Don De Dieu | Unibroue

2,875 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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Photo of rodney45
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy straw color, with yeast sediment in suspension. Long lasting creamy white head.

S: Wheat and sour apple.

T: Big vanilla notes, plum, fig and cherry. Malt backbone is a combination of caramel and crystal malts. Hints of roasted barley and pecans. Hop character is light, and bitterness is light too. Belgian yeast imparts a citrusy sourdough

M: Moderate to heavy carbonation, light to medium body.

O: I like the whole bottle conditioned real ale, but im turned off slightly when i actually see yeast floculation in suspension. A good solid belgian strong ale, but lets tone it down with the sediment unibroue.

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Photo of Sinewave
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of aasher
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer describes itself as a Triple Wheat Ale on Lees...interesting.

It pours a medium bodied and dull cloudy gold in color with a one finger, quickly dissipating head. It smells like a tripel through and through. It is incredibly yeasty, and features some citrus and spice. It's almost in the La Fin du Monde mold. The nose is very soft and near perfect for a trippel yet does feature some slight alcohol. The flavor features plenty of wheat, yeast, coriander, slight spice, and citrusy esters. The flavor is really nice. It drinks medium in body and has moderately high carbonation. Overall this is a fine Belgian and again, a great beer from Unibroue. I don't like this as much as La Fin du Monde but this is a world class beer for the style.

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Photo of drummermattie02
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of pisomojado8
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hooray for the Holidays! Received this one as a Christmas gift.

Appearance: Orange-yellow color, a touch of pink too, with haze. Looks kind of like carbonated grapefruit juice. A lacy head that persists.

Smell: Oranges, grassy, a floral note. Very pleasant! Surprising there is no alcohol scents from this big of a beer.

Taste: Malt-o-riffic, some citrus, berries, the wild yeast gives it some complexity. Dry finish, but the malty taste lingers slightly.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied. Smooth and somewhat creamy.

Overall: This does not feel like a 9% ABV brew, yet after one I'm feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Perfect as an after-dinner aperitif or if you're craving a big Belgian.

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Photo of Bobbydigi
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Dark golden color with a quarter finger of head.

Smells like honey, wheat, orange and pear.

Fruity flavors: orange, nectarine, little apple. There's a malt structure through it, but it lies just beneath.

Crisp and bubbly, tending toward a "champagne" texture of beer.

Not really my style, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of americanbelgian
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of cdwil
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Cloudy golden-wheat color with big particles and a one-finger, white head that left a nice film. Okay lacing.

S: Wheat and tropical fruit aromas. Belgian yeast.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Spice and Belgian yeast. Wheat character. Nice finish. 9% ABV is completely hidden in the flavor of this ale.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. Slightly warm.

O: This is fantastic. Looks phenomenal in my glass, and the nose is unparalleled. Great taste and mouthfeel, and I would not have guessed 9% ABV. One of my new favorites.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Pamola
4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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

Pours a hazy pleasant color, a bit darker then other belgian pale ales I have tried.

Smell is pleasant, but subtle.

Taste is outstanding. I didn't realize it was a pale ale at first, bit bit stronger taste then I am used to from this style (A good thing).

Mouthfeel was fantastic, best part. Classic belgian style, with large frothy head, good carbonation.

Awesome beer everyone should try at least once.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,875 ratings.
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