Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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92
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2,875 Ratings
Don De DieuDon De Dieu
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada
unibroue.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,875
Reviews:
1,308
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
390
For Trade:
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Photo of Clockwork420
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to glass.

A - Oh so cloudy paleish orange yellow. Light head. Hardly any lace. Slight bubbling. It was a sight.

S - Fruit, malt and bile smell. Strong. Smell was complex.

T - Sweet and spicy. Smooth though. The carbonation they got correct. The spicyness reminded me of some other belgian beers I have had. Whites specially. The spicey is of corriander and some other citrus notes. Alcohol was light. Didnt taste like 9%. I dig the parts other than the corriander. Metallic.

M - Thin and metallic tasting even though it didnt come in a can.

D - Oh so high.

I like everything about this one. Except the fact that they tend to use corriander in alot of belgian beers. And I cant complain. Because when you rate one you accept that the style may have variances that you dont agree with. But I review it anyway and rate accordingly with the style. It gets a well deserved grade.

Worth every penny for it.
Drink often.

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Photo of snpub540
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper golden hue. Its pretty clear for a bottle fermented beer. Again a nice amount of carbonation going on but it looks really good in a tulip glass. Huge head during the pour turns into a nice fizzy ring that leaves some nice web lacing.

Not getting alot of aroma out of this one. Yeast, clove and orange peel are all i can detect.

Clove, apple and citrus make up some interesting flavors. There are also some floral hops biting the tastebuds in there as well. Nice mix of flavors that I was expecting. Its a very crisp tasting beer.

Mouthfeel has a very pleasant feel because of the carbonation. I guess that is to be expected of Unibroue beers. Drinkability is great and the alcohol is very well hidden in the flavors.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle was poured into a large Duvel snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy puffy two inch white head. It is a hazy golden yellow orange hue with some clarity and visions of carbonation.

Smell: apples, pears, vanilla, bready and grainy malts, Belgian candy, yeasty esters, spiciness, and some alcohol on the nose.

Taste: All of the above and the booze is a little more noticeable on the palate. Some bitterness towards the end too.

Mouthfeel: dry, high carbonation, medium bodied, boozy, and very delicious.

Overall: Pretty solid BSPA by Unibroue. Draft or bottle, you can't go wrong.

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Photo of kinger
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before 3/07, this one is well aged. Poured into a small tulip glass and was given a vibrant light golden ale with a huge white head, serious lacing, and intense carbonation. Light fruity aroma with some spicy notes and that signature Unibroue yeastiness. Light and fizzy on the palate, mellow going down. Flavor is light and malty with lots of fresh fruits blended with a medium spiciness. Hides the sturdy alcohol content real well. Unibroue's underlying yeasty flavor is well present, this is a refreshing tasty brew with a quick kick. Very nice indeed.

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Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle to tulip. Best by 1-30-2016. Consumed on 9-6-2013.

Hazy orange appearance. 1-finger white head dissipates within a minute, leaving a thin cap. Most of the lacing induced by swirl retreats within ten seconds.

The Belgian yeast imparts a musty aroma of apple, banana, spice. Very faint biscuity malt and wheat underneath.

Yeast spice predominant in the flavor, with tart vinous qualities and candied sugar coming through as well.

Well-carbonated, sticky mouthfeel and finish.

To me, this is a typical Belgian strong pale / tripel. Enjoyable Belgian, if that's your thing.

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Photo of wroywel
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a luminous golden hue with a slim white head. Color is great, catches light fantastically, but the head is a bit of a let down - where is the voluminous tuft o' suds?

Smell -- The nose on this beer is substantial. Biscuit dough, golden raisins, coriander and white pepper. Lots of great fermentation-derived character along with a dash of spice that really hides that 9% abv.

Taste -- Base of biscuit and ripe golden fruits. More yeast flavors than the nose would suggest with clove oil and some tart and earthy yeast. Spicing is still in pleasant proportion lending a layer of depth and keeping the alcohol well hidden, aside from some dryness in the finish. Lingering flavors of biscuit and gentle spices.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body, or perhaps slightly lighter, with moderate prickly carbonation. Finishes dry.

Drinkability -- bought a 12oz bottle on a whim to put in a mix-a-six. I'm glad I did. While probably not a word-class BSPA, this still blows away nearly all of the examples from this continent. Well done, Unibroue!

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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 bruachan
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

man, the head on this stuff couldn't have fled any faster than it did...fizzled like a soft drink. a collar persists around and above the hazy peachy gold liquid, but that's it

sweet wit-ish coriander, apricots, peach aromas. light fruit scents and spice, though i'm confident with my coriander diagnosis. plenty of musty hop too

it's got a thick feel (though well carbonated), that lets the flavors stick around. nice bright fruity flavors and a brief look at some alcohol spice. good balance: fruity & hop

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PvtSnowball
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcinlober
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: opaque golden color with about two fingers of head. A little bit of lacing.

Aroma: yeast cloves straw citrus fairly prevalent.

Palate: begins with almost creamy citrus taste. Soft is more of the right word. Moves right into the clove/yeast taste of these beers and finishes fairly dry and a little hoppy. Excellent all the way through, but a little thick so its difficult to guzzle.

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Photo of Rayek
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tulip.

A: Deep gold, with very good clarity for a bottle conditioned beer. A soapy white cap starts huge before disappearing to a small ring at the beer's edge. Leaves occasional spots of lace. The beer's weak spot.

S: Very fruity and slightly boozy. Pears, apples and green grape are out front. Coriander and a touch of cinnamon add a nice spiciness. Alcohol adds a warm tingle.

