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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

424 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 48
Gots: 29 | 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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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-27-2013 02:51:38 | More by Teleweizen2
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oberon

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a orange-like color wirh a pretty light head,aroma was almost like apple cider with some more tartness.Flavor is also apple-like but also some juicy citruis notes a nice yeastiness in the background rounds this beer out really well.Pretty tart and drinkable,well done.

08-31-2003 01:36:56 | More by oberon
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

An orange pour with a big white, foamy head. Very lively, lots of bubbles and such. The nose is mildly fruity with a good dose of spice. Fresh and light floral notes. Yeasty. A hint of woodiness. The mouthfeel is lively and full while the taste is malty with wheat notes. The taste dries out and leaves an earthy, dry finish. Very solid and well balanced....not Unibroue's best howvever.

12-24-2003 21:39:46 | More by Popsinc
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.38/5  rDev +9%

In a snifter this beer was a golden yellow color with a thick white head. There was a bit of lace.

Nice sweet fruit aroma. Definitely some spice. And a very pleasant earthy yeast aroma.

Taste followed form. Pear, some apple. Cloves. Nice yeasty taste.

Definitely a great beer to drink. The flavors all went well together. I could drink a few of these, wspwcially on a warm summer day.

04-03-2012 16:22:32 | More by lordofthewiens
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +9%

Presentation: 12 oz twist with a black foiled top, no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale golden hazy brew with a bubbly white lace.

Smell: Sweet alcohol with an aroma of ripe tropical fruit and a very mild spice.

Taste: Rich fruit with a sweet warming alcohol. Mild bitterness is helped along by the spicy warmth of the alcohol. The sweetness also has hints of honey and exotic fruit. Slight grainy flavour is also noticeable in this semi crisp medium bodied brew.

Notes: Very rich with many complex sweet, alcohol and fruity flavours. It is apparent is beer was sent from heaven..

05-22-2002 11:34:36 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev -3%

12 ounce bottle, no Best before dating to be found. Pours a dark, chill hazed shade of dark honey, not much of a white head, which quickly disappeared. Nose of tropical fruit, yeast. Fairly heavy bodied. Deeply flavorful brew. Notes of Nutty yeastyness, vanilla, flowers and some spice. A wiff of bittersweetness in the finish. Tasty, complex brew. Cant go too wrong with this one.

10-31-2004 12:54:43 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%

Poured into a chalice

Appearance: golden in color, cloudy, minimal head, high carbonation

Smell: apple, earth, some smokiness, light Belgian sugar

Taste: same as the nose but the Belgian sugars and spices are more pronounced...apple, earth, some smokiness, light Belgian sugar

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet and funky, high carbonation.

Overall: A nice,sweet, and fruity tripel that is really smooth. I would pick this one up again if I was looking for this style

10-25-2012 13:13:44 | More by tigg924
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locckdown

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-22-2012 03:38:35 | More by locckdown
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +5%

Smells fruity, like a far more perky version of Unibroue's typical dark ale fare. Where normally (such as in Trois Pistoles) there are strong dark fruit esters, here there are light, effervescent ones, strong on white grape and apricot notes, smelling--in fact--quite a lot like a fruity champagne.

These fruits translate well onto the tongue, joined by what seems to be Unibroue's signature flavor, that being a rich fruity, spicy alcohol current that always reminds me slightly of sparkling mulled cider. The flavors last well into the mouthful, and continue to dance on the tongue for quite a while in the aftertaste. The beer is quite carbonated, but not enough to annoy, instead providing an oxygenating effect that seems to highlight the flavor.

Overall, I find this a superb beverage: light and crisp, with wonderful spicy fruit flavors. Anyone not familiar with Unibroue would do well to start here, as the flavors in this ale lend themselves better to the average palate than some of the brewery's darker fares.

