Eau Benite
Unibroue

Eau BeniteEau Benite
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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #29
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,097
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 9.9%
Reviews:
217
Ratings:
477
From:
Unibroue
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  74
Gots
  53
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Eau BeniteEau Benite
Notes: First brewed in 1996, Eau Benite "Oh-Bey-Knit" (Holy Water) was developed to offer the characteristics of a bottle refermented triple with a slightly lower alcohol content. This is a refreshing pale golden ale with a slightly fruity nose and a pleasant character.
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Reviews by rhhjr:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged poured into snifter best by date of 8/14/14

A: smallish head straw colored with good clarity

S: banana, clove, some light lemon

T: very light not over powering banana and clove very mellow light flavors

M: not very cloying has a little bit if a thickness to it but at the same time it still has a light feel to it

O: great flavors but not over powering most Belgians are over powering banana and clove this is big alcohol but not cloying or heavy alcohol taste not bad at all

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Photo of JPowell712
4.74/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This may be my favorite trippel. It was a very strong piercing beer with a lot of flavor and sweetness as well. The smell of fruit and hops filled the glass as I poured it and the champagne like bubbles were overwhelmingly graceful! The aromas were fantastic! Then after a quick settle the taste of this was just perfect! It was sweet and warming, and the unfiltered goodness fills your mouth with malty flavors. I highly suggest trying the "holy water" and giving Canada a thumbs up for one GREAT beer!

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Photo of kevofficiel
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Eau Benite from Unibroue

The look of it: Very yellow, about 2 fingers of head.

The smell of it: Citrus with a touch of orange.

The taste of it: Wow, doesn't feel like a 7,7% ABV. Lots of Citrus and some orange on the taste. Goes down very easily. It is smooth. A very nice tasting beer. Feels like a White beer.

So overall would I recommend it? For damn sure. If you can find that beer go get it. Feels like a Hoegaarden or 1664 blanc. This is a kind of a beer you can get f*** up with and you won t even notice it. I will buy this again !

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Photo of CanadianBacon
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow another great beer from unibroue. I like la fin du monde better personally but just by a little. This stuff really is "holy water"

Appearance - Pours a murky light golden 2 fingers creamy head that lasts a while. As it fades a film remains. looks like so much more carbonation than the other unibroue beers ive tried.

Aroma - Citrus smells Grapefruit and orange, belgian yeast (bready and spicy).

Taste -The spice hits your tonge first followed by some orange peel a little bit of corriander and banana.

Mouth feel - medium light body creamy carbonation, very feels like a 5 percent alcohol. wow

Overall - Another great example of a tripel style from unibroue.

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Photo of stevoj
3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent tripel without some of the buttery velvety smoothness of a Karmaliet. Sweet malt, flowers, some coriander, head lacks some of the normal fluffy body. Good, but not great.

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Photo of vanrassel
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleased when I spotted this beer in West Vancouver, as it's not available in Calgary.

It poured from a 750 mL bottle a deep gold colour with a slight apricot hue, making it almost coppery. A thin, bubbly head quickly dwindled to a ring.

The aroma and flavour seemed understated by Unibroue standards, though the smell still managed to be an engaging mix of yeast, cloves and a hint of citric, grapefruit hops. The label describes this beer as a tripel, but it doesn't seem nearly malty enough to qualify: there's also some grapefruit, a bit of spiciness and black pepper going on.

This beer is well-placed in the strong pale ale category and nicely quaffable — though it isn't a standout.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, straw yellow color with a two-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace.

S - It smelled yeasty, and grainy with some notes of hay.

T - It had a great spicy and yeasty bite with good grain and caramel flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and very smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a very nice tripel. Unibroue is so consistently good with all their Belgian-style ales.

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Photo of Warwick
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of macrosmatic
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of pandow
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of ccrida
3.42/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

750ml bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Eau Benite is hazy, dull dark gold with a large, quickly dissipating white head leaving no lace.

Smell is big banana esters, fruity and overripe.

Taste is similar, lots of banana, and just a touch oxidized. The alcohol is well hidden, and there's a nice clean maltiness.

Mouthfeel is on the dry side, with full but soft effervescence. Medium light.

Drinkability is ok, the alcohol is well hidden, save for a little spiciness on the back-end. The esters are really strong, and with the malt give it a slightly dirty vibe. Not their best effort, but a solid trippel. I'm getting a little tired off the Bananas Foster taste of many Belgium blondes, so there's perhaps a negative bias.

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Photo of Nutwood
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of gwydno
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of tfkirk1
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of depechemode1983
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Golden and slightly cloudy in appearance. The head is white and foamy and disappears quickly. Lacing is minimal. Great color.

S - Bananas, candy sugar, bubble gum, peaches. So much going on. Getting some alcohol as well.

T - Semi bitter peach. Alcohol. Sweet pineapple. Delicious.

M - Smooth, creamy, bubbly carbonation.

O - A step above La Fin Du Monde. This beer is excellent.

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Photo of MidloRapid
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BlackHaddock
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

33cl brown bottle, the fourth beer in my random weird beer tasting evening: best before 31 Mar 2011, drank and reviewed 28 Jan 2011.

Poured slowly into my Westvleteren chalice, tried not to let any sediment out, failed: the beer was a cloudy, murky dull orange colour, old gold I suppose. The head was thin, wispy and off-white, it soon became just a weak collar.

Good aromas of Belgian type yeasts and Continental Biscuits (Dutch Cookies).

Fruity, alcoholic and very drinkable. Raw, sharp and interesting, this beer has a character and a style which appeals to me. Semi-sweet, yet with an undertone of bitterness which never actually reaches the surface until the mouth is really drying out after each sip.

I can't get Unibroue beers very easily in the UK, but I'll certainly buy any I see!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of JOaikido
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341 ml bottle.

A- Medium head, white in colour. Orange-golden colour, nice. Cloudy with sediment floating in the beer. Head retention isn't great but there is good effervescence.

S- Spice and yeast. Yeast dominates. Citrus notes that become stronger as the beer warms.

T- Great Unibroue yeast. Spices. Sour citrus middle with bitterness of hops behind. Alcohol well hidden.

MF- Carbonation bite too strong. Refreshing and light without being watery. Dry without being pasty/astringent.

D- Light enough to be refreshing. Flavourful and strong enough to sip. Limited a little by high alcohol that goes right to your head. Wish more stores stocked this one as I prefer it to many easier to find beers from Unibroue. Good to see the Unibroue classics holding up despite the outside ownership.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.83/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle purchased at Fiddlehead Farms in Dover. Pours a hazy yellow body with a good two or three inches of persistent head. Spice, lemon, orange, with nut and vanilla notes comprise the aroma. Lemon, orange, coriander, anise, clove, pith, with hints of vanilla and nut make up the flavor. Medium in body with ample carbonation. Super-drinkable, which could be dangerous considering the ABV. In a word, awesome. Truly unique with really no flaws to speak of. Aptly named.

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Eau Benite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 477 ratings