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Don De Dieu | Unibroue

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Unibroue
Quebec, Canada | website

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
Reviews:
1,284
Ratings:
2,803
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
15.5%
 
 
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Photo of gillagorilla
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog chalice (BB 04-24-16 024131907QFL)

A: Hazy muddled golden brown body with a light frothy head on the pour, minimal lacing and fairly long lasting top of bubbles.
S: Bright earthen, yeasty notes like freshly risen bread dough with tinges of fruity esters.
T: Light, yeasty and with a tinge of fruity esters. Deliciously earthy.
M: Light and slightly effervescent body.
O: Reminds me a lot of La Fin Du Monde, but with more fruit notes to it. Great stuff and long-lasting.

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

-great head retention, with a brown orange hue
- not much smell very plain smelling
- great taste smooth not to overpowering, great wheat flavor but not as predominate as a hefenwiezen
-great body not to carbonated very silk like feel
- overall a good beer but hoped for something more from unibroue, great brewery just not as much flavor or anything that stood out to me from this beer

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Photo of ranger7
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy gold. Foamy head with slow dissipation. Good carbonation. Great lacing.
S: citrus, orange
T: orange, smooth
F: medium
Very good. Unibroue does it again.

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Photo of Andrew041180
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A soft pour resulted in carbonation that you could hear, not just see. The strong stream of bubbles from the central nucleation point persisted for a long time, even after calming down somewhat. Golden color with a touch of orange. Quite clear. Little haze. Nice aroma, in strength and quality. Touches of sweetness, vague fruitiness, and a bit of spice. Taste is similar. Some wheat characteristics. Nice balance. Feel is also good. Modestly dry. Excellent beer.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Harvest Market.
Lightly hazy deep golden color with a huge frothy white head and a huge amount of stickies and carb bubbles.Fruity spicy earthy yeasty, has that Unibroue sameness but it just works, nice brew.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Bernardus glass.

Look: Rusty peach colored body, white head. A wisp of film is left after recession, little or no lacing.

Aroma: Fruity, salty, malty. A little boozy, but caramel apples, pretzels, and wheat.

Taste: Very fruity with crisp apple and grapes coming out the most. Salty pretzel and pepper in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, boozy, dry.

Overall: Very dry, spicy, salty, fruity.

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Photo of Phocion
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle with a best before date of February 2017 poured into a Duvel tulip. Hazy gold with a thick and retentive frothy and creamy white head. Rings of nearly white cappuccino-like lacing line the glass as the head slowly falls to a solid half finger which sticks around for the entirety.

Phenolic and estery on the nose. Clove and white pepper mingle well with a bright, tropical fruitiness, particularly pineapple and some green apple. Perfume-like herbal and slightly spicy hoppiness in the back with a bready, doughy maltiness.

Pepper and spice flavors combine with banana. Slightly wheaty/grainy flavor. Interesting almost sake-like graininess. Light flavors of honey. Peppery yeast and spicy hops balance out the sweetness. No astringency.

Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Dry, balanced finish.

Overall, there isn't too much to say since It's from Unibroue, so it's one of the best New World Belgian-style beers out there. Excellent balance and full of flavor. An ass-kicker at 9% but easily drinkable.

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

Don De Dieu has a medium, off-white head, a brilliant, bubbly, orange appearance, with lots of bubble streams, many white, fluffy chunks, and moderate lacing left on the glass. The aroma is sweet, very sugary, spicy, and of light fruits. Taste is of figs, dates, fruit cake, bready malt, various spices, and white cake icing. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and prickly, and Don De Dieu finishes champagne dry and quite drinkable.

RJT

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Photo of Rutager
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance. Pours hazy gold with a finger of frothy white head that fades fast.
Smell. Apples and pears, light (unibroue) spicy yeast and a touch of grainy light malt.
Taste. Fairly sweet, estery, lots of mild belgian yeast flavours, some classic belgian spices.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium+ fine carbonation.
Overall. Smells nice and fruity, a little boring and not hitting the right notes for me as far as the taste goes.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

From a bomber into a tulip
A: white honey, some sediment, some bubbles, a huge 3 finger head that recedes down to a thin crown within a minute or two
S: Orchard fruity esters, apple, peach, some wheat and some very faint cloves. Nice and full but not overpowering.
T: like an orchard, with some yeastiness, a little chalkiness, fairly round and full flavors, not much hop bite or bitterness, and some peppery spiciness at the end.
M: smooth, full and round flavors, a little prickliness on the tongue, but only medium carbonation.
Overall: a very good beer. Not quite as lively as some in the style and not quite as interesting as some of Unibroue's other offerings, but this is very good.

