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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

432 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 51
Gots: 32 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of keanex
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From a bottle best before 8-23-2013. Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Hazy amber/orange with a creamy white head that remains through most of the glass. Very appealing looking.

S: Ripe tropical fruits, with a slight spice. Very thick/strong scent and inviting.

T: Sweet up front with some overripe fruits, slight hints of alcohol, and a slight spice at the end. This has a good balance to it, the sweet up front meshes well with the dry semi-spice finish. Incredibly drinkable here.

M: Creamy full bodied with a lot of fizzy carbonation. Fills your mouth and feels like I could chew it.

O: I love this beer, it's delicious. My biggest gripe with it is that it's only available in gift sets. Seek it out for sure.

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 John_M
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a golden orange color with good head retention and lacing. The head is very soft and creamy in this beer. The nose is attractive, showing an interesting blend of ginger, balsa wood, graham cracker, light honey and nutmeg. The flavor profile is generally replicated on the palate, except I also get some interesting pineapple and apricot as well, that blends very nicely with the spice and underlying hoppy bitterness in this moderately sweet beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and the beer comes across as very soft and long on the palate. The alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and this beer is all too easy to drink.

This is a very solid, well crafted beer, and I'm pretty sure that were I to try it blind, I would think for all the world that this beer came from Belgium. Nothing is out preportion in this beer, and this is certainly something I could see myself ordering again.

Photo of mmva321
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clean and sharp except for the cloudy body, Eau Benite is passable but underwhelming. It's pale yellow, with a little orange thrown in and some white head on top. No lacing.

S: I think I just love how things smell. I don't know if anything is good or bad anymore, because it all just smells nice to me. Follows the tripel formula: some hops, grassy notes, some smooth malts and then throw in a fruit basket. I love it. This beer is especially smooth.

T: Way too smooth. This is relatively low alcohol, so I'll blame the malts. It drowns out the hops and fruit and creates a flat and overly sweet taste that is similar to leaving a piece of white chocolate on your tongue for 90 seconds.

M: Light, bubbly and smooth. I like the feel, but I'm distracted by the taste.

O: I wish it were better. It's passable, but the intense smooth malts destroy that tartness I love to get from the fruits of a tripel. Give it a try, but don't expect to ascend to heaven.

Photo of DSlim71
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Hawkeye1113
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

-Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Chimay chalice
-Poured/Reviewed on 1/5/12
-Best by date of 8/23/13

A- Pours a cloudy, golden yellow. 1cm of head that retains itself and slowly dissipates.

S- Bananas, peaches, light fruits. Very aromatic and delightful.

T- Creamy, light, fruity flavor. Sweet. A bit of witbier spice.

M- Mild carbonation. I can sense the alcohol a bit, but it doesn't interfere with the rest of the beer. Creamy. A bit of hop bitterness on the back end.

O- Overall, a nice, smooth tripel. Not the best example of the style, but still a solid beer, especially for the price. Another nice, pleasant drinker from Unibroue.

Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this beer up in a pack with Maudite. It wasn't sold separately, so I was stuck. Not like Maudite is "bad", so I sucked up the extra purchase. Let's see what this beer is all about:

Appearance: Pours a pretty hazy orange gold color with a large fluffy 2" white head of various size bubbles. There are tons of bubbles rising, but they only "try" to stick once they get to the top of the beer. As the beer sits, it is still pretty cloudy, but there is quite a bit of lacing left on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: I could already get some strong yeasty, wet-bread-dough notes through the lemon peels and mild biscuit and toasty malts. As the head starts to fall a bit, there are some clove notes coming out. The yeast is a big player in the aroma of this beer. Too much so IMO. The aroma is getting much more perfumy as the beer warms.

Taste: The flavor isn't quite a yeasty as the aroma, but it is still a strong player here. The body is thinner than the aroma suggested, and the carbonation is high, so the beer zips across your palate quickly as if on ball-bearings. When the carbonation dies down and you are tasting the finish of the beer, the yeast and bread dough are there along with some spiciness from the hops to linger for quite some time after the sip. The lemons are there in the finish as well, but the bread dough lingers as the most noticeable component.

