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Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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BA SCORE
93
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2,563 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,563
Reviews: 1,241
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 123
Gots: 228 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best by 3/18/2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grape, lemon, pear, apple, peach, floral, honey, grass, light pepper, and earth. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance. Taste of big peach, pear, apple, lemon, grape, grass, herbal, floral, earth, pepper, and honey-like sweetness. Lingering notes of grape, pear, lemon, apple, honey, and floral on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a slickly slick and creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden pretty much no warming noticed at all on the finish. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong pale! Insanely complex and balanced; and extremely smooth to drink . Outstanding!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Pjilsner
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in my Bev-mo chalice from a 750ml bottle

A: Slightly cloudy, dark straw colored. Fizzy, snow-white head.

S: Yeasty, Fruity esters; light, *light* citrus, cereal/oat-y. Beers like this make me wish my nose were more keen!

T: Not much fruit, mostly the yeast flavors; tangy. Nothing jumps out at me, so I'm going to assume they're going for balance, which it is. Grassy, grains, light malt sweetness. As it warms, the alcohol comes out more, adding a spicy complexity with what I equate to nutmeg. There's a good complexity in this brew which I enjoy.

M: Very fizzy, I love it! Dry with a thicker body than the color implies. NOT easy to drink quickly or in large amounts. I'm lucky my girlfriend is helping me finish the bottle because I couldn't do it alone. ABV makes itself known as I finish the first chalice-full.

O: Very tasty with a pleasing, dry finish. I wouldn't drink it often but there is certain days where it's characteristics would be ideal. This is the kind of beer I'd choose for a nice light dinner of cheese, bread and beer! While there are other examples of the style I prefer, these seem to be more available so I know I'll be picking another up.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a chalice. Best before 03-18-13 but already on sale.

A: Pours a hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger white head. Can see some visible carbonation but for this most part this beer is opaque. Head fizzles to a thin film in a minute or two. No real lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, orange peel and wheat. Hints of lemon and other citrus as well. Some spiciness as well.

T: Refreshing fruity belgian tastes, peach, apricot and banana all seem to have a role in the taste. Hard to believe this is 9% ABV.

M: Crisp, refreshing and very drinkable. Pretty carbonated with a medium body.

Overall another great beer by Unibroue. Any of their year round beer remain quite impressive. A must for anyone who enjoys Belgian beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of phiberoptik
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow with a sunset orange hue. Bubbly white head that dissipates quickly leaving just a rim of suds around it. Every swirl brings a lot of suds back to the head.

Very fragrant as it sits a few feet from me. Wild yeasty esters, sweet fruits maybe some pear, slight pepper spice, ripe banana.

Wow... lots of flavor. Spice from the wheat, sweet banana taffy notes, gum, warm finish from the alcohol.

Medium bodied but the bubbly carbonation is a bit filling like a fuller bodied beer.

Another winner from Unibroue. This is a great warm weather beer but I could also drink it in the winter and be satisfied. A MUST try.

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4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 750 with a best by date of 3-18-13.

Golden color with a sudsy head of white foam that leaves some sticky lacing.

Great nose with apple, pear, honey and a touch of hay.

The apple and pear fruit come through in the taste as well. Pale malt and honey sweetness, some light herbal and floral hop notes, white pepper spice and a bit of alcohol at the end.

Lots of carbonation, but it is soft. Extremely dry beer also.

A very good example of the style and a relative bargain for under $9. An overall well crafted belgian.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Danny1217
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy golden color with a thick white head. Decent retention. A very good looking beer. A somewhat earthy, fruity smell. Smells like wheat, light fruits, and belgian yeast. The taste is fruity, like the smell. Peach, apple, and lemon come to mind. Some clove as well. The taste is fruity and very drinkable for something so high in alcohol. The mouthfeel contributes to the drinkability as well. Carbonation is somewhat low. Judging by some other reviews, this may be unusual for this beer. Maybe it has been sitting around for some time? Nevertheless, the mouthfeel is extremely smooth, and the low carbonation doesn't hurt, though it could use a bit more. The body is medium, maybe slightly on the creamy side. Very smooth.

Overall, this is a good example of the Belgian strong pale ale, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite styles. Unibroue is a wonderful example of a brewery on the western hemisphere that can brew just as well as most true Belgian breweries.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of natemort13
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw with a white fizzy big head.

Nose has grass and straw with candy sugar and a bit of banana. Some alcoholic tones with a clove character that undercuts the sweetness of the candy sugar. Spice is playing in the background. Slight cinnamon. Smells delicious, more like a tripel than a strong pale ale. Edit: ah...it says triple wheat on the bottle...that makes sense then!

Taste comes big with the cloves and fades into a malty sweetness with big fruitiness on the finish. Lingering notes of sweet lime and banana. Some honeyed breadiness to the malt that becomes candied bananas in the finish. The spices really complement the full flavored character of the beer. Alcohol is well hidden in the taste.

Mouthfeel is slick and syrupy while maintaining a nice prickliness from the carbonation. Perfect mouthfeel for a complex beer like this.

Wow, every time I grab a unibroue beer I'm continually amazed at the complexity of it. This is the last of the sampler pack I grabbed and I sat on it for a month or two but I think I'll have to go grab another. Would have to do a sampling of all 4 but this is my favorite as of now.

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 2,563 ratings.