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Photo of mschrei
4.42/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very cloudy golden orange with a fair amount of particulates. Poured super foamy, but that didn't last, with slight lacing. Has an almost gose/farmhouse funk to the smell with light sharp fruity notes. Hits the center of the tongue with a sharp tang, then the mouthfeel mellows after. Definitely get the alcohol on it. Very easy to drink, good beer.

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

Purchased as a mixed 6pk. Bought the 6pk just to try this beer. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice high white head that stays a bit. Dark gold like a good Belgium beer would be.

S- Lots of yeast here. Fermentation continues!

T- Lots of action here. Clove, nutmeg, yeast. So much of it all though. Quality blend for sure. Bet this one would stand the test of time

M- Excellent like all Unibroue beers

O- Very good. Wish I had access here in Ontario for this one.

Food Pairing

This wonderful brew went well with....... Thai crisp fish

Enjoy

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341 mL foil-capped bottle from the LCBO; the second of two beers in their Sommelier's Selection pack that I have yet to try. Bottled Apr 11 2014, and served slightly chilled.

Pours a foggy golden-honey colour, crowned with just over one finger's worth of bubbly, white froth. It recedes steadily over the next few minutes, leaving behind a creamy cap and collar that can easily be kicked back up with a swirl or two. Beautifully enticing aroma; lots of red apple, pear, apricot, orange citrus and banana. The malts are quite wheaty, accompanied by a noticeable clove spice presence, as well as their house yeast.

This is a fabulous, strong Belgian pale ale. Wheaty malt sweetness, honey and banana get things rolling along nicely, with ripe orchard fruit such as apple, pear and apricot following up soon after. Orange citrus and bubble gum also come through, with yeast and a spicy clove/coriander note at the finish. Somewhat yeasty aftertaste, but mostly dry. Medium in body, with crisp, assertive carbonation that prickles the palate continuously, and remains strong well into the glass. Dangerously drinkable, as the alcohol is simply not a factor in this one's flavour whatsoever.

Final Grade: 4.34, an excellent A. I love me some Belgian strong pale ales, and Don de Dieu is one of the absolute best I've found. Fans of their La Fin Du Monde will find a lot to appreciate in this one, though as a BSPA it definitely lacks much of the spicy, yeasty kick found in its sister tripel. This is one of the best beers in Unibroue's (very impressive) year-round portfolio, and a definite must-try for any fan of Belgian-style beers. Hopefully this one returns to the LCBO in a more convenient format at some point.

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Photo of kevofficiel
4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Don of god for English people ( Don De Dieu ).
The smell of it you have that fruity taste. More of the orange banana smell. A slightly apple coming in.
The look of it is really nice. Lots of carbonation.
Now the taste of it is absolutely gorgeous. You that citrus orange and apple taste with that banana on the after taste. It remind me of the taste of the Champagne. Really pleasant, goes down really smoothy. That 9% ABV you barely feel it. Really really nice. Much better than an ephemere apple beer.
So overall would I recommend it ? Damn yes ! This is a beer that you have to give it a try in your existence. You can t go wrong with Unibroue. You want a strong Blond Belgian Ale, go and grab Don De Dieu !

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Photo of thadream
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Everyone seems to love their la fin de monde, with great reason, but this is my favorite beer from my favorite brewery. Ill drink this everyday and not get tired of it

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased as part of the Unibroue tasters pack.

Appearance - hazy golden color with honey brown hues. Impressive two and half fingers of white head rest on top. Great retention and spidery lacing.

Smell - light floral aroma, some orchard fruit namely pears. Very delicate and an undertone of candied sweetness throughout.

Taste - kind of like the smell, but then caramel and cherries come to the forefront. Some pears blended in too. Enticing and sexy with no alcohol presence whatsoever. Taste isn't as intense as I would assume. Slightly spicy finish.

Mouthfeel - smooth, light bodied, with nice carbonation.

Overall - very well crafted Belgian pale ale, with only subtle alcoholic suggestions that lie beneath. Delicious and extremely well crafted.

