The Chambly Noire is a black ale weighing in at 6.2% ABV -- not high enough to hurt your head, but just enough to set it slightly apart from the run-of-the-mill. Smooth and delicious.
This dark ale was created in honor of the brave soldiers of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, with their famous black musketeer hats. In 1665, King Louis XIV sent the regiment to New France to defend against the Iroquois. He had a number of strategic forts, including Fort Chambly, built along the Richelieu River, ensuring peace and prosperity for the colony. Many French Canadians are the direct descendants of these intrepid forebears.
|Style||Belgian-style black ale|
|Color||Dark brown, shades of mahogany|
|Head||Beige, dense, long-lasting|
|Nose||Wood, smoky, roasted coffee beans, licorice|
|Flavor||Smooth roasted grains, mildly smoky notes , and spices (cloves, green anise, mint) with a chocolaty finish|
|Aftertaste||Pleasantly lingers on|
|Suggested serving temperature||6º–10ºC / 43° – 50°F|
|Suggested glass||Footed flute|