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Don De Dieu - Unibroue

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Ratings: 2184
Reviews: 1201
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%

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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 elNopalero


4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best by 1-30-2016. Enjoyed 5-2013.

Pours a light, slightly hazy sunlight-golden with tightly laced foam.

The aroma is lightly floral, with a touch of pollen and that distinctive Unibroue house yeast character holding court. The flavor definitely lets you know it’s a Unibroue beer, with their yeast contributing that floral-ester character familiar from their line up, but there’s also a wheated ‘tang’ that gives just a kiss of tartness and a well-rounded smoothness to the finish. A Belgian wheat ale? It won’t replace my love for some of their other beers but this was a fun one to try.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 07:18:01 | More by elNopalero
Photo of joesmithrealname


4.93/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

So, here I am, outside. It's a beautiful night,no clouds....complete Star field. Bit of the glow from the airport in East Granby,Connecticut.
I am outside because my landlord switched our electrical service to save us money. What she forgot to do was find out where the bill gets paid.
All that aside,it's almost midnight.
I detoured around a DUI checkpoint, although I only had one Guinness at the neighborhood bar near the laundromat. I have a battery powered lantern, my beach chair, a carrot cake that my mother made, and a Unibrow sampler.
I went for the Don De Dieu, as I had never had it before.
Out of a tulip glass from the Coachlight dinner theater in East Windsor,Connecticut now defunct.
This beer surprises me. I wonder, should I have poured all of that yeast into the glass?
No matter, as it's at the bottom and the carbonation is still flowing. I believe that the trees and I are going to have a very fun night.
This beer is wonderful, and the perfect way to rough it. The bright white from my lantern is really showing off how beautiful the beer is!
I love the fruity flavor, and the tang on my tongue upon the finí.
May there be a Belgian in my hand when I get mauled by a bear later tonight. The carrot cake goes really well with this.
I'm about to consult Mary Jane, and see what she thinks of this whole development. I'm sure she would approve, but I'll never know, until tomorrow when I wake up.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 04:07:05 | More by joesmithrealname


3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unibroue Don de Dieu

Appearance: Unibroue’s Belgian strong pale ale pours a very cloudy, warm-looking golden color that is quite typical of Belgian pale ales. There are evident yeast particles throughout the beverage and the carbonation is out of this world. The head is a gorgeous, pure, newly fallen snow-white, and has ridiculous retention and size at over four fingers. The lacing is surprisingly average and spotty for a Unibroue beer. This is a good-looking beer, but it is definitely the least attractive of the four beers that came in the sampler pack.

Aroma: Typical Unibroue spicy, bready yeast is at the forefront along with some nice yet mild citrus, green apple, and pear notes, there may even be some very mild pineapple here. Sweet malts, wheat malts, and a great creaminess come off the nose as well. All in all, however, there really is not very much aroma. One really has to do some serious sniffing to get anything out of this beer beyond the initial yeast. What’s there is good, but the effort involved in discerning out the notes, while rewarding, is obnoxious.

Taste: Right up front is a battle between sweetness, tartness, and a mild citrus bitterness. The alcohol, surprisingly, comes through quite strongly in the taste, further cutting the malty and candi-sugar sweetness. The tartness persists throughout the taste in the form of grapes, red wine, and slight cherries. The wheat (and banana esters) is definitely present, and, of course, the yeast is there in a coriander and clove spiciness and a very clear breadiness. This is probably the least sweet of Unibroue’s big four due to the relatively strong tartness and bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is very, very prominent, which contributes to the refreshing quality of the beer. Here, again, the alcohol is very present and creates nice warming quality. The beer is very dry in the back end, not unlike red wine, which also makes this beer quite drinkable. The body is medium and creamy, and the tartness gives a mild astringency that hangs around the mouth for the duration of the bottle.