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Photo of SFNC
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Don De Dieu is another great brew from the Unibroue folks. It looks great, has a complex nose and taste, plus the mouthfeel tickles like champagne. All the standard goodness of Belgian ales are present. It may not hit the high note of La Fin de Monde, but I'd never turn this one down if offered.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 4/24/18; into a tulip.
Appearance - pours a hazy, bubbly orange with a mammoth, creamy white head. There is plenty of beautiful floating sediment! The head eventually recedes and leaves minimal lace.
Smell - dark fruit blended with citrus, pale malt, yeast and spice!
Taste - matches the nose and is so refreshing and easy to pull!
Feel - nice carbonation, a light to medium body with a flavorful spice finish!
Overall - another outstanding brew from Unibroue! Easily and happily had two with dinner!

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Photo of delta490
4.5/5  rDev +9%

You want to know what this tastes like, well, the brewery's notes cover it all. This beer is phenomenal. It is a bit pricey, but oh so worth it. I found it very light in mouth-feel and quite drinkable.

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Photo of Das_Reh
4.5/5  rDev +9%

9/28/2014

Poured into a tulip

A = hazy honey color with lots of effervescent bubbles racing up the side of the glass. Initial pour creates a 2 finger head that soon dissipated into a thin film. Despite vigorous carbonation, the head fades.

S = Belgian yeasts, sweet fruity esters of peaches, banana, and pear, some citrusy hop character comes to the nose as well. Bready malts and a peppery spice linger.

T = Slightly chalky Belgian yeasts at the forefront, followed by citrus and sweet esters. The beer has the flavor profile of a good belgian with some IPA characteristics. Bitterness is present, but nowhere near IPA levels. As the beer warms, the alcohol becomes quite noticeable, and is warming, fruity, and spicy.

M = Slick, with a creamy texture from the carbonation.

O = Delicious example of a Belgian Pale Ale, and another great beer from Unibroue. This will be a regular addition to my mix-sixes from now on. :)

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Photo of barczar
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

Smooth, creamy, billowing ivory head on a hazy golden body.

Aroma is laden with yeast esters of peach skin and tangerine, with clove and spicy hop character adding contrast.

Flavor reveals tart peach and green apple underlying a buttery toffee, sweet, lightly toasted malt backbone. Hints of banana and clove offer complexity.

Great complexity, excellent fruity notes. It's a bit boozy, but tasty. A Belgian pale the way a Belgian brewery would make one. Nice departure from the Americanized versions of the style.

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Photo of Hunter
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%

Cloudy, but bright golden ale. Very little carbonation, think wispy head, no lacing. In the nose are yeasts, florals, citrus. The back notes are much sweeter than the front.

Very pleasant taste. Clean, flavorful. There's a honey-wheat quality to the brew, spiced with just the right amount of yeast, hops, and heat from the 9% ABV. Finishing clean on the palate. Would go very well with cheese and fruit plates, poultry or pasta.

This is hard to find in my neck of the woods; BevMo and Total Wines usually don't carry this Unibroue offering. Thanks, Whole Foods - I'll be back!

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Photo of seedyone
4.5/5  rDev +9%

12/19/13 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Now this is a beer. Mid-December cold as a... outside but this cool, low alcohol beverage hits the spot. Welcoming spiciness greet me on the nose & tongue. The familiar yeasty aroma of Unibroue adds to this homecoming. I don't know whoever made this, but they know me & I thank you one and all. XXOO

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Photo of Drogon
4.75/5  rDev +15%

It's hard to describe this, but it is a unique Belgian ale with a sweet coriander malt richness, smells great tastes great, So for all the ales from Uniboue are excellent. I'm seeking out there other offereings as well to try them out.

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Photo of Bayern1971
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Best beer in North America and up there with the Belgian greats like Tripel Karmeliet. Though La Fin du Monde gets all the attention from Unibroue, Donde is somehow better.

I've never seen Donde on tap anywhere (why not???) so from a bottle it must be served. Smell is a complex aroma of fine yeast, dark fruit and sweet malt. Pours like a weiss beer with little head and lacing. The appearance is a deep, golden bronze that's a bit cloudy, almost like a German Weizenbock. And to that end, I think this one should really be classified as a Weizenbock as it's looks and tastes like a really intense weissbier. The bottle says it's triple wheat and I believe them. Taste is a bright explosion of fruit, clove and a sweet caramel. Finish is smooth as water off a duck's ass. Alcohol is well hidden as it's 9% and there's not much tang from the fermentation. Begs to be savoured and enjoyed slowly. This is a celebration beer and a good alternative to any wine you my enjoy.

Unibroue is so far ahead of its North American competition, it's painful for their challengers. While the competition continue toil away in their basements with their poor experiments they call beer (Victory Golden Monkey, anyone?), Unibroue continue weave golden wheat into bottles to create magic.

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Don De Dieu from Unibroue
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