming techniques. In this case, they named the beer after the “brave single young women [who] came to Nouvelle France in 1665 to help populate the colony.”
The beer itself was golden yellow with a slightly creamy white head. The familiar yeasty smell of Unibroue is immediately recognizable. The beer is surprisingly smooth. Among the fruity flavors citrus is the most noticeable. Weighing in at 5% ABV the beer was a light and flavorful complement to some grilled pineapple and nectarine we had.