Overall: This is quite reminiscent of La Fin du Monde, but is certainly different. There is a lot more tartness and bitterness here than in that beer, but many of the same notes are there. While it is very drinkable and very refreshing, the balance is a little off and the ABV is a little high at 9%. This was my least favorite of the variety pack, and is not one I will probably purchase in the future. Still, it is good for its style. 15/20

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 19:08:56 | More by THANAT0PSIS
Photo of polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: appears a hazy golden color with lovely three finger head that broke down a little quicker than I anticipated, leaving a thin layer of foam.

S: that Unibroue yeast comes to my nose first, followed by cloves, banana and perhaps a touch of cinnamon.

T: the yeast again is forefront, breads and malts, the fruits also come forward...bananas, a touch of apple.

M: medium body and quite smooth, quite enjoyable.

O: A very nice pale ale that is quite easy to drink. Fits nicely into the Unibroue club with their other beers. I think Don de Dieu might be one of my favorites from the folks in Chambly.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 17:07:10 | More by polloenfuego
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4.78/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Bottle-poured into a Duvel tulip. Pours a hazy golden apricot with a creamy, two-finger head. Lacing is moderate and lovely.

S: That good ol' Belgian funk I love so dearly. Pineapple and nectarine with a considerable amount of wheat and coriander

T: Hits the palate with funk and fruit. The mouthfeel is *huge* and everything I want in a Tripel. Considerable malted sweetness without being cloying, just the slightest hint of orange peel, and some hoppy bitterness that strikes me mid-sip. The carbonation really lightens up the mouthfeel and the only time I notice its Tripel ABV is when I pause to enjoy the way it's warming my tummy. There's pepper, a little more of that hopped-up funk and wheat, and the flavors mellow out but stick with me. Head has pretty much dissolved at this point but the lovely lacing remains.

Oh, man, Unibroue, what are you doing to me? This gives La Fin du Monde a run for its money. Based on the full and gorgeous mouthfeel and toned-down hops, I think I'd even go as far as saying I like Don De Dieu more!

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 03:43:48 | More by AdieKlug
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3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Somehow never got around to reviewing this, so here goes finally.

Ug, forgot they were screw caps... sad. Pours a huge fluffy 3 finger head that forces me to stop pouring early, it fades at a med pace with big air pockets forming and fizzy head popping down, some lacing, over slight hazy honey wheat orange colored beer, and lots of bubbles streaming up to reinforce the head.

Nose has the typical Unibroue Belgian yeast, fruity and effervescent, with plenty of wheat aromas, a golden Belgian malt aroma with that, apple and pear like aromas, light esters and light sweet phenolic booze, and hints of coriander wit-like spices and orange peel.

Taste brings sweetness at first, sweet malts with a light golden Belgian candy flavor, as well as some warming booze with some esters and light phenols. Then lots of wheat, big wheat flavor with some light wit spices again, orange peel and citrus zest all around, and faint apple and pear flavors. So much carbonation it gets a little tingly on the tongue and fluffy in the mouth filling to the point where it's hard to get the beer onto my tongue. A little syrupy and sticky as well. Finish is still semi sweet but quite dry and sticky, some bitterness from the orange peel flavors, light wheat flavors and coriander like spices, more Belgian candy flavors as well.

Mouth is med bodied, some warming booze, way too much carbontion.

Overall pretty good, but not as good as I remember it being. Way too much carbonation to the point where it's hard to taste the beer. That's the only real downfall of it, otherwise a pretty good beer, nice touch of booze with some esters and faint phenols, nice orange peel, wit like spices, Belgian candy flavors and sweetness also get a little too heavy IMO, but still drinkable and tasty. Def a staple of a tripel wheat beer to try outside of Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 19:35:03 | More by jlindros
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New York

4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottle into a hennepin glass
pours a light orange with a very big, thick, foamy head of about 2.5 inches.
smells very much like a tripel, with that belgian funk. really hits the nose nicely. taste is light, notes of the funk are there and the abv is very well hidden. carbonation is present but not in your face.

this is another winner form unibroue. similar taste to la fin du monde, not quite as funky. i may even like this one better. excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 03:00:06 | More by YieldToNothing
Photo of ThisWangsChung


4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a mildly hazy golden-orange color. The head is a foamy four-finger white shade. It has an amazingly fluffy texture, but very little lacing.

