Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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Reviews: 1,256
Hads: 2,644
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 132
Gots: 272 | FT: 1
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 12-06-2000

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Photo of Sharkophile
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a goblet, appears a cloudy golden orange color with a thick white head of tiny bubbles that dissipates quickly.

S: Insanely fruity aroma with a kick of alcohol and spice.

T: Similar to the smell, with a honey-like malt, pear, peach, and a gentle spice along with some very feint booze. Finishes a bit dry with some sweet and spicy residuals. Outstanding.

M: Medium body that feels lighter then it really is with an excellent, fine carbonation that makes the beer cream up in your mouth. One of the best mouthfeels I have experienced in any beer. 5.0.

O: A simply outstanding beer. I would rank the nose, taste and mouthfeel as being world class. Too bad I only had one in the taster's pack... (711 characters)

Photo of RBorsato
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange with a bright white head and good carbonation throughout but it leaves almost no lace. Spicy alcohol tripel-like aroma and flavor with a nice light supporting fruitiness. The alcohol subsided a good bit with further aging. Full bodied and creamy smooth.

Per U website: Triple Wheat Ale, refermented in the bottle

Best Before: 07/12/04
Tasted: 12/20/02 and 03/09/05

($8.99 / 4-pack) (405 characters)

Photo of putnam
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a lovely, highly aromatic, hedonistic beer.
It is most comparable to a Biere de Garde like 3 Monts.
For starters the head sat atop the pastel orange liquid like melting Emmenthaler. The aromas were a vagrant parade of densely sweet tropical fruits, cream, concrete, old cloth and raw sesame seed.
On the palate it was reticent, offering raw nut, aloe and blond tobacco flavors only after establishing a broad, creamy mixture of texture and minerality. Impressive.
Very buttery with the barest, driest suggestion of butterscotch and shortbread, this is a beer to age, to uncork by the fire, to relish for its history.
Steamed, sweating, decomposing elements of vegetation only make it more interesting the warmer it gets.

The True North Strong And Free! (768 characters)

Photo of Thickfreakness
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a suductive, hazy, golden lemon yellow into my Bruery Tulip. A humongous, crispy white head springs forth with the pour, and fades almost as quickly as it was created. Not one trace or drip of lacing is left behind. Fantastic carbonation bubbles from below and never stops.

S- Lemons, pears, green apples, cloves, banana, and some sweet grainy wheat. Picking up some lovely barnyard notes as it warms up. Little hints of Muscat grapes... but this is mostly about the tart apple and banana yeastiness. No real sign of hops. Delicate but bold is how I'd describe this one.

T- WOW! Just superb! So floral and fruity! Over ripe banana's, fresh picked apples, multi-grain bread, white grapes, and just a hint of funky yeast. Starts out really bubbly when first poured, but settles down and really wraps around your tongue as it warms up. Love the white pepper and clove spiciness! Amazing blend of sweetness, tart fruit and subtle, yet funky yeast.

M- The carbonation pops and prickles at the first pour, then as it warms up... it dies down and coats your mouth like a sugary syrup. Really open and alive! This beer to me... is bread!!! God Damn Good Bread!!! Nutty, spicy, grainy, fruity and overall... just makes you want more!

O- Damn near perfect! I wanna try some of this with some years on it! This just made it into my monthly rotation!!! (1,356 characters)

Photo of malty
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. gold foil longneck - best before 03/07

Appearance is a cloudy golden dream. Bright white head that stood 1/2 in. all the way down.

Smell: Identical to the Little Debbie soft oatmeal cookies with the cream in the middle - yeah, exactly like that!

Taste hovered around the banana flavor the wheat malt exudes, along with vanilla, musty yeast and real cream.

Mouthfeel was very soft and a good deal of fine carbonation. Med. body with a faint dry finish.

Drinkability is good. Could be a bit higher if the beer weren't so sweet.

Overall a magnificent rendition of a Triple Wheat beer if you will. I'd like to know the % of wheat malt used (?) For such a sturdy ABV, I'm surprised the alcohol warmth is masked so well. This beer has definitely found a place in my heart and refridgerator. (825 characters)

Photo of barrenbane
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a large wine glass (the house I'm stay at doesn't have goblets or beer glasses).

A: dark orange and very hazy. Almost has a "glowing" affect. Beautiful.

S: smells of crisp fruit and a slight tang of alcohol.

T: similar to other Unibroue Belgian styles. Fruity, tangy, and a very slight bitter finish. Excellent.

M: thick and carbonated. Similar to champagne.

The liquor store warehouse had this in stock, and it was the first time I've seen it for sale. In my opinion, it's right up there with La Fin Du Monde and Maudite. I will definitely purchase this again. (592 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A ship of conquerers on the label, inspiring me to conquer this beer.

