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Eau bénite

Fact Sheet

Fermentation

Top

Style

Triple

Color

Blonde with orange hues

SRM

18

Clarity

Slightly cloudy

Head

Egg whites

Bubbles

Fine

Effervescence

Medium

IBU

18

Body

Medium

Aftertaste

Medium

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Eau bénite

7.7% ALC./VOL.

Serve at

°C 8 10
°F

Fermentation: Top

Brewed since 1997
Origin: Chambly, Quebec
Midway between a Belgian blonde and a triple, its pale sweet malt notes never fail to charm the palate.

History

Brewed for the first time in the summer of 1996, its name was inspired by a nun who, after tasting a beer for the first time, said it tasted better than Holy Water (Eau Bénite in French). Amen

A closer look at the label reveals how the devil fooled us! He’s dressed up like an angel: curly wig, halo put together with a metal wire, stripped wings held up with suspenders…do you really think the stoup is filled with holy water?

Why the devil are you dressed as an angel in a stoup filled with divine liquid? Seeing how pleased you look as a converted devil, I want to dive into it myself.

Color

Blonde with orange hues

Nose

Fragrance of honey, spice, cereal, sourdough bread, brown sugar and alcohol.

Flavor

Flavours of yeast, cereals, spice, sugar and alcohol, with a slighly bitter finish.

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Aging process

Potential

Like good wine, Unibroue’s fine beers have flavors that develop with age. Over time they become smoother, sometimes revealing notes of honey and candied fruit and developing a more assertive and lasting flavor. This phenomenon is known as “maderization” and is similar to the aging process of dessert wines like port.

Preservatives

Oxygen is the mortal enemy of beer because oxidation creates a stale, flat flavor. The yeast added to the bottle of Unibroue products triggers natural fermentation, consuming excess oxygen and preventing the beer’s CO2 from oxidizing. This enhances the beer’s aging potential. The high alcohol content of certain Unibroue products also lends itself well to aging by acting as a natural preservative.

Preservation methods

Store bottles upright in a cool dark place at a stable temperature between 46ºF and 61ºF.

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Format

Eau Bénite

341 ml

Eau Bénite

750 ml

Eau Bénite

Draft

Aging process

Up to 2 years

Tasting

Suggested glass

Chalice

Chalice

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