Eau Benite - Unibroue
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3.8/5 rDev -5.5%
This beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. The white head never really developed, but created a ring around the surface with a bit of sheeting on the beer. An aroma of coriander, clove, orange peel and apples greets you at every sip.
The flavor began sweet and fruity (apples), quickly moved to a spicy clove taste and finished with some alcohol. A sweet malt in the background holds the flavors together and some fruity flavors are left behind when swallowed.
This is a tasty beer that would go great with pasta. I found that I was sipping lightly so I did not find it as drinkable as other beers.
07-10-2003 17:33:07 | More by WanderingFool
3.98/5 rDev -1%
Bought at Marché du Boisé (boul. des Forges, T-R), 6/13/03, stored cool dark, 2600 miles in my trunk.
As usual, I had no problem getting a big, white, coarse, fizzy head. It collapses crusty and leaves only a few spots of lacing. Cloudy, orange-yellow beer. This one has an awesome nose: spice, candy, sweet citrus. Mmmmm. The front is spicy citrus, leading to a fizzy, light middle. There's a little buttery maltiness. The finish is very dry: bitter with some grains. Buttered bread returns in the aftertaste, then some pepper.
This is a very dry Unibroue. It's good, of course, but for me it's a little bland compared to the others. It's about as light as 7.7% abv can get.
07-06-2003 08:19:10 | More by kbub6f
3.33/5 rDev -17.2%
Originally sampled on 2 August 2002. I am writing this review from my notes. it has a large white head w/ tiny bubbles that disapates quickly. It's a cloudy, light golden color. It's slightly sweet w/ a dry, flat finish. No alcohol flavor. Nice, but not outstanding
06-28-2003 12:36:38 | More by jcalabre
4.43/5 rDev +10.2%
Carefully poured it's a clear deep golden color. Adding the yeasty sediment clouds it but also adds a softer character and stronger vanilla tones. The off-white head is creamy and displays good retention but leaves only limited lace about the glass. The nose offers an interesting yeastiness that displays vanilla, clove, and soft fruit (apples, berry, papaya, melon). It's very fine, natural carbonation softly caresses the tongue; and although the body is light, it's creaminess gives it the impression of a fuller body. Vanilla returns in the flavor along with a softly sweet maltiness that's backed by gentle fruit (apple, pear, mild strawberry) and a light touch of alcohol that gently lingers on the palate following the swallow. It's quite unique; and very impressive in just that! I've never had a beer similar to this; and although it did take a little bit of warming to, it's become one of my favorites. Well worth trying!
06-26-2003 12:13:49 | More by NeroFiddled
3.58/5 rDev -10.9%
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
06-23-2003 08:40:28 | More by Realale
3.7/5 rDev -8%
Hazy dark blonde hue, covered by a head that readily recedes into a spotty, loose layer that leaves sparse, oblong spots of foam. Bready malt along with wafts of must, green apple, and lightly acidic lime citrus dominate the somewhat tame aroma, with subtle notes of peppery alcohol and trace phenol. Mild honeyish sweetness is perceived at first in flavor, then is followed by notes of underripe kiwi and white grape. Fruitiness fades mid palate revealing a pleasantly dry, bready, lightly cracker like malt foundation, which is in turn supplemented by understated herbal clove. Hints of black licorice and candied green apple emerge late, along with mild, nearly forgotten hop bitterness. Well attenuated and acceptably smooth in mouthfeel, but a hair thin. Finishes clean, with mild, agreeable limeish acidity and hints of sweet bread. A surprisingly tame, but balanced strong golden by Unibroue. Highly reminescent of a Belgian "single" in overall character, except with a dangerously hidden alcohol content. Highly quaffable. A bit too neutral in yeast derived character, but quite tasty, nonetheless.
05-30-2003 15:35:11 | More by marc77
4/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
04-22-2003 10:50:35 | More by MJR
4.45/5 rDev +10.7%
Pours a cloudy pale golen color with a white head that leaves a nice lace. It has a very fruity aroma. The taste is fruity as well, tastes like apricot and pineapple. It's a very refreshing and wonderful beer. Unibroue somehow has a way of amazing me even with my extremely high expections. I always expect something great and they always deliver.
04-21-2003 16:24:57 | More by dmarch
4.72/5 rDev +17.4%
Color is a muddy amber/ orange with a large, fluffy white head.
Aroma is in a class by itself: angelic, uplifting, arousing. Fresh, floral, soft, sweet,...a compound of beauty and wonder, entirely in a universe of it's own!
Body is medium, but light on the tongue, sweet and spicy, with tingly hops! Full presence on the palate, lilting and dancing hops! This is a true contender to Duvel.
S'wonderful, S'marvelous, S'whatIlike to drink!