A.A lively pop of carbonation and I know I'm in for a treat. Light foggy straw in color, with some lace.
S. In the nose, predominately are belgian yeast, fruity esters. Phenolys.
T. Layers of grandness. Yeast provides a dry fruitiness, tart very ripe peaches and fig. Some noble hop adds a solid citric snap and good bittering sting. Alcohal is not apparant in the flavor profile, other than a quick clean finish coupled with a slight bitterness and dryness.
M. Light and crisp. Finishes clean and dry. At the very end I feel a cooling effect on the way down the black hole that is my stomach.
D. Thank you sir, may I have another? (703 characters)

Photo of ikantspel
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

best by date of 02-07-14. turned upside down and twisted as advised by the master brewer. poured into Duvel tulip

pours a beautiful honey color with heavily carbonated head.

typical yeasty unibroue smell of slight citrus with heavy malt smell

first drink was heavy with peppery and clove. now that my taste buds adjust more of a lemon and honey. pepper and clove still linger but become more subtle. carbonated and light mouthfeel makes this beer just awesome. this is one of the more complex unibroue brews i have tried. (525 characters)

Photo of KoG
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden liquid adorned by a quickly fading head, leave no lacing however.

Smell is a bit sweet, full of slightly sour fruit and light malt.

Tastes a bit tart on top and wheaty, followed by light fruits, possibly pear and apricot. Finishes with a spicy note, peppery almost.

Goes down easy, almost wish I had another on hand. (333 characters)

Photo of villainchiwwin
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into tulip glass from 12 oz. bottle, left yeast at bottom
pale, slightly hazy yellow with a decent head (nothing spectacular but satisfactory), thin layer of retention, spots of lacing. smell was subtle with fruit, slight clove, and yeast - pleasant, soft overall aroma. tastes of fruit at first - apple and slight pear followed closely by clove phenols that wax to a flavor stratum above but not completely obscuring the initial sweetness, all over a mellow bready yeast backdrop. rambunctious carbonation tickles the mouth while plucky spiciness asserts itself with a mild (but enjoyable) astringent quality just before evaporating into a sweet, slightly yeasty, slwoly fading finish.
drinkability is dangerously high because this brew is so delicious with little in the taste to warn of the 9% abv -- luckily the delicate complexity compels one to linger over each glass. (883 characters)

Photo of stephens101
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very light orange with a big two-finger white, bubbly head that fades quickly into a 1-2cm fluffy topping for a while before settling down with no lacing left behind. Swirl it around a bit in the tulip and a sweet, mildly tart and bready aroma arises. Tastes of bananas and pineapples up front with some bready maltiness, coriander and spice in the back and subtle alcohol heat to bring up the rear. Reflecting, after a few drinks, there's some delicate hops that go almost unnoticed, but serve to furtively embolden this beer. This medium bodied, fullfilling and smooth beer is my new favorite among one of my favorite styles. (635 characters)

Photo of chaduvel
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy hazy orange with a nice white head that fades to lace the top and sides for the rest of the show. Fruity alcohol, esters, and yeast on the nose. Taste is similar, big flavors of alcohol soaked fruits--apricots, raisins, and then the mouth numbing Unibroue yeast kicks in. Finally the finish is dry and alcoholic. Fantastic. (338 characters)

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip (as stated on the bottle).

Appearance: A slightly hazy gold-amber, white head after a hard pour rises to roughly a fingers length.

Smell: Light yeast, and feel of barley.

Taste: Honey sweet but yet bitter, yeast overpowering malts. These essence of yum....Unibroue has outdone themselves.

Mouth: Medium-full, with an after taste that is right on point. flavor is stickier than gum on your shoes.

Overall: Sip after sip this beer is prime. Rare you can treat yourself to quality like this. I will buy this again and again and so should you, Salud! (572 characters)

Photo of AudioGilz
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's hazy yellow/orange with a damn huge whipped head. Tons of carbonation bubbles rise up. Very enjoyable aroma od sweetness and lemon/citrus zest. This is very smooth on the palate, with a strong twang throughout. Fruity notes and spicy notes are there in abundance. The finish is super dry and crisp. I can't believe how refreshing this beer seems to be for 9% ABV. The alcohol level of highness is non-existent until it warms to room temperature. Wonderful stuff from a brewery that never seems to go wrong. (511 characters)

Photo of mynie
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sunshine golden honey like the skin of an expensive south american whore, the kind that smells like peaches.

Zing zap citrus and harsh Belgian wheat smell. Sour Duvel. Very nice. Lots of fruit that's just about ripe but not quite ripe yet. Green and brown.

Sits pleasant and citrusy when it first enters your mouth. This grows, turns a little sour, and right before the fruit gets too sour it's washed away in a wave of caramel malt. (439 characters)

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

While this beer's more Mayan calendar relevant brother has gotten all the attention lately, I came back to this one again in my cooler and figured I'd give this fine beer a proper review.

Poured from a bomber into an Orval chalice. Fresh bottle, Best before 6-1-2015.

A: Pours a lovely luminous orangish yellow, almost fluorescent. Active 2 finger lemon white head which dissipated relatively quickly to a thin cap. Great looking pour which was very clear with just the slightest normal wheat cloudiness.

N: The nose on this beer is amazing and fruity and really draws you in. Classic yeasty and estery Belgian aroma dominated by banana, citrus, with a little vanilla and clove. It really smells delicious, a very clean nose with no metallic or funky notes.

