Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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Don De DieuDon De Dieu

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Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 12-06-2000

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Photo of FFreak
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall tulip. Hazy copper-orange with a constant ring of thin white head. Aroma is of yeast with hints of lavender and green apple. Taste is wonderfully sweet and complex. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy smooth and with medium carbonation...just right. Overall, a delicious Belgian ale.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Saveur-Biere. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Los Soprano 6x04-05. Full of apple notes and some white grapes. Strong yet pleasant carbonated feeling with zesty spices that invites to short, very enjoyable sips

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Photo of Hackattack
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another shout out to my big bro for leaving this behind in my Dad's fridge for little bro to enjoy....and enjoy I did! Major complex infused flavors going on here. These Belgian ales are something sweet and smooth yet hop evident. Wow! Outrageous stuff!

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: cloudy; orangish-white body; effervescent; medium frothy white head, slight lacing

Smell: spicy; citrusy; yeasty

Taste: a bit of peppery spice with citrus; very well balanced and delicious

Mouthfeel: kind of creamy feel from the carbonation

Remarks: one of my new favorites. Definitely look for this again.

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Photo of maddogruss
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours Amber body with white head with nice retention and lacing
S: yeasty, banana yeasty and toffee notes
T: banana notes with sweet toffee aftertaste
M: medium bodied and smooth as silk
D: great mouthfeel and taste combo; vice drinking beer.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden straw with a slight haze. Nice fluffy white head. Smells of yeast, apples, and banana. The flavor is banana, apple, and bread, with some other fruity flavors I can't quite place. The yeast is definitely the star of this beer. Feel is incredibly smooth and it's medium-bodied. Overall, awesome beer from Unibroue. Will definitely get this again.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Straw coloured with some film that just won't quit and no lacing.

After being opened for a minute and warming some time the fruity nature of the wheat comes thru followed by some sweet bready malts. Mouthfeel is crisp due to the carbonation and vague apple flavors.

Pretty damn good.

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Photo of Marcoxx626
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look -- hazy golden color with plentiful lacing. Large white head when poured into a snifter
Smell - yeastry, citrus and hints of apple
Taste - follows the nose pretty well. Very well balanced taste with very little betterness. Has a crisp and almost cidery taste
feel - so smooth...similar to drinking a cider. I'd also say it hides the alcohol pretty well

Overall - Great beer for someone wanting a very well balanced and crisp beer. This is a very easy drinker and could I definitely see this as a daily beer. For myself, I think prefer la fin du monde also made by unibroue, but this is still an excellent beer!

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Photo of BierRunner
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden color with bright white head. A malty yeasty funk on the nose. Same on the taste with a little lemon coming through. Well carbonated and refreshing.

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What do you say about Unibroue? 95% of what they do is superb and this Don De Dieu is no different....While La Fin Du Monde might be the most popular (so popular, that Trader Joe's worked out a deal to sell their Belgian style ales nationally in a generic Trader Joe's bottle), Don De Dieu is no slouch...Something is going right in Chambly, Canada... Very right. Pours a beautiful looking golden color that is reminiscent of a triple, with a massive puffy head. Mucho lacing, but not all of it sticks. The yeast, sugars and bubble-gum are the star here right off the bat, with the malts hanging in there to provide a tiny bit of bitterness that doesn't linger...There is a hint of white beer acidity, tartness and citrus but everything is so well balanced that the flavor is a wonderful totality of all its parts. It finishes with the classic Unibroue sizzle--that champagne-like dry champagne finish--but not too dry. I could drink this all day, but at 9%ABV, that probably would be a bad idea....Wonderful ale. A must have.

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Photo of Viaduck
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Once the cork is started, it pretty much uncorks itself. Pours a hazy but pretty shade of golden orange. Pretty white head that is short lived. It's aroma is of Belgium yeast with some banana & other fruity flavors. Nice bready flavor, with some fruity flavors, very slightly sweet. More than enough carbonation. It's 9% is well hidden. An excellent tripel.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, deep orange body with lots of creamy, pearly white head at the top. The aroma is rich with wheat and soft floral features, a very subtle spice and faint candy-like sweetness can also be detected. The taste is sweet and fruity at the front of the palette with flavours branching out towards spiciness and mildly earthy hop bitterness at the sides and back respectively. Smooth taste with prickly carbonation and an otherwise silky smooth mouthfeel, with a finish that echoes out wonderfully. Unibroue, you're doing my Qu├ębecois heart proud!

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: copper color with a finger of white head
S: a ton of wheat, sweet Belgian yeast
T: huge sweetness, and wheat. Overly sweet
F: super thin, drinks easy, no sign of 9%abv

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Photo of dcotom
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a snifter. Hazy, dark orange in color, one-finger white head that left minimal lacing. Aromas typical of the Belgian pale (banana, coriander, yeast funk, a little clove) with a pronounced phenolic character. These carry over to the palate, with a good bit of alcohol warmth and an exceptionally clean and dry finish. This is a real gem, and a real bargain at the price. Well done, Unibroue!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.89/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Golden color, white head, 3/5". Aroma was apple and light fruit, non citrus variety, lots of alcohol.

More alcohol burn in the taste. Heat and green apple. High carbonation. Lots of yeast mouthfeels. Expensive stuff. Lots of clove and spice rack in here.

I just can't. Some of this belgian stuff is just so pronounced alcohol and yeast wise. Malt and hops are an afterthought for style. Tasted like a yeasty tripel to me, the only nice thing was the apple impressions.

