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Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,540 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,540
Reviews: 1,232
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 120
Gots: 220 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-06-2000

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 7/16/12

Appearance: Cloudy, light copper/apricot in color, pours with a surprisingly minimal head (considering this is corked and caged) - keeps a little cap, minimal lacing

Smell: Typical Unibroue yeast, a floral spiciness, and a number of light fruits - tart apples, white grapes, some honey, mild citrus, some cloves - some booze

Taste: Less interesting than the smell - pale and slightly cooked malts, some caramel, a touch of wet biscuits - Unibroue yeast, but it works well here - clove, banana - floral, a little earthy, grassy - tons of light fruits, mostly apples and pears - sweet with candi sugar - some hot booze in the back

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, pretty smooth and crisp

Overall: Good, not great

I guess I shouldn't have opened this bottle expecting something at the level of Duvel. It's good, and it's a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, but it's a little too fruity and too sweet. This is one of the better uses of the potent Unibroue yeast strain, but it's not one of my favorite beers.

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3.23/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy gold. Minimal wispy lacing with a lively carbonation. What head does form is bright-white.

Smell: Apples, white wine, grape skin. Floral. Underlying notes of clove and banana, but minimal. Unibroue house yeast is less intense. Graham cracker. Bready and floral. Some pale malts. Sweet.

Taste: Apples and Unibroue house yeast. Mega clove, banana candy, and overbearing sweetness. Sugar. Raw sugar. Honey graham crackers. Apples and raw wheat. Touch of alcohol. Pale malts are bready. Mildly floral and grassy. So much yeast.

Mouthfeel: Moderately light. Lively carbonation. Almost no aftertaste.

Overall: Smells far better than it tastes. Nice complex nose and then the Unibroue house yeast trashes it. So sweet.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden straw color with a white 2 finger head, poor retention and a resulting lace that's spotty.

Smell - Aromas are sweet and fruity; banana, peach and cream.

Taste - Starts sharp and sweet with some nice spice notes of clove and coriander; by midtaste the flavor rotates to include wheat and a touch of cream. Finish has an unusual coconut quality to it.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body. Low carbonation, but it's got a sharp acidity and a creamy mouthfeel that goes well with the flavors presented.

Overall - Does well to hide the 9% ABV, but unfortunately just a tad sweet for my tastes. Good beer, but not one I couldn' t live without.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Aml42000
4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Cloudy lacing down the side of the glass.

S- Layered spices and pit fruit. Coriander and clove give way to summer peach and some orange zest. Powerful and complex. As deep as one could want.

T- There is a hint of sweetness here, but more baking spice and SE Asian flavors mix beautifully with the exceptional yeast/ester flavors present. This finished beautifully and dramatically on a citrus note.

M- Soft and pretty with medium carbonation. The alcohol isn't detectable at all. There is a lingering aftertaste, but the mouth is dry and fresh and you simply want more of this. Top drawer.

O- The Unibroue lineup consistently delivers and this is one of the peaks of that group. I would recommend this beer to anyone and drink with a variety of food in any season.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Damian
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 fl.oz./355ml bottle purchased at Julio's Liquors, Westboro, MA
Best before: 10-26-14
Served in a tulip

The beer poured golden amber and nearly clear. A tight, rocky, three-finger head topped the liquid. The crown quickly faded to a thin, flimsy ring. I was disappointed that there was absolutely no lacing along the glass.

The nose was amazingly fragrant and complex. Quite powdery and dry initially. Lots of spices. Coriander, allspice and clove were most noticeable. Ripe pear and apple notes were also detectible. Yeasty and phenolic. As with all Unibroue beers, their house Belgian yeast strain came through loud and clear. The beer turned fruitier and sweeter as it warmed.

Compared to the nose, the flavor profile was a bit hollow. Pale malts came through on front end. Spicy in center. Clove and coriander dominated. Wheaty and slightly tart. Crisp, dry, grassy notes appeared on the back end. The beer finished somewhat boozy.

The mouthfeel was crisp and medium bodied with a lively, sprightly effervescence. As the beer sat, the carbonation settled a bit and the liquid turned smooth, creamy and supple.

This beer had some commendable qualities but I found a few aspects to be a bit of a letdown. I really would have liked more sticking power on the head and a more rounded flavor profile. All in all, Don de Dieu is not one of the better offering from the usually solid Unibroue brewery.

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gift of God is what they call this beer. I will let that slide - I'm an atheist. But it is a great brew.

I looks and smells like it should. The taste is also what it should be - dark and yeasty.

It is boozy, but the boozy is well integrated in the taste. This is a treat that I would never refuse.

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
92 out of 100 based on 2,540 ratings.