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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

430 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 50
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of minterro
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bought in a two pack with Maudite. Poured into a tulip glass. Paired midway through with sharp cheddar cheese, pepperjack cheese, and peppercorn triscuits. The best by date on the bottle is: 08-02-14

A&S: you can see boat loads of unfiltered specks floating around the bottle even before it gets to the glass. The last pour is straight up murky. Very spicy and tart in the aroma. After a few moments this very sweet syrupy agave aroma comes through and stays in the bottle but not in the glass. When in the glass it has a ton lemony citrus aromas and fruity tartness. Meanwhile in the bottle there are some grassy almost fresh rain notes I don't get in the glass. The head of this beer is extremely volatile, upon pouring it begins at 3 fingers, but surprisingly after it starts to take a dive, it retains in a 1/2 finger creamy layer for a while. No lacing on the glass. Very murky and lively (with carbonation) pale orange colored beer.

T&M: Very tart upfront but as it gets closer and closer to the bottom it increasingly gets very sweet and funky. Very minimal amount of bitterness in the finish. On the low side of ABV for the style, but very well hidden. Tons of carbonation, medium to light body.

Overall: I really liked this beer. I liked it better than it's counter part in the 2-pack Maudite. Would for sure consider buying this combo again (especially for the price) and almost entirely for this beer. I would love to do this one and La Fin back to back, they are both so different (even being the same style) and both excellent.

minterro, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of wvsabbath
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz caged and corked bottle.

Appearance - Light pear/white juice yellowish white. Thick 3 inch foamy head, tons of lacing.

Smell - Loads of spices, orange, grapefruit, lemon, banana, coriander, pepper, grapes, yeasts and sugars, and slight malt backbone.

Taste - Very crisp and light, starts off with loads of banana, grapefruits, oranges and lemons. Spices are mild and add sweetness and a little tart. There Is a wheat flavor/feel to this much like a German hefeweizen. Yeasts are sweet and smooth, add a nice light flavor to balance out the bitter fruits. Malts are light and come in at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Sweet fruits, yeasts coats the tongue with bitter and sweet flavors. Palate gets more fruits, yeasts along with some malts. Aftertaste is crisp, smooth and banana and lemon heavy.

Overall - A nice easy to enjoy and full flavor triple with lower alcohol and spices. Very smooth with a nice mix of bitter and sweetness. A nice alternative to la fin du monde, id call this the little sister of that brew. Glad I got to try and if I seen in single bottle id certainly buy again.

wvsabbath, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

JMS1512, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

eklie, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

wtmcknight, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

tfkirk1, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Minimal carbonation came in a gift pack with Maudite, Deep golden hazed hue with a fine thin layered white head, speckled texture lines the sides of the glass. Aroma mildly spicy hints of chamomile or lavender something herbal and definite coriander, herbal grassy hops are minimal mainly the yeast spiciness that Belgian style ales are known to offer. Hints of pineapple, spicy coriander mild citrus tones, the rest of the palate is a relatively clean grassiness to finish. Overall a lighter version of a tripel, less alcohol does increase drinkability and there's really no booze left to burn the palate or nares in this one, sometimes I feel La Fin du Monde get's a bit alcohol fueled. Mouthfeel light carbonation compared to most of the Unirbroue ales, medium bodied the yeast spiciness lingers between sips but I find it enjoyable overall not a bad beer. I'm glad I tried it, it's been one of the those beers I always wanted to grab but either there were better options when I did find it or it wasn't available at all.

WVbeergeek, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

juicebox, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

mattsmith413, Oct 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

mecummins, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

balinor, Sep 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Rekrule, Sep 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

tommy5, Aug 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Birdlegs, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

vermilcj, Aug 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Martinecu, Aug 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

52P48, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

MattGoose, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Groulxsome, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

crbnfbr, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Smurf2055, Aug 08, 2013
Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.