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Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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1,265 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,265
Hads: 2,697
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 154
Gots: 299 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-06-2000

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Photo of delta490
4.5/5  rDev +9%

You want to know what this tastes like, well, the brewery's notes cover it all. This beer is phenomenal. It is a bit pricey, but oh so worth it. I found it very light in mouth-feel and quite drinkable.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Top of the bottle reads 2005. Sampled 12-21-2006

Pours a hazy straw/amber with a white head. Nose is like a bright lemon. Has the potential to be overbearing, but does not (my definition of a bright lemon). Flavor is strong and light at the same time. Pungent sweetness combined with a heavy yeast flavor. Overall it is very smooth and even, yet powerful. Feel is slightly thin with a good carbonation on it. Extremely drinkable. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side, and too much so for some. But still. Extremely well crafted.

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Photo of BlindPig
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark golden body with a off white head.
S- Light spices like cloves come through the wheat and yeast. Hint of some malts. Strong wheat aroma though.
T- Big wheat flavor. Spices come through with a bit of a bread also. Nice calm warming in the back of throat from the alcohol. It is kind of like a calm wheat wine. Not as harsh as usual but still that big strong wheat flavor.
M- Medium body with low to medium carbonation.
D-It is my favorite Unibroue (that I have tried). It is what I could see a aged wheat wine taste like. Just a tad bit weaker.

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Photo of Das_Reh
4.5/5  rDev +9%


Poured into a tulip

A = hazy honey color with lots of effervescent bubbles racing up the side of the glass. Initial pour creates a 2 finger head that soon dissipated into a thin film. Despite vigorous carbonation, the head fades.

S = Belgian yeasts, sweet fruity esters of peaches, banana, and pear, some citrusy hop character comes to the nose as well. Bready malts and a peppery spice linger.

T = Slightly chalky Belgian yeasts at the forefront, followed by citrus and sweet esters. The beer has the flavor profile of a good belgian with some IPA characteristics. Bitterness is present, but nowhere near IPA levels. As the beer warms, the alcohol becomes quite noticeable, and is warming, fruity, and spicy.

M = Slick, with a creamy texture from the carbonation.

O = Delicious example of a Belgian Pale Ale, and another great beer from Unibroue. This will be a regular addition to my mix-sixes from now on. :)

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Photo of seedyone
4.5/5  rDev +9%

12/19/13 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Now this is a beer. Mid-December cold as a... outside but this cool, low alcohol beverage hits the spot. Welcoming spiciness greet me on the nose & tongue. The familiar yeasty aroma of Unibroue adds to this homecoming. I don't know whoever made this, but they know me & I thank you one and all. XXOO

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Photo of CharlesRiver
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do believe this is my favorite beer from Unibroue. Although I have many more to try. Dark straw yellow in color with a big fluffy white head. Smell is citrus, orange, lemon, corriandor and very sweet. The taste is very similar only a bit grassy and earthy. Very smooth. You hardly notice the 9% abv.

I would like to compare the 12 oz bottle with a 750 ml bottle. This was the 12 oz. bottle. Amazing beer.

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Photo of johnd513
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Let me start by saying that this beer has nice carbonation. So much so that I lost a few ounces because it exploded on me. Smell is yeasty, fruity, honey and alcohol. The taste is sweet, yeasty, honey raisins and banana. The mouthfeel is crisp with great carbonation and a dry finish. This beer has a light taste for such a strong beer which makes its drinkability exceptional. This beer is a must try.

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Photo of DaPan
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle sourced by Michael. Reviewed from notes from tasting on February 19.

Pours a hazy golden hue, with a creamy foamy head. Very little retention, head disappears quickly.

Smells of hay and wheat with a sweet undertone.

Taste is more of the same with bubble gum, banana, cloves and other spices. Sweet, smooth, spicy. Great mouthfeel, alcohol is well hidden with this one.

Finishes smooth, lingering spicy aftertaste. This is a great brew, especially aged for a year or so. Careful to let the beer sit upright for at least one week and pour carefully to avoid the yeasty slurry at the bottom.

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Photo of walloon
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A lightly spiced cocktail of fruits on the palate--not to be confused with canned fruit cocktail. Apricots, pears, mangoes, a hint of cherry, a touch of clove, a faint sensation of nutmeg. A bit sweet for some tastes and probably a shock to someone expecting something Germanic. It reminded me of Renaissance cuisine--sweet, fruity, spicy, and tasty.

The nose gave little hint of what would follow and the head didn't stick around long enough.

Only faint hints of alcohol and esters in the aftertaste gave away the 9% ABV of this amazingly smooth ale. Teenage girls should drink this well-named brew instead of Boone's Farm.

So, for that matter, should everyone. The world would be a better place.

Poured from a bottle into a slightly oversized wine glass.

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Photo of goodbyeohio
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big unibroue fan here, and i've always been iffy about this beer. people think sleeman is negatively affecting u's beers.. well, this beer has improved since the take-over. here's my take on the new version:


pours a cloudy apple juice/urine color with slow moving sparse, tiny bubbles visible through the murky haze. big fluffy head condenses to a nice frothy cream layer which leaves drenching sheets of tight lace.

burnt sugar sweetness and tripel maltiness mingle aromatically with a varitable fruit basket.. green apples, bananas, lemons, and a glazed honey bun thrown in for starchy balance. dangerously sweet but nasally appealing nonetheless.

brisk, carbonated body explodes with floral honey notes finishing with a hop accent and slight abv burn. warmth evokes raspberry jam-filled donuts, lemons and poppy seeds. a plethora of sweet notes.. tripel-y in its malt/yeast character but bringing out fruits like few beers can.. barleywines or trappist dark ales usually excel here. except unibroue did it with a pale.. and they didn't produce a bitter, chalky mess like many of its brethren.

smooth, nice. great beer.

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Photo of GrimGuzzler
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: The head is short lived but thick and bubbly, the lacing is clean and decent. However, I'm giving this beer high marks for its looks. Ripe orange mixes with cloudy amber to give this brew a body that glows.

S: Smells of candied apples, caramel pears, and estery spirits. Rich and ripe fruit along with candy oranges also accompany small hints of spice.

T: Pale malts and crisp apple are followed by aged pears and yeast. Reminiscent of champagne.

M: Crisp, effervescent, and loaded with miniscule bubbles, champagne comes to mind once again. It helps pick up the beer and prevent from tasting like moldy fruit. It fits the brew perfectly.

Over all: A great beer. I wish I had more time to spend on this review, there are some subtle flavours in here that I just can't quite name. Unibroue churns out some great stuff, but this one really does stand out. The 9% abv is well hidden, possibly dangerously so. I'd pair this like most white wines: with cheeses and desserts or even lighter meals. If you have the opportunity to sample this beer, I would encourage you to try it. This one is difficult not to like and appreciate.

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Photo of Sharkophile
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
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...

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Photo of RBorsato
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
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)

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Photo of putnam
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
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!

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Photo of Thickfreakness
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
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!!!

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Photo of malty
4.52/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of barrenbane
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
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?

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Photo of ikantspel
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of KoG
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of villainchiwwin
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of stephens101
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of chaduvel
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
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!

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Photo of AudioGilz
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
92 out of 100 based on 1,265 ratings.