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Photo of Skaterdude97
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look - 3.5 | clear amber colour, very small head with large bubbles that disappears almost instantly

Smell - 4.75 | clove, orange, banana, caramel, pepper, apricot, pear, honey

Taste - 5 | fresh bread, honey, caramel, pear, orange, clove, banana,

Feel - 5 | medium-plus body, creamy character, light carbonation

Overall - 4.5

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy deep gold with a frothy, modest for the style head. Plenty of lace patches drape the glass on the way down. Spices, clove, lemon meringue pie in the nose. Fruity, lemon, green apple, bubblegum, cookie dough malts, floral notes. Hop bitterness is very minimal. The mouthfeel is full bodied and creamy with champagne like carbonation.

A fantastic strong Belgian ale. Noticeably drier than Fin Du Monde, but jst as complex and full of the Belgian estery goodness. A must try.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

a: super-clear pale orange color with some slight amber notes. pours a rather large white marshmellow head, but that fades slowly but settles as a thin film on top

s: banana, pear, green apples, citrus zest, sweet caramel malts, clove, some slightly zesty peppery yeast. something almost funk-like in here as well

t: ripe pear and green apple right away followed by that sweet malt. behind that i'm picking up a little bit of that Belgian yeast spice - a bit peppery, and just a touch of clove...maybe some cardamom as well. the yeast is providing a light floral presence which is nice. there is just a touch of citrus zest and that slight funk presence in here as well. finishes sweet and not too dry

m: its a medium mouthfeel, however the carbonation level is a bit low for a BPA, and thats my biggest criticism of this beer. is not terribly under-carbonated, but it could definitely use more

o: aroma and taste are nice. i'd like a bit more pop from the pears and apples, and perhaps if the carbonation level was a little higher we'd get that. but, still worth a purchase and a drink. i'm enjoying it for sure, and the carbonation isn't enough to knock off serious points. a really nice beer

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Photo of Burrlicious
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: medium to darker golden color with suds on one side of the cup. Head was thick, but no lacing left behind as it dissipated.

Smell: Fruity, aromatic and spicy. Fruitfulness just enough to overpower the alcohol as it seeps into your nostril membranes.

Taste: I can taste some apricots. I guess if you want to call them pepper notes then that is there as well mixed with the fruitiness. You can definitely taste the dry and crispness of the ale as it sinks in to the back of the mouth. The alcohol smell is perfectly balanced with the amount of fruit and spice mixture for a B.S.P.A.

Feel: Goes down with some earthy notes and a little alcohol flavor mixed with some honey notes.

Overall: Great representation of a Belgium Strong Pale Ale. Can definitely taste the fruitfulness mixed with just the right amount of spiciness. Also, Leaves a feeling in the mouth that makes you wanting more... If you're into that sort of thing, (Alcohol/fruitiness/Banana Bread)

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Photo of Havardjc
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: pale yellow, hazy and turbid, thick foamy head retention

S: fruity and spicy

T: toasty malt, fruit, pepper and spice

M: smooth carbonated

O: love the fruit and spice flavors

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Photo of FBarber
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange tinged gold with a thick sudsy white head. Head dissipates leaving no lacing but a thin white film covering the whole beer.

Smell has aromas of orange, orange zest, belgian yeast, and straw. Touch of spices at the back end as the aromas settle on your nose.

Taste has notes of straw and wheat ... almost reminiscent of a hefeweizen. Notes of orange zest, orange, banana, and apricot come through before giving way to a very spicy finish - again, reminiscent of a hefeweizen in the spice profile on the finish. Slight sweetness throughout from a honey like flavor.

Feel is guided by medium carbonation providing a slightly noticeable tingle on the tongue. There is a slight heft and density to the feel on this beer that is quite noticeable (especially following a Trois Pistoles as this is much heftier than that one.)

Overall a nice strong pale ale. Really enjoyed the combo of the hefeweizen like wheat/spice combo with the orange notes.

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Photo of do_ob
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Hazy golden/orange in color, and topped with 3 fingers of soapy, bubbly white foam that quickly fizzed down into a thin lacing. Lots of sweet wheat, ripened banana, honey, caramel, and a touch of spice on the nose. The taste follows right along. Just wheat and banana, with a pleasant amount of caramel and toffee on the finish. Very smooth, and surprisingly dense. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Very tasty.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinking Don de Dieu on 4/11/17 is like meeting a long-time acquaintance and suddenly wanting them as a friend. Some things (and people) do not get enough appreciation and, from me at least, Don de Dieu is one of them.

Looks are good, except the orange tinge I find striking.
Smells like a World Champion, subtly revealing just enough to make it all interesting.
Tastes like the World Champ, the complete player: a wheat/barley blend in near-perfect balance with some sophisticated spicing which goes well beyond playing nice with the hops. And then quickly, the sweetness goes dry... maybe the wheat, maybe the spicing asserting itself. But, it is a sensation.

Unibroue may be the best North American Brewer to emulate the Belgian yeasts. Don de Dieu is evidence.

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Photo of JakeScully
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Again, Unibroue take its inspiration from the Belgians brews. And success at it. Don de dieu is a balanced bitter sweet strong pale ale... well worth the try

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Photo of billybob
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

pours cloudy honey colored with a big white head. smells of ripe fruit and spices, ripe banana, sweet smelling like rock candy. taste is very complex and I pickup something new with each sip, yeast, ripe fruits honey and spices. mouthfeel was light and good carbonation. buy it try it.

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