Don De Dieu | Unibroue

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Don De DieuDon De Dieu
BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
2,899 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:
#1,488
Reviews:
1,315
Ratings:
2,899
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
402
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 2,899 |  Reviews: 1,315
Photo of Sammy
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bubbly from in-bottle fermenation; Triple filtered. Large white head. Pour in proper glass (see picture on bottle) and drink within a few minutes. Delicious, drink slowly with meal. 9% masked behind spices. Excellent substitute where you would use bubbly wine or scotch or rum.

 277 characters

Photo of Texasfan549
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of jaydoc
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy apple cider color with a huge beige head that fades to nothing. Lacing is non existant. There is sediment present after the pour.

S - Smells of pineapple, yeast, biscuit, and spices.

T - Has a good spiced sour apple taste with a malty finish.

M - Very carbonated but easy to drink. The head was extremely fizzy when I first poured it.

D - Another great beer from Unibroue. I can see myself picking this one up again.

 440 characters

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

large format prices under 8 dollars. nice! the appearance is caramel colored and perfectly clear. a lot of tiny bubbles frantically racing to the surface, forming a big bright white head. the smell is sweet malts, bright fruity belgian yeast, and subtle alcohol. the flavor is very earthy. hay or straw flavor at first is followed by a malty sweetness in a heavier dose than i am used to in a triple. i also taste some spruce at the end, really fresh and foresty. the finish is slightly spiced and very boozy. this beer got me from moderately buzzed to shitfaced pretty quickly. it is all of 9%, thats for sure. the mouthfeel is excellent, bold carbonation and a medium body. the finish is a little sugary for me because it overtakes the grassy elements, but this is an outstanding beer overall.

 795 characters

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Knapp85
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a hazy orange color with a white fluffy head on it. The smell of the beer was lively with yeast and citrus. The taste had the citrus too along with some spices. The mouthfeel of the beer was light enough that you could drink a few in a sitting. The abv may get to you pretty quick though. Overall it's a pretty refreshing beer and has good things going for it.

 384 characters

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first Belgian Strong Pale Ale.. that's a mouthful. Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with lots of ascending bubbles. Not much head or lacing going on even after an aggressive pour. Smell isn't too pleasant.. almost a rubbing alcohol kind of aroma? Taste is much better though.. nice and spicy and smooth. A nice full body with a snappy finish. Alcohol is hidden very well, but somehow it smells like it.. weird huh? Either way, a pretty good, but not great, beer.

 461 characters

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is hazy golden yellow in color. It poured with a two finger off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of fruit and spices in the nose—green apples seem to stand out in particular.
T: The overall taste is very similar to the smell and has a bit of sweetness with flavors of apples and hints of spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: Considering its strength, the alcohol is very well hidden from the taste, which makes this beer quite easy to drink (particularly compared to others in the style).

 644 characters

Photo of BEERchitect
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, much of what I'd expect to find in a Belgian Tripel, but with much more malt character. Looks nicely copper; what you'd find in any other pale ale, just with more carbonation and looser head. Aromas are malty sweet, toasty, bready, yeasty, earthy, mildly hoppy, and spicy. You can really taste the malt. Like and all-malt Tripel. Less of a powdered sugar flavors and more malt character, more toastedness and roastedness. Not the sharp spiciness either. Milder spices from an agressive hop bill. Nicely bittered. Still grapefruity, lemony, orange-ey. Finishes alcoholic and dry, with a touch of a lingering sweetness. This is a good beer.

 643 characters

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Weird buying these at the local chain stores, but hey, I'm not complaining about the convenience in finding this 'gift of God'.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and yet somehow creamy off-white head, which leaves some decent splashes of bulbous cloud lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates.

It smells of spicy, earthy yeast, orange citrus, banana chips, sweet clove, grainy pale malt, and a slight whiff of edgy alcohol. The taste is bready caramel malt, a hint of wheat, mildly spicy Unibroue house yeast (not helpful to the subset of beer drinkers who haven't tried this brewery, but, oh, fuck it), lemon and orange citrus, banana pudding, coriander, and a very subtle booze warming.

The carbonation is mostly moderate, if a bit spritzy up front, the body a decent medium weight, smooth and even a tad creamy. It finishes off-dry and a bit sticky, with wheat-tinged caramel, citrus, spice and some subdued yeast lingering, all.

A tasty enough Belgian-style strong pale ale, and easy drinking, if that is really a thing when it comes to offerings such as this, where the big ABV is fairly innocuous, and so many other things divert one's attention from that fact.

 1,251 characters

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a frothy, bubbly head that sticks copious lacing on the sides of the glass

Smell: Floral citrus, dried pineapple, honeyed candi sugar, white pepper, clove - what a combination

Taste: Starts with a wheaty, yeasty flavor; after the swallow the banana, wheat and candi sugar flavors emerge along with a peppery clove bite

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with lots of carbonation

Overall: While there are a lot of interesting things going on with this beer, I enjoyed smelling it more than drinking it; the overwhelming combination of various sweet flavor sensations is difficult to consume in much quantity

 651 characters

Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish golden. There is a two finger white head that goes away completely.

Smell: I pick up a sweetness and Belgian spice right off the bat. There is also a banana note in the background.

Taste: A lot less sweet than the smell. There is still a heavy Belgian spice from the yeast. There is also some fruity notes, citrus and banana in the background. The finish is mildly bitter and sweet.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with quite mild carbonation. The finish is a bit slippery.

Drinkability: I like this beer quite a bit. I'll definitely end up drinking it again in the future.

 641 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.28/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden orange brew with a nice head that did not dissapate too quickly. Taste is very refreshing but too sweet for my own liking. The alcohol level is not detectable which is a good thing. This is not the best strong belgian ale from Unibroue. The sweetness is too present. Nice try anyway...

 292 characters

Photo of zeff80
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into chalice

A - Poured out a cloudy orange/gold color with a white, one-finger head. Left very nice lace.

S - It smelled of clove, yeast and dried fruit. Some alcohol aroma, too.

T - A spiciness at first sip. It tasted of corriander and clove with a strong malt flavor, too.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium to heavy-bodied beer.

D - Very good beer. I love the spicy/malt taste.

 419 characters

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of LXIXME
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best by 3/18/2013. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Some light spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grape, lemon, pear, apple, peach, floral, honey, grass, light pepper, and earth. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance. Taste of big peach, pear, apple, lemon, grape, grass, herbal, floral, earth, pepper, and honey-like sweetness. Lingering notes of grape, pear, lemon, apple, honey, and floral on the finish for a while. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a slickly slick and creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden pretty much no warming noticed at all on the finish. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong pale! Insanely complex and balanced; and extremely smooth to drink . Outstanding!

 940 characters

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -3.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,899 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.