Don De Dieu - Unibroue
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1.78/5 rDev -57.1%
Best by: 28SEP13
A: Pours an apricot ale with haze, a transient off white head leaving a central cap and ring of the same. No lace.
S: Banana and Unibroue yeast. Just look into my other reviews for further adjectives on the issue. I can say, however, this is less offensive with the malt profile here than in the others. But, still, last one I intend to have.
T: Tastes like all other Unibroue beers with a twist of sweet banana and dinner roll.
M: Medium bodied with hi carb and a long and slick finish which is granular for me.
O: Again, I'm disappionted by Unibroue. I just can't stand their yeast, but I understand it makes many, many people happy.
09-04-2011 11:47:47 | More by harrymel
1.95/5 rDev -53%
When I poured this, I was excited by the nice golden color. There was a moderate amount of head, which disappeared rather quickly. I didn't really like the smell, which was creamy. The taste was like the smell, creamy, with some spice as well. I did not find this to be a good combination, however, and had a hard time finishing the beer. The creaminess overwhelmed me, and I couldnt really taste anything else.
02-08-2004 20:15:27 | More by vwahaszee
British Columbia (Canada)
2.2/5 rDev -47%
750 ml bottle that looks impressive,but it stops right there.This one pours a very pale cloudy yellow orange with a nice foamy white head and minimal lacing.
Smell is overpowering of fruit and spices,not what i like in a beer.
Taste is the same with banana oranges pears and little lemon really comming through,i don't know why they call this pale ale,it's more like those wheat beers.
Mouthfeel is a medium warm feel with carbs.
Not my cup of tea,will not buy this one again...to me...this isn't beer...more like a fruit punch.
09-15-2007 15:52:51 | More by GrimmReaper
2.25/5 rDev -45.8%
Pours a cloudy orange color with thick foamy head that settles into a nice lacing that lasts throughout. Lots of visible carbonation bubbling up. Aroma is kind of bland consisting of crisp, light fruit and strong alcohol presence. This beer was way too carbonated and sweet tasting with a very dry finish.
12-02-2008 08:07:42 | More by corby112
2.38/5 rDev -42.7%
Pours a light straw color, rather light for a pale ale. No head or lacing to speak of at all. Almost no scent, either, as well as taste. A slight bitterness aftertaste, but nothing to really go with it. Goes down fine, especially for such a high ABV beer, but that's about it.
11-05-2007 01:20:26 | More by JamesS
2.4/5 rDev -42.2%
A: Extra cloudy yellow with an orange tint. Small white head, ending with lots of lacing.
S: Loads of belgian yeast and mildly sour citrus spices. Notes of bananas and raisins.
T: Not far from the nose. A sickening amount of belgian yeast and raw orange peel upfront. Lots of other lights fruits through the taste. Tangy, literally like "Tang," that awful crap i used to drink as a kid. Flat, stale aftertaste.
M: Medium carb, medium body. Sticky and tangy.
D: Good, if you are into overly citrusy-sweet Belgian's with far too much yeast. Some people are down with that.
This is the third Unibroue that i simply don't like, and find hard to truly appreciate. Sorry, guys.
01-14-2011 00:50:06 | More by YouSkeete
2.55/5 rDev -38.6%
Pours golden, with lots of bubbles. You might be able to tell someone this is a banquet beer! Smell is invigorating, apples, banana, this is like a fruit orchard in a bottle.
Taste, falters. Tastes like too much at one time of stuff I'm not into (aforementioned fruit). Does not taste like my stereotypical "beer" mindset, but just as much like a wine cooler.
Can't say I like the mouthfeel, despite its obvious complexity, and its drinkability can't be high if you don't like the taste or mouthfeel usually.
12-26-2009 22:50:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
District of Columbia
2.58/5 rDev -37.8%
Appearance is pale and mucky yellow with a light head that does not last particularly long.
Smell is a bit yeasty with a touch of citrus and mango and other light fruits. Average at best.
Light spice to the taste, with a bit of cinnamon and oak wood. Wheat lingers and a bit syrup-laden, but not overpowering and not particularly notable.
High carbonation and syrupy and yeasty finish makes this beer a bit tough to drink. 9% ABV prevalent, but this wheat trippel does a terrible job at hiding it.
05-19-2009 15:59:02 | More by TLove
2.65/5 rDev -36.1%
750 ML corked and caged bottle, Best Before Date 11-20-06.
Pours a clear yellow brew with a low carbonation level. Very bright and sunny to look at.
Smell is fairly sweet and floral with a honeysuckle candy scent. Mild fruit scents are present too. Spicy scents in this too mostly ginger and cinnamon.
Taste is drier than it smells, noticeable alcohol flavor present. Taste is under whelming I expected more, nearly flavorless. Some faint spice flavors in this.
Mouthfeel is OK.
Well I was under whelmed by this one. Looked and smelled great but just didn't deliver in the flavor department. Carbonation level seems low but the bottle is not spoiled. No off flavors or vinegarization. I hate to not give a Unibroue beer a good review but this one just didn't deliver in the taste department. Will try again and possibly revise this review.
02-08-2005 02:32:19 | More by Zorro
2.65/5 rDev -36.1%
i don't know what's wrong, i've had this before, and found it excellent.
this bottle, however, not so much.
it pours with a small head that fades faster than it raises, leaving no head or anything. all that's left is a medium gold brew. no bueno.
the smell is here, all the typical scents you'd get out of this style but i smell something that's a bit apple-like.
i think something may be wrong here, it tastes okay, but it's lightly sweet, fruity, alcoholic but leaves a funky aftertaste that i can't put a finger on.
fizzy, normal mouthfeel.
i think i just got a bad bottle, that said, not very drinkable.
08-15-2008 04:03:38 | More by GoreStorm
2.68/5 rDev -35.4%
Beer poured a very pale straw color with a tiny head that dissapeared immediately. Head seemed light and wispy, like a corn beer. No lacing. No other carbonation to speak of.
Smell was very unassuming. Yeasty and sweet.
Taste was pretty sweet. Almost syrupy. Alcohol wasnt very pronounced which was a saving grace with this beer. Very sweet.
Sticky mouthfeel. If this was a blind taste test, the looks and tastes of this beer seemed similar to any macro like Icehouse or one of those sweet beers. My fourth Unibroue, and definitely the worst of the four.
11-06-2005 22:46:28 | More by SaCkErZ9
2.75/5 rDev -33.7%
Pours yellow with just a hint of orange. There is also a large white head that slowly dissipates, but doesn't last nearly as long as the head on Duvel. Very few bubbles as well.
Not a lot going on in the smell, malt, citrus fruit, and a touch of grass.
Mainly fruit here, maybe a hint of pepper. Not much complexity here, the layers of flavor I was expecting just aren't here.
Feels thin to me, and the lack of carbonation enforces that.
Normally I love Unibroue beers, but this has to be the weakest entry from them I have tried. While it goes down easy considering the abv, there just isn't much going on. I guess this shows that even the best don't always produce something amazing, if you want a much better similar beer from Unibroue, try La Fin Du Monde instead.
02-21-2011 01:41:09 | More by Vixie
Don De Dieu from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 2,344 ratings.