Don De Dieu
Unibroue

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Style:
Tripel
Ranked #7
ABV:
9%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,280
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 10.07%
Reviews:
1,357
Ratings:
3,018
From:
Unibroue
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  185
Gots
  439
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.
Reviews: 1,357 | Ratings: 3,018 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Aleforge from Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Sunday at 01:34 AM
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BalancingBrooms from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Friday at 01:04 PM
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DDiFran from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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Brutaltruth from Ohio

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

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
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zac16125 from South Carolina

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

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
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 great beer
prost LampertLand

Jan 02, 2021
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big corked bottle shared with my brother

Orange-yellow, not much head, not much to be said for the scent either, but the taste is much better. An actual hop-forward unibroue beer with a delicious sweetbread malt accompaniment. Their patented yeast is here but subdued. It being 9% is unbelievable, it could pass for a 4%'er

The name is apt, "Gift of God" indeed

Nov 22, 2020
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gooddaydiablo from New Jersey

4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

deep golden, honey color, very actively carbonates, big white head
very pleasant and intense smell, sweet peach, banana, cherry, floral
complex taste, Belgium, banana, clove, apple, cherry, bread, cinnamon, like a good mix of all different kinds of sweet fruits, and breads, yummy
no alcohol noticed, no bitterness as well, medium-full body, this beer is so yummy and inviting I almost chugged it before I finish the review.
overall, a nice tripel, can't wait to have another

Sep 28, 2020
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TripelLOver from North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a glass.
Deep golden color, medium head with fairly good retention. Pours a deep golden color, carbonation hard to detect due to the haziness.
Aroma of ripe banana, apples and peaches and just a hint of citrus.
Body is medium with a very appealing creamy texture. Dry finish with a hint of spice.
Taste is very reminiscent of Trappist Tripels but not as warm, pleasantly refreshing means it can be enjoyed in warm weather.
Highly recommended.

Jul 19, 2020
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Vollthor88 from Canada (QC)

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 (QC)

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 (ON)

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 (BC)

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 (QC)

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 (QC)

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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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 3018 ratings