Don De Dieu

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Quebec, Canada
Ranked #12
Ranked #4,327
4.15 | pDev: 10.12%
Sunday at 04:47 AM
Dec 06, 2000
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.93 by stolzy from Illinois

Sunday at 04:47 AM
Rated: 4.12 by Plonk from Alabama

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.12/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Glass into Imperial Pint
Look: Hazy golden straw yellow, pouring a two finger head which dissipated into a nice thin cap
Smell: Lots of doughy malt and yeast funk. some coriander, orange zest and vanilla in there as well
Taste: Doughy malt and orange zest. Coriander and a apple cider like taste. Finish is doughy and yeasty.
Feel: Light-med body with a silky texture
Overall: I hope I got a bad bottle cause I love wheat ales but this is not for me
Apr 13, 2023
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Reviewed by Grax

3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Aroma gives off spice and malt. Body opens with a bouquet of spice, honey, banana, and more bready malt, carried on a mouthfeel of satisfying carbonation, crafting a very fun time. Very nice
Mar 22, 2023
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Reviewed by DFred from California

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Strong flavors of orange, lemon, coriander, banana, and clove-like spice. It pours a murky yellow with a lot of white head and has a nose of banana, apple, and wheat. Notes of orange, vanilla, and bread. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a sweet and tangy finish. Overall, a fantastic beer that is easy to drink and has a great balance of flavors.
Feb 11, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 07, 2023
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Reviewed by hmf05 from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Delicious Tripel. I get mostly white grape and peach flavors, with a nice creaminess. There is also a little breadiness as well. I actually prefer this to La Fin Du Monde.
Nov 17, 2022
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle best by 10/14/24 into a Spiegelau Wheat Beer glass.
L: Pours apricot dark gold, fairly clear at base, w a thin smooth & flat bright white head, lots of fine carbo, head recedes to a rich creamy skin, no lacing.
S: Yeasty, bready, light honey, banana, caramelized malts, grains, citrus zest, graham cracker, light alcohol w warming.
T: Yeast, sweet caramel malts, floral honey, banana, a sensation of coriander, doughy sweet yellow bread, light alcohol w warming.
F: Gently sprite & brisk, clean then soft medium-bodied feel w a plump center and a med-length lightly drying finish.
O: A very easy drinking beer with great flavors and an overall lighter taste. This beer is brilliant, expertly brewed and is outstanding. Personally, one of my higher rated beers.
Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by rawbraves from Colorado

Nov 10, 2022
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Rated by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I tried from the bottle amazing beer flavor of wheat sugar honey good carbonation overall awesome feel it’s definitely 5 out of 5
Nov 10, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Gorlami

3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Missing something from the real Belgian tripel-- perhaps it's missing the evolution from sharp coriander to a smooth sweet finish. Instead, this iteration of the umbroque line has a rather dull evolution, while still hitting the right notes.

A bit disappointing considering since this was marketed as a Belgian WHEAT beer. As such, I thought it would be a Quebecoise take on Hoegaarden. But instead it was just a worse version of Tripel Karmeliet with some wheat notes.
Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Storm_Rryder from Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Oh how I love this kind of beer ! The spices, the fruitiness, the creaminess all work so good together. High alcohol but it doesn't really come through. I like pretty much all Unibroue, taste from home !
Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Don De Dieu from Unibroue. Purchased in a mixed six-pack from Franklin Beer Company, Franklin, PA, 27/08/22 for $ 15.00 (Including tax)/six-pack of 12 oz bottles ($ 0.208/oz) with twist-off caps. On room-temperature shelf at store and stored at 37 degrees at home. Reviewed 31/08/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Stamped “BF 01-14-24” in yellow ink on the rear shoulder. Served at 46.5 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King Snifter. Final temperature 60.4 degrees.
Appearance – 3.75.
First pour – Pale Gold (SRM 4), cloudy. Bottle refermented.
Body – Gold (SRM 5), opaque. Under direct light, same – just looks dirty. When rear-lite, pale gold (SRM 4) and translucent.
Head – Average (Maximum 2.3 cm, aggressive center pour), white, high density and fizzy but settling into a creamy 1.0 to 1.5 cm layer heavily fed by effervescence.
Lacing – Good. A creamy three-dimensional ring of microscopic to tiny bubbles grace the area just above the head, forming an old, weathered mountain range reminiscent of the Appalachians.
Aroma – 3.5 – Weak fruitiness. Spices not found. No malt, no hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Begins slightly sweet with caramel maltiness, some blended spices, definite clove and weak cinnamon, no hops, no yeast. No ethanol 9 % ABV as marked on label) aroma or taste. Moderate lower gastric warming slowly evolves. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery edging into the area of creamy, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 My only previous encounter with this brew was in 2005, well before joining BA, and so had no review. I’m not a big fan of Tripels in general but this one isn’t bad. Despite the dirty appearance (bottle conditioned wheat beer) and the weak, muddled aroma, the flavor is not bad, and the creamy head is beautiful.
Aug 31, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Aug 26, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by bkwagie

