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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

396 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%


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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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up as a Christmas two pack in February because they were trying to clear them out. For the price I had to give it a run. Not a great looking beer, light without much of a head. Excellent smell although not real strong. Taste is similar, very good to excellent but not as much, shall I say bang as I would like, but very smooth. Extremely drinkable for the ABV which gives it bonus points overall and decent value, at least at the price I paid. Overall a strong beer that I would certainly buy again at a good price.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 22:05:16 | More by JamieDuncan
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow color with a small white head. Has a subtle yeasty aroma. Flavor is also very subtle. Has hints of yeast and a touch of sweetness. Doesn’t quite stand out against other top tripels, such as Unibroue’s own La Fin Du Monde, but is still decent.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 20:04:14 | More by brutusmuktuk
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minterro

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought in a two pack with Maudite. Poured into a tulip glass. Paired midway through with sharp cheddar cheese, pepperjack cheese, and peppercorn triscuits. The best by date on the bottle is: 08-02-14

A&S: you can see boat loads of unfiltered specks floating around the bottle even before it gets to the glass. The last pour is straight up murky. Very spicy and tart in the aroma. After a few moments this very sweet syrupy agave aroma comes through and stays in the bottle but not in the glass. When in the glass it has a ton lemony citrus aromas and fruity tartness. Meanwhile in the bottle there are some grassy almost fresh rain notes I don't get in the glass. The head of this beer is extremely volatile, upon pouring it begins at 3 fingers, but surprisingly after it starts to take a dive, it retains in a 1/2 finger creamy layer for a while. No lacing on the glass. Very murky and lively (with carbonation) pale orange colored beer.

T&M: Very tart upfront but as it gets closer and closer to the bottom it increasingly gets very sweet and funky. Very minimal amount of bitterness in the finish. On the low side of ABV for the style, but very well hidden. Tons of carbonation, medium to light body.

Overall: I really liked this beer. I liked it better than it's counter part in the 2-pack Maudite. Would for sure consider buying this combo again (especially for the price) and almost entirely for this beer. I would love to do this one and La Fin back to back, they are both so different (even being the same style) and both excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 07:09:19 | More by minterro
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle.

Appearance - Light pear/white juice yellowish white. Thick 3 inch foamy head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Loads of spices, orange, grapefruit, lemon, banana, coriander, pepper, grapes, yeasts and sugars, and slight malt backbone.

Taste - Very crisp and light, starts off with loads of banana, grapefruits, oranges and lemons. Spices are mild and add sweetness and a little tart. There Is a wheat flavor/feel to this much like a German hefeweizen. Yeasts are sweet and smooth, add a nice light flavor to balance out the bitter fruits. Malts are light and come in at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Sweet fruits, yeasts coats the tongue with bitter and sweet flavors. Palate gets more fruits, yeasts along with some malts. Aftertaste is crisp, smooth and banana and lemon heavy.

Overall - A nice easy to enjoy and full flavor triple with lower alcohol and spices. Very smooth with a nice mix of bitter and sweetness. A nice alternative to la fin du monde, id call this the little sister of that brew. Glad I got to try and if I seen in single bottle id certainly buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 21:09:08 | More by wvsabbath
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
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
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hreb

Washington

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I could not pass up yet another tripel from Unibroue. Cork topped 750 served in Chimay chalice. Beer pours super pale golden, slightly cloudy, with a nice white head. Sweet aroma, reminiscent of cider -- I really like it. Reminds me of CBC tripel threat, which is awesome. Flavor registers quite a bit lower on the sweetness. Grassy and herbal, with a relatively thin and fizzy mouthfeel, and a hint of sugar in the aftertaste, but still pretty dry. Fantastic balance, actually. I don't think it has the depth of flavor of La Fin Du Monde, but it has every bit as much drinkability and more. Quite a delicious treat.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 04:19:47 | More by hreb
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ccrida

Oregon

3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Eau Benite is hazy, dull dark gold with a large, quickly dissipating white head leaving no lace.

