381. Unibroue Chambly Noire

381. Unibroue Chambly Noire

I bought this at Downtown Wine & Spirits. I let this warm a little and served it in one of my Duvel tulips. Chambly Noire is a Belgian Dark Ale.

Appearance (4.5): The cork pops out very loudly. It pours an almost opaque black. Holding it to a bright light reveals a beautiful clear ruby color. It's topped with a creamy beige head with good retention.

Smell (3.5): Strong yeastiness, hints of malt and a light graininess. There's also a subtle tart fruitiness.

Taste (3.5): Sweet caramel malts, tart fruitiness, and a lightly sweet finish with hints of roasted bitterness.

Mouthfeel (3.5): Light-bodied and a little watery. Prickly carbonation.

Drinkability (3.5): Smooth and easy to drink, but a little lacking in flavor.

Overall (3.7): This is a decent brew, but I was expecting something more flavorful.

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