Aug 19, 2022
Rated: 4.13 by PaulMayer from Virginia

Aug 16, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by IvoryBilledWoodpecker from Florida

3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Golden straw, cloudy, large head dissipates quickly but remains for a long time, minor lacing. Smells like a new world chardonnay with some pleasant sweetness. Alcohol present in taste, flavors of bread and grape with minor sweetness and hint of spice. Feel is quite nice and light. Less easy going than -but very similar to- the Blanche de Chambly.
Aug 10, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a mostly clear, medium orange color with a massive white head. SRM of 9. (4.25)

Aroma: Mild to moderate aromas of sweet pale malts and cereal, bread, Belgian spices including sour citrus and juicyfruit, some coriander.

Flavor: Strong flavors upfront of orange citrus, juicyfruit, sweet orange and lemon notes. Behind that there's Belgian spices of citrus, flower, coriander, and juicyfruit. Then a sweet grain, banana, and bread malt and yeast flavor that mixes with a strong Belgian spiciness. A moderate, balanced finish.

Feel: Medium-bodied. Strong carbonation. A full-body and full mouthfeel. Slightly sweet as expected.

Compared to Unibroue La Fin Du Monde 3/2023: Pours darker, milder head. Stronger aromas. More orange citrus, bread, wheat. slightly sweeter bread malts. Winner: Don De Dieu

Overall: A well-done Belgian Tripel thatslightly leans toward a Wheat ale. Nice sweet grains and banana mix with the Belgian spiciness. Clean and dry enough, but also a decently sweet grain malt for a Tripel. Yeasty, full-bodied, and dynamic as expected. Slightly more grainy with wheat and spice than others. Preferrable though, rather than overly sweet. Drinks very nicely. Not as good on my original review, but side by side with La Fin Du Monde I enjoyed this one better. (Rating: 4.03)
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle, vintage 2021, poured into a weizen glass at 48 degrees F:
L - golden and murky with a foamy white head
S - coriander, banana, clove, grass
T - heavy on the coriander and banana, definitely a wheat beer
F - lots of carbonation, light and crisp
O - good representation of the style
Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 4.57 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma

Jun 18, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Best by 4/22/24"; drank 5/8/22 @ the Yarchives.

Murky dull orange/yellow appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice off-white head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Lemon, orange peel, coriander & clove notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Lemon, clove, orange peel & coriander flavor.

Fruity & clove forward; a good beer.
May 19, 2022
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Reviewed by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Aspirated some yeast back in, pouring an opaque deep ambered gold. Two fingers of dense head, slowly receding into a spotty cap.

Lovely aromas, peppery spices, allspice, white pepper, hits of cloves and cinnamon. Nice notes of yeasty esters, slightly doughy malts, caramel and toffee. Plenty of nice fruits as well, fresh oranges, bananas, pears.

Taste follows the nose in every sensation, what a great teaser and follow up. The doughy, caramel malts are dense, bready, and delicious. Balanced by some delicious fruits, palpable bananas and crisp, clovey spices and citrus. Delicious wheat, delicious spices, what a wonderful Tripel.

Medium-ish body, moderate carbonation, tiny bubbles that really let the flavours lie on the tongue. Long pleasant finish that is malty, caramel like and sweet, with the spices and wheat dancing on your tongue.

