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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

414 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 47
Gots: 28 | 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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tln13

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-22-2012 19:16:32 | More by tln13
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bloberglawp

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 03:07:05 | More by bloberglawp
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Georgia

4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
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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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-01-2013 07:23:38 | More by shagal
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-10-2014 23:46:39 | More by Rohkey
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AWB3

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-17-2014 15:51:15 | More by AWB3
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JohnfromDublin

Ireland

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This 330ml bottle was bought for me in France and brought to Ireland. A bit of a roundabout journey, I will admit (thanks André and Collette). I could not read the "best by" date. After I uncapped the foil topped bottle, I discovered that it was a "twist off" cap!

It poured a pale golden hazy brew with a good white head. Plenty of yeast sediment. Nice lacing on the glass. It reminded me of Vlo (Brouwerei 't Ij) in appearence and smell.

The taste was a warming well balanced complex brew. lots of flavours going on including banana and raisin. Nice carbonation, very drinkable; another well crafted brew from Unibroue

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2008 08:14:39 | More by JohnfromDublin
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Evoforen

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-15-2013 16:56:54 | More by Evoforen
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4000qtrap

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Unibroe products are a much less hard find, and at better prices, than other north american beers here in europe. Thumbs up for them

A- Cloudy, and at the same time bright, orange. Small to medium head with good retention and some lacing on the glass

S- Yeast is over there, with some honey and some citrus notes to back up. A spicy aroma overall, maybe a bit too sweet

T- Alcohol is sure to be felt but it comes along with a pleasant spicy character that is in turn matched by some fruity notes and by citrus. There is also a faint honey flavour that can be clearly felt in the aftertaste. Again, a bit too sweet to give the palate a full feel, the taste is mainly on your tongue

M- As i have just said, not much going on in the palate. Still, pleasantly dry with a surely detectable but not too aggressive carbonation

D- This may not be an incredibly high ABV beer, but it has a warming character that still leaves room for a quite fresh overall feel. Surely a pleasant drink

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 15:09:01 | More by Cozzatoad
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-24-2013 18:45:37 | More by TheConnMan
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Ranz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-21-2012 14:29:32 | More by Ranz
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-24-2013 14:41:49 | More by mattsmith413
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rjvanston

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-11-2013 03:36:37 | More by rjvanston
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vanrassel

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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JOaikido

Quebec (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341 ml bottle.

A- Medium head, white in colour. Orange-golden colour, nice. Cloudy with sediment floating in the beer. Head retention isn't great but there is good effervescence.

S- Spice and yeast. Yeast dominates. Citrus notes that become stronger as the beer warms.

T- Great Unibroue yeast. Spices. Sour citrus middle with bitterness of hops behind. Alcohol well hidden.

MF- Carbonation bite too strong. Refreshing and light without being watery. Dry without being pasty/astringent.

D- Light enough to be refreshing. Flavourful and strong enough to sip. Limited a little by high alcohol that goes right to your head. Wish more stores stocked this one as I prefer it to many easier to find beers from Unibroue. Good to see the Unibroue classics holding up despite the outside ownership.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2006 03:59:16 | More by JOaikido
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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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52P48

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-18-2013 20:41:15 | More by 52P48
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

10-31-2012 20:59:35 | More by Kremlock
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Graham5161986

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a cloudy, orange colour with a huge, rocky off-white head that has good retention, eventually settling to a consisten foam, leaving a slight lace. Lots of visible sediment and a good amount of visible carbonation.

S: nice floral hops, sweet fruit (like a caramel apple!), yeast and a hint of coriander spice

T: strong fruit and floral presence with a delicious caramel candy pudding flavour on the finish. Quite dry with a slight touch of apple sweetness lingering on my palate. Decent spice to it as well.

M: light bodied and creamy, excellently crisp carbonation and a crisp, dry finish that tingles the back of my throat.

D: Another triumph from Unibroue. Nice and complex and highly drinkable given it's 7.7% ABV (relatively low for a Belgian strong pale ale) I don't know if I would classify this one as a "triple" like they do, nevertheless, a highly enjoyable beer that I wouldn't hesitate to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2008 05:18:10 | More by Graham5161986
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cuy50

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-10-2013 20:24:27 | More by cuy50
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-22-2012 23:41:33 | More by fluidmotion
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Calculat0r

Japan

5/5  rDev +24.4%

04-17-2012 16:35:35 | More by Calculat0r
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Viking

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

After trying similar brews with 'evil' names such as Duvel and Lucifer, I figured I should give the good guys a shot as well. So, how is that 'Holy Water'?

Nice golden-peach colored body, with a good sized head (which fades a bit too quickly, I'm sorry to say). Aroma and flavor are just a bit too sweet and 'sticky'. I like the spiciness in the aroma, but it's covered over too much by a sugury-honey smell. Also has a bit of that 'new mown hay' aroma. Overall, the taste is good, but has a very lager-like flavor in the finish that I just don't care for. Carbonation in the beer gives it a pretty lively feeling on the tongue. I don't think Eau Benite is a great example of the style, and it's far from the best Unibroue beer (which are generally quite amazing).

Based on Eau Benite, I think I'll stick to the 'evil' brews...time to pick up a big bottle of Duvel!

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2002 07:01:44 | More by Viking
Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.