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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

417 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 48
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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pbass78

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

10-08-2012 14:12:49 | More by pbass78
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this bottle out of a dual bomber pack, which I guess is probably how most reviewers got theirs.

I aged it for about a year now, and those active yeast really went to work. When I opened the bottle... wow, did the foam come forth. I had to hold the bottle in the sink for a few minutes until the beer calmed down.

Benite went into a tulip glass. Very hazy with a ton of tasty head. There was a clean smell coming off the top. I get a bunch of the belgian yeastiness. There was also banana esthers.

The flavor was pretty good. Nothing too original or different here.

Overall a pretty good tripel, but nothing too different than most of the tripels you find.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 22:41:13 | More by ummswimmin
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-04-2012 21:29:33 | More by BigTrubble
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-28-2012 23:19:36 | More by Gww1864
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DeadGuyRyan

Ohio

2/5  rDev -50.2%

09-28-2012 15:30:01 | More by DeadGuyRyan
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-24-2012 03:31:17 | More by Gregwa
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Hellpop65

Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-23-2012 23:02:27 | More by Hellpop65
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-21-2012 22:44:40 | More by Molson2000
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axeman9182

New Jersey

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

750 mL bottle, a souvenir from working BBF this year. The beer was allowed to warm some before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

Eau Benite pours a very hazy orange. About three fingers or so of white foam rises up to fill the glass, before slowly creeping down. Head retention is fairly minimal though. The nose is chock full of esters. Lots of pale fruit aromas swimming around, and balanced by just a little bit of clove. The flavor profile is similarly unbalanced. The fruity esters are superb, with waves of apple, peach, apricot, mango, and a little bit of pear all present and vying for attention. The only problem is that there's not much else to the beer at all. As in the nose, there's a little bit of a phenolic clove presence, but it's very much buried in the background. The body is just a hair too chewy for my taste, but it's a close thing. The carbonation, on the other hand, is flawless. It's very lively, lending the beer some levity and excitement. Eau Benite is a tasty beer, it's just not complex enough to hang with the best tripels. Then again, given that Unibroue also makes La Fin Du Monde, it was going to be hard for Eau Benite to live up to the inevitable comparisons.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 05:59:51 | More by axeman9182
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Odri

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-13-2012 23:08:51 | More by Odri
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-12-2012 21:23:06 | More by kaelingirl
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-12-2012 18:13:46 | More by hiphopj5
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.4%

09-11-2012 00:42:33 | More by brez8791
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socon67

New York

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

A - Pours a brown color with a reddish hue. Bubbles of carbonation similar to soda coem to the surface. Certainy an active beer. Some lacing is noted.

S - Nice smell of tropical fruit and sugary candy. Also has the Unibroue yeast scent typical with most of their brand.

T - Has a taste that was so close to cherry Coke that you'd swear they switched glasses. But the complexity also has notes of fruit and a slight warming bite at the end.

M - Easy drinking tripel. Carbonation is bubbly, and medium bodied.

O - Solid beer, and the sweetness makes this a very good cocktail beer or cordial. Very easy to convert non-craft drinkers to try this.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2012 23:39:20 | More by socon67
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

09-09-2012 02:57:55 | More by pjs234
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-08-2012 23:13:41 | More by trevorpost
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TheMadStork


4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-01-2012 00:11:53 | More by TheMadStork
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-27-2012 06:11:11 | More by beerpadawan
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superspak

Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice, best before 8/23/2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a fluffy 1-2 finger white head with good retention, tghat reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, with a decent amount of carbonation streaming up. Aromas of pear, pepper, banana, clove, herbal, wheat, earth, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance. Taste of pear, lemon, banana, pepper, clove, wheat, herbal, earth, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of pear, banana, clove, wheat, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor complexity and balance between fruit/spicy flavors. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a fairly crisp and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely amazing Tripel. Fantastic flavor complexity and balance; and extremely easy to drink. Kind of like a smaller La Fin Du Monde. Just outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 05:51:05 | More by superspak
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Beeradelphia

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-22-2012 08:29:20 | More by Beeradelphia
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dandelion-gold color - a tad too hazy? (old bottle? apparently not, maybe that's how it's supposed to look or the bottle wasn't handled properly - i chilled and decanted...) - slightly off-white foam that didn't hold at all

first impression upon sniffing was that it was very similar to La Fin Du Monde - sweet, fruity, lemon-shortbread/buttercookie scents - mildly herbal/perfumy - the most potent aroma was that of banana nectar (combo of esters and malt, I suppose)

the taste is very similar to L.F.D.M., however, this has more emphasis on the sweet, cookie-like product of the esters and malt while La Fin leans more towards citrus/melon and floral/herbal nuances - getting some tartness from the CO2 + phenols - an ambiguous spice flavor looms, somewhat wit-like, but not quite coriander - the alcohol and its byproducts linger long after the finish

a bit of a sharp zip from the alcohol on the tip of the tongue (once again, carbonation surely plays part) - while there is a pleasant soft, honey-ish roundness that cuts through, it leaves fairly dry and something seems lacking...

overall, the alcohol pulls the beer a bit off-balance - the alcohol is way too present for 7.7%, and was probably emphasized due to the desired phenols from the yeast

Unibroue's yeast and its rendering has always been very tasty to me, and it makes it hard to not like any of their core offerings - but this tripel could be more - i'll stick to La Fin - not a loss not having this widely available stateside

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 20:21:53 | More by Bouleboubier
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-18-2012 05:41:13 | More by Melomanemusher
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-05-2012 02:39:00 | More by mattparsons
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yeti123

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +24.4%

07-31-2012 22:30:48 | More by yeti123
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2012 09:22:36 | More by strongaf
Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.