Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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Ratings: 2,509
Reviews: 1,230
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 117
Gots: 202 | FT: 1
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 12-06-2000)
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Photo of kshankar
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden/yellow with a fluffy white foam that recedes to a thin layer.

Aroma is a typical Belgian profile..yeasty, wheat, banana.

Mildly bitter, very yeasty and bready with a hint of the fruity aspects..citrus and banana.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is definitely felt, but not overpowering. Medium body.

Good taste and mouthfeel. Masks the relatively high ABV. Highly drinkable and recommended.

Photo of Hardcore
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Eastside151
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of a0lbudman
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Hazy gold color with a big white head that lingered for a while and left some lace
S-wheat, malt spices, and pears
T-Wheat, and malt with a spice and hop bitterness that fades to a very spice finish
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-outstanding beer, with plenty of aroma and taste.

Photo of necoadam
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I really like Unibroue brews. Their brews are just full of flavor that really stands out. So far, Don Dieu is one of their best offerings. It poured out a pale yellow/lemony color with some huge carbonation that settled down later on. Smell consists of some pears and apples mostly. Umm..some oranges too. Taste is just wonderful. Nice notes of citrus fruits and some hints of vanilla. Yummy! Going down it's so silky and smooth. 9%? It only warms your throat and tummy. Go get a few of these. Excellent brew.

Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 mL A classic Quebec brew.

A- While cold looked like a hazy mango but turned to a hazy gold colour. Looks great, Head was nice but receded to a thin layer, still nice though. I am pretty sure my glass was clean but this gave me what I would call temporary lacing. Nice lacing that just slides down the glass (it sometimes left some spotting).

S- Mango juice. Light citrus like "Five Alive". Belgian yeast. Maple sugar. Soft. pleasant alcohol.

T- Mint. Cream. Alcohol. Banana. A little marzipan. Carrot juice once it warms up. Slight grassy boiled greens background. While warm it reminds me of St-Ambroise Apricot ale. Marmelade. Particularly enjoyable yeast taste.

M- Next to perfect mouthfeel. Carbonation is lively but smooth. Lightest you can get without feeling, well... "light" but still maintaning a great level of carbonation and frothiness.

D- If it wasn't for the 9% alcohol level this would be an incredible session brew. Recommend this. Drink again.

Don-de-dieu i a pretty good name for this. With a bit of tweaking, this would really feel like a god-given brew. If you don't mind the high ABV this is great.

Photo of sbanacho
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BeerAngel
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange color with a snow white head of 2 fingers. It dissipates rather quickly into lumpy leftovers. The smell is that of strong fruit and alcohol. Of the fruity flavored beers that Unibroue puts out, this one is put together well. At 9% alcohol, whew!...that's what I have to say about that. It has a slightly sticky mouthfeel, but it's drinkability doesn't suffer IMHO! A votre sante!....again and again ;-)

Photo of ludachris
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Its glowing peachy orange hued body is made murky by the yeast sediment that once sat at the bottom of the bottle. A creamy white cap of head sits on top. Despite being so hazy, strong levels of carbonation can still be seen crawling up the sides of the glass.

Sweet and zesty pineapple is the main feature of the nose. Dried apricots and a bit of orange creamsicle make my mouth water. I still get a pronounced spicy sweet character as well as some ripe banana; both imparted by Unibroue's Belgian yeast strain.

Wow. Juicy and incredibly fruity. The bouquet of fruit in the nose has expanded to include ripe peaches and Anjou pears. A spiciness from the yeast as well as a faint damp wheat note form the edges around the beer. A very delicate bitterness meets with the the sweetness in the finish. A subtle, frothy breadiness lingers on the tongue.

The feel is frothy and rich; something I've come to associate with Unibroue. Medium bodied with a perfect amount of carbonation. The ABV is masterfully hidden.

This makes me say with confidence that Unibroue is my favourite Canadian brewery. For me, this is near perfect from start to finish. Its beautifully rendered juicy fruitiness makes this beer world class and places it at the very top of the style. I'll be sure to buy some for the cellar.

