Don De Dieu - Unibroue
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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 2,184 ratings.