Eau Benite | Unibroue

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Eau BeniteEau Benite

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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.

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Photo of 4000qtrap
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Source/Serving: 22 oz bottle, aged ~3 years

S: Rich honey, tropical fruit. Light pepper, blood oranges, lillies. A wiff of bright lemon. An overall impression of heaviness and sweetness.

T: Very fruit forward with a tropical fruit smorgasbord of pineapple, guava, lemon, organge. Slightly sweet, very juicy and very refreshing. Lots of honey coming through too. Carbonation is moderate (low for the style), which gives an impression of smoothness. Bitterness is mild, slightly grassy. Alcohol and wonderbread/straw have faint echoes. I'd swear this has some wheat in it but its not listed on the Unibroue site. Light herbal hoppines. Finish remains tropical fruit driven in flavor, but is semi-dry, with light pepper, a touch of alcohol and a dry herbal note.

Notes: Notable among trippels for its tropical fruit note and crispness.

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Photo of HalfFull
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Corked and capped 750 ml bottle poured into a large snifter glass. This blessed beverage pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a fizzy cap of foam. Decent retention though a bit lighter than expected given the bottle conditioning. So so lacing.

Aroma is fruity of citrus and some spice, perhaps some wheat influence. Warming yields more wheat and some clove spice. Belgian yeast esters are present though subdued for a self proclaimed triple with regards to fruitiness anyway.

Flavors tend toward the lemony citric side of things vs. a more yeast driven beer. Finish is lightly coarse with pils malt and some hop spice. Belgian character is light. Noting 'best by' date of 8/14, I'm not sure of this bottles history. Warming does bring forth more of a firm witbier character as the aroma opens up a bit but surely not enough to capture. Think Vitus but not as robust. More wheat than yeast.

Feel is coarse and grainy. Touch of citric sweetness on the finish does mask the ABV well. Nose gets somewhat intriguing through the foam with warming yet this is hardly a Tripel in the classic sense.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: Best by 08/26/2013
Glass: Tulip

Note: I have had this aged for one and two years, and unlike La Fin Du Monde, I find that this is a tripel best kept unaged.

More malt and yeast-driven and less fruity than its tripel brethren, Eau Benite is still a version of the style that hits all the right notes, but manages to contain itself to the basics and a lower ethanol content. This is an excellent option when I want the basic tripel flavor, but would prefer a lower-gravity beer.

Like most tripels, Eau Benite pours a very tall head of roughly 4cm, though unlike many other tripels, the head retention is for roughly one minute. The foam, which consists of very small bubbles and is fairly clean white in color, diminishes to a thin ring around the glass with some lacing clinging to the sides, a few sizable peninsulas rising up from the ring of foam, as well as a few large dots scattered around as well. The body is a deep, cool golden orange color, with light bringing out pale orange-yellow hues throughout the body. Carbonation is visible through the semi-transparent (60-70% opaque) body, though it is not particularly vigorous or high in quantity.

Aroma is of substantial Belgian yeast and its phenols; sweet, lightly caramelized and bready malts; fruit esters like apricot, dried pear, and slight pineapple. Good, but not as bold or complex as La Fin Du Monde.

Opens with bright, sweet malts with spicy Belgian yeast phenols and some dried apple and pear esters. Mid-palate is of sweet, lightly caramelized and bready malts with moderate Belgian yeast and light phenols, hints of banana, dried pear and apple, with mild pineapple. Back of palate picks up light, sweet pale and bready malts without much caramel character, mild Continental hop bitterness, dried pear and apple esters. Aftertaste is of lightly caramelized and bready malts, with moderate Belgian yeast and banana flavors.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium to medium-high intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is somewhat fizzy at first, but quickly quiets to a foamy and smooth flow across the palate. Closes semi-dry, with slight ethanol warmth in the nostrils and back of the throat.

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Photo of hustlesworth
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
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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Photo of NightINgale
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - This beer pours a very nice, cloudy orange body, with a pretty thick white head. Plenty of fine bubbles.

S - Even though this beer still has that typical Unibroue yeast smell, there are lots of complex fruity notes (apples, pears, white grapes) and a nice malt backbone to the aroma. Smells more like the great triples from Belgium than the typical Unibroue Belgian-style ales.

T - Starts out a little spicy, then transitioning into the world of fruity flavours (banana, some citrus, apples, a hint of pineapple and some almost wine-like white grape qualities). Solid malt backbone, with caramel, bread and honey. The finish reminds me of the great Belgian tripels, once again. This is a great tasting beer.

M - Effervescent but not overly carbonated body provides for a very smooth drinking experience. Medium-bodied, with barely any alcohol taste. In my opinion, this is one of the smoothest and most drinkable beers from Unibroue.

