Eau Bénite Triple – Unibroue (Chambly, QC, Canada)

image

Eau Bénite Triple – Unibroue, 7.7% ABV, 330ml., (Chambly, Quebec, Canada)

-part of the 2015 Unibroue Summer mixed case of 12.

wp-1464337786552.jpg


printed on the back label:

“L’Eau Bénite is a golden ale with a slightly fruity taste and a light spicy aromatic flavour.”

wp-1464337777887.jpg


  • Style: (Abbey-style) Triple
  • Taste: Sharp CO2 bite apple sweet banana wheat malt alcoholic soft clove unelegant
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $25 for 12 mixed-pack– 12x330ml., June 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: get a tripel from Belgium

Visual: Pours translucent pale orange with a large dissipating head, 1 mm layer of micro retention and wet sticky lacing, spread out clustered streams.

Nose: unfiltered apple juice, banana wheat malt with a bit of yeastiness. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp, mouthful of sharp tingly-fizzy CO2

Mid-palate: red apple juice, (lvl-8-sweetness), banana wheat malt, tangy alcoholic hit, background sweet barley malt

Finishclove, subtle hopped bitterness, roughish finish

Summary: Mostly banana wheat malt dominant with aggressive alcoholic sweetness. Somewhat palate non-compliant in the mids. Overall it is unelegant.