S: There are a lot of typical notes I expect of a good BSPA (such as apple, pear, and candied sugar.) But I love how the wheat gives it an unbelievable smoothness to it. Grassy and funky qualities helps provide some rock-solid depth to it.

T: The first thing I note is Unibroue's typical yeast profile - which I can never fully discern on the tongue, however I can note that it provides a grassy, sweet, yet vaguely salty opening. The faint candied sweetness bleeds into the midtaste, before a finish of wheat and even some mild hops envelop the tongue. It's deep 'enough' to be interesting, yet simple enough to go down easily. After all, isn't that what you want from a tripel/BSPA?

M: The lush, creamy softness at first sip turns into a vaguely dry astringency on the back end, but ultimately it's fairly sweet and syrupy - this quality also seems to conceal the carbonation slightly. There isn't any trace of alcoholic qualities on the feel or flavor; you could even say it drinks like it's 6%.

O: It's a bit like La Fin Du Monde, but with wheat. Enough said, really.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 19:05:22 | More by ThisWangsChung
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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz(355ml) brown Unibroue style bottle sporting gold foil and quality glass thickness. Label is stunning as usual from these guys with the Don De Dieu looking magnificent against the background art. Poured into a Belgian style stemmed tulip glass like the one recommended on the back label.

A - Bright orange to dark golden in color. White head faded to a Belgian like ring of lace. Not much stick to the glass as it held a continuous ring atop the body. Fairly Cloudy body with touches of funk.

S - Belgian light fruitiness to the aroma. Wheat? Yes indeed! With a smack of straight up Belgian funk from the Unibroue yeast. Floral like maybe? Touches of lemon grass with excellent spice notes.

T - Fruity and funky. Yeast is spot on as usual from Unibroue. Big time light fruit flavors with a wheat backbone. Some sort Of weird spices that really makes you appreciate the quality. A soft sweetness keeps everything in check. Mellow citrus and lemon grass flavors tag along for the ride.

M - An abundance of Belgian flavor make for a pretty darn good mouthfeel. Abv goes undetected and allow you to enjoy every drop of this beauty. It's almost too easy to drink given the 9% that's listed. You have to love a number that big that's as easy going as any session I've ever had.

O - this is why I love Unibroue. I mean come on now, a tripel wheat ale? I bought it based on that phrase alone and I could care less what it actually is. This is a Belgian inspired ale with spices that are spot on. Glorious flavor and a stunning color to look at. Every single Unibroue ale I've had is really something to appreciate and the Don De Dieu is no different. It falls in place amongst a great offering of beers from this Quebec outfit. Great for the warm weather that's faster approaching. I know I'll have this again soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 05:14:57 | More by BradtheGreat7
Photo of MShirokov


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has the same spirit as Fin du Monde, but is less intense, less sweet, a bit more bitter and carbonated. Which makes it perfect, since Fin du Monde is way too sweet and yeasty for me. If it was just a tiny bit more hoppy I'd love it, but for what it is, they did a great job.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 03:19:37 | More by MShirokov
Photo of brureview


4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in a tulip, the beer was a golden color with a 2 finger head.

At first, the nose was cloves,spice and lemon. As the beer warmed, the cloves aroma was stronger.

The mouth feel is very carbonated. A bit too much, masking the flavor.

The taste is strong cloves and spice, which are the highlight with warming and

Overall, a very good beer. All the beer from Unibroue is quite good or excellent.

This is not my favorite style, and I prefer more depth and complexity as in the La Fin du Monde or La Terrible.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 23:19:45 | More by brureview
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Quebec (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice cloudy gold with a half inch head that goes down pretty quick and leaves a lite film around the edge of the glass with no lacing to speak of.

Really strong citrus and floral aromas with a lot of yeast. The second I opened the bottle you could smell it.

Tastes good. It is pretty sweet, but is crisp and is not sticky sweet by any stretch.

