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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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413 Ratings

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 46
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of corby112


3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with some zesty spice, bready yeast and estery light fruits. A grassy earthy presence gives way to hints of apple, pear and subtle citrus. There's also some candy sugar and faint alcohol in the nose. Smells more like a saison/strong golden ale hybrid.

Medium bodied with a nice balance of earthy, spicy and sweet flavors. Subtle dry, grassy presence up front countered by some zesty pepper and coriander. This is followed by a prominent estery yeast character that gives off hints of bread and sweet, light fruit. Hints of orange, tangerine and apple are followed by a nice alcohol presence but the ABV is well masked without much heat. Well balanced with the perfect amount of sweetness and subtle booze to counter the earthy/spicy notes. Very refreshing and deceptively drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 06:18:42 | More by corby112
Photo of BeerAngel


3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy light orange with Unibroue's trademark white massive head. The head fades rather quickly. The smell again from Unibroue is fruity and yeasty. This one has a strong fuit and alcohol taste. Medium body and slightly sticky mouthfeel. The alchohol is definitely warming. I could drink a few of these bad/good boys. A votre sante!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2002 18:37:12 | More by BeerAngel
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 01:02:44 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of brendan13


3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a La Fin Du Monde glass a slightly hazy golden colour with a big fluffy white head. Massive amount of carbonation bubbles quickly racing to the top.
S - Light belgian yeast spice and ripe tropical fruit.
T - Similar to the smell but with some bready malt flavours coming into play as well.
M - Fairly light bodied, high carbonation.
D - Another nice beer from Unibroue. Not my number one pick but more drinkable given the lower (for Unibroue) ABV%.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2007 10:37:59 | More by brendan13
Photo of tigg924


3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 13:13:44 | More by tigg924
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 01:12:16 | More by biboergosum
Photo of baiser


3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden peach body, with a fluffy white head, great retention. Unmistakable aroma of Unibroue yeast. Spicey and fruity nose. Taste of honey, lots of rich and complex malty flavours and fruits. Moderate bitterness, alcoholic and warming. Always a pleasure drinking unibrou.e

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2005 02:45:46 | More by baiser
Photo of nlmartin


3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was sold as part of a two pack with Maudite. The beer was chilled and served in a goblet.

A- The body of the beer is a clear orange coloration. The head was white and quickly resolved to a sheen of foam.

S- The aroma of the beer is pleasingly floral, honeyed, vanilla, nice peppery cloves, lemon citrus and banana bit of breadyness.

T- Citrus lemon, vanilla, honey, banana and sweet tropical fruit, peppery yeast or perhaps coriander, cloves almost a marshmellow like quality. The beer actually continues as the beer warms and when I added the yeast from the bottle.

M- The body of the beer is light for a triple. Nicely carbonated very smooth the pepperyness of the beer balances the sweetness.

O- This isnt a bad beer. With that said not really up to the quality I normally associate with Unibroue. Not a total loss as I am looking forward to the Maudite.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 14:54:58 | More by nlmartin
Photo of WanderingFool


3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. The white head never really developed, but created a ring around the surface with a bit of sheeting on the beer. An aroma of coriander, clove, orange peel and apples greets you at every sip.

The flavor began sweet and fruity (apples), quickly moved to a spicy clove taste and finished with some alcohol. A sweet malt in the background holds the flavors together and some fruity flavors are left behind when swallowed.

This is a tasty beer that would go great with pasta. I found that I was sipping lightly so I did not find it as drinkable as other beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2003 17:33:07 | More by WanderingFool
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3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A solid beer but not one of my favorites from Unibroue. It's pours hazy gold with just a hint of peach. Peach is also noticeable in the smell and taste, along with the trademark Unibroue yeast and some candi sugar. It seems surprisingly dry. I finsished the 750 but didn't feel compelled to run off to the shop to pick up another any time soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2004 06:40:47 | More by mickeymac
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District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: growler

02-02-2013 21:32:10 | More by MeneerBeerSnob
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Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleased when I spotted this beer in West Vancouver, as it's not available in Calgary.

It poured from a 750 mL bottle a deep gold colour with a slight apricot hue, making it almost coppery. A thin, bubbly head quickly dwindled to a ring.

