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:
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a highly carbonated golden ale with a an inch of head. This has faded to a whisp of white lace.
Subtle spice and fruit esters in the nose. Some Belgian yeast and phenols present but not overdone.
The first sip is delightful. Beautiful balance of malt and spice. Honey-like characters and a medium mouthfeel that is silky and at the same time chewy enough to keep you interested. It finishes dry as most the breweries beers do. More fruity esters and Belgian spice characters least on the tongue.
Truly a delight to drink. I really enjoy what Unibroue has to offer and need to visit their beers more often
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 01:31:34 | More by stewart124
3.45/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured about ~50 into a weissen glass
A - Very effervescent right off the pour (about a half-hour later, though, I find it rather flat -a flash in the pan for carbonation). Medium cloudiness, gold color. Light colored head with medium to coarse foam. Not all that sticky.
S - Lemongrass, no detectable heat from alcohol. Not a lot offered on the nose, though.
T - Wheat malts present, with some buttery and caramel notes. Has a sour quality, and the alcohol is well disguised.
M - At first, the carbonation was crazy, almost too much. But that burned off pretty quick and now that the beer is drinking flat, I'm nostalgic for the time when it was very fizzy. I feel like the carbonation helped to balance out a sort of flabbiness that I'm feeling now. It's medium bodied, but not super well integrated.
Overall, I'm disappointed. I'm certainly not aided by the fact that my last beer was a La Fin Du Monde. Don De Dieu is still above average, but with so many amazing Belgian-style beers out there, this one struggles to hold up in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 02:32:45 | More by redearth329
Don De Dieu from Unibroue
92 out of 100 based on 2,183 ratings.