Don De Dieu | Unibroue

Don De DieuDon De Dieu
2,890 Ratings
Don De DieuDon De Dieu

Brewed by:
Quebec, Canada

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

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Ratings: 2,890 |  Reviews: 1,313
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2.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of grannaniwa
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden orange with no haze. Head has some of the finest (smallest) bubbles I have ever seen. Very fruity nose, with some yeast aromas. Apricot notes especially evident.

Yeasty first sip, ends with a fruity tang and a bit of alcohol bite. More alcohol than I like at the end. Nice medium-to-high carbonation with small bubbles. Lip-smacking yeasty bitterness left throughout your mouth well after you've finished your most recent sip, and the aftertaste becomes more prominent while working your way through the glass.

Overall: B+, would like to enjoy again

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DaPan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle sourced by Michael. Reviewed from notes from tasting on February 19.

Pours a hazy golden hue, with a creamy foamy head. Very little retention, head disappears quickly.

Smells of hay and wheat with a sweet undertone.

Taste is more of the same with bubble gum, banana, cloves and other spices. Sweet, smooth, spicy. Great mouthfeel, alcohol is well hidden with this one.

Finishes smooth, lingering spicy aftertaste. This is a great brew, especially aged for a year or so. Careful to let the beer sit upright for at least one week and pour carefully to avoid the yeasty slurry at the bottom.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dbell23
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Opened the 750 ml. bottle with a resounding pop. Always a good way to start a beer. Poured into a tulip glass. The 1 inch head recedes quickly to a thin layer that doesn't go away. Cloudy dark orange with good carbonation.

Smell is chalky sweet Belgian. Not real aromatic but nice.

Taste is superb and isn't that what it's all about? Sweet Belgian with incredible balance. Stone fruit and mild phenols dominate. One of the best tasting Belgians I've had. The alcohol is well hidden. Clean sweet balanced finish.

Mouthfeel is great. Mild carbonation with great smoothness as it warms. Nearly perfect.

Overall a great beer from a great brewery. This beer is second to La Fin du Monde from Unibroue for me. They make some of the best beers in the world.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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

11.2oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Mostly clear gold until the yeast hits, great carbonation visible, fluffy white head retreats but is easily revivable.

S: Deeply fruity yeast esters, spices, bready notes, bright, herbal, kiss of hops.

T: Spices, medicinal twang, herbs and grass, fruit, pear, clove, kiss of ginger, hint of citrus.

MF: Fluffy medium-to-light body, a touch of dryness.

O: Decent but not my favorite Belgan Strong Pale, a little muddled in flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my DFH chalice.

Appearance: A small white head rises up from a body the color of murky sunshine and quickly recedes. The color is almost that of unfilted cider. It looks beautiful.

Smell: Apples dominate with hints of raisins and mild vinegar. Nice and pleasant. I am also getting teased by a woody hop scent that is firmly European. No American hops here, my friends.

Taste: Wow, this thing is complex. The apples and fruit dominate the front with the slightest trace of belgian malt and British hops leading my tongue to a very dry and crisp finish. The finish reminds me of a good cider. Crisp and refreshing. Complex and fun!

Mouthfeel: Medium body that is slightly under carbed. I think the lack of carbonation helps the complex tastes nvolved here. Bravo!

A very good beer that would be (suprisingly) perfect on a summer afternoon.

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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Has the hazy golden appearance of honey with tons of fine carbonation streaming within. A dense, one inch white head builds above, leaving fine lace on a tulip glass.

The aroma is fruity with light floral notes. There is some funkiness with apple cider, apricot and hay. In the background one will find black pepper.

Don de Dieu is mild in every way and well balanced. There is fruitiness along with grains all quite pleasant. The finish is light and lingering, similar to a dry white wine.

A full body with moderate alcohol, well below expectations. Dry with vigorous, fine carbonation.

Quite refreshing, oddly for the style, but welcome. This one is great with food or on its own. It warms well and might accompany conversation nicely.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,890 ratings
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