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Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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4.15/5
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2,895 Ratings
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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:
#1,479
Reviews:
1,314
Ratings:
2,895
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
400
Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 750 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: appears a hazy golden color with lovely three finger head that broke down a little quicker than I anticipated, leaving a thin layer of foam.

S: that Unibroue yeast comes to my nose first, followed by cloves, banana and perhaps a touch of cinnamon.

T: the yeast again is forefront, breads and malts, the fruits also come forward...bananas, a touch of apple.

M: medium body and quite smooth, quite enjoyable.

O: A very nice pale ale that is quite easy to drink. Fits nicely into the Unibroue club with their other beers. I think Don de Dieu might be one of my favorites from the folks in Chambly.

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4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Bottle-poured into a Duvel tulip. Pours a hazy golden apricot with a creamy, two-finger head. Lacing is moderate and lovely.

S: That good ol' Belgian funk I love so dearly. Pineapple and nectarine with a considerable amount of wheat and coriander

T: Hits the palate with funk and fruit. The mouthfeel is *huge* and everything I want in a Tripel. Considerable malted sweetness without being cloying, just the slightest hint of orange peel, and some hoppy bitterness that strikes me mid-sip. The carbonation really lightens up the mouthfeel and the only time I notice its Tripel ABV is when I pause to enjoy the way it's warming my tummy. There's pepper, a little more of that hopped-up funk and wheat, and the flavors mellow out but stick with me. Head has pretty much dissolved at this point but the lovely lacing remains.

Oh, man, Unibroue, what are you doing to me? This gives La Fin du Monde a run for its money. Based on the full and gorgeous mouthfeel and toned-down hops, I think I'd even go as far as saying I like Don De Dieu more!

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,895 ratings
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