Nice round, warm mouthfeel not super carbonated and you are left with a lingering biscuity lemon taste.

Pretty good. Not really my cup of tea, so to speak. I think it is a solid beer for what it is. It's tasty and if it weren't 9% it would be a nice session beer for going to the mountains or something.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 23:26:03 | More by TheDoctor
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Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Purchased in Wakefield, RI.

A- Pours a hazy golden body with a somewhat thin white head that reduces quickly and leaves no lacing.

S- Belgian spices, cran-apple juice, cloves. Fruity and spicy.

T- Pretty sweet on the tongue, starts off with ripe banana, wheat, and clove notes, progresses into tart fruit notes. Ends with a subtle spicy bite.

M- It really shines in this category. Super smooth and drinkable with no booze detected.

A very flavorful and easy drinking offering, but I wouldn't expect anything less from Unibrou.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 18:12:22 | More by gcamparone
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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep yellow golden with a slight haze and white head. Head did not retain as long as I expected from a bottle conditioned Belgian ale.

Smells of pale malts, light spices, honey, maybe apricot reserves.

Begins with the malts, followed by a honey and spiced sweetness, and finished with a crisp dryness one would expect from a Belgian beer at times. Highly carbonated. Lingering honey sweetness that follows the dry finish at times.

Beautiful beer. Big fan of this style and this beer. I am not a fan of the lingering honey finish that follows the dryness at times and can almost be mead-like.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 02:26:57 | More by rcmooney
Photo of captenaj


4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up based on the BA score and I am not disappointed.

Appearance: Very pale and cloudy
Smell: Almost none, but slight esters.
Taste: Smooth, clean and rich. Hint of banana.
Mouthfeel: Full and rich.
Overall: I am partial to dark beers but this one is quiet nice. Perhaps a little too must ester aroma and taste for me but overall, this is a nice beer. Sip slowly at 9%.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 02:33:18 | More by captenaj
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Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 750ml bottle at cellar temperature

A: Thick 2.5 finger head with some lacing. Bubbles streaming up the glass making it look almost champagne like. Nice opaque blonde color due to the yeast being poured into my glass.

S: A little bit of honey, cloves and coriander.

T: Quiet similar to Fin Du Monde. Rather sweet with little hop character and relies mostly on Belgian style malts and yeast. Delicious clove and coriander flavors fill the mouth with a nice spiciness. Pears and apple flavors are also present as well. Beautifully refreshing despite the high alcohol content. Perhaps some honey too.

M: Crisp finish due to the high carbonation and the alcohol tends to dry the palate a tad. Bubbles tickle your tongue on the way in and throat on the way down. Alcohol content is barely noticeable making this beer dangerously drinkable.

O: Very good beer. Unibroue is my favorite brewery and this just strengthened that bond. Will buy again. I will probably buy a mixed 341 pack though instead of having to sit down and drink a 750 by myself.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 21:38:45 | More by Haydn-Juby
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New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden color with a light head.

S: Strong green apple with a hint of caramel.

T: Very fruity in the beginning but quickly transitions to candy and then caramel in the end.

M: light body with a decent amount of carbonation.

Overall: Delicious and very complex. There is an interesting and refreshing range of flavors in this beer. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 18:53:48 | More by JuliusCaesar
Photo of Steamer


4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - A mellow yellow to light golden color. The head starts of big and almost completely dissipates except for a thin white layer of bubbles beautifully maintained by ongoing effervescence.

S & T- Apple juice and with hints of spice. Some hops but hidden in the background. Very smooth, apple again. The spiciness makes it way back up to the nose after every sip.

M - Medium (plus) carbonation tingles the tongue. Light bodied and dry.

O - The taste and smell compliment each other so well. Overall, a very nicely balanced and delicious offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 01:05:58 | More by Steamer
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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 11.2 oz brown, foiled pop top bottle, nice lable. Best by 4-12-15. Poured into a Chimay chalice. Thanks to my wife for picking me this up (among others) for Christmas! Served at cellar temperature.

