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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

425 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 425
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 49
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-06-2001)
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seedyone

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07/02/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. All the cliches I run through miss the mark here. This is an extremely refreshing beverage that has a clean, refreshing effect on the palate, a substantial mouth feel/body but leaves one wondering what just happened? Magic is all I'm left with.

01/16/13 On tap a Rattle n Hum, NYC. Yes, yes, yes. If it wasn't for the 7.7 ABV I'd be all over this stuff. Seductive in a Rubenesque way. Lots of body. As a huge Fin du Monde fan, she needs to watch her Ps & Qs as I could swing this way with no regret.

08-30-2014 21:13:53 | More by seedyone
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4.69/5  rDev +16.7%

08-28-2014 02:59:11 | More by MonkeyBread
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Beerasaurus

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

08-28-2014 01:30:04 | More by Beerasaurus
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-19-2014 12:27:54 | More by thufflife
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PrendUnVerreDeBiere

Kentucky

3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

08-18-2014 00:32:36 | More by PrendUnVerreDeBiere
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zachpaschal

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-14-2014 03:30:28 | More by zachpaschal
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ZappBrannigan

Arizona

5/5  rDev +24.4%

08-13-2014 23:51:57 | More by ZappBrannigan
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-04-2014 17:52:09 | More by Niceroad77
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -25.4%

07-20-2014 15:06:01 | More by fredmugs
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mactrail

Washington

3.39/5  rDev -15.7%

Nearly clear golden yellow in the Gordon's thistle glass with an attractive foam. Big aromatics with the touch of phenols. Plenty of carbonation on the tongue.

Hot with alcohol even with the moderate alcohol content for a Tripel. Some spicy flavors and the drying sensation. Fruity but quite dry, in keeping with the advanced age of this stuff. "Best before" date is 08-02-14, so this has been around awhile. Some hints of pear and apple skins.

Quite drinkable, but at this drier end of the Belgian spectrum it gets a little sourish and funky in the aftertaste. From the bottle-capped 750 ml bottle purchased at Grapevine Liquor in Denver. Discounted to six bucks.

07-20-2014 04:07:07 | More by mactrail
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pandow

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2014 17:51:12 | More by pandow
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-10-2014 23:46:39 | More by Rohkey
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-07-2014 00:04:33 | More by MaxOhle
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

06-29-2014 15:32:48 | More by Walkerjgt
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -21.6%

$ 9.99/bomber at Oppermanns Cork ‘N’ Ale
Best before 08-02-14 at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma of spice and over ripe fruit
Head small (1.5 cm), white, fizzy, quickly gone, a partial 1 mm ring extant
Lacing – none
Body orange, hazy
Flavor – very little – a little spice and maybe a hint of fruity esters and yeasty phenolics. No alcohol, no hops, no malt (well balanced), no diacetyl. What flavor there is quickly ends.
Palate light to medium, watery, soft carbonation

Well, I hate to say it, but I’ve finally found a loser from Unibroue, at least to my tastes. Very watery and flavorless, although the 7.7% ABV is well hidden and has potential to sneak up and slam you. This gets a decent rating because it meets the definition of a tripel but I found it pretty flavorless.

06-29-2014 13:38:40 | More by Ozzylizard
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -25.4%

06-25-2014 23:04:53 | More by sharpski
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-22-2014 02:04:17 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-16-2014 21:49:59 | More by irishgreensoda
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JJChrist

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-12-2014 22:54:19 | More by JJChrist
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-09-2014 20:52:14 | More by HoppySeb
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -27.9%

Got this bottle in a gift set from the father-in-law, and just got around to drinking it now. It was about a month passed the "best by" date.

Typical tripel-esque appearance, slightly hazy golden-orange, with a good inch or so of frothy off-white head that sank to a thin layer, lacing the glass well. Powerful aroma full of fruity esters, medicinal phenols, spice. In the taste, overripe banana and peach, stale malts, harsh phenols, almost like a vodka spike, pepper and clove. Medium body, sticky, too much fusel/solventy booze for a "lower" ABV brew. I'm not a big fan of tripels to begin with, but I really couldn't get into this one at all, and as far as the style goes, I've had much better.

06-08-2014 15:30:26 | More by Rifugium
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Casp1119

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 04:10:26 | More by Casp1119
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Brenden

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +8.5%

Unibroue's "other Tripel" is a pale, soft and heavily clouded bright light-medium golden yellow. The head is pure white, fluffy and cottony, and rests just taller than one finger with good stay and stick revealing itself in retention and on the walls of the glass as the beer subsides and light chunking, as it were, remains.
This beer is of essentially the exact same character in aroma and flavor, translating as completely as possible. A prominent but not overdone spiciness is revealed immediately and remains in this brew in its entirety. It's the kind of spicing one might find in a spice cake, but without heavy grains or dark malts, and with this beer's citrus overtones, is something else entirely. Lots of clove, a soft and powdery sweetness, and tangy lemon zest make for layers of developing aromas and flavors that make for a complex and fantastic overall character, all the better as all of the pear, banana, and apple notes make their way in.
Soft and fluffy but sweet, there's a light dryness that balances out the feel and there's lots of smoothness to this while a brisk crispness never falls back.

05-17-2014 12:38:37 | More by Brenden
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

05-17-2014 05:09:20 | More by Socialiste
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-14-2014 05:07:30 | More by Morakaton
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Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.