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:
Don de Dieu (Gift of God) was the name of the ship that Samuel de Champlain sailed on his mission to “explore and discover the vast and perilous land of America” in the name of the King of France. His travels led to the founding of Quebec City in 1608.

Inspired by this great adventure, Unibroue created Don de Dieu—an abbey-style triple wheat beer refermented in the bottle. Soft and round, it has delicately nuanced fruity and hoppy notes.

Added by Todd on 12-06-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,676
Reviews:
1,324
Ratings:
2,923
pDev:
10.12%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a burnt golden yellow color with a two and a half finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Lace seemed to slide.
The aroma had some sweet wheat, light banana, some clove, light coriander, earthiness and a bit of grassiness.
The flavor shifted to the sweet side at first and then developed some of that spicy clove to coriander grip. Full aftertaste of the spice, the sweet and the wheat.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, really nice Belgian strong pale ale. I come back to this every now and again.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Don De Dieu, French for "The Gift of God".

Look: A hazy, golden yellow beer with a three finger, off white head of frothy foam that retains for a good five minutes but leaves no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet banana, peppery clove, cilantro and wheat.

Taste: Bright and fruity, with a backdrop of spicy yeast. Upfront I get soft banana bread and condensed cream, even notes of tropical mango and clementine. The aftertaste is predominantly yeasty with big notes of white pepper, coriander and clove with mildly floral hints of bubblegum. Sweet, fruity and dry from the yeast/spice profile with only a touch of floral bitterness to even things out, not that that's a bad thing.

Feel: Has a very nice weight to it. Creamy, but not too thick and viscus thanks to the carbonation. Full bodied and moderately bubbly. Very easy drinking.

Overall: The gift of God indeed. This is a superb beer. Probably one of the most thirst quenching Belgian Strong Pale Ales I've had. Great taste and mouthfeel, although the aroma is a little one dimensional.

Rating: [A-] Excellent. 4.22/5

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Photo of dukeandduke
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5/30/17 (Chicago). 12 oz pour into flute glass. Hazy, cloudy blond pour, solid white frothy head, significant lacing. Wheat predominate aroma, lemon, citrus and apple aroma. Taste matched aroma, somewhat bitter. Pepper and banana noted as well, good mixture and balance of sweet and spice. Mild carbonation, heavy mouth presence. Overall very good offering by one of my favorite brewers. Thank you brother for the six variety pack!

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Photo of thoglund
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tohibii
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an amazingly tasty beer. Listed as an 'Imperial White', you've got a really strong wheat beer here with an IBU of 10.5 and loads of yeasty complexity in the mix. A truly splendid mellow sipper dropping notes galore and it does even better if you let it cellar for at least a few months, IMO.

It's an amazing, unique beer from what is probably my favorite brewer.

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Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redscot
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bit of an ugly duckling, with a nice frothy white head and intricate lacing. Perky, apple/pear strudel with apricot/banana icing. Mask's it's alcohol with initial sweet wheat and quick dry tart finish. No linger. Light on the tongue. Compact, but a lot going on. Extremely enjoyable beer to throw in the mix. Definite palate cleanser, but a treat, not in a derogatory way.

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Photo of shagal
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours somewhat hazy and with a huge head. The aroma is of sour wheat, candi sugar and of yeast. The flavor is well balanced between sweetness, bitterness and mild sourness. Full bodied and with a smooth texture.

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

Photo of chensey13
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall tulip. Hazy copper-orange with a constant ring of thin white head. Aroma is of yeast with hints of lavender and green apple. Taste is wonderfully sweet and complex. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy smooth and with medium carbonation...just right. Overall, a delicious Belgian ale.

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Photo of josanguapo
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From Saveur-Biere. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Los Soprano 6x04-05. Full of apple notes and some white grapes. Strong yet pleasant carbonated feeling with zesty spices that invites to short, very enjoyable sips

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Photo of Hackattack
4.84/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another shout out to my big bro for leaving this behind in my Dad's fridge for little bro to enjoy....and enjoy I did! Major complex infused flavors going on here. These Belgian ales are something else...so sweet and smooth yet hop evident. Wow! Outrageous stuff!

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Photo of petrusek23
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IchLiebeBier
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: cloudy; orangish-white body; effervescent; medium frothy white head, slight lacing

Smell: spicy; citrusy; yeasty

Taste: a bit of peppery spice with citrus; very well balanced and delicious

Mouthfeel: kind of creamy feel from the carbonation

Remarks: one of my new favorites. Definitely look for this again.

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Photo of Greasy
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of -steve-
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Satorn
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maddogruss
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours Amber body with white head with nice retention and lacing
S: yeasty, banana yeasty and toffee notes
T: banana notes with sweet toffee aftertaste
M: medium bodied and smooth as silk
D: great mouthfeel and taste combo; vice drinking beer.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 2,923 ratings