Eau Benite | Unibroue

Eau BeniteEau Benite
BA SCORE
82.6%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 471 ratings
Eau BeniteEau Benite
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,513
Reviews:
214
Ratings:
471
Liked:
389
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
9.95%
Alströms:
4.37
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
52
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 471 |  Reviews: 214
Photo of gwydno
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MeneerBeerSnob
3.78/5  rDev -6%
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 Teleweizen2
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of MudDrinker
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of andthevolcano
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Warwick
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mmilyko
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
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 +11.2%
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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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Murrhey
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
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%
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 AdamP
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.1/5  rDev +2%
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 mbonugli
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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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Eau Benite from Unibroue
Beer rating: 82.6% out of 100 with 471 ratings
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