I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It had "best before" date of 6/20/14. I paid $4 for the bottle ($0.33 per ounce).
Appearance: Bright, pale yellow body with fine carbonation visible
rising up the side. Opaque from the sediment. Forms an average size,
snowy white, foamy head which mostly fizzles away and doesn’t leave much
Smell: Strong orange citrus aroma plus distinct dry spice. A clean, floral bouquet.
Taste: If you need a good example of a solid Belgian White (or witbier)
style, Unibroue Blanche de Chambly is it. This is one of those rare
beers that exemplifies the by-the-book style and does so really well. A
tasty palate that’s really easy to drink - what’s not to like?
Much like the nose, the palette here is primarily orange. Not orange
juice, but orange peel essence coupled with a subtle coriander spice (I
should say so considering it’s brewed with both). There’s a hint of
lemon flavor and a touch of tartness/dry bitterness at the apex of the
swig. The finish is an even stronger orange/lemon citrusy flavor with
the faintest sour/tart sensation. There’s a hint of starch, too, but it
finishes clean. A fun drinking experience every time.
Drinkability: It’s beers like Unibroue Blanche de Chambly that prove you
don’t have to have the word "summer" slapped on a label to be
refreshing. The orange character here is tasty, but easy on the tongue
so it’s not too intense. Though the carbonation is high, the actual
bubbles are so fine that they almost massage the tongue. At 5% ABV it’s
got a lot of flavor for what is technically a "light" beer. I could see
this being highly sessionable in hot weather.