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:
3
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Photo of YieldToNothing
4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of alex_hart
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Photo of mikeradebaugh
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of prlykens
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of LeeKumKeee
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DoctorBob
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MShirokov
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has the same spirit as Fin du Monde, but is less intense, less sweet, a bit more bitter and carbonated. Which makes it perfect, since Fin du Monde is way too sweet and yeasty for me. If it was just a tiny bit more hoppy I'd love it, but for what it is, they did a great job.

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Photo of Irrationalist
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Arsenal0328
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ravot
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hilgart1
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of brureview
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in a tulip, the beer was a golden color with a 2 finger head.

At first, the nose was cloves,spice and lemon. As the beer warmed, the cloves aroma was stronger.

The mouth feel is very carbonated. A bit too much, masking the flavor.

The taste is strong cloves and spice, which are the highlight with warming and
mellowing.

Overall, a very good beer. All the beer from Unibroue is quite good or excellent.

This is not my favorite style, and I prefer more depth and complexity as in the La Fin du Monde or La Terrible.

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Photo of srw
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Hopinista
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.29/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A:
Pours a nice cloudy gold with a half inch head that goes down pretty quick and leaves a lite film around the edge of the glass with no lacing to speak of.

S:
Really strong citrus and floral aromas with a lot of yeast. The second I opened the bottle you could smell it.

T:
Tastes good. It is pretty sweet, but is crisp and is not sticky sweet by any stretch.

M:
Nice round, warm mouthfeel not super carbonated and you are left with a lingering biscuity lemon taste.

O:
Pretty good. Not really my cup of tea, so to speak. I think it is a solid beer for what it is. It's tasty and if it weren't 9% it would be a nice session beer for going to the mountains or something.

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Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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