Photo of 1fastz28
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

ahhh another belgian strong ale, one of my new favorite styles, really been emjoying these recently. has a pretty cloudy golden color with a mild head, lots of carbonation. the smell is awesome, banana, citrus, yeast, just fantastical amazingness. the taste is just as great. first the mouthfeel is like a bubbly champaign like beer. has a slight alcohol tingliness at first but is followed by a cider like taste. easy drinking and smooth. another great belgian style ale

Photo of malty
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Photo of ShadesOfGray
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another reason why I'm loving Unibroue's beers. They just know how to do it. This one is going to leave a great taste in your mouth for quite some time after you finish it.
A: Pours a golden blond with slight carbonation/bubbles...hazy, decent size head that quickly subsides.
S: Wow, it smells great! Very fruity...mostly I pick up grapefruit or something on the "not so sweet" tone of fruits...which isn't a bad thing. Smell reminds me of a Delerium Tremens.
T: Very smooth, sweet, slight bitter on the back side. A great trate this beer has, is since it smells so good and strong, the scent continues to fill your nostrils as you drink it...making it even more enjoyable.
Great brew...very easy to drink!

Photo of bulldogg915
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BobZ
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml 11.2 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Murky golden yellow with a moderate head, the head recedes a ¼" and remains. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Fruity with mostly citrus and maybe some pear, also notes of spice, interesting for a pale ale.

Taste: Spicy pear, very clean & crisp, pleasantly dry on the palate. Yet another well crafted Unibroue offering with great hop balance and a nice amount of bitterness.

Mouth feel: Perfectly carbonated, smooth on the palate.

Drinkability: Very refreshing and sessionable beer.

Once again, Unibroue offers a great example of a Belgian style. The pear flavor really differentiates this one for me making me want to keep it on hand with alongside my Duvel.

Photo of cubedbee
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter, pours a hazy golden straw color with a finger of fizzy white head that vanishes almost immediately, no real lacing. Nose is candi sugar, apricot, and slightly spicey yeast. Taste is nice and yeasty, a slightly sweet candi sugared malt, plenty of fruit--tangerine, banana, apricot, pear, orange; and some coriander spiciness. Full bodied with a moderate carbonation level and a smooth dry feel. This is a pretty good beer, but not even close to La Fin du Monde, the same style from the same brewery, which I think I'll stick with.

Photo of orfeu
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL corked and caged. Golden with a massive snow white head that started to get out of control -- sipped some foam before analyzing! Nose is yeasty apples, lemons and pepper. Taste is much of the same: lots of appley white grape flavors with a lemony white pepper finish. Dry and very light bodied for such a strong abv. Mystifying stylistically. Quite a thirst-quencher considering its abv. Not my favorite from Unibroue, but definitely a choice offering.

Photo of roblowther
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml corked & caged bottle. Pours a clear golden hue with a thin, rocky head that dissipates quickly. Smells of bubblegum, peaches, apricots and a hint of malt. Taste is bubblebum and ripe fruits. Nice balance of sweet & tart. Doesn't have the soapiness I've come to associate with the style, almost more like a triple. The mouthfeel is silky & nicely carbonated. The drinkability is wonderful. I could sip on this all night. And now I'm going to do exactly that.

Photo of vickersspitfire
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

Photo of gfreed
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a beer from Unibroue, this one is somewhat lacking. The aroma is floral and attractive, with all of things we all love about Belgian ale. But the taste is nowhere near a match: it manages to deliver some bready, lemony flavor, but overall is flat, spongy and directionless. They hid the ABV somewhere, because this 9% didn't leave behind much of an effect. Not something to drink around power tools, but you ought to at least be able to write your name neatly in third-grade cursive after downing a bottle.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Don de Dieu, Unibroue
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
ABV: 9.00 %, 12 oz bottle > dimpled stein mug
5/6/09 live review @ home

In a sentence - "A wonderfully balanced sweet fruity wheat brew that hides the 9% ABV as it should for a Belgian Strong Pale Ale!

A 4.0 - golden straw/honey in color. More cloudy than a Duvel, less cloudy than a Witbier. Some minor bits of suspended sediment. Semi cloudy. Good 1.5 finger head that reduced medium-quick. Nominal lace.
S 4.5 Sweet malty wheat and bakery/candy shop! Minor fruit notes as listed in order of dominance Pear, Apple, Citrus.
T 5.0 - The taste follows the aromas, and I love the taste of this brew! Sweet for sure, but on the edge - not yet cloying. Just my preference for this type of thing. Almost like a super wheat triple with less spice. Hides the 9.0% EXCELLENT!!! Almost suggests a bit tart/sour on the finish? Some minor clove yeasty notes.
MF 4.5 medium-high carbonation. Medium body on palate, but thin on finish.
D 5.0 - I give it a 5, but at 9% you have to take this 4 pack slow.... I have not had a Wheat wine yet, but I am hoping it is something like this fine Belgian SPA. Well done Unibroue!!! You have not disappointed my Belgian fix yet!

Photo of Xandrose
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SGToliver
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of cmq103
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of jbarletto
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 2,509 ratings.