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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

414 Ratings
THE BROS
97
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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Casp1119

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-01-2014 04:10:26 | More by Casp1119
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Brenden

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Unibroue's "other Tripel" is a pale, soft and heavily clouded bright light-medium golden yellow. The head is pure white, fluffy and cottony, and rests just taller than one finger with good stay and stick revealing itself in retention and on the walls of the glass as the beer subsides and light chunking, as it were, remains.
This beer is of essentially the exact same character in aroma and flavor, translating as completely as possible. A prominent but not overdone spiciness is revealed immediately and remains in this brew in its entirety. It's the kind of spicing one might find in a spice cake, but without heavy grains or dark malts, and with this beer's citrus overtones, is something else entirely. Lots of clove, a soft and powdery sweetness, and tangy lemon zest make for layers of developing aromas and flavors that make for a complex and fantastic overall character, all the better as all of the pear, banana, and apple notes make their way in.
Soft and fluffy but sweet, there's a light dryness that balances out the feel and there's lots of smoothness to this while a brisk crispness never falls back.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 12:38:37 | More by Brenden
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

05-17-2014 05:09:20 | More by Socialiste
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-14-2014 05:07:30 | More by Morakaton
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barczar

Kentucky

3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden with a lingering, silky ivory head.

Belgian yeast esters of banana, clove, coriander, bruised apple, and pear are accented by soft citrus.

Notes of grapefruit underlie a slightly toasted bready malt backbone, accompanied by light confectioners sweetness. Banana is more subtle. Clove rounds out the aftertaste.

Body is moderate, with spritzy carbonation and modest alcohol warmth.

Citrus esters are a nice break from the bready malt backbone. The clove becomes a bit overwhelming.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2014 23:13:34 | More by barczar
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-30-2014 02:40:40 | More by BDeibs
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

04-30-2014 02:40:25 | More by GRG1313
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-21-2014 04:59:02 | More by jim_carignan
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-10-2014 00:03:24 | More by afsdan
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-08-2014 03:02:37 | More by weonfire
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-02-2014 22:38:58 | More by devilfluff
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-01-2014 16:24:09 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up as a Christmas two pack in February because they were trying to clear them out. For the price I had to give it a run. Not a great looking beer, light without much of a head. Excellent smell although not real strong. Taste is similar, very good to excellent but not as much, shall I say bang as I would like, but very smooth. Extremely drinkable for the ABV which gives it bonus points overall and decent value, at least at the price I paid. Overall a strong beer that I would certainly buy again at a good price.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 22:05:16 | More by JamieDuncan
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-28-2014 13:07:32 | More by InspectorBob
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-15-2014 22:54:02 | More by HoppyBastard2
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-15-2014 03:14:27 | More by Morey
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-26-2014 15:47:58 | More by Griffith
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Snowdog

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-26-2014 04:52:15 | More by Snowdog
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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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AnakinVader

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-10-2014 17:12:15 | More by AnakinVader
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Los1324

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

02-06-2014 23:44:41 | More by Los1324
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

02-02-2014 17:15:02 | More by jaydoc
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-17-2014 23:20:06 | More by mattmarka1
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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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minterro

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 07:09:19 | More by minterro
Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.