Don De Dieu | Unibroue

Don De DieuDon De Dieu
BA SCORE
89.4%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 2,888 ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,442
Reviews:
1,312
Ratings:
2,888
Liked:
2,583
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.36%
Alströms:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
397
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,888 |  Reviews: 1,312
Photo of bobert84
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JarMills
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What do you say about Unibroue? 95% of what they do is superb and this Don De Dieu is no different....While La Fin Du Monde might be the most popular (so popular, that Trader Joe's worked out a deal to sell their Belgian style ales nationally in a generic Trader Joe's bottle), Don De Dieu is no slouch...Something is going right in Chambly, Canada... Very right. Pours a beautiful looking golden color that is reminiscent of a triple, with a massive puffy head. Mucho lacing, but not all of it sticks. The yeast, sugars and bubble-gum are the star here right off the bat, with the malts hanging in there to provide a tiny bit of bitterness that doesn't linger...There is a hint of white beer acidity, tartness and citrus but everything is so well balanced that the flavor is a wonderful totality of all its parts. It finishes with the classic Unibroue sizzle--that champagne-like dry champagne finish--but not too dry. I could drink this all day, but at 9%ABV, that probably would be a bad idea....Wonderful ale. A must have.

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Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of valkyre65
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrownBottle
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grittly
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewsandBlues
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Commandophile
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Viaduck
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Once the cork is started, it pretty much uncorks itself. Pours a hazy but pretty shade of golden orange. Pretty white head that is short lived. It's aroma is of Belgium yeast with some banana & other fruity flavors. Nice bready flavor, with some fruity flavors, very slightly sweet. More than enough carbonation. It's 9% is well hidden. An excellent tripel.

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Photo of Max8787
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of binno
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.77/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque, deep orange body with lots of creamy, pearly white head at the top. The aroma is rich with wheat and soft floral features, a very subtle spice and faint candy-like sweetness can also be detected. The taste is sweet and fruity at the front of the palette with flavours branching out towards spiciness and mildly earthy hop bitterness at the sides and back respectively. Smooth taste with prickly carbonation and an otherwise silky smooth mouthfeel, with a finish that echoes out wonderfully. Unibroue, you're doing my Qu├ębecois heart proud!

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Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of talbotjf99
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: copper color with a finger of white head
S: a ton of wheat, sweet Belgian yeast
T: huge sweetness, and wheat. Overly sweet
F: super thin, drinks easy, no sign of 9%abv

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Photo of dcotom
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a snifter. Hazy, dark orange in color, one-finger white head that left minimal lacing. Aromas typical of the Belgian pale (banana, coriander, yeast funk, a little clove) with a pronounced phenolic character. These carry over to the palate, with a good bit of alcohol warmth and an exceptionally clean and dry finish. This is a real gem, and a real bargain at the price. Well done, Unibroue!

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.89/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Golden color, white head, 3/5". Aroma was apple and light fruit, non citrus variety, lots of alcohol.

More alcohol burn in the taste. Heat and green apple. High carbonation. Lots of yeast mouthfeels. Expensive stuff. Lots of clove and spice rack in here.

I just can't. Some of this belgian stuff is just so pronounced alcohol and yeast wise. Malt and hops are an afterthought for style. Tasted like a yeasty tripel to me, the only nice thing was the apple impressions.

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Photo of Hoganlaw
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andrewpfaff
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 89.4% out of 100 with 2,888 ratings
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