Don De Dieu
Unibroue

Don De DieuDon De Dieu
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Unibroue
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Tripel
Ranked #10
ABV:
9%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,284
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.12%
Ratings:
3,042
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 19, 2022
Added:
Dec 06, 2000
Wants:
  184
Gots:
  440
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Don De DieuDon De Dieu
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.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of trevormajor
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by trevormajor from Ohio

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
 
4.57 by red_5_sooner from Oklahoma on Jun 18, 2022
Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

"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
Photo of AlexandraDen
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AlexandraDen from Canada (ON)

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
Photo of LukeGude
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by LukeGude from Iowa

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
 
4.18 by cabsandking from Ohio on Mar 31, 2022
Photo of MNAle
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by MNAle from Minnesota

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
 
4.1 by travelguy from Ohio on Mar 30, 2022
Photo of Beersnake1
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Beersnake1 from California

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
 
3.83 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Feb 20, 2022
Photo of MrOH
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by MrOH from Malta

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
 
4.62 by zachkrauter from Indiana on Jan 02, 2022
Photo of DanfromVan
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by DanfromVan from Canada (BC)

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
 
4.25 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Dec 18, 2021
Photo of harrypowers
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

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
Photo of milkshakebeersucks
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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
 
4.43 by dnmyrick from Minnesota on Nov 12, 2021
 
3.77 by npendres from Wisconsin on Oct 10, 2021
 
4.04 by Rhetion from Florida on Aug 05, 2021
Photo of Jaasoares
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Jaasoares from Virginia

Pours a hazy darkish orange/bronze color with a dirty white head which is fleeting dissipating to a bubbly lacing. Fruity, floral, yeast, malt and spice (clove) on the nose. Taste is wonderful! Complex flavor of apple, malt and honey to begin with before some spice (clove and nutmeg) and lastly hops with a dry finish. This ones a drinking experience!

Jun 17, 2021
 
Photo of TheRatCage
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by TheRatCage from Connecticut

L: deep hazy orange color. Large foamy head, recedes to just touching the rim of edge of the glass with a thin layer in the middle. Not much lacing. Large bubbles.

S: Belgian yeast, citrus notes. Airy hops and a little spice. The faintest hint of alcohol.

T: spice and cloves. Pepper somewhat. Hops and citrus fruit. Apple or orange. Not getting too much banana with this one. It’s rounded but a little more bitter than a banana-heavy triple. Alcohol is hidden well.

M: High end of a medium bodied beer. Medium-full. Tart carbonation.

O: A more citrusy and hoppy triple than some others. Definitely enjoyable and another solid offering from Unibroue.

Jun 02, 2021
 
4 by doctorgary from New York on Jun 02, 2021
Photo of Aleforge
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Aleforge from Missouri

No matter how easy I pour a thick white foam head appears. Not a lot of lacing either, I kind of expected it to stick to the glass but it runs down inside for the most part. The color is wonderful, golden / orange hue with a touch of cloudiness that makes me think of summer evenings. The flavor is pretty complex and for 9%, everything about it hides the alcohol. The hops are smooth, with a small hint of bitterness on the back end. The lingering of sour notes prevail and it drags on the great flavor profile. It smells lightly of spice and falls perfectly into this category. As with many of Unibroue's offerings this one is a wonderful balanced Tripel. I don't think it beats my favorite of theirs (Maudite) but it's still an amazing beer.

May 16, 2021
Photo of BalancingBrooms
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BalancingBrooms from Illinois

sunrise orange with a tight and lingering white head. Nose is of Belgian yeast and wheat spice. Taste follows the nose with a nice hit of Belgian yeast up front, followed by a softer wheat spice, hints of honey crisp, and maybe some earthy hop towards the end. Finishes very dry. Body is light to medium with hight carbonation. Overall a nice tripel, that is very solid and an excellent example of the style, personally I prefer La Fin Du Monde more.

May 14, 2021
Photo of DDiFran
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DDiFran from Ohio

Really unique beer. Combines the banana and clove of a classic wheat with the bread and candied fruit of a Belgian. Unibroue has to be one of the best breweries not just in North America but maybe the world. Everything they make is just outstanding and incredibly well crafted

Apr 25, 2021
 
4.1 by smi69 from New York on Apr 19, 2021
 
4 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Apr 10, 2021
Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

From the short foil wrapped bottle in a snifter. This very nice
brew pours a murky amber tinged wet straw color with a nice
head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin clumping
layer, and sports some lightly lacing. Nose of subtle banana,
clove, soft wheat, subtle cracker, and faint orchard fruits. Flavors
surpass the nose with light peach, soft wheat, moderate banana
from the phenol notes, light coriander, cracker, light breaded malt
touches, and a mild herbal note on the rear. Nice mouth feel;
medium body, medium light soft carbonation, and a subtly
dry finish.

Of note, some light lemon and orange zest comes through with warmth.

Overall----pure excellence from an excellent brewery!

Cheers

Apr 06, 2021
Photo of zac16125
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zac16125 from South Carolina

12oz bottle into a tulip
Best by: 11-12-23

A: Pours hazy to the point of being opaque. Dark golden in color with a large white head that has excellent retention. 4

S: Aromas of fruity esters and spicy phenols. Overripe banana, cracked pepper and cardamom. Some floral notes and dried wheat round it out. 4

T: Taste is more vibrant than the nose. It’s quite spice forward, dominated by spice really. There is a decent amount of banana on the finish. Bitterness is moderately high. 4

M/D: Mouthfeel is full bodied but the heavy carbonation helps make it quite drinkable. ABV is high but not really noticeable. 4

O: Solid tripel, but far from my favorite of the style. Give me a La Fin Du Monde any day of the week. 4

Apr 06, 2021
 
4.12 by craigbelly from Iowa on Mar 13, 2021
 
4.14 by emiliobaratta from Venezuela on Mar 04, 2021
 
4.31 by ivanpadron from Venezuela on Mar 02, 2021
Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

From the bottle, it pours a lightly hazy amber with a modest white head that soon reduces to a nice ring. We get a bit of clove, maybe some orange in the nose. In the mouth, it has a medium feel, with spiciness coming through as well as a touch of citrus and a bit of tart. Nice.

Feb 19, 2021
 
5 by ZRainbolt from Mississippi on Feb 18, 2021
 
3.13 by aklavall from Canada (AB) on Feb 14, 2021
 
4.19 by Taenim from New Jersey on Jan 16, 2021
Photo of LampertLand
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

Unibroue 'Don De Dieu' @ 9.0% , served from 2x 341 ml bottle's
A-pour is a funky gold from the bottle to a hazy gold in the glass with a large white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the goblet
S-Unibroue's unique 'Belgian' yeast
T-strong , smooth
MF-mild carbonation , big full body
Ov-not quite in the league of LFDM , butt still a good/great beer
prost LampertLand

Jan 02, 2021
Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

Hazy light amber with enormous bubbly head. Stone fruit (peach, cherry), citrus, cinnamon, banana, clove in the aroma. Flavor more or less follows, a fruity tripel but not at all a banana bomb. Not much of an alcohol presence. Light but full and fluffy mouthfeel, the wheat really shows itself here. Sweet fruity/banana-y aftertaste, reminds me of a frothy banana shake.

Dec 25, 2020
Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 3042 ratings