O - Although similar to its bigger cousin, the famous La Fin du Monde, this beer came to my liking more, because it is less yeasty and carbonated while being more fruity and drinkable, thanks to the relatively low ABV (for a tripel). It is unfortunate that this is so hard to find, because it could easily become my go-to tripel. A great beer to be sought.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from large corked bottle into tulip. Pours a fantastic hazy golden slightly orange color with a finger of white head. Smells of perfect belgian yeast...sweet fruity apple and pear.
Taste is awesome. Sweet pear and apple belgian yeast...nicely spiced to balance. Wow really awesome.
Its a tad sweet but otherwise so pleasant and refreshing. Overall...its another amazing brew by unibroue. It just amazes me how good they are at such a low price and so widely available. This is a very under hyped triple imo. Go have one now.

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Photo of argock
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a Duvel tulip. Best before 03/15/14 on bottle neck. Purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT) for $6.99.

A: Slightly hazy peach-apricot with ample 2-finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

S: The aroma is very fruity with a lot of peach, pear, and apricot jam aromas. No alcohol character at all. There is a fair amount of bready yeast as well. Hops provide some mild spicy, herbal note but not much else.

T: This is a superbly flavored beer with peach, Gala apple, apricot, pear fruit flavors, none of them too heavy. There is some wheaty tanginess not evident in the aroma. The yeast note is so smooth -- just the gentlest hint of phenols/clove to add a touch of spiciness. There are some fruity esters present as well. There is also a tiny bit of caramel apple type of flavor in the finish as it warms. The bitterness overall is low-medium. There are some background light herbal hops notes. The aftertaste has a little more yeast but more of the stewed pear and caramel apple type of flavors. The alcohol is a little more noticeable as warming occurs, but it is not obtrusive at all.

M: So smooth and silky with relatively low carbonation for the style with medium body. The long aftertaste does not hurt in this department as well.

O: Wow - for never having seen this beer before, what a find. It is much more fruity and sweet than La Fin Du Monde, but the sweetness is subdued and complex. Where I would say La Fin Du Monde is a celebration of pure maltiness, Eau Benite is a superb expression of yeast esters on a somewhat sweeter malt note. It is comparable to Weyerbacher Merry Monks, but a lot lighter and subtle, and thus a lot more drinkable. I will be looking out for more of this tripel in the future.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a goblet. The "best before" date was not printed or was rubbed off.

3.25 A: Moderately hazed orange peach color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and not much lacing is left.

3.75 S: Big spiciness with a focus on pepper. Some clove is mixed in as well, but the pepper is the headliner. Hay and a wildflower meadow outdoorziness. Apple and peach fruitiness. Neutral wheat, notes of banana, and a light dirty earthiness.

3.5 T: Taste is good, but it's a little less focussed than the nose. Firstly, it suffers from not having a "main" flavor to lead the way. The pepper just falls into the other flavors. Also, this is much more earthy than the nose suggested. While that is fine, I do prefer fruitier, spicier tripels. Apple orchard, peach, hay, musky woods, banana, pepper, clove about in that order.

3.0 M: Lighter medium body. One of my favorite things about Unibroue beers is the spritzy carbonation. Unfortunately, this is a little undercarbed and what is there doesn't have the spritziness I'm used to from this brewery. Still, goes down quite easily.

3.5 D: Decent beer, but it doesn't hold a candle to LFDM, so I doubt I'll ever buy this again, even if I'm in the mood for some Unibroue.

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Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler poured into a tulip.

a-Pours a cloudy golden straw with one finger of white head.

s-Smells of crisp Belgian yeast with a background citrus, herbs and sweet malt.

t-Sweet tripel with light yeast and notes of clove, coriander, black pepper and citrus zest.

m-Medium body with smooth finish.

o-Good, unique tripel. I prefer their La Fin du Monde, but would not be opposed to having this again.

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Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy pale gold. Enormous effervescent and fluffy white head. Fades slowly with excellent head retention. However, almost no lacing. Just little specks here and there.

S: A really nice light and crisp lemony aroma. Some mild yeast and bread too. Refreshing.

T: Smooth and crisp citrus flavors with hints of grass. There is some mild yeasty bread in the middle. Finishes with a little bit of grass, lemons and a touch of drying black pepper and earth.

M: Medium bodied, but oh so smooth.

O: Super drinkable tripel. One of the smoothest mouthfeels of any tripel I've had. Can't give it huge scores due to the relatively simple nature of the beer but it goes down so easy and is delicious to boot. To be frank, this is better than La Fin Du Monde.

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Photo of BeerDocT
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Into a chilled tulip glass? Yes, it was poured.

Appearance 4.0: Beer is a beautiful hazy golden color. Completely opaque. Lots of carbonation bubbles everywhere. Poured out with a 1/4" head that subsided into a 1/8" head and stuck around the entire session.

Smell 4.5: Beautiful bouquet. I smell lots of spicy Belgian yeast, sweet malt and a delightful straw or dried grass.

-Taste 4.5: Front is slightly sweet, but is butressed by the wonderfully refreshing carbonation and the brief hints of sourness. Middle is yeasty and dry. Finish is so smooth and all in the back of the mouth; is also slightly dry and is very satisfying. Aftertaste is of grains, Belgian yeast and a slight hop bite. Fantastic.