Appearance: Slightly hazy, dark straw-gold beer with high levels of carbonation. A big, fluffy white head which fades a bit sooner than I'd hoped to a thick, sticky patchwork of foam. Still, nice looking beer.

Smell: Big, sweet and spicy yeast presence, with sugared pineapple, golden fruit, and perhaps a touch of vanilla? Maybe a hint of cotton candy? The aromas are vibrant, but constantly changing, melding together, and it's kind of hard to peg anything specific. Either way, nice.

Taste: More malt presence than I was expecting from the aromas, though it's still overshadowed by the spice character. The flavors don't show quite as much depth as the aromas, but they're still quite pleasant. Light sugar-cookie malt, a refreshing, clean bitterness (though their website says only 10.5 IBUs??), a hint of candied citrus, and maybe a touch of vanilla. Definitely more of a tripel for me (the bottle says 'triple wheat ale') than a BSPA. Ends with a hint of some spice that I can't quite peg (MAYBE cinnamon?). Restrained alcohol for 9% abv.

Mouthfeel: Doesn't feel like 9% (in a good way), with a pleasantly springy carbonation.

Overall: Overall, this is definitely a good tripel, especialy at around $10.00 for a 4-pk and considering the brewery advertises that their beers age well. I don't QUITE love it, though. The spice/yeast character is just slightly bigger than I like in my tripels, but I think my main complaint is that it doesn't end QUITE dry enough for me. That being said: for half the price of a Chimay White 4-pk or 4 bottles of Westmalle, this is the tripel I'm likely going to pick up 8 out of 10 times if I'm in the mood for the style.

86-87 (solid B)

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 03:36:50 | More by BedetheVenerable
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4.99/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured this Belgian Strong Pale Ale from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pored a hazy orange color, produced a average white head, nice retention and it left an average amount of lace on the glass. The aroma consisted of malted grain, toffee, pear juice and white pepper like spice. Medium in body, this ale had a pale malted base, fruity notes, apricot and pear come to mind, there are also subtle notes of white pepper, and grassy hops. Dry Finish, creamy smooth mouthfeel. One of the top Belgian style beers I have sampled- This brew has earned an entry in my personal top 10 list. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 18:14:36 | More by GossageBrewery
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4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle poured into a large Duvel Tulip Glass.

A ~ Dark orange color, pours with a 1 and 1/5 finger head, quickly dissipating into a slight ring with zero lacing. Yeast is very noticeable when looked at in front of a light.

S ~ Strong fruit smell, slight hops, smell mostly pear, apple, yeast, a little lemon.

T ~ A whole bunch of fruit flavor, as well as the classic Unibroue yeast flavor. Strong pear, apple, lemon, bitter aftertaste of hops, but not too much for such a fruity beer.

M ~ Good carbonation, a little thick but good and well balanced.

O ~ Not my favorite offering from Unibroue but still a good beer, definitely solid for the style but I would take a La Fin Du Monde over this anytime. Well balanced for a 9% beer but like I said if you are buying this at a store I would take La Fin Du Monde over it anytime because they should both be available.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 01:48:21 | More by Skeeter206
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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 ml bottle into a wide mouthed chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden orange color with a medium haze and a one finger white head. The head has a good level of retention and fades slowly over time to give a small level of lacing.

Smell- The aroma is wheaty and of orange citrus. These pleasant and stronger aromas are accompanied by a yeast cake, coriander, clove and banana aroma as well. Overall it’s a nice blend of a spicy yeast, fruit and wheat smells.

Taste – A big wheat and orange flavor greet the tongue. Spice notes of coriander and nutmeg then join the other two flavors with the sweetness of the orange drying up some to produce a slightly more crisp flavor in the mouth. While it seems to dry out in the middle, more toward the end, once banana and yeast flavors, along with an increase in the orange citrus, come to the tongue, the brew sweetens up again. A light alcohol flavor also makes itself present at the end leaving a nice warming Belgian triple taste of citrus, yeast and alcohol along with a nice grainy wheat flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is a little on the thinner side while the carbonation level is a little on the higher side. The mouth profile is very nice for the style as it makes it quite drinkable and is nice for the very citrus flavors of the brew.