Smell is big banana esters, fruity and overripe.

Taste is similar, lots of banana, and just a touch oxidized. The alcohol is well hidden, and there's a nice clean maltiness.

Mouthfeel is on the dry side, with full but soft effervescence. Medium light.

Drinkability is ok, the alcohol is well hidden, save for a little spiciness on the back-end. The esters are really strong, and with the malt give it a slightly dirty vibe. Not their best effort, but a solid trippel. I'm getting a little tired off the Bananas Foster taste of many Belgium blondes, so there's perhaps a negative bias.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 02:54:01 | More by ccrida
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Eau Benite
Unibroue
Style: Tripel
ABV: 7.70 %

LOOK: Pours a dark gold with a hint of peach. Soapy white froth forms and has good staying power. Active carbonation streams up the etched goblet and actually provides more foam as the drinking experience continues. Looks like a fine Belgian style ale.

SMELL: Peach, pear, grapeskin, and must are all upfront from the fruity yeast strain employed by Unibroue's talanted brewing team. Some sweet grain notes from the malts are apparent, and just a whiff of hop rounds out the nose.

TASTE: Fuzzy peach skin, pineapple, citrus, nectarine, pear, and apple are all upfront. Small leafy, tea like hop bitterness with mineral and medicinal notes. Pale malt sweetness is well pronounced, giving a clean, full body to the brew. Alcohol is virtually non-existent, but it indeed exists here.

FEEL: Medium bodied, full of flavor, with a Champagne like high carbonation giving the brew a drier feel. Has an effervescent body and dances nicely across the palate. Finishes with a tang of yeast and notes of lightly bitter herbal hop.

OVERALL: The elusive Eau Benite, it was well worth the wait, I will tell you that. Stands as a testament of the fine brewing activity going down at Unibroue brewery in Canada. This is a tasty Tripel that hits all the right notes, and then some.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 04:37:14 | More by Stinkypuss
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4000qtrap

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Source/Serving: 22 oz bottle, aged ~3 years

S: Rich honey, tropical fruit. Light pepper, blood oranges, lillies. A wiff of bright lemon. An overall impression of heaviness and sweetness.

T: Very fruit forward with a tropical fruit smorgasbord of pineapple, guava, lemon, organge. Slightly sweet, very juicy and very refreshing. Lots of honey coming through too. Carbonation is moderate (low for the style), which gives an impression of smoothness. Bitterness is mild, slightly grassy. Alcohol and wonderbread/straw have faint echoes. I'd swear this has some wheat in it but its not listed on the Unibroue site. Light herbal hoppines. Finish remains tropical fruit driven in flavor, but is semi-dry, with light pepper, a touch of alcohol and a dry herbal note.

Notes: Notable among trippels for its tropical fruit note and crispness.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 23:01:06 | More by 4000qtrap
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HalfFull

California

3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Corked and capped 750 ml bottle poured into a large snifter glass. This blessed beverage pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a fizzy cap of foam. Decent retention though a bit lighter than expected given the bottle conditioning. So so lacing.

Aroma is fruity of citrus and some spice, perhaps some wheat influence. Warming yields more wheat and some clove spice. Belgian yeast esters are present though subdued for a self proclaimed triple with regards to fruitiness anyway.

Flavors tend toward the lemony citric side of things vs. a more yeast driven beer. Finish is lightly coarse with pils malt and some hop spice. Belgian character is light. Noting 'best by' date of 8/14, I'm not sure of this bottles history. Warming does bring forth more of a firm witbier character as the aroma opens up a bit but surely not enough to capture. Think Vitus but not as robust. More wheat than yeast.

Feel is coarse and grainy. Touch of citric sweetness on the finish does mask the ABV well. Nose gets somewhat intriguing through the foam with warming yet this is hardly a Tripel in the classic sense.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 01:46:39 | More by HalfFull
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
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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hustlesworth

Ohio

4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- mostly clear golden apricot in color with an awesome looking big poofy almost Snow White head. There's some minor spots of lace on the glass. Dense streams of tiny champagne bubbles rise right up the center of the tulip. Unibroue always nails the Belgian styles and this one looks like it's gonna be a banger.