04-02-2003 19:42:29 | More by feloniousmonk
4.5/5 rDev +11.9%
NOTES: also available in 12oz bottles.
750ml corked and caged bottle: Brilliant! Another triumph for Unibroue. This beer poured a nice yellow colour, like a triplke should. This beer threw out some very complex aromas of fruits, berries, wheat, smoke, and everything else! This tastes awesome, like a fruity, light, alcoholic concoction should! This has that classic Unibroue mouthfeel and an awesome drinkability as well!
02-17-2003 20:44:11 | More by francisweizen
British Columbia (Canada)
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
A very enjoyable Belgian styled ale in the strength of a triple. Among the more enjoyable non-Belgian brewed triple styled ales available, but pales in comparison to Unibroue's own "La Fin du Monde."
Pours clean with a bright golden hue colour and a might head that gives way quickly to a thin broken head. Aroma is very enjoyable with hints of fruit such as pear, orange and apple must, but not enough to confuse it with the "Ephemere" (also by Unibroue).
Although it has warming characteristics, its 7.7%abv is lower than that of many "triples" but that alcohol content can sneak up on ya when not looking. Its a very drinkable ale that went well with a series of pre-Xmas dinner appetizers.
12-25-2002 18:57:02 | More by 49degrees
4.4/5 rDev +9.5%
Pours a light golden color with some slight yeasties in suspension and a huge, creamy white head that sinks some but lasts all the way down. Sweet candy sugar aromas with some lighter fruit tones such as peach, orange zest, and orange. There are also some very prevalent spice tones, smells of pepper and clove are all over the brew. Huge sweetness hits the tongue right away before giving way to some nice orange fruitiness with a trailing pepper taste. Slightly herbal hops can be quietly detected in the back of the brew as it progresses towards its spicy, slightly alcoholic, finish than lingers nicely on the tongue, leaving a craving for more. Sweet creamy silk is all over my tongue as I drink this brew. Light, but at the same time not. Absolutely excellent brew, but would I expect anything less from this amazing brewery.
11-18-2002 22:31:21 | More by Murph
4.4/5 rDev +9.5%
Looks yellow and extreamly clear with lots of little bubbles and a white head. Light malty aroma with some yeast and alcohol. Very smooth mouth. The original taste is solid malt followed by a soft clove finish. Very well balenced hop/maly character. Medium body. The finish is slightly sweet (coats the tongue).A solid Unibroue product. A very drinkable tripel.
10-15-2002 11:28:08 | More by frank4sail
4/5 rDev -0.5%
yep. lemony golden (like the inside, not the outside) with big foamy head. It's a good beer, smooth, and rather tasty. No pretences or overwhelming flavours, just nice and fruity, with a decent soft spice that keeps the alcohol in check.
I like it.
09-25-2002 17:46:19 | More by the42ndtourist
4.38/5 rDev +9%
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.
08-25-2002 05:09:46 | More by LarryV
3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
Pours a slightly cloudy light orange with Unibroue's trademark white massive head. The head fades rather quickly. The smell again from Unibroue is fruity and yeasty. This one has a strong fuit and alcohol taste. Medium body and slightly sticky mouthfeel. The alchohol is definitely warming. I could drink a few of these bad/good boys. A votre sante!
07-11-2002 18:37:12 | More by BeerAngel
3.15/5 rDev -21.6%
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!
06-01-2002 07:01:44 | More by Viking
4.38/5 rDev +9%
Presentation: 12 oz twist with a black foiled top, no freshness date.
Appearance: Pale golden hazy brew with a bubbly white lace.
Smell: Sweet alcohol with an aroma of ripe tropical fruit and a very mild spice.
Taste: Rich fruit with a sweet warming alcohol. Mild bitterness is helped along by the spicy warmth of the alcohol. The sweetness also has hints of honey and exotic fruit. Slight grainy flavour is also noticeable in this semi crisp medium bodied brew.
Notes: Very rich with many complex sweet, alcohol and fruity flavours. It is apparent is beer was sent from heaven..
05-22-2002 11:34:36 | More by Jason
4.75/5 rDev +18.2%
Gee what a surprise....another wonderful, complex beer from Unibroue. Pale cloudy straw in color. Fluffy head stays briefly. Champaign-like carbonation makes the mouthfeel something special.
Fruity sweetness on the palate. Intrusions of tea-like hops keep things on the even-keel. Lingering vanilla flavor towards the end. Less spicy than many of the other Uni-brews. Probably since the alcohol is toned down a bit. (though still quite hefty at 7.7% ABV...I'd like to know where they hide it).
Another world classic from my favorite brewery.
At this point it becomes futile to try to decide which of their brews is the best. Each is unique and a treat in its own right. Try them all....and (if you are spoiled) try them often
03-04-2002 22:33:00 | More by cokes
Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.