T: Taste is consistent with the nose, a nice yeasty biscuity beer with very prominent fruit overtones. On the tongue I of course get the banana and clove but also tangerine, bitter apple and a somewhat champagne like dry grape flavor. 9% ABV is very well disguised and I think the wheat help keeps that tucked in.

MF: Well carbonated, which I like, medium bodied with a creamier mouthfeel than you would expect from a pale ale.

Overall, a really great BSPA which lives up to the reputation of the brand. Unibroue has become one of my "buy without question" breweries and I am still amazed that they are in Montreal, not Belgium. (1,394 characters)

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don De Dieu comes out of the bottle with a very strong sweet citrus fragrance that is very pleasing to the senses and its hazy golden color matches its aroma perfectly. It has a very thin white head that quickly disappears into almost nothing and has some very mild lacing and carbonation. It has a strong fresh and crisp taste when it hits your tongue and is accompanied by a semi-sweet aftertaste that seems resemble bananas mixed in with a hint of alcohol, this is a very good tasting ale wont let you down. (510 characters)

Photo of CookstLiquor
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy light orange yellow colour. Nose has notes of tart fruit, yeast and spice. Taste is dry and tart with a lots of apple and tangy citrus fruit notes. There's a hint of boozy sweetness as well. Very big, complex beer with ample palate-scrubbing carbonation. (296 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Best before date 9/4/11.

A: Deep orange color, one-finger head.
S: Reminds me of a cider, along with tropical fruit and brown sugar notes.
T: Molasses, papaya, mulled citrus.
M: Medium-bodied and balanced. No alcohol comes through.
O: I really enjoyed this- very complex yet easy and fun to drink. This will definitely be a regular. (368 characters)

Photo of domtronzero
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a one finger short lived fizzy whitish head. Smells very sweet with hints of citrusy fruits in the background. Pleasant yeasty aromas also noted. Tastes a little tangy and sweet, lemony tartness... no, maybe pears. Definite summer fruit taste. Almost like a fruit beer, but its not. Earthy flavors in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is lighter than I would prefer, a little mouth coating, but the carbonation could be longer lasting, instead of a short lived fizz. As the beer warms, the tartness mellows and allows the real fruit flavors to pull through. Definitely one of the best beers I've ever had. And for $6 a bottle, its a definite buy every time I see it available. (700 characters)

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Cloudy golden-wheat color with big particles and a one-finger, white head that left a nice film. Okay lacing.

S: Wheat and tropical fruit aromas. Belgian yeast.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Spice and Belgian yeast. Wheat character. Nice finish. 9% ABV is completely hidden in the flavor of this ale.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Slightly warm.

O: This is fantastic. Looks phenomenal in my glass, and the nose is unparalleled. Great taste and mouthfeel, and I would not have guessed 9% ABV. One of my new favorites. (595 characters)

Photo of RockyTopHeel
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer would be worth buying just for the beautiful gold foiled bottle with a glowing ship portrayed on the cover--but oh, how many more reasons beyond that there are for enjoying this fine ale.

It poured a gorgeous semitranslucent yellow-orange with a slim finger of white foam floating atop the offering. The aroma is fruity and yeasty, with slightly spicy hints here and there. The flavor is simply awesome - round and smooth, with a strong apricot element, pepper, clove and yeast sprinkled throughout, and alcoholic sweetness. The finish is dry and crisp, with a bready element from the yeast, followed by a warm afterglow.

Wow--simply another stroke of brilliance from Unibroue. An absolute gem, full-bodied yet light and crisp, with tiny bubbles that dance lightly on the tip of my tongue.

Awesome. (817 characters)

Photo of DAllspaw
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip from 12 oz bottle. Finding Unibroue at local store in 4 packs was the revelation of 2010.

Pours an apricot golden haze, great looking beer. Smell is very floral, with notable yeast and tartness similar to a saison, with a slightly nutty smell.

One sip is all you need to prove once again that this is one of the best breweries there is. Slightly sour tart with malt and bready finish. The alcohol is there, but not overpowering by any stretch. Nice carbonation. I'm no pro, but to me this is more like a heavy saison, amplified in every respect. This is a really great beer. (595 characters)

Photo of Vylo
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pleasant color, a bit darker then other belgian pale ales I have tried.

Smell is pleasant, but subtle.

Taste is outstanding. I didn't realize it was a pale ale at first, bit bit stronger taste then I am used to from this style (A good thing).

Mouthfeel was fantastic, best part. Classic belgian style, with large frothy head, good carbonation.

Awesome beer everyone should try at least once. (408 characters)

Photo of YieldToNothing
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottle into a hennepin glass
pours a light orange with a very big, thick, foamy head of about 2.5 inches.
smells very much like a tripel, with that belgian funk. really hits the nose nicely. taste is light, notes of the funk are there and the abv is very well hidden. carbonation is present but not in your face.

this is another winner form unibroue. similar taste to la fin du monde, not quite as funky. i may even like this one better. excellent beer. (454 characters)

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
92 out of 100 based on 1,256 ratings.