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Unibroue Eau Bénite

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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Chambly, Canada

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian type ale with triple fermentation. L’Eau Bénite is a golden ale with a slightly fruity taste and a light spicy aromatic flavor.
Ingredients: Malt, hops, yeast, sugar.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2092) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Cloudy straw colored pour. Small white head. Little lacing. Aroma of sour malt and yeast. Some banana. Taste is clove and banana with some notes of pepper.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beachmaster (95) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 17, 2014
Poured into a tulip glass. Pours a hazy light gold color with a smaller than expected head for Unibroue. Nose is apples and spring fruits. Taste is light, refreshing, of apples ans fruit. Slightly sweet, with the typical Belgian yeast finish of bubblegum, clove, and banana. Tastes like cider made by Belgians Unusual, but quite good..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (546) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours hazy, and the colour of honey, with an off-white head of fine white bubbles. On the nose, light notes of lemon, wet concrete, yeast, black pepper, honey, with light floral and earthy notes. Taste wise, it’s sultanas, light corn syrup, light apple pie filling, and mineral notes that lead into a touch of metallic hops, yeast, and a fruity crisp mineral finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinhead2 (301) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Bière jaune orangée, bien voilée, remplie de petites particules en suspension, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un col beige, un peu mince, mais dense et persistant. Arômes principalement fruités, de bon fruits frais du verger (pêche, pomme, poire…), avec du pain frais, de la pâtisserie, et de légers effluves de sucre d’orge et de miel. La levure est également présente au nez, mais ce n’est pas la levure typique Unibroue, on est davantage dans la levure à pain, et on peut également déceler des notes un peu plus herbacée. Il s’agit d’un beau nez, bien agréable et bien intense, adéquatement complexe. En bouche, pétillement moyen sur la langue, belle onctuosité intéressante, c’est soyeux au palais. Au goût, un peu plus sucré que le nez laissait présager, beaucoup de sucre d’orge, du pain frais/pâtisserie/levure à pain, légère saveur de miel, le fruité est présent en bouche, mais bien moins dominant qu’au nez. Cependant, en plus des fruits du verger, on peut déceler également des saveurs de banane bien mûre. Un houblon plutôt herbacé est aussi présent en bouche, ainsi que certaines notes alcoolisées, et de subtiles épices (poivre, gingembre, clou de girofle…). Plutôt sucrée, cette bière présente une finale à l’amertume légère. Très bonne bière, excellente intégration des saveurs entre elles, belle intensité, complexité adéquate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Murky apricot body, thin off-white head. Spicy nose, light fruits (white grape, pineapple), clove, and hints of pepper. Body with lots of apples, dough, and cloves. Cider-like. Rich, spicy, and fruity.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (443) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
750 ml bomber. Appearance: finger of white head that dissipates quickly, straw color, cloudy, Aroma: cereal, Belgian yeast, floral hops, citrusy orange. Palate: light body, dry finish, lively carbonation, thin texture. Taste: medium sweetness, lightest tartness. Overall, complex and great classic Belgian. Very refreshing and enjoyable to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Pen & Paper Log (Dec 2012) Aroma - sweet aroma, with some citrus in the nose as well as coriander spice Appearance - hazy orange, with a think thin white head, that eventually rings out Taste - Unibroue’s charachteristic yeasty quality always shows up, and this is no different. Flavor is sweet and peppery, with coriander. Very typical of Unibroue Palate - body is medium, the carbonation is lively on the palate, the finish is abrupt and has that carbonation yeast quality about it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2008) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 26, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (421) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Golden yellow color with a small white head. Has a subtle yeasty aroma. Flavor is also very subtle. Has hints of yeast and a touch of sweetness. Doesn’t quite stand out against other top tripels, such as Unibroue’s own La Fin Du Monde, but is still decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Concealer (737) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bomber. Hazy golden pour with a thin amber head that disappears fast. Aromas of Belgian yeast, bread, citrus, spice and light earthy notes. Flavor is sweet citrus, light malt, yeast, and spice. Light to medium bodied with a dry finish. Lingering fruit.


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