-Mouthfeel 4.5: One of the few occassions I've experienced where the mouthfeel is almost perfect and actually enhances the drinking experience.

-Overall 4.5: Excellent beer and one of the best triples I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Light, airy, but at the same time it presents an amazing depth of taste and smell. The label has a lot of fun with angelic imagery, but this is one angelic and miraculous brew. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a wine glass. Reviewed live.

A- lovely big white head, short retention. Very well carbonated. Cloudy golden color.

S- golden malts and airy yeasts. Smells like a Tripel to me. Very appealing.

T- sour. Earthy yeasts and lemon. Spicy. Complex beer. Not a huge fan though.

M- vinous, well carbonated and wet finish.

O- very good example of the style. That's all I can really say until I improve my palate.

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Photo of alexipa
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly orange-yellow, crystal clear. Has the signature Unibroue huge frothy white head.

S: Smells of Belgian yeast, malts, and citrus- orange and lemon.

T: Subtle yeast and citrus taste mirroring the smell. Peppery finish that lingers for a while, with a nice malt back bone. Well balanced

M: Medium bodied with a smooth, milky feel. Pretty low carbonation which works well here.

O: A very solid, enjoyable Tripel. It's basically a Pilsner if it was brewed with Belgian yeast; tons of malt flavor but still very complex. It isn't mind blowing, but it's worth the price and I will be picking this up again in the future.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11 ounce pour - $9.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Heavily hazed, golden-orange body with a slim head from a to-the-top pour (but at nine bucks a pop, they better fill this damn glass up).

Smell: Pilsner, wheat, and golden barley maltiness sprinkled with traces of sugary scents. Light dusting of finely-ground spices. Nice fruitiness, with fragrant notes of banana, apple, peaches, and pears (with the banana coming across the strongest).

Taste: Pale, pils, maybe a tickle of wheat with a delicate sugar sweetness prior to the fine fruitiness of apple, pear, and banana puree. Dashes of clove and coriander enclosed in the sweetness. Pulls in some alcohol warmth, but not much at all, really. Lightly warming, fruity, spicy-sweet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Though it's been a few years since I last had La Fin du Monde, I didn't find it to be appreciably different minus a few ticks on the alcohol scale, which is fine by me, really.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1630th Review on BA
Bottle to City Beer Store Tulip
750ml C/C

Purchased at 2 pk of Unibroue beers from World Market in Chino Hills, CA. Had never seen this one.

App- A lighter hazy yellow with a lemon meets orange juice color. Slightly lighter on the bottom of the glass. Has a nice head on this. A big craterous 2 finger very bubbly head. Although no lace or cling to it.

Smell- A good strong belgian yeast aroma comes wofting up. Not the usual Unibroue scent I am used to. A good backing lemon and wheat nose. Not really like a triple. A bit malty with some orange zest to round it out.

Taste- Well IMO, this really was more like a belgian pale ale than a triple per se. A nice amount of spice and pepper to give off the impression of a triple but still can get a lot of the wheat from the nose.

Mouth- A lighter medium body with a slightly light/medium carbonation. A good residual wheat base with some pepper and spice to it.

Drink- It was tasty but not up to par with La Fin Du Monde.

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Photo of cbutova
3.12/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours with a very hazy golden orange body into a Unibroue chalice. Tiny white head forms which was foreshadowed by the lack of any pressure on the cork. Tiny ring and an absence of lace.

S- Not a ton going on. Unibroue house yeast brings some spice, coriander, apples and fruits. There is a citrus/lemon peel aspect as well.

T- A pretty fruity Tripel with notes of apples, white grapes, lemon peel and raisins. Belgian yeast spice makes up most of the rest of the flavor, coriander, pepper, cloves and some esters and bananas. Spicy, grassy and floral hops.

MF- Very low carbonation in the body which is of a moderate thickness. Fairly bitter finish and slight alcohol warmth.

The lack of carbonation hurts the body and flavor of this beer. Mostly yeast driven with a nice hop balance.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a golden yellow with good head and minor lace. Aroma is one of that typical yeasty, orange-like Belgian strain, as well as some sweetness from candi sugar(?) (which is typical description, mind you), and something like tropical or just plush fruit esters. The mouthfeel is more of the same, light spices poke your tongue as the body is light and somewhat creamy so it passes over the tongue real easy and the lower-than-usual ABV doesn't punish you at all. Beer tastes great as it is a not an exceptional triple, but is well-crafted and a great beer to have (not to sound redundant). The balance between not only the spices but malts and fruit is great, as I get a light-fruity beer with something like tropical fruit (magno, pineapple) and other fruits like apple, pear, orange, banana (the last two are lightly noticed), along with some sweet malt tastes. A great triple that I enjoyed sipping on and is a must try.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
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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Photo of BEERchitect
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.17/5  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...

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Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
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

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Photo of jera1350
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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Photo of Hopswagger
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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. 

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Eau Benite from Unibroue
3.99 out of 5 based on 470 ratings.
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