The aroma and flavour seemed understated by Unibroue standards, though the smell still managed to be an engaging mix of yeast, cloves and a hint of citric, grapefruit hops. The label describes this beer as a tripel, but it doesn't seem nearly malty enough to qualify: there's also some grapefruit, a bit of spiciness and black pepper going on.

This beer is well-placed in the strong pale ale category and nicely quaffable — though it isn't a standout.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2006 20:39:23 | More by vanrassel
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured into chimay chalice

A- Yeasty cloudy orange amber colour, with a 1 finger rocky head that reduces very quickly to a crown. Sounds highly carbonated. snapping and popping away like rice crispies!

S- Cloves, bananas and coriander

T- Cream, Vanilla, cloves, coriander, light floral notes in the finish. Finish is creamy vanilla.

M- Light, spritzy lively carbonation

D- A bit too abrasive in the carbonation, some nice flavours, but i feel duvel beats it with its easier on the stomach carbonation, i felt very bloated and uncomfortable after 1 bottle here. However, taste and smell was impressive making this a nice example.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2008 00:13:42 | More by seanyfo
Photo of MasterSki


3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade with Linoleum87. This is one of those Unibroue offerings that doesn't seem to leave Quebec. Served in a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours with two fingers of orange-tinged foam that settles to a thin cap and leaves big spots of lace. Hazy dark orange body with some obvious suspended sediment.

S - Bread and signature Unibroue yeast, stone fruits, some light oxidation, banana, and some vanilla-esque malted wheat character.

T - Taste is a bit less exciting. Light honey and grain character mingles with a bread and yeast malt backdrop.

M - A touch overcarbonated but not totally out of place for the style. Medium-full body that has a little grain to it, and a satisfying dry finish.

D - This has held up reasonably well. I got it around Christmas of 2008 and the aroma has developed a nice port wine oxidation character. Unfortunately the taste has smoothed out and lacks depth and richness of flavor. Lower in alcohol than Fin du Monde and sufficiently different that it should be available outside La Belle Province.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 22:36:43 | More by MasterSki
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3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Best by 08/26/2013
Glass: Tulip

Note: I have had this aged for one and two years, and unlike La Fin Du Monde, I find that this is a tripel best kept unaged.

More malt and yeast-driven and less fruity than its tripel brethren, Eau Benite is still a version of the style that hits all the right notes, but manages to contain itself to the basics and a lower ethanol content. This is an excellent option when I want the basic tripel flavor, but would prefer a lower-gravity beer.

Like most tripels, Eau Benite pours a very tall head of roughly 4cm, though unlike many other tripels, the head retention is for roughly one minute. The foam, which consists of very small bubbles and is fairly clean white in color, diminishes to a thin ring around the glass with some lacing clinging to the sides, a few sizable peninsulas rising up from the ring of foam, as well as a few large dots scattered around as well. The body is a deep, cool golden orange color, with light bringing out pale orange-yellow hues throughout the body. Carbonation is visible through the semi-transparent (60-70% opaque) body, though it is not particularly vigorous or high in quantity.

Aroma is of substantial Belgian yeast and its phenols; sweet, lightly caramelized and bready malts; fruit esters like apricot, dried pear, and slight pineapple. Good, but not as bold or complex as La Fin Du Monde.

Opens with bright, sweet malts with spicy Belgian yeast phenols and some dried apple and pear esters. Mid-palate is of sweet, lightly caramelized and bready malts with moderate Belgian yeast and light phenols, hints of banana, dried pear and apple, with mild pineapple. Back of palate picks up light, sweet pale and bready malts without much caramel character, mild Continental hop bitterness, dried pear and apple esters. Aftertaste is of lightly caramelized and bready malts, with moderate Belgian yeast and banana flavors.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium to medium-high intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is somewhat fizzy at first, but quickly quiets to a foamy and smooth flow across the palate. Closes semi-dry, with slight ethanol warmth in the nostrils and back of the throat.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 06:49:23 | More by falloutsnow
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-03-2013 16:55:36 | More by Kmlund
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-08-2012 23:13:41 | More by trevorpost
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-02-2012 01:50:28 | More by Magery
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-02-2012 21:39:57 | More by theminutemen
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-29-2013 12:53:46 | More by tommy5
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-08-2013 19:27:10 | More by Smurf2055
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-28-2013 19:25:20 | More by Lantern
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-15-2013 02:50:35 | More by Davepoolesque
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-16-2012 22:40:55 | More by DrunkinYogi
Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.