I’ll be honest — I like this more than La Fin du Monde. And a lot of their other beers. Maybe it’s because it’s more trappist inspired and that’s my jam, but this is really, really good. I’ll revisit their other beers periodically (as anyone in Canada will, Unibroue is just our go to for top tier beer) but Don de Dieu is phenomenal!
May 08, 2022
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Reviewed by LukeGude from Iowa

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
4-pack of bottles from John’s. Poured into Trappist tulip. Solid head, opaque dark gold color. Banana notes on nose and great tripel flavor. #theworldneedsmoretripels
Apr 08, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by cabsandking from Ohio

Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
BB: 10-14-24

A loud sound when TWISTING OFF the cap! Foam begins oozing out of the top of the bottle. Not a gusher, just a slow ooze.

Quite pale yellow-gold, hazy, and nicely carbonated. Foamy and fizzy head that, despite the active carbonation, never reaches more than ¾ inch or so due to it being so fizzy and receding fairly quickly. It leaves no lacing as it recedes, but some as I take a drink. But this meager lacing slides quickly down. (The empty glass has no lacing at all.)

The aroma is not strong. Initially, bready. If I tease it for a few minutes, some indistinct banana-esque fruit and spice.

The flavor is better than the weak aroma promised. Banana, clove-like spice, hints of apple, a bit of a tanginess. No bittering at all. Some hints of floral. The middle is smooth, with the tanginess keeping it from becoming too sweet. The finish and aftertaste, though, bring the sweetness up a bit for a generally sweet finish. The aftertaste remains sweet, tempered a little by the tanginess.

The mouth feel is moderate-to-thin and smooth.

Overall, this beer is merely OK to my taste. Nothing really stands out at the "outstanding" level, barely hitting "very good" in some aspects, so the overall is enjoyable but fairly mediocre. I am disappointed.

PS: As I reach the final 3rd of the glass, I'm upping my taste and feel a notch. As the beer warms to room temp (NB: I did start out at cellar temp, not 'fridge temp, so... ), it does develop a bit more complexity and a more inviting feel. The Overall aspect remains at mediocre.

If this is a top ten tripel in the world (as ranked on this site), it must be riding on the reputation of the brewer. Just sayin'.
Mar 30, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by travelguy from Ohio

Mar 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured at fridge temp from a 750ml bottle. Pours a murky yellow with a lot of white head. Nose is banana, apple, orange, wheat, yeast, honey, a bit of toffee. Really nice. The taste is fantastic. Nicely follows the nose with orange, vanilla, bread, and a nice hoppy bite at the end. This is quite minimal, but something that wasn't on the nose. Wheat, grass, lemon, honey. So smooth and crisp. Alcohol is really not detectable. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Overall, this is definitely a favorite. I don't see it often, so I will have to go hunting.
Mar 28, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Feb 20, 2022
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brownish-yellow, fluffy white head, not the greatest retention, not much in the way of lace
Pear, clove, pepper, cinnamon, slight banana
Banana, clove, pepper, whole wheat bread, a bit of light caramel, white rum
Medium bodied and appropriately carbonated
Really tasty, I've always like this one more than most tripels
Jan 28, 2022
Rated: 4.62 by zachkrauter from Indiana

Jan 02, 2022
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Reviewed by DanfromVan from Canada (BC)

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Purchased as part of Unibroue's Winter Mix box., Served at room temp into a large stem Averbode tulip.,
Thick pouring,. dark gold colour., Pops up with a 1/2 inch head that dissipates slowly.,
Smells likes a nuttier belgian,. with a slight coriander spice.
Taste is rich and clean,. complex and just nudged up in flavour from a summer wheat beer.,
Mouth feel is a bit thinner than I expected,.
ABV is cloying and present ,. but no real aftertaste.,
Enjoyed this and will have no problem returning for more., Price was at 2.,00 bottle from BCLDB
Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy amber with a small head that ends as light lacing.

Smells of bready yeast and spice.

Tastes of bread and sweet malt with a wheat tang, banana and spice.

Medium light body with light carbonation. Lush clean mouthfeel..

This is an excellent sipper!
Nov 19, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Cloudy body. Average size, fast fading off white head . Light lacing.
Aroma: Yeast giving way to orchard fruit and spice.
Taste: Wheaty, still spicy, with layers of soft fruit. Hops are supportive but not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel: Lush and warming.
Overall: Complex and multi dimensional. A shining example of the style.
Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by dnmyrick from Minnesota

Nov 12, 2021
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