Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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2,885 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:
2,885
Reviews:
1,311
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
394
For Trade:
3
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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Havardjc
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: pale yellow, hazy and turbid, thick foamy head retention

S: fruity and spicy

T: toasty malt, fruit, pepper and spice

M: smooth carbonated

O: love the fruit and spice flavors

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Photo of IdeaSpeeder
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aufie
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andre_poursoneforu
4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of -chii-
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LanceH
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.92/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrgondolier
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cadaugherty
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange tinged gold with a thick sudsy white head. Head dissipates leaving no lacing but a thin white film covering the whole beer.

Smell has aromas of orange, orange zest, belgian yeast, and straw. Touch of spices at the back end as the aromas settle on your nose.

Taste has notes of straw and wheat ... almost reminiscent of a hefeweizen. Notes of orange zest, orange, banana, and apricot come through before giving way to a very spicy finish - again, reminiscent of a hefeweizen in the spice profile on the finish. Slight sweetness throughout from a honey like flavor.

Feel is guided by medium carbonation providing a slightly noticeable tingle on the tongue. There is a slight heft and density to the feel on this beer that is quite noticeable (especially following a Trois Pistoles as this is much heftier than that one.)

Overall a nice strong pale ale. Really enjoyed the combo of the hefeweizen like wheat/spice combo with the orange notes.

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Photo of JohnTurano
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PMarcy78
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMahan
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of do_ob
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
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 IckyT2012
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Agonma
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Roberto11232
2.92/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking Don de Dieu on 4/11/17 is like meeting a long-time acquaintance and suddenly wanting them as a friend. Some things (and people) do not get enough appreciation and, from me at least, Don de Dieu is one of them.

Looks are good, especially the orange tinge. I find that striking for a typically blonde style.
Smells like a World Champ, subtly revealing just enough to make it all interesting. But the wheat, yeasty aromas seala this deal.
Tastes also like the World Champ, the complete player: a wheat/barley blend in near-perfect balance with some sophisticated spicing which goes well beyond playing nice with the hops. And then quickly, the malted sweetness goes dry... maybe the spicing asserting itself. But, the Feel, most interestingly, is a soft sensation. (I rarely, rarely score feel at 4.5)

Unibroue may be the best North American Brewer to emulate the Belgian yeasts. Don de Dieu is evidence. And to do it with wheat? That approaches a masterpiece.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,885 ratings.
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