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Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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2,397 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,397
Reviews: 1,217
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 109
Gots: 166 | 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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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Peyton5410, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has the hazy golden appearance of honey with tons of fine carbonation streaming within. A dense, one inch white head builds above, leaving fine lace on a tulip glass.

The aroma is fruity with light floral notes. There is some funkiness with apple cider, apricot and hay. In the background one will find black pepper.

Don de Dieu is mild in every way and well balanced. There is fruitiness along with grains all quite pleasant. The finish is light and lingering, similar to a dry white wine.

A full body with moderate alcohol, well below expectations. Dry with vigorous, fine carbonation.

Quite refreshing, oddly for the style, but welcome. This one is great with food or on its own. It warms well and might accompany conversation nicely.

SLeffler27, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of oldseacaptain
4/5  rDev -3.6%

oldseacaptain, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -27.7%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of lizfig
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

lizfig, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

theempire, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev -3.6%

wizo, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of jharkins07
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

jharkins07, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a very nice golden orange body with a medium sized white head.

S: There is a lot of fruit on the nose of this beer. The Belgian Yeast really sticks out with a tiny bit of malt.

T: Just like the smell, the Belgian Yeast is very present. It tastes very nice and the fruitiness turns into a nice wheat flavor.

M: There is tons of carbonation in this beer and it doesnt go down as smooth as I was hoping. The crispness on the back of the throat and tongue adds a little to the mouthfeel.

O: This is a pretty good beer. This is not the best I have had from Unibroue, but does hit the spot.

gtermi, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

stimblin, Feb 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Archemedies, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

tigrstylz, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of neithernor
4/5  rDev -3.6%

neithernor, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of elricorico
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

elricorico, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

dgeebs07, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of BigPlay1824
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a pretty hazy yellow color with a finger of fine silky white head that lingers briefly and has a nice amount of carbonation, leaves absolutely zero lacing
S: interesting scent, tart and also a bit of a scent similar to white grapes
T: has an overall really nice taste, pretty clear notes of tartness and white grapes, the middle hits with a bit of depth and something like an old blanket thats been hidden in a closet for a while (yea, no idea where that came from but yea)
M: pretty aggressive carbonation, thin and leaves the mouth clean
O: a nice tasting brew with great tartness and complexity, finishes clean and smooth, quite enjoyable

BigPlay1824, Feb 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

chrispoint, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

DelicateDelirium, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of mjtiernan
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into an oversized snifter

A: Not much of a head. Dissipated fairly quickly. Large bubbles. Golden colored and moderately hazy with not much lacing to speak of.

S: Green raisins, green apple and lemon zest. Some bread/biscuit and spicy clove. Strong Belgian yeast. I don’t think of “tart” as a scent descriptor, but it came to mind and was expected in the taste. This seems like it’s going to be somewhere between a cider and a Tripel.

T: The green apple and raisin are prominent but a little bit of banana and coriander is added to the mix. Yeast is up front and delicious.

M: Carbonation tickles the tongue but doesn’t contribute much else. Body quite thin. Easy to drink. Dry finish but not astringent.

O: This is a sneaky beer. I feel that the pieces of my review didn’t equal the sum of its parts. In other words, my review somewhat masks the enjoyment that I got out of drinking this. While no single aspect of this blows you away, you can’t help but appreciate how it all comes together. I will remember this one when I’m in the mood.

mjtiernan, Feb 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

RickMarquardt, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

jumbopanda, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Zaphog, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden hue with a huge, 4-finger, white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Strong alcoholic yeasty aroma .

T: Sweet, strong and smooth brew. Very zesty and spicy with a good yeast background. Lots of complex flavors here.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow – this beer kicked some ass. Very complex aroma and flavor and enough alcohol to make it interesting.

ckollias, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of Docer
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.0)
- Perfectly bubbling light straw yellow brew with a little dark depth to it. Couple of bubbly fingers of white head settled quickly to an 1/8th inch constant layer of foam due to its powerful carbonation that continues in the glass.

Smell: (4.5)
- Bready... yeasty... golden ale.. smell is bliss. Wonderful light esters, banana, clove, and herbal notes above a subtle bready and clean grainy sweetness that seems to have been taken care of by the yeast.

Taste: (3.5)
- Sweet biscuit and malt base. Seems like a lot of a single grain.. and a lot.. no adjuncts. Sugary grain, bread, yeast, and biscuit. Subtle grassy and herbal hop notes play well and slowly balance out the flavors. Woody aged yeast flavors really lend a dry and spicy flare to this.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Because the sweetness and dryness is so balanced, this leaves my mouth with a film, and a chewy quality that lingers for some time. It's a touch cloying, and not really sticky at all. It does contain a subtle creamy quality. Only downside like most of theirs for me... over carbonated.. and very bubbly.

Overall: (3.5)
- Not my favorite from Unibroue overall from the regulars around these parts, but it is a fantastic beer, and seems to be made with great old-time quality. We all know they make great beers at a great price, and even brew some for Trader Joe's. I just never had this one, and had to jump on it. It had been in the fridge for a couple weeks. It's solid, but not really worth the super high marks.

Docer, Jan 30, 2012
Don De Dieu from Unibroue
93 out of 100 based on 2,397 ratings.