T: The pale fruits and alcohol mix to create a white wine theme. A spicy coriander, clove and cinnamon bite adds to the mix. Finishes dry and sweet, with a lingering grape skin flavor.

M: The light body belies the beer's strength. The carbonation started out strong, but mellowed out fairly quickly.

D: The light body makes this beer go down easily. It has a strong spicy white wine character that I liked. A very nice match for a cold autumn evening.

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Photo of Secondfiddle7
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Slightly boozy smell, a nice head that dissipates quickly. Smooth taste with a high degree of champagne like carbonation. A fine beer, but not one for daily consumption. Strong, pairs well with roasted nuts, roasted vegetables, baba ganoush.

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Photo of Southernbrew
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice hazy orange with a big, bubbly head.

Nose full of sweet fruits, toffee like aromas and a faint alcohol presence.

Medium body, smooth with prickly carbonation. Lots of citrusy fruit flavors mix with a yeast and bread-like flavors. Middle turns slightly dry and finishes with a light dryness with weak alcohols flavors.

Supremely drinkable for 9% alcohol and refreshing for hot summer months. My first GA legal high alcohol brew, hooray.

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Photo of silver0rlead
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy burnished gold with a nice pearl white head that retains well for a BSPA. The aroma has a wheaty twang initially, followed by some citrus, white pepper, corriander, light candy sugar, typical unibroue yeast smell and a touch of alcohol, very nice. The flavor also starts out with a wheaty twang almost like a hefe, then there are some big citrus flavors (orange and lemon) followed by some spice (white pepper and corriander), candy sugar, yeast and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is light and crisp with moderate carbonation; drinkability is good. Another solid offering from unibroue and the wheat adds some intrigue to the beer.

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Photo of byrd
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden color with a large bubbly head that retreats to a small lace of tiny bubbles. Carbonation can be seen bubbling up from the bottom of the glass perpetuating the lace. The malt aroma with slight hops on the nose. Don de Dieu has a full mouthfeel with quite a bit of carbonation on the tongue. There’s a warming sensation from the alcohol, but it’s not out of control. Taste is mainly of malt and spices. Clove, and I think coriander was noticeable. Some banana and citrus notes were also perceptible. There’s a slight bitter finish that balances things out nicely. My first introduction to Unibroue, and a nice intro at that!

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is easily my favorite of the Unibroue offerings. I could drink this all the time.
Pours a dark gold in color, with a highly carbonated head forming on top. Smell is floral and fruity. Plenty of ripe fruit, mostly lighter fruits. Taste is delicious juicy fruits, some noticeable, typical unibroue yeast. Very bubbly mouthfeel and very easy drinking. Could drink a lot of this.

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Photo of spinrsx
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - The beer pours a murky yellow colour with a massive frothy white head. I can't make out much carbonation due to the murkiness of the beer. There is some outstanding lacing and the head lasted for a long time before it dissipated.

Smell - pears (bubblegum/juicy fruit), a peppery spice mix, wheat, apples

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation, but the beer feels nice and smooth. It could perhaps benefit from a little more carbonation.. The most noticeable flavours are the pears/apples, also some wheat and a spice mix mixed in. It has a nice full bodied taste and the alcohol is well hidden. It finishes with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Drink - Another world class beer from Unibroue. Not their best, but right up there for sure. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Shiloh
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Unibroue product grows on you, real fast, an exellent sipping brew.
A clear yellow in colour with a two finger crown leading to a thick glass cling with a wafer thick island.
The body is a medium +.
Carbonation is light.
The nose is of apricot.
The taste is a variety of fruits, primarily apricot>orange>yeast, not overpowering, just refreshing.
Well done.

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Photo of Long813
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy golden-orange body with two fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is decent as is the lacing.

S: Interesting aroma consisting of unibroue yeast, apples, banana and spice.

T: Same as the aroma, there is a nice blend of pale fruits, apples, peaches pinapples etc. Mixed with some spice and yeast. Quite tasty.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth texture, a sweet aftertaste and no notes of alcohol.

O: Great pale ale brew. Would be nice to have if there was some good weather.

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Photo of Commandophile
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of captenaj
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up based on the BA score and I am not disappointed.

Appearance: Very pale and cloudy
Smell: Almost none, but slight esters.
Taste: Smooth, clean and rich. Hint of banana.
Mouthfeel: Full and rich.
Overall: I am partial to dark beers but this one is quiet nice. Perhaps a little too must ester aroma and taste for me but overall, this is a nice beer. Sip slowly at 9%.

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Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Caramel color / heavy suspension / mild carbonation / moderate head

Sweet and quite tart / yeasty and a little alcoholic

Tart sour edge / acidic / sweet thick chewy toasty malt / powdery smooth / creamy wheat character / light yeasty tastes / very dry and yet still quite fruity / roasty sweetness, like honey

Fairly thick / lively carbonation - very spicy

Highly enjoyable slow drinker with a fiery spunk and chewy sweetness.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color into my Maudite glass. White bubbly head with light rockiness, on the small side and goes away with little delay. Very active carbonation, lots of bubble trails from the glass bottom. Yeasty and peppery spices on the nose.

Yeast flavors are most prevalent on the taste, intensified by the bubbliness of the brew, Belgian sugars coming through after that. Ends with moderate alcohol presence and a slightly winy aftertaste.

Average bodyfeel in the mouth, very smooth, though. Carbonation and alcohol combine with the sweetness for a champagne feel.

Not a session brew by any stretch, but always a good pick for a special occasion or when you want something a little 'extra' in your glass.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,875 ratings.
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