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Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,384 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,384
Reviews: 1,216
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 108
Gots: 163 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

mjgrady, Mar 25, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, best by 10/26/14.

A gentle pour into a tulip yielded 3 fingers of billowing, fluffy white head. The body of this beer is a cloudy, very actively bubbly golden straw color. The head has really nice retention, actually, but doesn't quite cling to the glass like you may expect.

First up, you smell the yeast. A little funky, a little spicy. Wheat, coriander, and a little bit of lemon zest.

The taste is where Don de Dieu really shines. Full bodied, crisp, wheat and refined citrus. A great banana sweetness, artfully balanced by grassy, prickly spice, and an almost imperceptible alcohol warmth. The mouthfeel is refreshing, and while crisp, it also manages to find just the right way to coat the mouth.

Top notch BSPA from Unibroue. Can't wait to try the Fin du Monde as well. Maybe Canada isn't so bad after all.

troysoy2, Mar 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

touchmeimsac, Mar 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

christy13, Mar 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jculler82, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

justinm4bama, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

randylangford, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

illini4x4, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of blakelive784
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a generic weizen glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a cloudy, honey yellow golden color with a dense, white, rocky head of 6 fingers, even after a gentle side pour. Retention is absurdly good given the high ABV. Very appealing.

S - Sweet lemon, coriander, clove, biscuity yeast, crisp wheat, white pepper, and butter. Moderate in strength and nicely complex.

T - There are almost too many subtle flavors/esters to identify. Pepper, banana, clove, lemon, orange, butter, and yeast all work throughout. The flavors work well over the light body. It's well balanced and none of the ABV shows at all. It manages to be fruity without being sweet, and spicy without being overbearing. Well done.

M - Light bodied, though it's a bit thicker and more smooth than I'd like.

D - Incredibly well built, very high quality, and very affordable. It's one I'll definitely have again.

blakelive784, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

DaveONan, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

andrewborstein, Mar 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

LoveBeerNo7, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of FosterJM
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1157th Review on BA
Bottle to GI Chalice
12oz

App- A hazy mix of yellow and gold. A small one finger head that was almost white in color was formed and then fell to a pond layer.

Smell- The yeast is the first thing I get and then moves to a wheat, lemon, spicy type of note. Its a very small BSPA but Unibroue does things right.

Taste- Opens with a small bit of wheat and then moves to that yeasty flavor that I love. A subdued spice note comes next with a small lemon flavor.

Mouth- Really impressive mouthfeel on this one. The yeast is leaving a crisp, creamy, biting flavor all at the same time. A light medium body with a low medium carbonation.

Drink- Ill drink anything Unibroue does. One of the bests in doing BSPA, BSDAs and Tripels.

FosterJM, Mar 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

ZethOfTheNorth, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Crimsontider22, Mar 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Robb, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Zachb4au, Mar 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.7%

chunkeemunkee, Mar 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

falconxman, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Jimbolikesbeer, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of my last beers of the Unibroue line-up: Don di Dieu. Could it be better than the near-perfect La Fin du Monde, or the absolutely delicious Maudite? Let’s see…

Brewed a little over a year before the date of this tasting (February 7, 2011 according to the date code on the bottle, with “BEST BEFORE 02-07-14” on the back of the label).

A: Love the color on this one: shining gold, so bright it has an orange hue to it. Creamy beige micro-bubbles adorn the top of the body for just a moment before dissipating. Retention is hardly anything, but there’s a constant carbonation stream from the bottom of the glass.

S: Banana, esters, mineral water, and light breads: the gang’s all here. There’s certainly something comforting about that familiar combination of scents. Lightly mixed with that character is a prominent grassy tone, as well, though it’s more of a fruit-leafiness than the expected Belgian straw aroma. At any rate, these lighter fruit tones play quite nicely into the wave of beautiful hops, which come tart and citusy soon after the grains fade out. Some crisp herbs help round out this wonderfully bright and inviting nose.

T: Delectable, bready, and full of fruity phenolic flavor. Here’s where the straw tastes come out: lemon-lime wheat and a mouth full of farm-fresh hey flavor swoop in first with some fresh pastry and vanilla cream tastes, light and airy on the palate. The acidic flavor of soft, overripe apples lends itself to the palate for a crisp second, allowing for a lifting transition from the flat, full-on grains that came out first. It’s a good and fruity profile, with a great yeasty presence of grain pulp and soft bread folding in before the mild, starchy (really, almost potato-like) aftertaste.

M: A near-perfect combination of milky smoothness and gritty graininess. Its movements around the mouth won’t exactly grow the palate, but simply allow it to remain as rich as it is.

O: Just a hair below La Fin du Monde’s supreme fruity drinkability; I really should drink more beer like this. Props to Unibroue, as this rounds out its great line-up of Belgian-inspired beer. Worth seeking out if you have the chance.

BarryMFBurton, Mar 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

leokbelo, Mar 14, 2012
Don De Dieu from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 2,384 ratings.