Eau Benite | Unibroue

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kbub6f on 03-06-2001

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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Photo of John
4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Complex, fruity and delicious. Bow down to Unibroue.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
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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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Photo of JPowell712
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
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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4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Getting a bottle (actually a case) of this wasn't easy. Luckily, I have a connection! That being said, this ale is discontinued and hasn't been exported to the USA for a couple of years now. Maybe some bottles have crossed the border, but, you won't find them in any beer store I don't think.

Anyway, I'm a HUGE fan of this beer. It's a wonderful triple. It does taste quite a bit like La Fin du Monde, but, it's different in ways too. A bit mellower, which makes sense since it's not as strong. Nevertheless, the taste is mellower and extremely drinkable. It's 7.7% APV will catch up with you quickly, so, it's best not to have too many of them (not that you can in the states anyway). In fact, Unibroue was bought by Sleeman a few years ago, and is now owned by a Japanese company. Let's just hope they never ever mess with any of the recipes!

My review is that IF you can get your hands on a bottle of this, do so. It's quite enjoyable, tastes great, and is one of Unibroue's best offerings. I wish they weren't discontinuing it because, well, the more Unibroue styles out there the better! If you can't get it, enjoy a La Fin du Monde or Trois Pistoles. Both of those are just as good! (if not better)

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4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Color is a muddy amber/ orange with a large, fluffy white head.

Aroma is in a class by itself: angelic, uplifting, arousing. Fresh, floral, soft, sweet,...a compound of beauty and wonder, entirely in a universe of it's own!

Body is medium, but light on the tongue, sweet and spicy, with tingly hops! Full presence on the palate, lilting and dancing hops! This is a true contender to Duvel.

S'wonderful, S'marvelous, S'whatIlike to drink!

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4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gee what a surprise....another wonderful, complex beer from Unibroue. Pale cloudy straw in color. Fluffy head stays briefly. Champaign-like carbonation makes the mouthfeel something special.
Fruity sweetness on the palate. Intrusions of tea-like hops keep things on the even-keel. Lingering vanilla flavor towards the end. Less spicy than many of the other Uni-brews. Probably since the alcohol is toned down a bit. (though still quite hefty at 7.7% ABV...I'd like to know where they hide it).

Another world classic from my favorite brewery.
At this point it becomes futile to try to decide which of their brews is the best. Each is unique and a treat in its own right. Try them all....and (if you are spoiled) try them often

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4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: 3/4" white head over honey-amber coloured liquid.

S: Honey, apples, pears, orange peel and yeast.

T: Pears and apple flavours over top of a very nice honey malt. Delicious.

M: Medium viscosity and a high level of fine carbonation.

O: A little more malty than La Fin Du Monde, this Tripel by Unibroue is also extremely drinkable and delicious.

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4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Eau Benite
Style: Tripel
ABV: 7.70 %

LOOK: Pours a dark gold with a hint of peach. Soapy white froth forms and has good staying power. Active carbonation streams up the etched goblet and actually provides more foam as the drinking experience continues. Looks like a fine Belgian style ale.

SMELL: Peach, pear, grapeskin, and must are all upfront from the fruity yeast strain employed by Unibroue's talanted brewing team. Some sweet grain notes from the malts are apparent, and just a whiff of hop rounds out the nose.

TASTE: Fuzzy peach skin, pineapple, citrus, nectarine, pear, and apple are all upfront. Small leafy, tea like hop bitterness with mineral and medicinal notes. Pale malt sweetness is well pronounced, giving a clean, full body to the brew. Alcohol is virtually non-existent, but it indeed exists here.

FEEL: Medium bodied, full of flavor, with a Champagne like high carbonation giving the brew a drier feel. Has an effervescent body and dances nicely across the palate. Finishes with a tang of yeast and notes of lightly bitter herbal hop.

OVERALL: The elusive Eau Benite, it was well worth the wait, I will tell you that. Stands as a testament of the fine brewing activity going down at Unibroue brewery in Canada. This is a tasty Tripel that hits all the right notes, and then some.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

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4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- mostly clear golden apricot in color with an awesome looking big poofy almost Snow White head. There's some minor spots of lace on the glass. Dense streams of tiny champagne bubbles rise right up the center of the tulip. Unibroue always nails the Belgian styles and this one looks like it's gonna be a banger.

S- yeasty fruity nose apricot and nectarines with some orange peel, melon, banana, papaya and pineapple. Clove and band aid phenols ride the waves of fruit. Sweet sugar cookie malt provides a solid foundation and swirling the glass releases a burst of floral citric hops like slightly bitter orange blossoms.

T- amazing balance of tart and sweet. Starts off with refreshing orchard fruit tartness, orange, apricot, red plum, pear, apple, then sweeter towards melon and banana and shortbread type malt flavors from added sugars. Light honey and vanilla flavor but mostly sweetened pilsner malt. Hops are lemony grassy and mild but assertively check against the sweetness. Finishes with remarkable balance, all at once sweet, bitter, tart, and grainy.

MF- much fuller than it looks and at 7.7% it feels more like 9.7%. The amped up body hides any feeling of alcohol and its tight bottle conditioned bubbles roll across the tongue. Immaculate dryness on the cheeks and lightly sticky lips makes this one a pleasure to take giant hits of. Soft juicy almost creamy body is just... Nice. Almost has the feeling of wheat proteins.

D- a modestly boozed tripel from Canada. I've had like 12 of their beers and these guys are no joke. They amaze me every single time with the best Belgian beer that's not made in Belgium (or Netherlands). This really is some holy water.. If tropical fruit has been steeping in it. Darn it where is my cheese!? This is a beer for double creme or idk something soft ripened or chevre. Killer broue.

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4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up in a two pack of bombers from Unibroue. Pours a nice light orange color with a huge head. It doesn't leave much lacing down the sides. The aroma is very sweet and has some floral characteristics to it. The taste starts light and with some bitterness but rounds out to a nice fruity flavor and some heat from the alcohol. This is a great beer and as a bottle conditioned limited release, something i would pick up again if I ever saw it.

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Photo of Derek
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's been a couple years since this was available in Ontario... so I finally picked one up in BC.

It says "tripel" on the label, but I agree that it's more of a strong pale ale (not enough alcohol, fusils, phenols & spice).

A: Hazy, golden straw; fissy white head, very little retention, some lace.

S: Plenty of fruity esters (bubblegum, pineapple, pear and cantelope melon). Very light on the spice and barely any phenols.

T: Bready, tropical fruit (pineapple, banana, cantelope, honeydew and mango). Hints of cloves & bubblegum. The fruity esters from the yeast are certainly Belgian, but not too different from a German hefeweizen.

M: Moderate body is creamy, with a dry finish. Moderately high carbonation. Wonderful.

D: Very good.

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Eau Benite from Unibroue
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