Don De Dieu | Unibroue

Don De DieuDon De Dieu
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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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Photo of gtermi
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a very nice golden orange body with a medium sized white head.

S: There is a lot of fruit on the nose of this beer. The Belgian Yeast really sticks out with a tiny bit of malt.

T: Just like the smell, the Belgian Yeast is very present. It tastes very nice and the fruitiness turns into a nice wheat flavor.

M: There is tons of carbonation in this beer and it doesnt go down as smooth as I was hoping. The crispness on the back of the throat and tongue adds a little to the mouthfeel.

O: This is a pretty good beer. This is not the best I have had from Unibroue, but does hit the spot.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a pretty hazy yellow color with a finger of fine silky white head that lingers briefly and has a nice amount of carbonation, leaves absolutely zero lacing
S: interesting scent, tart and also a bit of a scent similar to white grapes
T: has an overall really nice taste, pretty clear notes of tartness and white grapes, the middle hits with a bit of depth and something like an old blanket thats been hidden in a closet for a while (yea, no idea where that came from but yea)
M: pretty aggressive carbonation, thin and leaves the mouth clean
O: a nice tasting brew with great tartness and complexity, finishes clean and smooth, quite enjoyable

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into an oversized snifter

A: Not much of a head. Dissipated fairly quickly. Large bubbles. Golden colored and moderately hazy with not much lacing to speak of.

S: Green raisins, green apple and lemon zest. Some bread/biscuit and spicy clove. Strong Belgian yeast. I don’t think of “tart” as a scent descriptor, but it came to mind and was expected in the taste. This seems like it’s going to be somewhere between a cider and a Tripel.

T: The green apple and raisin are prominent but a little bit of banana and coriander is added to the mix. Yeast is up front and delicious.

M: Carbonation tickles the tongue but doesn’t contribute much else. Body quite thin. Easy to drink. Dry finish but not astringent.

O: This is a sneaky beer. I feel that the pieces of my review didn’t equal the sum of its parts. In other words, my review somewhat masks the enjoyment that I got out of drinking this. While no single aspect of this blows you away, you can’t help but appreciate how it all comes together. I will remember this one when I’m in the mood.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden hue with a huge, 4-finger, white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Strong alcoholic yeasty aroma .

T: Sweet, strong and smooth brew. Very zesty and spicy with a good yeast background. Lots of complex flavors here.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Wow – this beer kicked some ass. Very complex aroma and flavor and enough alcohol to make it interesting.

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3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.0)
- Perfectly bubbling light straw yellow brew with a little dark depth to it. Couple of bubbly fingers of white head settled quickly to an 1/8th inch constant layer of foam due to its powerful carbonation that continues in the glass.

Smell: (4.5)
- Bready... yeasty... golden ale.. smell is bliss. Wonderful light esters, banana, clove, and herbal notes above a subtle bready and clean grainy sweetness that seems to have been taken care of by the yeast.

Taste: (3.5)
- Sweet biscuit and malt base. Seems like a lot of a single grain.. and a lot.. no adjuncts. Sugary grain, bread, yeast, and biscuit. Subtle grassy and herbal hop notes play well and slowly balance out the flavors. Woody aged yeast flavors really lend a dry and spicy flare to this.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Because the sweetness and dryness is so balanced, this leaves my mouth with a film, and a chewy quality that lingers for some time. It's a touch cloying, and not really sticky at all. It does contain a subtle creamy quality. Only downside like most of theirs for me... over carbonated.. and very bubbly.

Overall: (3.5)
- Not my favorite from Unibroue overall from the regulars around these parts, but it is a fantastic beer, and seems to be made with great old-time quality. We all know they make great beers at a great price, and even brew some for Trader Joe's. I just never had this one, and had to jump on it. It had been in the fridge for a couple weeks. It's solid, but not really worth the super high marks.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
Poured from 12oz bottle to globe glass. Bottle marked 12-16-12

A - Pours an opaque golden orange. The 1.5 finger head slowly faded to a 1/4" head that seemed to linger throughout the duration of the beer.

S - Sweet fruity aroma similar to a tart. Hints of banana, citrus, and apples. Slight sour note and a hint of cloves.

T - Tastes very similar to the aroma. Flavor starts with a mild banana flavor though quickly transitions to a citrus tart with a bit of cider noticeable. Mellow spices throughout. Sweet but not overly so. Not much in terms of alcohol warmth.

M - Mouthfeel is thin. It could be a little thicker.

D - Good drinkable beer, though it packs a nice punch.

Overall this is a good beer. A bit sweeter and thin that I would have expected but it is enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-19-2011 02:52:05

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 2,889 ratings
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