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Eau Benite - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

433 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 433
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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Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Golden body, slighly hazy, big fluffy white head with soapy lacing. Aroma is wispy banana, clove and that strong, strong pleasant prominent Unibroue tripel yeast. Awesome. Taste is slightly spicy, banana, slight candi sugar and again the yeast dominates. Amazingly drinkable and just delicious all around.

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of gshackles
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of larryi86
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of thlayli87
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Riding the success of La Fin Du Monde, Unibroue get serious with this tripel. Where a lot of similar fruit esters and yeast spices are well on display, this sturdy blonde ale has a softer demeanor and juicy palate.

Spritzy and full of life, the mild straw colored ale pours with billowing carbonation the builds a creamy cottony head. The common yeast haze diffuses light and allows the beer to glow softly. Full retention and sticky lace has the beer in keeping with authentic Belgian brewed tripels.

Fruit and spice deliver first impressions to the nose. Where the beer's lighter look insinuates light fruit aromas, the floral nose confirms with notions of pear, apple, banana, and cantaloupe. A spicy counterpart of mild coriander, clove, and pepper aids in complexity and balances the sweeter fruit notes.

Sweet pilsner malts meet the tongue with light breads and powdered sugar. As the richer middle palate draws in the fruit flavors of summer and gives a plump, juicy, and ripe character to the esters. The balance of spice is lead by clove and pepper but also introduces mild medicinal hints and citrus acidity. Hop notes remain herbal and recede to allow the dialogue of flavor to happen between the fruit and spice.

Medium-light in body, there's a fuller texture of malt sweetness and fruit that registers on the tongue, but the sharp carbonation and elevated alcohols slice through the weight with ease. Finishing acidic, spicy, and very warm- the beer remains balanced with a quick aftertaste.

The alcohol and fruit palate sensations keep the beer balanced toward the sweetness. I would prefer a sturdier hop character to reel in the earthy, complex, and genuine taste of Belgium.

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...

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.

Photo of Kremlock
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

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.

Photo of fluidmotion
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of drtth
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of rhhjr
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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. 

Photo of dbell23
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Eau Benite from Unibroue
90 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.