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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

427 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 50
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

chrismattlin, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Maillard, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of seedyone
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.

seedyone, Aug 30, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -7.5%

MonkeyBread, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Beerasaurus, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

zachpaschal, Aug 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

ZappBrannigan, Aug 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Niceroad77, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

fredmugs, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

mactrail, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

pandow, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Rohkey, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

MaxOhle, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$ 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.

Ozzylizard, Jun 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

sharpski, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

MgoJohnStamos, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

irishgreensoda, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

JJChrist, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
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2.9/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Rifugium, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Casp1119, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Brenden
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Brenden, May 17, 2014
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Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.