Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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4.15/5
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,503
Reviews:
1,316
Ratings:
2,901
pDev:
10.36%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
176
Gots:
405
Trade:
2
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Photo of mjtiernan
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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Photo of RickMarquardt
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of jumbopanda
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ckollias
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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Photo of Docer
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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Photo of zenwatts
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jskennedy
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of hopfacebrew
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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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dylancraver
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of dbossman
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden into Duvel tulip. Thick head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smell of lemon and other fruits. Maybe a little grass too.

Taste is sweet with some citrus and cinnamon. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel is fairly light bodied. Fair carbonation. Not as effervecent as others I have had in this style.

Overall this is very good and worth buying. La Fin Du Monde may be a little better.

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Photo of alpenglocken
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BB1313
3.31/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a slightly transparent pale golden; head disappears pretty quickly and there's lack of lacing and retention, but nice color. Lots of white grapes in the aroma. I'm also picking up alot of green apple and pear. All of that can be found in the flavors as well. This one's syrupy sweet and not too bitter. There's not too much funk to this one. Reminds me alot of apple or white grape juice. Mouthfeel is nice, spritzy and smooth; right on for style. Alcohol is slightly noticeable, especially in the flavors.

Not bad at all, I just wish it was more refined. It's worth checking out though..

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Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of nmeiborg
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of LGF
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of specialiste
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of fishkab
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Goliath
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Photo of guillemiro
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,901 ratings
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