Don De Dieu | Unibroue

2,880 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:
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Added by Todd on 12-06-2000

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy golden color with a two inch bright white head sitting on top. The head receeds relatively quickly and leaves nothing behind.

The aroma is awesome. Sweet candy sugar, fruity esters provide citrus and banana notes. Then it's topped off with some nice yeast, lightly spicey. It's great.

The taste is quite nice. Big fruity notes, mostly banana. There is some nice light malt adding a bit of sweetness and it finishes with a nice yeasty note. It's also lightly phenolic.

The mouthfeel is pushing full bodied with a very light efforvescent carbonation. No major problems here.

Overall this is a great beer. The flavor profile is quite nice, the aroma is awesome, and I'm just upset it took me this long to make my way around to this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of vandemonian
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Don de Dieu is a delicious Belgian pale ale with hints of lemon and spice. Delicious.

A: Cloudy orange colour and a 8 mm head that lasts quite well. 4

S: Malty and yeast with some fairly strong spice at the end (e.g. clove). 4.5

T: Malt, yeast and a hint of lemon rind. There is also some dried friut flavours leading into an aftertaste of clove spiciness. The alcohol isn't noticable at all. Yum. 4.5

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.58/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into bottle-mandated glassware!

A: Bright golden pour as brilliantly clear as beers come. A fizzy white head that persists due to the beer's effervescence.

S: Huge sweet floral aroma right upon opening the bottle. Strong fruity aroma after the pour. Very enticing.

T: Powerfully floral hop flavor with only the lightest bitterness. The floral flavor is augmented by the sweet fruitiness of esters--very apple in character. A crisp bite of hops and modest maltiness that is only apparent in the finish. Will quickly make you wonder where the 9% alcohol went. Just a little warm on the finish. Really quite spectacularly complex.

M: Extremely light and bubbly; must be lots of candi sugar in this brew to hit these gravities with such a light body. Be careful that you don't drink this one too fast.


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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a beer from Unibroue, this one is somewhat lacking. The aroma is floral and attractive, with all of things we all love about Belgian ale. But the taste is nowhere near a match: it manages to deliver some bready, lemony flavor, but overall is flat, spongy and directionless. They hid the ABV somewhere, because this 9% didn't leave behind much of an effect. Not something to drink around power tools, but you ought to at least be able to write your name neatly in third-grade cursive after downing a bottle.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours out with light finger width snow-white head. Golden in color with medium carbonation.

S: Light yeast smell with hint of apples.

T: Slight sweet citrus taste. Medium-bodied with great mouthfeel. Finishes crisp but not too dry.

O: Great for a sunny afternoon lunch or hell just anytime. I would not believe it was 9% if it wasn't on the bottle. The beer has a complex profile but then finishes with a solid refreshing finish. I would love to try this same beer with some age on it and see if the profile changes at all.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,880 ratings.
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