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Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,179 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2179
Reviews: 1202
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%


Brewed by:
Unibroue visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-06-2000)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very active carbonation keeps the white lace alive, tiny particles of yeast float around the cloudy pale orange brew.

Lots in the nose … a striking ester and phenolic presence with a ripe fruity slant. Hint of powdery chalky yeast in the nose also.

Thick medium body with a layered maltiness, raw honey and ripe fruit come to mind. Higher alcohols jump out on to the taste buds with crazy estery and lightly solvent sweet and spicy flavours. More ripe fruitiness and bitter phenols battle it out and the phenols win as they clean house to make room for a semi-dry finish.

This is one wild and strong ale … Belgian style at that! This is one beer I don’t drink enough of and should.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2002 20:21:55 | More by Jason
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Todd

Colorado

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with a beautiful label and foil neck. Best before 03/09/03. "The Don de Dieu in Tadoussae, June 3, 1608, under the command of Samuel de Champlain de Brouage, commissioned by the King of France to pursue the exploration of this vast and inhospitable lancd called America."

Appearance: Golden with a magnificent orange hue. The lace is thin, white.

Smell: Light fruity esters, toffee, delicate spice and pale malts in the aroma.

Taste: Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. An outrageous fruitiness of blissful sweet apricots come to mind. A soft hop twang follows with some gentle spice, esters and pepper notes. The beer then goes crisp & dry (no doubt from the wheat). Toffee/toasted malt flavours also come forward as the beer warms, as does some honey-like qualities. Finishes with spicy alcohol notes, slightly bready, grain dryness/light grain tannins and a touch of earthy yeast flavour.

Notes: At 9% abv this beer is suprisingly light and refreshing. It's also one of the best beers that I've ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2001 00:00:01 | More by Todd
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Greyam21

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-17-2014 13:02:07 | More by Greyam21
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

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stewart124

Ohio

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
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redearth329

Pennsylvania

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
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wisegreensoul

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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mlklein27

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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laxer8811

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Dsimenson

California

3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium goblet. Two finger white head, reduces to very thick clinging lacing. Lovely unfiltered deep amber color. Aroma is something I have never encountered before, herbal, yeasty, unfamiliar to me, wierd and not entirely pleasant. Flavor is a bit sour, yeasty, herbal, not fruity. I have to say here that I have not learned to appreciate wheat ales, and I don't really care for this one. Mouthfeel is medium thick, not overly carbonated. Overall I have to say that I don't care for this style of ale, and do not plan on trying it again soon. You will get more helpful reviews from those who understand and appreciate yeasty wheat ales.

Serving type: bottle

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
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