Don De Dieu
Unibroue

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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #8
ABV:
9%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,027
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 10.07%
Reviews:
1,347
Ratings:
2,994
From:
Unibroue
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  184
Gots
  435
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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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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Vollthor88 from Canada

4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smell: Fruit, Spice and Malt.

Taste: Malt , Belgian Spice , Fruit (citrus,cherry) .

Feel: High Carbonation,, alcohol heat, very easy to drink.

Overall: One of the best Belgian Tripel.

May 31, 2020
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im_thelumberjack from Canada

3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice Belgian Tripel that I am pouring from a 750ml Bottle. It has a slight head and very smooth mild yeast with clove flavor that is quite good. While not as good as a Trappistes beer, I would reccommend it.

Mar 22, 2020
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andaub

3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I would not consider this beer a belgium triple in the same category as the Trappist brews. It is however a very good wheat beer, mild and very light citrus lime and cherry smell, very good bouquet, the taste is nice and smooth. Nice wheat beer, not a good Belgium Triple in my perspective.

Mar 14, 2020
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Danzifer from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured clean from a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Two finger head, dissipates quickly. Pale golden orange color. Pungent scents of fruit, namely cherries. Tastes very sweet with a slight sour that leaves the palette salivating. Fairly tingly upon the sip but as with the pour diffuses quickly. Very drinkable, which makes it dangerous given the 9% ABV ;) Trappist ales are my favorite so this goes up there with one of the best brews I've enjoyed... as the top 25 out of thousands. Highly recommend!

Dec 06, 2019
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janubio from Spain

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Las Buenas Pulgas, served in a trappist glass. Pours a deep golden colour, medium head with long retention, good lacing.
Aroma of cloves, peaches, banana, cinnamon, apples.
Medium body, creamy texture, good carbonation. Sweet spicy finish.
Taste of peaches, cloves, bananas, apples, cinnamon. Delicious.

Oct 07, 2019
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octortus from Canada

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341 ml Bottle. ABV 9%.
Appearance: Veiled orange/gold, Over half a finger of off-white fizzy head, Dissipates quickly, Moderate streaming carbonation, Collar remains.
Aroma: Apple, Honey, Fruity yeast, Sweet malts, Floral, Spice, Slight alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, Under medium body, Sharp carbonation, Off-dry, Quite boozy alcohol warmth.
Flavour: Sweet malt, Spice (Coriander? Clove?), Floral, Apple, Honey, Banana, Wheat.
Overall: A complex and well balanced example of this style. I'd like to enjoy this again.

Review: 59

Sep 10, 2019
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jkblr from Indiana

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle BB 08-31-21 poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp 9% ABV. The beer pours barely hazy in a honey color with a moderate off white head. The head recedes to a thin cap. Minimal lacing. The aroma is light with peppery yeast and also offers wheat, orange and brewing spices. The taste is semisweet wheat malt with spices and mild yeast character. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with above average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good. Very nice tripel with the wheat malt, spices and yeast all working together really well.

Aug 03, 2019
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My bottle was a foam bomb. I hardly poured any, and it was gushing over the top. I wish i would have had a big stein or something to contain it. What I can see of the beer, it pours a somewhat hazy golden color. The head is white, insane, and long lasting. It will take a long time to get everything from the bottle into the glass.
The nose is a sweet, somewhat fruity, malty, semi wild aroma. Some spices in the aroma, can't say which ones, though. Pleasing aroma.
Taste - There's a wheat component to this beer. I do get the banana and some cloves. I also get a bit of a slightly wild flavor, with just a slight bitterness to it.
Body is decent. There's a bit of a pop in my throat from it that is pleasing.
Very interesting beer. It was one hell of a gusher, and that wasn't fun. Everything else makes up for it.

Jul 22, 2019
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altstadt from Canada

3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Slightly hazy pale red-orange. Very active head with continuous evolution of small bubbles into large, with a high level of small bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. No lacing. It took several minutes before the head disappeared, but there was still a high level of fine bubbles rising from the bottom.

Smell: Slightly funky with mild yeast, malt, and fruit scents. Swirling the glass added a light fruity-spice scent, but didn't boost much due to the thick head blocking anything new. Towards the bottom of the glass, swirling it picked up a bit of barnyard to blend with the earlier funkiness.

Taste: Has a vague fruitiness and a light gingerbread spice with a bit of peppery burn. On the sweeter side, especially in the mid-taste. The aftertaste turns more fruity and spicy with some bitterness.

Feel: Quickly turns to a creamy foam which evolves into larger bubbles. Heavy body. Slightly astringent.

Overall: This is in the mid-range of light vs heavy flavor and body in the Unibroue portfolio. Not quite light enough for every day, and not heavy enough for a dessert beer. A nice treat.

Jun 24, 2019
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RockHop from Massachusetts

4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A surprisingly exceptional beer. Golden color with slight haze, good effervescence and huge head and retention with creaminess. Some floral, vanilla, and spice notes. Flavor is just perfect. Some spice, just enough booze, yeasty banana, a bit of lemon zest. Will definitely come back to this.

Jun 07, 2019
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Alexc11 from Canada

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, alcohol level stands at 9% as is expected for this style. Therefore, expect for it to have its impact.

I didn't get a thick creamy head out of this bottle so I'll be on the look out for that with the next one.

Instead, I got a thin the medium head that kept its form accompanied with a nice lacing. Hazy blonde/gold colour with evident carbonation (active bubbles).