Overall – I think this is a nice triple wheat or BSPA (which I view as having overlapping taste profiles and characteristics). Unibroue never ceases to disappoint. Lots of great citrus and wheat flavors along with a nice spice and warming feel.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 02:24:30 | More by Darkmagus82
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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a nice dark orange/yellow that is almost slightly brown , with an awesome 2 fingers worth of thick head formation. lacing is great.

S: very nice balance of Belgian yeast, apples, slight orange peel, slight lemon and as well. all of which are blended nicely together. there is just a slight burn of alcohol but it fits for this brew.

T: similar to the nose... apples, pears, bread. yeast, citrus, very slight hint of banana, slight spice. again, nicely blended together helping mask the 9%

M: high carbonation, leaves a fruitiness on the palate. medium bodied

O: nice complexity and balance.just another solid Unibroue beer! still one of my favorite brewing companies.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 01:31:17 | More by tut2528
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North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

While this beer's more Mayan calendar relevant brother has gotten all the attention lately, I came back to this one again in my cooler and figured I'd give this fine beer a proper review.

Poured from a bomber into an Orval chalice. Fresh bottle, Best before 6-1-2015.

A: Pours a lovely luminous orangish yellow, almost fluorescent. Active 2 finger lemon white head which dissipated relatively quickly to a thin cap. Great looking pour which was very clear with just the slightest normal wheat cloudiness.

N: The nose on this beer is amazing and fruity and really draws you in. Classic yeasty and estery Belgian aroma dominated by banana, citrus, with a little vanilla and clove. It really smells delicious, a very clean nose with no metallic or funky notes.

T: Taste is consistent with the nose, a nice yeasty biscuity beer with very prominent fruit overtones. On the tongue I of course get the banana and clove but also tangerine, bitter apple and a somewhat champagne like dry grape flavor. 9% ABV is very well disguised and I think the wheat help keeps that tucked in.

MF: Well carbonated, which I like, medium bodied with a creamier mouthfeel than you would expect from a pale ale.

Overall, a really great BSPA which lives up to the reputation of the brand. Unibroue has become one of my "buy without question" breweries and I am still amazed that they are in Montreal, not Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 14:42:55 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My third Unibroue beer. This brewery is just awesome. Again, i did not pick this bottle knowing Unibroue's quality. Just out of curiosity and wow.

Having this after its best before date of 09-29-2012. Did not know that it has this date there.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large snifter glass. Pale-brown in color. Pale clayish color in light. About one finger thick white colored head that dissipates quickly into a thin surrounding ring. Non-existent lacing. Hazy and totally opaque. Suspended yeast throughout, some of which settles at the bottom.

Aroma: Very strong aroma. As soon as the cap is popped open the nose i filled with some awesome stuff. Extremely fruity esters. One of the best fruity aromas i have encountered in my short stint with beer so far. Reminded me of some dry nuts, may be apricot or may be some kid of raisin, the name of which i do not seem to recall. Very powerful aromatics. Reminds somewhat of apple pie as well. Yeast, malts, clove are secondary and faint. Very sweet smelling brew. Extremely complex and dominating aroma.

Taste: Some dry fruits that are dominant. Spicy flavor is there but not dominant. Cloves and banana flavors come up when you are halfway through. Dominant. No alcohol is observed neither in the taste nor in the nose. At 9% that is very well hidden. Somewhat tart in the finish. Sweet and dry finishing. Nose dominates so much that taste does not seem like you are drinking something amazing. But still very good.

Mouth feel :Medium to slightly full bodied. Free from any kind of astringency. Well balanced brew. Smooth, easy and silky on palette. Drinks like a 6% ABV brew.

Style Rate: 4.5
Personal Rate: 4.5

I am just imagining what it would have tasted like if i had this before its best by date. Seek it out and enjoy. A gem.

Serving type: bottle

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