S- yeasty fruity nose apricot and nectarines with some orange peel, melon, banana, papaya and pineapple. Clove and band aid phenols ride the waves of fruit. Sweet sugar cookie malt provides a solid foundation and swirling the glass releases a burst of floral citric hops like slightly bitter orange blossoms.

T- amazing balance of tart and sweet. Starts off with refreshing orchard fruit tartness, orange, apricot, red plum, pear, apple, then sweeter towards melon and banana and shortbread type malt flavors from added sugars. Light honey and vanilla flavor but mostly sweetened pilsner malt. Hops are lemony grassy and mild but assertively check against the sweetness. Finishes with remarkable balance, all at once sweet, bitter, tart, and grainy.

MF- much fuller than it looks and at 7.7% it feels more like 9.7%. The amped up body hides any feeling of alcohol and its tight bottle conditioned bubbles roll across the tongue. Immaculate dryness on the cheeks and lightly sticky lips makes this one a pleasure to take giant hits of. Soft juicy almost creamy body is just... Nice. Almost has the feeling of wheat proteins.

D- a modestly boozed tripel from Canada. I've had like 12 of their beers and these guys are no joke. They amaze me every single time with the best Belgian beer that's not made in Belgium (or Netherlands). This really is some holy water.. If tropical fruit has been steeping in it. Darn it where is my cheese!? This is a beer for double creme or idk something soft ripened or chevre. Killer broue.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 04:43:47 | More by hustlesworth
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - This beer pours a very nice, cloudy orange body, with a pretty thick white head. Plenty of fine bubbles.

S - Even though this beer still has that typical Unibroue yeast smell, there are lots of complex fruity notes (apples, pears, white grapes) and a nice malt backbone to the aroma. Smells more like the great triples from Belgium than the typical Unibroue Belgian-style ales.

T - Starts out a little spicy, then transitioning into the world of fruity flavours (banana, some citrus, apples, a hint of pineapple and some almost wine-like white grape qualities). Solid malt backbone, with caramel, bread and honey. The finish reminds me of the great Belgian tripels, once again. This is a great tasting beer.

M - Effervescent but not overly carbonated body provides for a very smooth drinking experience. Medium-bodied, with barely any alcohol taste. In my opinion, this is one of the smoothest and most drinkable beers from Unibroue.

O - Although similar to its bigger cousin, the famous La Fin du Monde, this beer came to my liking more, because it is less yeasty and carbonated while being more fruity and drinkable, thanks to the relatively low ABV (for a tripel). It is unfortunate that this is so hard to find, because it could easily become my go-to tripel. A great beer to be sought.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 00:14:03 | More by NightINgale
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from large corked bottle into tulip. Pours a fantastic hazy golden slightly orange color with a finger of white head. Smells of perfect belgian yeast...sweet fruity apple and pear.
Taste is awesome. Sweet pear and apple belgian yeast...nicely spiced to balance. Wow really awesome.
Its a tad sweet but otherwise so pleasant and refreshing. Overall...its another amazing brew by unibroue. It just amazes me how good they are at such a low price and so widely available. This is a very under hyped triple imo. Go have one now.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 22:35:36 | More by DrinkSlurm
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argock

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. Best before 03/15/14 on bottle neck. Purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT) for $6.99.

A: Slightly hazy peach-apricot with ample 2-finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: The aroma is very fruity with a lot of peach, pear, and apricot jam aromas. No alcohol character at all. There is a fair amount of bready yeast as well. Hops provide some mild spicy, herbal note but not much else.