08-09-2011 16:11:05 | More by jondeelee
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juicebox

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

10-28-2013 11:23:49 | More by juicebox
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HoppySeb

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

West Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -4%

Minimal carbonation came in a gift pack with Maudite, Deep golden hazed hue with a fine thin layered white head, speckled texture lines the sides of the glass. Aroma mildly spicy hints of chamomile or lavender something herbal and definite coriander, herbal grassy hops are minimal mainly the yeast spiciness that Belgian style ales are known to offer. Hints of pineapple, spicy coriander mild citrus tones, the rest of the palate is a relatively clean grassiness to finish. Overall a lighter version of a tripel, less alcohol does increase drinkability and there's really no booze left to burn the palate or nares in this one, sometimes I feel La Fin du Monde get's a bit alcohol fueled. Mouthfeel light carbonation compared to most of the Unirbroue ales, medium bodied the yeast spiciness lingers between sips but I find it enjoyable overall not a bad beer. I'm glad I tried it, it's been one of the those beers I always wanted to grab but either there were better options when I did find it or it wasn't available at all.

11-02-2013 01:02:44 | More by WVbeergeek
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

I like some of Unibroues beers, but some pf their others have some serious work to do (in my opinion), some of them are a bit too cloying, one dimentional and perhaps a bit sticky, like this one.

04-14-2002 16:32:16 | More by rastaman
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orange body with a sea of microbubbles swirling around. There is a bubbly butter cream head that last for a bit then fades to a thick ring.

S- The nice vibrant yeast esters have some clove phenols coming through as it warms. There is some dried light fruit esters in the finish.

T- The dry club soda taste has some candy notes to it with a finish of tropical fruit esters that are almost banana in character but have more depth. The slightly dry finish is pretty clean.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a filling fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The classic Tripel yeast profile is full and supported by the Unibroue house yeast character very nicely. It is slightly dry but not overly dry with a good sweet perception to keep it easy drinkable.

06-28-2012 12:54:55 | More by rhoadsrage
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eklie

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-30-2013 18:36:09 | More by eklie
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-03-2014 03:31:05 | More by JMS1512
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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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MeneerBeerSnob

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -6%

Growler poured into a tulip.

a-Pours a cloudy golden straw with one finger of white head.

s-Smells of crisp Belgian yeast with a background citrus, herbs and sweet malt.

t-Sweet tripel with light yeast and notes of clove, coriander, black pepper and citrus zest.

m-Medium body with smooth finish.

o-Good, unique tripel. I prefer their La Fin du Monde, but would not be opposed to having this again.

02-02-2013 21:32:10 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-08-2014 03:02:37 | More by weonfire
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citycrab

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-31-2011 23:03:40 | More by citycrab
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%

This beer pours a cloudy pale golden hue, with a number of fingers of thin foamy white head, which leaves a very thin coating of lace around the glass. It smells of sweet and acidic fruit - apples, white grapes, and mild yeast. The taste is honey, raisins, apples, caramel malt, cloves, and a bit of floral yeast. The carbonation is fairly moderate for Unibroue, the body creamy and crisp, and it finishes dry and fruity. The alcohol is barely noticeable, rendering this quite drinkable, and enjoyable.

08-03-2009 01:12:16 | More by biboergosum
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-13-2013 01:50:35 | More by Loveyourbeer
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-26-2014 15:47:58 | More by Griffith
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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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cokes

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Gee what a surprise....another wonderful, complex beer from Unibroue. Pale cloudy straw in color. Fluffy head stays briefly. Champaign-like carbonation makes the mouthfeel something special.
Fruity sweetness on the palate. Intrusions of tea-like hops keep things on the even-keel. Lingering vanilla flavor towards the end. Less spicy than many of the other Uni-brews. Probably since the alcohol is toned down a bit. (though still quite hefty at 7.7% ABV...I'd like to know where they hide it).

Another world classic from my favorite brewery.
At this point it becomes futile to try to decide which of their brews is the best. Each is unique and a treat in its own right. Try them all....and (if you are spoiled) try them often

03-04-2002 22:33:00 | More by cokes
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Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.