Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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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:
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Added by Todd on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,505
Reviews:
1,317
Ratings:
2,903
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
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175
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Ratings: 2,903 |  Reviews: 1,317
Photo of BrownBottle
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kylejohnson03
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Bottle shows a "best by" date of 08-07-2012.

Pours a hazy golden color, and even with a careful pour yields two fingers of crisp white head. This beer has a beautiful effervescence, bubbly like champaigne. Good retention of the head, but no lacing.

Smells of ripe bananas, yeast, and alcohol. Taste is citrusy, moderate hops, just a little bit bready. Alcohol and fruit on the finish. Medium body, but huge amount of carbonation.

Always impressed with the belgian inspired offerings from the team at Unibroue. Don de Dieu is no exception!

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Photo of Poljazz22
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy (almost cloudy) golden yellow moving towards orange in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white fizzy head that quickly reduces to a n extremely thin and small patch in the center of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Very light lacing is observed.

S: Aromas of light fruits including green apples, pears, and green grapes along with just a slight hint of citrus zest. Additionally there is a pleasant spice note to the beer that seems to be primarily coriander.

T: The taste follows the smell pretty closely. There is some light sweetness contributed from the apple/pear and a moderate presence of spice notes including but not limited to coriander.

M: Medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp with a slightly dry finish. Very light hints of alcohol heat as the beer warms.

O: Very enjoyable and very easy to drink, which is quite a complement with the high ABV. I found the spice notes to really add to this beer and make it stand out form some others in the style. Definitely one I would have again.

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Photo of lastmango
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light orange color with a 3 finger wheat head. Aroma is musty yeast. Malt forward with hint of citrus and alcohol, followed by a bit of sourness, which dissipates after more sips. This triple wheat packs a punch at 9 abv.

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Photo of Strix
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy golden with a good head.

Smells like pineapple and yeast.

I get a lot of pineapple in the flavor, along with a blend of other citrus fruits with slight banana, yeast, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.

Mouthfeel very refreshing.

I didn't like this as much as Maudite or Fin, but I would certainly drink it again. Does Unibroue make a bad beer?

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Photo of sdm9465
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMahan
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cardigan
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This may just be my favorite of Unibroue's offerings, if only for its drinkability. This is the closest thing to a session beer I've found from them. It's a great tasting beer that goes down well .

While it won't knock your socks off with an incredible array of flavors, it's not lacking, either. It's slightly fruity, citrusy, and only a bit tart. Very smooth. Lovely aroma and, of course, a great head. Very drinkable. Hard to tire of, from my perspective.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle with a best by date of 3/18/11 poured into the duvel tulip.

A- this pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger and a half of bright white head. the head reduces to a centimeter or so after a minute. small bubbles of carbonation can be seen racing to the top of my glass.

S- ah, that classic unibroue yeast is the first thing i notice. after that its kind of spicy with summer fruits. apples, pear, and banana.

T- once again i detect the unibroue strain of belgian style yeast. the fruits i could smell are also present. apples, pears, banana, and maybe grapes. theres a spiciness similar to a wheat beer.

M- light to medium bodied with a high level of carbonation. slight warming from the alcohol on its way down.

D- easy to finish, but one bottle is enough for a night. another success from unibroue. something ill try to work into my rotation.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cbn
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very pale, yellow straw color, large white head, some lacing.

Faint malty sweetness hides behind Champagne like yeastyness, with a hint of vinegar.

Taste follows aroma adding cardamom and coriander spices. Very clean flavors expand as the brew warms.

Medium or slightly lighter body, smooth not too oily or watery, fairly clean leaving subtle flavors to linger.

Well done, leaves the palate clean waiting for more.

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Photo of grayburn
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Don de Dieu pours a tawny amber with some nice cloudiness from the yeast. The head is pretty close to white, starts with about two fingers and fades to a resilient ring that laces nicely.

The smell is a bit more muted than I would like, but there are some nice apricot yeast offshoots that dominate nicely.

The taste is quite delicate but the malt backbone really lets Unibroue's house yeast play with itself. Nice. Again, the fruitiness dominates.

The mouthfeel and drinkability are Unibroue's specialties....excellent. Nice clean and crisp finish from a medium body. Good carbonation brings it all together into a damn drinkable product.

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Photo of Clockwork420
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -2.9%
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 -2.9%
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 -2.9%
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 -2.7%
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 -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -2.7%
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 -2.7%
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 -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PvtSnowball
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcinlober
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
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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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,903 ratings
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