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Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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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

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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
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1157th Review on BA
Bottle to GI Chalice
12oz

App- A hazy mix of yellow and gold. A small one finger head that was almost white in color was formed and then fell to a pond layer.

Smell- The yeast is the first thing I get and then moves to a wheat, lemon, spicy type of note. Its a very small BSPA but Unibroue does things right.

Taste- Opens with a small bit of wheat and then moves to that yeasty flavor that I love. A subdued spice note comes next with a small lemon flavor.

Mouth- Really impressive mouthfeel on this one. The yeast is leaving a crisp, creamy, biting flavor all at the same time. A light medium body with a low medium carbonation.

Drink- Ill drink anything Unibroue does. One of the bests in doing BSPA, BSDAs and Tripels.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

One of my last beers of the Unibroue line-up: Don di Dieu. Could it be better than the near-perfect La Fin du Monde, or the absolutely delicious Maudite? Let’s see…

Brewed a little over a year before the date of this tasting (February 7, 2011 according to the date code on the bottle, with “BEST BEFORE 02-07-14” on the back of the label).

A: Love the color on this one: shining gold, so bright it has an orange hue to it. Creamy beige micro-bubbles adorn the top of the body for just a moment before dissipating. Retention is hardly anything, but there’s a constant carbonation stream from the bottom of the glass.

S: Banana, esters, mineral water, and light breads: the gang’s all here. There’s certainly something comforting about that familiar combination of scents. Lightly mixed with that character is a prominent grassy tone, as well, though it’s more of a fruit-leafiness than the expected Belgian straw aroma. At any rate, these lighter fruit tones play quite nicely into the wave of beautiful hops, which come tart and citusy soon after the grains fade out. Some crisp herbs help round out this wonderfully bright and inviting nose.

T: Delectable, bready, and full of fruity phenolic flavor. Here’s where the straw tastes come out: lemon-lime wheat and a mouth full of farm-fresh hey flavor swoop in first with some fresh pastry and vanilla cream tastes, light and airy on the palate. The acidic flavor of soft, overripe apples lends itself to the palate for a crisp second, allowing for a lifting transition from the flat, full-on grains that came out first. It’s a good and fruity profile, with a great yeasty presence of grain pulp and soft bread folding in before the mild, starchy (really, almost potato-like) aftertaste.

M: A near-perfect combination of milky smoothness and gritty graininess. Its movements around the mouth won’t exactly grow the palate, but simply allow it to remain as rich as it is.

O: Just a hair below La Fin du Monde’s supreme fruity drinkability; I really should drink more beer like this. Props to Unibroue, as this rounds out its great line-up of Belgian-inspired beer. Worth seeking out if you have the chance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours golden, lightly cloudy with a big bubbly white head that quickly receded to a cap. Lively bubbles flow from the nucleation point at the bottom of the chalice.

Smell of appleskin, a light funk, and spicy coriander.

Taste is mellow bready, tart, a hint of lemon.

Texture is super bubbly and light. Well hidden alcohol makes it feel lighter.

I liked the beer, but i was looking for a little more punch, but an easy drinking 9 % is always nice.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,895 ratings
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