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Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,309 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,309
Reviews: 1,210
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 102
Gots: 142 | FT: 1
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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dragonx2099


1/5  rDev -75.8%

02-26-2013 06:22:28 | More by dragonx2099
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Moonhend


1/5  rDev -75.8%

03-28-2012 17:39:32 | More by Moonhend
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -75.8%

08-21-2012 04:10:46 | More by tmars13
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JrPrado


1/5  rDev -75.8%

06-09-2012 01:52:43 | More by JrPrado
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harrymel

Washington

1.78/5  rDev -57%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Best by: 28SEP13
Thanks Bob

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 11:47:47 | More by harrymel
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vwahaszee

Quebec (Canada)

1.95/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2004 20:15:27 | More by vwahaszee
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Horrible!!!!! Very sweet with too much alcohol shining through, gag, gag, gag. Horrible unbalanced and syrupy, one of Unibroues worst beers, no doubt, get Maudite or trois Pistoles instead, this is junk.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2002 19:45:51 | More by rastaman
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JasErwin


2/5  rDev -51.7%

08-10-2012 04:22:00 | More by JasErwin
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Thedrizzle

Florida

2/5  rDev -51.7%

02-16-2013 00:44:33 | More by Thedrizzle
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Kaveman

Illinois

2/5  rDev -51.7%

08-25-2013 21:49:50 | More by Kaveman
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GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

2.2/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 15:52:51 | More by GrimmReaper
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thefluker

Missouri

2.25/5  rDev -45.7%

02-27-2014 02:06:14 | More by thefluker
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -45.7%

09-11-2012 00:42:21 | More by brez8791
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corby112

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 08:07:42 | More by corby112
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JamesS

Indiana

2.38/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2007 01:20:26 | More by JamesS
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev -42%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 00:50:06 | More by YouSkeete
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bsopko

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

03-01-2013 20:16:04 | More by bsopko
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

03-04-2012 19:53:42 | More by nicholas527
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.55/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 22:50:39 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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TLove

District of Columbia

2.58/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2009 15:59:02 | More by TLove
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Zorro

California

2.65/5  rDev -36%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2005 02:32:19 | More by Zorro
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GoreStorm

California

2.65/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 04:03:38 | More by GoreStorm
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

2.68/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2005 22:46:28 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Vixie

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 01:41:09 | More by Vixie
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producerchris82


2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

01-21-2013 21:32:02 | More by producerchris82
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