Don De Dieu | Unibroue

Don De DieuDon De Dieu
BA SCORE
4.15/5
2,890 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
Ranking:
#1,455
Reviews:
1,313
Ratings:
2,890
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
400
Trade:
3
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Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Somehow never got around to reviewing this, so here goes finally.

Ug, forgot they were screw caps... sad. Pours a huge fluffy 3 finger head that forces me to stop pouring early, it fades at a med pace with big air pockets forming and fizzy head popping down, some lacing, over slight hazy honey wheat orange colored beer, and lots of bubbles streaming up to reinforce the head.

Nose has the typical Unibroue Belgian yeast, fruity and effervescent, with plenty of wheat aromas, a golden Belgian malt aroma with that, apple and pear like aromas, light esters and light sweet phenolic booze, and hints of coriander wit-like spices and orange peel.

Taste brings sweetness at first, sweet malts with a light golden Belgian candy flavor, as well as some warming booze with some esters and light phenols. Then lots of wheat, big wheat flavor with some light wit spices again, orange peel and citrus zest all around, and faint apple and pear flavors. So much carbonation it gets a little tingly on the tongue and fluffy in the mouth filling to the point where it's hard to get the beer onto my tongue. A little syrupy and sticky as well. Finish is still semi sweet but quite dry and sticky, some bitterness from the orange peel flavors, light wheat flavors and coriander like spices, more Belgian candy flavors as well.

Mouth is med bodied, some warming booze, way too much carbontion.

Overall pretty good, but not as good as I remember it being. Way too much carbonation to the point where it's hard to taste the beer. That's the only real downfall of it, otherwise a pretty good beer, nice touch of booze with some esters and faint phenols, nice orange peel, wit like spices, Belgian candy flavors and sweetness also get a little too heavy IMO, but still drinkable and tasty. Def a staple of a tripel wheat beer to try outside of Belgium.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottle into a hennepin glass
pours a light orange with a very big, thick, foamy head of about 2.5 inches.
smells very much like a tripel, with that belgian funk. really hits the nose nicely. taste is light, notes of the funk are there and the abv is very well hidden. carbonation is present but not in your face.

this is another winner form unibroue. similar taste to la fin du monde, not quite as funky. i may even like this one better. excellent beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a mildly hazy golden-orange color. The head is a foamy four-finger white shade. It has an amazingly fluffy texture, but very little lacing.

S: There are a lot of typical notes I expect of a good BSPA (such as apple, pear, and candied sugar.) But I love how the wheat gives it an unbelievable smoothness to it. Grassy and funky qualities helps provide some rock-solid depth to it.

T: The first thing I note is Unibroue's typical yeast profile - which I can never fully discern on the tongue, however I can note that it provides a grassy, sweet, yet vaguely salty opening. The faint candied sweetness bleeds into the midtaste, before a finish of wheat and even some mild hops envelop the tongue. It's deep 'enough' to be interesting, yet simple enough to go down easily. After all, isn't that what you want from a tripel/BSPA?

M: The lush, creamy softness at first sip turns into a vaguely dry astringency on the back end, but ultimately it's fairly sweet and syrupy - this quality also seems to conceal the carbonation slightly. There isn't any trace of alcoholic qualities on the feel or flavor; you could even say it drinks like it's 6%.

O: It's a bit like La Fin Du Monde, but with wheat. Enough said, really.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz(355ml) brown Unibroue style bottle sporting gold foil and quality glass thickness. Label is stunning as usual from these guys with the Don De Dieu looking magnificent against the background art. Poured into a Belgian style stemmed tulip glass like the one recommended on the back label.

A - Bright orange to dark golden in color. White head faded to a Belgian like ring of lace. Not much stick to the glass as it held a continuous ring atop the body. Fairly Cloudy body with touches of funk.

S - Belgian light fruitiness to the aroma. Wheat? Yes indeed! With a smack of straight up Belgian funk from the Unibroue yeast. Floral like maybe? Touches of lemon grass with excellent spice notes.

T - Fruity and funky. Yeast is spot on as usual from Unibroue. Big time light fruit flavors with a wheat backbone. Some sort Of weird spices that really makes you appreciate the quality. A soft sweetness keeps everything in check. Mellow citrus and lemon grass flavors tag along for the ride.

M - An abundance of Belgian flavor make for a pretty darn good mouthfeel. Abv goes undetected and allow you to enjoy every drop of this beauty. It's almost too easy to drink given the 9% that's listed. You have to love a number that big that's as easy going as any session I've ever had.

O - this is why I love Unibroue. I mean come on now, a tripel wheat ale? I bought it based on that phrase alone and I could care less what it actually is. This is a Belgian inspired ale with spices that are spot on. Glorious flavor and a stunning color to look at. Every single Unibroue ale I've had is really something to appreciate and the Don De Dieu is no different. It falls in place amongst a great offering of beers from this Quebec outfit. Great for the warm weather that's faster approaching. I know I'll have this again soon.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,890 ratings
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