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 Tripel

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.

BEER STATS
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#3,397
Reviews:
1,338
Ratings:
2,961
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
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Reviews: 1,338 | Ratings: 2,961
Photo of RockHop
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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Photo of Alexc11
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of Drinker-Diary
4/5  rDev -3.6%
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!

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Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has plenty to 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

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of NedFredHead
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of TigerSoul
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of spectru
3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
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

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
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.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
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)

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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 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 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 LifesAnesthesia
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 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 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 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 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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Photo of thwinger
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Orange color with BEAUTIFUL perfect head of white foam. One of the prettiest beers I've seen. Would give a 6/5 on appearance if I could. Pleasant, yet somewhat plain scent consisting of yeasty, sweet fruit notes. Lovely taste! Sweet, malty goodness finishes with a nutty, earthy bite. Mouthfeel is crisp yet full with a light body and clean finish. One of my top 5 beers I've ever tasted, easily.

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Photo of WildMaverick1200
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, yellow looks with tons of short-lived foam. Smells of malts, banana, syrup. The taste is that sweet and mildly sour combo I expect from sours and stronger pale ales. Biased towards the sweet end, but there is enough crispness to balance things a bit. There is a very pleasant bread-like character, probably from the suspended yeast. Plenty of carbonation. Gentle finish, thick body and deceptively easy to drink, like a Duvel. Another great brew from La Fin du Monde.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,961 ratings