T: This is a superbly flavored beer with peach, Gala apple, apricot, pear fruit flavors, none of them too heavy. There is some wheaty tanginess not evident in the aroma. The yeast note is so smooth -- just the gentlest hint of phenols/clove to add a touch of spiciness. There are some fruity esters present as well. There is also a tiny bit of caramel apple type of flavor in the finish as it warms. The bitterness overall is low-medium. There are some background light herbal hops notes. The aftertaste has a little more yeast but more of the stewed pear and caramel apple type of flavors. The alcohol is a little more noticeable as warming occurs, but it is not obtrusive at all.

M: So smooth and silky with relatively low carbonation for the style with medium body. The long aftertaste does not hurt in this department as well.

O: Wow - for never having seen this beer before, what a find. It is much more fruity and sweet than La Fin Du Monde, but the sweetness is subdued and complex. Where I would say La Fin Du Monde is a celebration of pure maltiness, Eau Benite is a superb expression of yeast esters on a somewhat sweeter malt note. It is comparable to Weyerbacher Merry Monks, but a lot lighter and subtle, and thus a lot more drinkable. I will be looking out for more of this tripel in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 05:41:29 | More by argock
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet. The "best before" date was not printed or was rubbed off.

3.25 A: Moderately hazed orange peach color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and not much lacing is left.

3.75 S: Big spiciness with a focus on pepper. Some clove is mixed in as well, but the pepper is the headliner. Hay and a wildflower meadow outdoorziness. Apple and peach fruitiness. Neutral wheat, notes of banana, and a light dirty earthiness.

3.5 T: Taste is good, but it's a little less focussed than the nose. Firstly, it suffers from not having a "main" flavor to lead the way. The pepper just falls into the other flavors. Also, this is much more earthy than the nose suggested. While that is fine, I do prefer fruitier, spicier tripels. Apple orchard, peach, hay, musky woods, banana, pepper, clove about in that order.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. One of my favorite things about Unibroue beers is the spritzy carbonation. Unfortunately, this is a little undercarbed and what is there doesn't have the spritziness I'm used to from this brewery. Still, goes down quite easily.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but it doesn't hold a candle to LFDM, so I doubt I'll ever buy this again, even if I'm in the mood for some Unibroue.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 06:47:34 | More by DavoleBomb
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy pale gold. Enormous effervescent and fluffy white head. Fades slowly with excellent head retention. However, almost no lacing. Just little specks here and there.

S: A really nice light and crisp lemony aroma. Some mild yeast and bread too. Refreshing.

T: Smooth and crisp citrus flavors with hints of grass. There is some mild yeasty bread in the middle. Finishes with a little bit of grass, lemons and a touch of drying black pepper and earth.

M: Medium bodied, but oh so smooth.

O: Super drinkable tripel. One of the smoothest mouthfeels of any tripel I've had. Can't give it huge scores due to the relatively simple nature of the beer but it goes down so easy and is delicious to boot. To be frank, this is better than La Fin Du Monde.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 03:59:43 | More by Dope
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a chilled tulip glass? Yes, it was poured.

Appearance 4.0: Beer is a beautiful hazy golden color. Completely opaque. Lots of carbonation bubbles everywhere. Poured out with a 1/4" head that subsided into a 1/8" head and stuck around the entire session.

Smell 4.5: Beautiful bouquet. I smell lots of spicy Belgian yeast, sweet malt and a delightful straw or dried grass.

-Taste 4.5: Front is slightly sweet, but is butressed by the wonderfully refreshing carbonation and the brief hints of sourness. Middle is yeasty and dry. Finish is so smooth and all in the back of the mouth; is also slightly dry and is very satisfying. Aftertaste is of grains, Belgian yeast and a slight hop bite. Fantastic.

-Mouthfeel 4.5: One of the few occassions I've experienced where the mouthfeel is almost perfect and actually enhances the drinking experience.

-Overall 4.5: Excellent beer and one of the best triples I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Light, airy, but at the same time it presents an amazing depth of taste and smell. The label has a lot of fun with angelic imagery, but this is one angelic and miraculous brew. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 06:26:22 | More by BeerDocT
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Murrhey

Montana

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass. Reviewed live.

