Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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Don De DieuDon De Dieu
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,882
Reviews:
1,310
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
10.41%
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
391
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,882 |  Reviews: 1,310
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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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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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Elfastball7
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of sjstraub
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of nanobrew
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Jspriest
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 TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Slightly translucent pale straw yellow; hazy; one finger of bubbly white head.

S - Belgian yeast, cloves, banana, sweet bready malts and a slight bitterness.

T - Belgian yeast, cloves, bready malts and muted citrus and banana notes. The alcohol is well hidden.

M - Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of SebD
4.72/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in 22oz snifter.

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/orange colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down slowly and leaves some lacing

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrusy fruit, some banana, lemon spices and some Belgian yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very nice soft citrusy/fruity taste, getting some apple, some nice lemony spice, floral notes and Belgian yest. Overall great sweetness and the alcohol taste is unnoticeable.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice creamy and fruity balance.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavours and aromas. Another great ale from Unibroue!

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Photo of ericduran
4.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Well, nothing to write home about but I mean what do you expect for a BSPA? Slightly turbid, blonde at the edges fading to gold at the center.

S - Smells like all light colored beers should. Tons of apple peel and sharp white grape. GOLDEN RAISINS and CANDI SUGAR up the wazoo. Smells really similar to a white wine. I really like it. Belgian spice. Funk. White wine tartness going into vinegar. Slight animal muskiness. Noble hops. Cider. Phenols.

An earthiness I can't quite put my finger on....

Synaesthetically, yellow glazed with a crystalline silvery white milkiness.

T - Dry white wine, apple cider. CANDI SUGAR. Fermented malt. Vinous hop resin.

Mouthfeel - Nice belgian mouthfeel, you know, that paradoxically syrupy but dry thing. Balanced carbonation that sends the aromas of this really good beer up into your olfactory receptors. Color me crazy but a bit more prickliness would be even better! A bit more carbonation and a small tweak of the water chemistry would do this.

O - A great beer, but since I have not had many BSPAs, I cannot compare it to its competition. Although, compared to Duvel, it's no contest. I'll take this any day.

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

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Light tan/golden yellow, cloudy, 1/4 white creamy head, some lacing.

Smell - Floral fruits, yeast, Lots of spices, lemon, banana, honey, apple, orange, simular to a tripel.

Taste - Very floral, lots of citrus, and very yeasty. Alcohol is present, it adds some boldness to all the sweet flavors. Orange and lemon is also a main flavor. Really balanced and full of flavors.

Mouthfeel - Tons of flavor, pretty strong, so its alot for mouth to take in. Tounge gets crushed with fruits, yeast, and alcohol. Palette gets more fruits, yeast, and warmed from the booze. Aftertaste is a little bitter but still fruity.

Overall - Very tasty and balanced. Lots of flavor, strong, and yet easy to drink. Another winner from unibroue, fans of tripels, strong ales, saisons etc must try this one.

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Photo of jar2574
3.18/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Honestly, not that impressed. Average head, yellow/gold beer. No lacing. Smell is bready, sweet. A little funky, really, and I'm not a fan. Taste is sweet, fruity, not a lot of hops. Enjoyable enough, I suppose, but not a session beer. Mouthfeel is OK, not watery, full enough, but nothing special.

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Photo of Bobheed
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice cloudy golden color with a pure white one finger head. Bubbles really stick to the glass. You can tell just by looking that this is one heavy BSPA

S: Smells quite good, get some clove, banana, pretty typical of a tripel, but you also get a bit of funk with this one. Very crisp, almost lemon-like scent right as you're about to take a sip.

T: Whoo! Get just a bit of a white wine taste upfront and a lot of fruits goin on. Also get an earthy and wheaty vibes from it

M: Again, awesome stuff. Lots of carbonation and not too much alcohol presence, and it kinda stings you a bit in the jowls for the finisher

O: I love this beer! I thought Unibroue maxed out with La Fin Du Monde, but I think this might be a bit better. I know they have their differences, but still, awesome beer. This will probably now be a regular for me.

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Photo of tony223366
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From my beer journal. Reviewed on October 1, 2011.

A: Cloudy, orange hue. Not a huge amount of very white head. Almost completely went away.

S: Big fruit presence, definitely some phenols.

T: Big fruity flavor, the phenols are nicely used. Can't even taste the alcohol.

M: Medium body, very creamy.

O: Tasty but not as good as I hoped for the stellar reviews. I'd definitely take some of their other stuff first.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, sweet and yeasty, mellow and in your face at the same time. In the taste, dry, yeasty, and nice presence of fruitiness. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry fruitiness in the aftertaste. Easy too drink, sweet to dry nice fruitiness all the way through.

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Corsendonk tulip at low altitude.

A: Opaque honey color with a huge cream-colored head that leaves a good deal of lacing on the glass. Very nice.

S: Citrus notes, mostly lemon peel, with wheat. Definitely some alcohol on this one.

T: Citrus notes on top of a nice wheat base. The alcohol comes through a bit on the finish. Although this description might make it sound a bit mundane, the balance is pretty exceptional.

M: Dry.

D: I honestly couldn't ask much more of a Belgian strong pale ale, and in the NY market, this one is a bargain.

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Photo of SWMeyer4141
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split bottle and poured into a Deschutes Tumbler

Appearance-Hazy orange body. Head is two fingers of frothy white head that dissipates slowly and leaves some pretty good lacing.

Smell-Apples, Bananas and that Unibroue belgian yeast that brings out some nice spices.

Taste-Huge belgian yeast which I really love from Unibroue. Nice citrus, apple, pear and banana. Spicy and Sweet throughout, really nice.

Mouthfeel-Highly carbonated, medium bodied beer. Really drinkable.

Overall-Wouldn't expect anything less from Unibroue, another quality beer.

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Photo of ikantspel
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

best by date of 02-07-14. turned upside down and twisted as advised by the master brewer. poured into Duvel tulip

pours a beautiful honey color with heavily carbonated head.

typical yeasty unibroue smell of slight citrus with heavy malt smell

first drink was heavy with peppery and clove. now that my taste buds adjust more of a lemon and honey. pepper and clove still linger but become more subtle. carbonated and light mouthfeel makes this beer just awesome. this is one of the more complex unibroue brews i have tried.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.42/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy gold with blonde highlights. 1 finger of loose, bubbly head quickly dissipates to nothing. Weak lacing.

N: Golden delicious apple, banana, some orange citrus, light clove spice and mild funk.

T: Golden delicious apple, pear and light lemon citrus upfront. This is followed by wheat, orange citrus, light candy sugar, coriander and mild funk. Finishes with banana, coriander and clove.

M: Light bodied, sudsy, prickly with carbonation and semi-dry with a hind of stickiness.

O: Another solid offering from Unibroue but this wouldn't be my first pick among their excellent beer portfolio. Tastes like a citrusy Tripel. Flavorful, packed with banana, wheat, citrus and spices. No alcohol presence.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
4.13 out of 5 based on 2,882 ratings.
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