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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 Neorebel
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap... the appearance was not the most pleasing shade of murky yellow, but this is just a small deduction. The head was average, with lots of carbonation. The aroma was wonderful with hints of pineapple and very sweet candy. Taste - I found generally to be quite similar to La Fin Du Monde, only turned up a notch in the sweetness department. It's of course got that signature 'Ale On Lees' Unibroue stamp, which I love. Not a bad thing at all. The breadiness, herb/spices, and crisp, yeast aspects balance out the sweetness well. The fact that it is so well-rounded is probably it's biggest strength. Does not feel heavy in body and has just the right amount of alcohol warming. Not quite as complex as your 'Belgian' Belgians, but don't hesitate to order this or pick it up if it's at your local beer store...

Neorebel, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of drabmuh
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice little tripel, I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately it lives in the shadow of La Fin Du Fonde...a much better beer. Served in a goblet.

Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a tight white head, some lacing, moderate carbonation, nice retention.

Aroma is a little yeasty, clean, overall weak.

Beer is light and airy with a nice mild breadiness and a dry finish. No real bitterness, just a nice little tripel. I'd have it again, I really enjoyed it but I like La Fin Du Monde a bit more.

drabmuh, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Kremlock
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Kremlock, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Lovely85, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

nickfl, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chalice

Appearance: golden in color, cloudy, minimal head, high carbonation

Smell: apple, earth, some smokiness, light Belgian sugar

Taste: same as the nose but the Belgian sugars and spices are more pronounced...apple, earth, some smokiness, light Belgian sugar

Mouthfeel: light body, sweet and funky, high carbonation.

Overall: A nice,sweet, and fruity tripel that is really smooth. I would pick this one up again if I was looking for this style

tigg924, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of jera1350
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold bodied with a thin layer of suds coating the top. Not a whole lot for lacing.

Yeasty and fruity with some wet straw.

Pretty light taste to it, but still has depth. Belgian yeast, spicy yeast notes, clove, lower sweetness, touch of warm alcohol. Lingering light spice into the aftertaste.

Light-medium body, very dry and slightly chalky/powdery. And highly carbonated although it is on the softer end.

Probably my least favorite Unibroue I've tried. It's not that it's poorly made, but that it just doesn't do a whole lot for me personally. I think it's well done and would make a good intro beer to belgian styles, but just doesn't do a whole lot else. I will enjoy the bottle, but no need to try it again really.

jera1350, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of fluidmotion
4/5  rDev -0.5%

fluidmotion, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of drtth
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

drtth, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of rhhjr
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

rhhjr, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Hopswagger
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P:  Slightly hazy pale golden body with creamy eggshell froth that stays for a spell. 

S:  Smooth Belgian yeast, peaches, white grapes, apples and spicy clove. Subtle root beer aroma. 

T/M:  Medium velvety body with a delicious serving of just right carbonation. Taste is more dialed down than the nose but has pleasant yeast and ample fruitiness. The low alcohol content really let's the white grapes and orchard fruit shine and makes for a lighter tripel. Finish is dry with loads of clove and black pepper. 

O:  A great fruity tripel with excellent yeast and a low alcohol to make it smooth and easy drinking. This is no La Fin Du Monde but it's still another great tripel by Unibroue. 

Hopswagger, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of dbell23
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

dbell23, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev -0.5%

JohnK17, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of pbass78
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

pbass78, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of ummswimmin
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.

ummswimmin, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of BigTrubble
4/5  rDev -0.5%

BigTrubble, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Gww1864, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of DeadGuyRyan
2/5  rDev -50.2%

DeadGuyRyan, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Gregwa, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Hellpop65, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Molson2000, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
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.

axeman9182, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Odri
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Odri, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

kaelingirl, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev -0.5%

hiphopj5, Sep 12, 2012
Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.