A- lovely big white head, short retention. Very well carbonated. Cloudy golden color.

S- golden malts and airy yeasts. Smells like a Tripel to me. Very appealing.

T- sour. Earthy yeasts and lemon. Spicy. Complex beer. Not a huge fan though.

M- vinous, well carbonated and wet finish.

O- very good example of the style. That's all I can really say until I improve my palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 04:08:47 | More by Murrhey
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alexipa

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly orange-yellow, crystal clear. Has the signature Unibroue huge frothy white head.

S: Smells of Belgian yeast, malts, and citrus- orange and lemon.

T: Subtle yeast and citrus taste mirroring the smell. Peppery finish that lingers for a while, with a nice malt back bone. Well balanced

M: Medium bodied with a smooth, milky feel. Pretty low carbonation which works well here.

O: A very solid, enjoyable Tripel. It's basically a Pilsner if it was brewed with Belgian yeast; tons of malt flavor but still very complex. It isn't mind blowing, but it's worth the price and I will be picking this up again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 01:04:09 | More by alexipa
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FosterJM

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1630th Review on BA
Bottle to City Beer Store Tulip
750ml C/C

Purchased at 2 pk of Unibroue beers from World Market in Chino Hills, CA. Had never seen this one.

App- A lighter hazy yellow with a lemon meets orange juice color. Slightly lighter on the bottom of the glass. Has a nice head on this. A big craterous 2 finger very bubbly head. Although no lace or cling to it.

Smell- A good strong belgian yeast aroma comes wofting up. Not the usual Unibroue scent I am used to. A good backing lemon and wheat nose. Not really like a triple. A bit malty with some orange zest to round it out.

Taste- Well IMO, this really was more like a belgian pale ale than a triple per se. A nice amount of spice and pepper to give off the impression of a triple but still can get a lot of the wheat from the nose.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a slightly light/medium carbonation. A good residual wheat base with some pepper and spice to it.

Drink- It was tasty but not up to par with La Fin Du Monde.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 18:17:02 | More by FosterJM
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours with a very hazy golden orange body into a Unibroue chalice. Tiny white head forms which was foreshadowed by the lack of any pressure on the cork. Tiny ring and an absence of lace.

S- Not a ton going on. Unibroue house yeast brings some spice, coriander, apples and fruits. There is a citrus/lemon peel aspect as well.

T- A pretty fruity Tripel with notes of apples, white grapes, lemon peel and raisins. Belgian yeast spice makes up most of the rest of the flavor, coriander, pepper, cloves and some esters and bananas. Spicy, grassy and floral hops.

MF- Very low carbonation in the body which is of a moderate thickness. Fairly bitter finish and slight alcohol warmth.

The lack of carbonation hurts the body and flavor of this beer. Mostly yeast driven with a nice hop balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:32:38 | More by cbutova
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice little tripel, I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately it lives in the shadow of La Fin Du Fonde...a much better beer. Served in a goblet.

Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a tight white head, some lacing, moderate carbonation, nice retention.

Aroma is a little yeasty, clean, overall weak.

Beer is light and airy with a nice mild breadiness and a dry finish. No real bitterness, just a nice little tripel. I'd have it again, I really enjoyed it but I like La Fin Du Monde a bit more.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 18:59:13 | More by drabmuh
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
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
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold bodied with a thin layer of suds coating the top. Not a whole lot for lacing.

Yeasty and fruity with some wet straw.

Pretty light taste to it, but still has depth. Belgian yeast, spicy yeast notes, clove, lower sweetness, touch of warm alcohol. Lingering light spice into the aftertaste.

Light-medium body, very dry and slightly chalky/powdery. And highly carbonated although it is on the softer end.

Probably my least favorite Unibroue I've tried. It's not that it's poorly made, but that it just doesn't do a whole lot for me personally. I think it's well done and would make a good intro beer to belgian styles, but just doesn't do a whole lot else. I will enjoy the bottle, but no need to try it again really.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 02:12:43 | More by jera1350
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