Opinion: This is an alright beer. I really don't care for how the yeast stands out like it does. It almost seems like it wasn't finished fermenting, but the attenuation says otherwise. Perhaps this one is just to "small" of a beer for their house yeast or something? I mean, this is a good beer from just about any other brewery, but Unibroue makes some exceptional beers and this one is not quite up to that standard because it isn't very clean in the finish. I would prefer to stick to their La Fin Du Monde or something than revisit this one again.

Photo of rkcrozier
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of citycrab
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of lackenhauser
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, pale orange color with a very nice head on top. Decent head seems to want to remain. Yeasty and spicy aroma, mildly phenolic. earthy as well. Very crisp and citrusy flavor wise. Peppery spice to it. Mild grapefruit. Very sharp and effervescent mouthfeel-quite lively. Mild sticky sweetness in the finish. Nice enjoyable tripel all in.

Photo of jayhawk73
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Eau Benite pours a light orange color with a near perfect two finger off white head. Good lacing and carbonation on this beer. The appearance is very murky/hazy and impossible to see through despite it's relative light color. The nose is pleasant, and on the lighter side for the style. I get lemon peel, clove, malt, and pepper- as well as some light fruit. Maybe a little orange in there as well. The taste follows the nose profile. The pepper and spices come out slightly more than in the nose. The taste is also bigger and a little bolder than the nose. Not quite as complex/smooth as the best tripels, but still solid. Feel is medium w/ a nice citrus/hop bite on the back end. Good carbonation on the feel as well, with a fairly dry finish. Overall, this is a good solid tripel- I'd have this again. This is one of the better beers I've had from Unibroue. I enjoyed it quite a bit more than La Fin du Monde... Cheers.

Photo of WoodersonMB
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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

Served in a chalice. Cloudy yellow with some foam. Slowly dissolves to a ring. The smell is primarily clove and bananna, not much else. The taste is fairly dry, almost light. Nothing really jumps out at me beyond yeast flavors. Light mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Overall ok beer. I think I was expecting something a little more exciting.

Photo of Pamola
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of PhineasGage
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of delzer13
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of puboflyons
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the caged, corked 750 ml. bottle stamped 08-23-13. Sampled on December 10, 2011. It pours a golden amber with a full, fluffy head that simmers down as well as a nice carbonation stream heading up the center of the glass. The aroma is alive with sensations including yeast, clove, corn, Belgian sugars, and a tiny hop hit. The body is of medium texture. It is an exquisite Tripel with its bittersweet taste and spicy afterglow that also tingles the tongue with a sour, hoppy finale. I would probably buy this more often if it was available by itself instead of part of a gift pack.

Photo of Proteus93
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I was briefly on the fence about buying this. The tripel is not among my favourite styles, but I haven't really come across a 'bad Unibroue' + Maudite is a favourite, so I gave it a shot...

A: Hazy straw colour, with a golden glow giving it some added character. The head formed particularly nicely in the Unibroue cervois (it's more that than a tulip, right?)

S /T /M: The aroma is among the most pleasant things I have smelt from a beer in a long time. A touch of citrus blends nicely with a 'fresh fruit basket' aroma... apple and pear stand out nicely, with an added spice. The spiciness is a little more apparent in the flavour, though it comes across mostly in the mouthfeel as a peppery warmth. The dryness of the beer is about as good as I think it can get. It complements the flavour well, in addition to the prickly carbonation, and completes the well-rounded body of the brew. This would be one of the very few cases I would give mouth-feel a five!

D: I found this to be an extremely pleasing experience, and a very well crafted beer. It stands up against other offerings from Unibroue fabulously, and adds a strong contender to their line-up.

Photo of zaphodchak
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Forgot to agitate bottle before pouring; made the mistake of doing so with a stopper-- some spilled out. Lesson learned.

Two fingers fluffy white head. Hazy goldenrod body. Relatively little lace but the glass wasn't totally dry.

Classic Unibroue nose, similar to Fin du Monde, slightly spicier, but still full of Unibroue yeast.

Yeasty body, some bugglegum wheat, some fruit, relatively dry (for a Unibroue, that is) clean finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit prickly, some carbonic flavor in the taste.

This is... kind of a waterier Fin du Mond, but I guess I should've expected that? It's still darn good. Sort of a lighter-weight younger brother with a similar flavor profile.

Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.