Don De Dieu - Unibroue
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Reviews by AmitC:
4.58/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My third Unibroue beer. This brewery is just awesome. Again, i did not pick this bottle knowing Unibroue's quality. Just out of curiosity and wow.
Having this after its best before date of 09-29-2012. Did not know that it has this date there.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large snifter glass. Pale-brown in color. Pale clayish color in light. About one finger thick white colored head that dissipates quickly into a thin surrounding ring. Non-existent lacing. Hazy and totally opaque. Suspended yeast throughout, some of which settles at the bottom.
Aroma: Very strong aroma. As soon as the cap is popped open the nose i filled with some awesome stuff. Extremely fruity esters. One of the best fruity aromas i have encountered in my short stint with beer so far. Reminded me of some dry nuts, may be apricot or may be some kid of raisin, the name of which i do not seem to recall. Very powerful aromatics. Reminds somewhat of apple pie as well. Yeast, malts, clove are secondary and faint. Very sweet smelling brew. Extremely complex and dominating aroma.
Taste: Some dry fruits that are dominant. Spicy flavor is there but not dominant. Cloves and banana flavors come up when you are halfway through. Dominant. No alcohol is observed neither in the taste nor in the nose. At 9% that is very well hidden. Somewhat tart in the finish. Sweet and dry finishing. Nose dominates so much that taste does not seem like you are drinking something amazing. But still very good.
Mouth feel :Medium to slightly full bodied. Free from any kind of astringency. Well balanced brew. Smooth, easy and silky on palette. Drinks like a 6% ABV brew.
Style Rate: 4.5
Personal Rate: 4.5
I am just imagining what it would have tasted like if i had this before its best by date. Seek it out and enjoy. A gem.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 03:12:28 | More by AmitC
More User Reviews:
4.49/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Pours an amber gold with three fingers of fluffy white head.
Smell - Standard Unibroue yeast (banana, clove, peppery spice), spicy hops, biscuity malt.
Taste - Spicy hops, spicy & peppery Belgian yeast with banana and clove accents. Touch of biscuity malts and fruity esters. ABV is well hidden.
Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium bodied with a moderate/high level of carbonation.
Overall - A well-crafted Belgian Strong Pale Ale by Unibroue. Excellent spicy flavours coming from the hops and yeast. Doesn't drink like a 9%. Unibroue always knows how to deliver a great Belgian brew.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 04:17:17 | More by leaddog
Don De Dieu from Unibroue
92 out of 100 based on 2,120 ratings.