Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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4.15/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Don de Dieu (Gift of God) was the name of the ship that Samuel de Champlain sailed on his mission to “explore and discover the vast and perilous land of America” in the name of the King of France. His travels led to the founding of Quebec City in 1608.

Inspired by this great adventure, Unibroue created Don de Dieu—an abbey-style triple wheat beer refermented in the bottle. Soft and round, it has delicately nuanced fruity and hoppy notes.

Added by Todd on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,478
Reviews:
1,324
Ratings:
2,923
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
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Photo of KTCamm
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4/30/18...pours cloudy orange rusted bronze with a touch of white foam. Sharp apple nose, pepper and some wheat. Soft wheat open, sharp peppery spin, & then a tart yeasty bitter close. Bubblegum and green apples flavor all over the place. Really damn interesting.

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Photo of Agent-86
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ken3c
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was a gusher. Big mess. lost a quarter of the beer. Vowed to pan a review. Drank anyway. So good. Looked great. Smelled better. Tasted awesome. Sparkly feel. Will try again. Next time under the glass.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.74/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bplabernie
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to tulip. Coppery in color with a few fingers of off-white, rocky head. Nice fruity aromas come from the pour, with green apples and white grapes carried by a wheat current. Flavors hit fruity as well. Crisp green apples and juicy white grapes, with some honeydew, lemon creme, caramel, and wheat balancing the more tart fruit flavors.

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Photo of Ryan4120
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy, opaque light golden with a thick, fluffy and somewhat creamy white head that dissipates slightly but sticks around leaving behind a small amount of lacing.
S - Fruit esters, yeast, malt, and slight hop notes. The smell is slight - I wish it were stronger.
T - Follows the nose with notes of fruit esters (apple, white grape, maybe some citrus, melon, and others I cannot place) and yeast up front followed by slight amount of hops and wheat behind with a malt backbone that ties it together nicely. Sweet...but not too sweet.
F - Medium to full bodied with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O - an interesting triple wheat ale that largely works well combing the styles. A nice light, refreshing ale that provides a nice complexity.

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Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful Wheat Triple.
a) Pours a clouded cider body with a 2 finger tan head that lasts and laces.
s) The Apple Cider impression is upfront in the aroma, with additions of . pineapple, lemon, biscuit, wheat, yeast, and spice.
t) The sour apple cider core grows larger, with all the flavors (lemon, pineapple, wheat) expressed in a very long caramel malt finish. It's a caramel coated sour apple.
f) Highly carbonated, but continues in the sediment, minerally body and puree feel.
o) Belgian inspired but definitely French Canadian. Try 24.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hairnic
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lmaduells
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When you come across a beer made with great professionalism it is a pleasure. This beer is balanced, with the complexity that the style demands. But without excesses does not excessive. It's a round beer. Very big!!

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Photo of csmrx7
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of quadmad
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mempath
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

initially, too sweet...but...as it warmed, the nose became pronounced...i got caramel, lemon zest, apricots...the taste shifted to caramel, generic citrus (salty lime tang), canned peaches (in a good way)...was craving cookies earlier. this makes me want some shortbread. an impressive ale.

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Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NOLANDMAN
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gwydno
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Duncian
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Heftklammer
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Has a nice hazy golden appearance with a big fluffy Belgian head. Bready estery sweetness on the nose. Quite sweet on the palate, which makes for a creamy, buttery mouthfeel. Medium carb.

85/100

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Photo of ctmiami
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To me this is a great Belgian Style Triple Wheat ale. The complexity of flavors is really good. The aromas hard to tell just that is good. I get all kinds of dry fruits aromas and tastes

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,923 ratings