Lots going on with the aromas from sweetness to malt to caramel. Taste has a subtle coriander/spice, honey, fruit (I lean banana), yeast and sweet overtones.

Great beer.

May 29, 2019
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Gajo74 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant looking sunset orang and amber color with light cloudiness. Moderate to large creamy head retains excellently. Lovely looking drink.
The aroma evokes an enticing bouquet of fruit, malt and yeasty spice. The malt aroma hits the nose first, with a strong whiff of honey and a touch of bread and graham cracker. Fruity aromas take over, with notes of apricot, orange, and banana. Throughout, there is a touch of floral hops aroma, as well as a yeasty touch of clove and coriander.
The taste opens sweetly with strong flavors of honey malt, graham cracker, wheat, and alcohol laced fruit; citrus, banana and apricot. Clove like spices, earthy and floral hops, balance things out nicely. Similarly, the dry finish keeps it drinkable, as does a gentle touch of lingering and tobacco like hops bitterness. In addition, midway the palate becomes significantly drier and evokes vinous notes of white grape, green apples and dry cider.
Medium to full bodied, yet drinks light for its ABV. The alcohol presence is more gently spicy rather than boozy. The carbonation is moderate and refreshing. Most importantly, I really like the smooth mouthfeel.
This is one of the better Tripels you’ll find. It was a nice treat.

May 24, 2019
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Drinker-Diary from Canada

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

★★★★
Il faut revenir à nos classiques de temps en temps
En ce printemps qui ne veut pas commencer, on se doit de revenir à nos classiques et on a toujours eu un faible pour Unibroue. Ce qui est plaisant avec les produits de cette brasserie, c'est que les bouteilles sont de 750ml et qu'il est agréable de la partager avec un être cher. C'est généreux et enrobé. Encore une bonne raison d'être fier d'être Québécois.

★★★★
We have to go back to our classics from time to time
In this spring that doesn't want to start, we have to go back to our classics and we have always had a weakness for Unibroue. What is pleasant about the products of this brewery is that the bottles are 750ml and it is pleasant to share it with a loved one. It's generous and coated. Another good reason to be proud to be a Quebecker. Love it!

May 14, 2019
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Foyle from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass. A 3"+ effervescent off white head recedes fairly rapidly with just a hint of lacing. Color is cloudy orange. Plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma brett-yeast dominated fruit and wheat. Mouthfeel is frothy and crisp with a dry finish. Flavor of wheat grain, apple, spice, apricot, peach, with tangy hops. Overall: very good.

May 11, 2019
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has plenty of champagne like carbonation with at least average body
Aroma of malt,candy/sugar,yeast, fresh earthy smell of pear and apple
Taste is sweet but not cloying and has a bit of a dry finish. Sugary malt but balanced by a dry fresh cut pear and apple taste
Overall another really nice beer by unibroue

Mar 24, 2019
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Very hazy, rich copper-golden color with a flowing set of bubbles. White, heavenly head is creamy in appearance, good retention and good lacing.

Coriander, apple peel, and fruit esters are upfront with the wheat. Most prominently, very fruity. Other notes of yeast, candy, pear, caramel, and spices.

Sweet Belgian yeast and apples dominate this beer. Much like the aroma, although some cloves, bubblegum, and banana are in the background. Feels creamy smooth.

All around, a very great wheat beer.

Mar 09, 2019
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NedFredHead from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice creamy head with medium body that strikes a good balance between sweet and dry. Candy-fruit and apple notes, estery, with the accompanying bubblegum/banana/coriander flavors you'd expect from a Belgian tripel. Nicely carbonated without being overwhelming. Solid, refreshing beer.

Feb 23, 2019
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TigerSoul from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a word, outstanding. The aroma is one of the 'cleanest' I've encountered from an abbey-style triple, like fresh-picked fruit or something! For anyone who is a fan of Chimay, Trappistes Rochefort or Corsendonk, if you can locate this (we only get in while in Montreal, never seen it down in the lower 48), grab it and love it.

Jan 16, 2019
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spectru from Florida

3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

slightly hazy amber with a fizzy white head that recedes to a film; The smell is fruity sweet with just a hint of the ABV; The mouthfeel is smooth and not as carbonated as I expected from the pour; The taste is slightly sweet.

Jan 16, 2019
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Bruno74200 from France

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colour with a huge foamy white head

Some coriander and curaçao alongside the orchard fruits esters and the sweet blonde malts.

Nice fine carbonation

Jan 14, 2019
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BayAreaJoe from California

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sweet, easy drinking strong Belgian wheat ale. Aroma and taste of apples, caramel, and spices. Feel is a really nice medium, plenty of carbonation, very clean & dry finish.

Dec 01, 2018
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper colored and hazy. There's a fingernail of off white covering about half of the middle of the glass. The aroma is of pale wheat and sweet, light Belgian yeast, green apple, and pear. I'm tasting sweet Belgian yeast, light Belgian candy sugar and pale malt. As it warms I'm also tasting a touch of pear and lime. The mouth is moderately carbonated and plenty dry.

Nov 22, 2018
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TrojanRB from California

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy honeyed gold, and the beer is very "fizzy", as opposed to "normal" carbonation.

Smells of apple cider, yeast, candied fruit

Taste is complex, a bit of caramel, acidic citrus, some apple, sweet honey

Very crisp, dry finish (despite a sweeter taste)

Sep 23, 2018
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KTCamm from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Jul 16, 2018
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ken3c from Michigan

4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Jun 10, 2018
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