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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

436 Ratings
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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 54
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-06-2001

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Photo of Neorebel
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap... the appearance was not the most pleasing shade of murky yellow, but this is just a small deduction. The head was average, with lots of carbonation. The aroma was wonderful with hints of pineapple and very sweet candy. Taste - I found generally to be quite similar to La Fin Du Monde, only turned up a notch in the sweetness department. It's of course got that signature 'Ale On Lees' Unibroue stamp, which I love. Not a bad thing at all. The breadiness, herb/spices, and crisp, yeast aspects balance out the sweetness well. The fact that it is so well-rounded is probably it's biggest strength. Does not feel heavy in body and has just the right amount of alcohol warming. Not quite as complex as your 'Belgian' Belgians, but don't hesitate to order this or pick it up if it's at your local beer store...

Photo of Sinewave
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of depechemode1983
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden and slightly cloudy in appearance. The head is white and foamy and disappears quickly. Lacing is minimal. Great color.

S - Bananas, candy sugar, bubble gum, peaches. So much going on. Getting some alcohol as well.

T - Semi bitter peach. Alcohol. Sweet pineapple. Delicious.

M - Smooth, creamy, bubbly carbonation.

O - A step above La Fin Du Monde. This beer is excellent.

Photo of Converge
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz goblet.

A - And yet another Unibroue volcano, overflowing with foam all over the place. 5th straight one now. Pours with a frothy, off-white head and a burnt copper-orange hue. Lots of sediment at the bottom of the glass. Little head retention

S - Probably the best smelling tripel for me to date. Nice yeasty character with some light fruitiness and not too much spice. Unripe oranges, tangerine, and some pleasant Belgian spice.

T - The flavor is a mixture of the anticipated taste from the smell and something totally different. The yeast character is done very well, and has a really bready feel. The fruit taste is fantastic, with sunny nectarines, oranges, and tangerine flavors. Finishes with a touch of spices, wheat, bubblegum, and faint hops. It has a certain funk to it that really appeals to me.

M - Nice smooth body, good carbonation. All around really good here. Slight alcohol heat, with a bit of spice in the finish. But that sort of spice and phenol character is to be expected with this style.

D - Probably my favorite tripel so far, and I really enjoyed this one. Nice drinkable flavor with a funky fruit kick and reasonable ABV. I would definitely have this one again without having to think twice.

Photo of rkcrozier
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of beerbtl
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of MJR
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a lovely golden color with a hint of amber. It's off-white head quickly (and loudly) fizzles down to a tiny cap.

Smell: The aroma's a nice blend of sweet and spicy with notes of fruit, honey, and a hint of banana and clove. There's a slight earthiness, as well as a touch of alcohol.

Taste: Well balanced and laid back with suggestions of honey, pear, banana, clove, and bready yeast. The alcohol is well hidden, only rearing it's head slighty on the tail end. A touch of hoppiness adds a nice balance. Adding the yeast sediment builds on the earthy, bready flavor. A dry, musty character develops towards the end of the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated with a crisp, spritzy mouthfeel that's more to the thin side. Very dry on the tongue. Nice tummy warming effect.

Drinkability: Good...this is a well-done tripel. There's nothing extraordinary about it, but nothing bad or out of place either. It's not one of Unibroue's best, but it is a solid brew none-the-less.

Photo of Popsinc
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Realale
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep cloudy gold. Fine large head settles quickly to a rocky incomplete cap.

Nose is quite yeasty and malty with a touch of phenol and a bit of banana/plum fruitiness.

Big, crisp crackery malt on the palate. Dies a bit in the mid-palate, leaving mostly yeasty notes to carry the load. The phenol and fruit are there as well, with the phenol being a bit more than I'd prefer. Touch chalky at the finish, and the alcohol pops out with food, although remains well-hidden without.

Great prickly bottle-conditioned carbonation wipes the palate clean after each sip, while still maintaining a certain softness on the palate that characterizes the Unibroue line.

Honestly, I've had better bottles of this, and the score reflects this particular bottle, as I did not officially review any of the others. Will revisit my review if it crosses my path again.

Small bottle. Best before date of 11/27/04

Photo of Nutwood
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow-orange with a big, bubbly off-white head. One whiff and my nose is filled with yeast and light citrus fruit as the brew bubbles furiously.

Mmmm…Nice and wheaty at first, followed by a variety of fruits (apricot? nectarine? white plum?) and a touch of spice. Finally, the fruit gives way to a wonderful dry finish (more wheat), and then, just at the end, a sweet, alcoholic warmth.

Halfway gone and my Eau is still bubbling furiously, with a reduced but still present white lacing of fine bubbles.

As it warms, the yeast flavors are becoming more prominent, adding a bready touch to this beer’s fruitful bounty.

This is just one more reason that Unibroue is becoming my favorite brewery. Le miracle d’Unibroue, indeed.

Photo of BeerDocT
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Photo of rjvanston
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Pamola
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JSkone09
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of LarryV
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I liked this beer. Citrusy and slightly sweet, but not overbearingly so. The head dissipates quickly, leaving a golden-orangey, opaque brew. Not as spicy as La Fin Du Monde, nor as sweet as Don Du Dieu. An easy drinking brew. I had it in the 750ml corked bottle.

Photo of SickNukes
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of tln13
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of bloberglawp
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from the SAQ that now keeps some unibroue oferings shelved.

Pours a murky orangish yellow, soft thick head crowns the "eau benite" chalice. A delicate film of lace is present as the beer goes down. Aroma of spicy esters, figs and sugar. Flavor is a crisp strong hit of malt, spice (clove and cinnamon) and fruity (figs, passionfruit, watermelon) esters. Also present was the signature "unibroue" yeast strain ester profile, one I like.

Photo of shagal
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of brutusmuktuk
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Photo of mattsmith413
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Rohkey
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Ranz
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.