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

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RATINGS: 613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2002
Very faint hazy gold amber with small rapidly dissipating off white head. Strong Floral honey, less toffee vinegar caramel, and faint spice and chicken noodle soup extract aroma. Medium low carb body. Strong honey malt and spices, with fainter yeast and alcohol. Mild spicy bitter finish and back to honey in the aftertaste. Pleasant enough.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Dark golden with lots of particulate matter, diminishing head. Nose is yeasty of course, fruity (bananas and blueberries) and lightly floral. Actually similar to a hefeweizen, in my opinion. Malty with some complexity. Has me thinking creme brulee. Alcohol is evident, though not offensive. Finishes with a flair of pepper and spice. An enjoyable tripel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2002
The label looks like a cherub past his prime, wishing he was still a fat little baby. Not very intimidating or scary, like other Unibroue labels. I think they try to intimidate you into buying the beer. Regardless, I enjoyed the fruity complexity and deep amber color of this beer. The middle-aged cherub failed to intimidate me, however.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2002
Enjoyed the spicy and complex flavour. Its strength is not really noticable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2002
Pretty nice beer without being a classic. The aroma is typical Unibroue but not too exciting. Has a pretty nice honey-coloured appearance and a decent head. I was surprised about the slightly sticky malt taste but it was well balanced by spices and hops. Not much of a aftertaste. Nothing like a good Belgian triple, but a nice drop al the same.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 This beer rocks. A complex and excellent beer. The aroma was lightly floral and lightly yeasty. I detected apples, lemon and an unfamiliar, very pleasant spice in the nose. This masterpiece has a murky golden hue with a large, rocky white head. Nice lacing and fully lasting. Delicious. Very malty, but well balanced. Not sweet. A touch sour (I dig that) with hints of citrus and alcohol. The 9% ABV is fairly well hidden. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. A touch acetic in the finish, but mostly just long and very dry with a hint of clover lingering on the tongue. Excellent Belgian strong ale. Belgian Trippel fans must try this one. Highly recommended.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2002
taste a little like Fin du monde but a little less strong. Less spicy too.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2002
orange colour, caramel, fruity (orange,..) and perfumy aroma, spicy flavor

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rutzicka (102) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2002
Cloudy yellow appearance with a beautiful foam. Fruity, licorice and floral.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
One of the only ales from this brewer I don’t like. Fruity,spicy with a bitter after taste.


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