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Unibroue Don de Dieu

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Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Don de Dieu means "Gift of God". The Don de Dieu was the ship of Samuel de Champlain as he was commissioned by the King of France to explore the vast and inhospitable land called America.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuedmaster (216) - Vista, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
750 ml bottle from La Vista Liquor. Pours clear orange-gold with a slight white head that doesn’t retain. Aroma of peaches, honey, pineapple, bread, and straw. Has a well balanced taste focused on sweet, fruity flavors and warming alcohol. I can taste the coriander and orange peel, kind of like a super strong witbier. I think I got a fairly flat one, soft carbonation, medium to full bodied, creamy texture, long, sweet, boozy finish. Good for the price ($8.99), has a unique flavor, I would get this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (267) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Hazy straw pour with a couple fingers of white head after and aggressive pour. Yeast and tropical aroma, banana. Taste is heavy on the orange with spice, coriander, as well. Light body, but still a better sipper than gulper. Another good one from Unibroue.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (719) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 23, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, Belgian yeast, coriander, fruit. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice (30) - - SEP 22, 2014
bière légèrement orangée,arômes de banane, pain , pomme verte et d’épices. En bouche c’est bien malté,levure typique d’Unibroue notes de bananes levure et de poivre, légé aspect d’acidité rappelant la pomme verte.Peut pétillante mais très facile a boire, belle chaleur d’alcool en final. belle bière très efficace.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (862) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Coffee cake, banana, and citrus in the aroma. More of the same in the flavor--sweet, bready, and fruity. Fruit bitterness, candy sugar, and some alcohol in the finish. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (438) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Yellow with white head. Aroma of wheat, spice, banana. Flavorful spicy fruit, wheat. Belgian spiced flavor, sort of like a maltier hefeweizen. Quite good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamhorror (84) - USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours golden straw, champagne like carbonation aggressively rising and keeping a two finger thick head present. Aroma is yeast, banana, white grape, sour apple. Taste is wheat, grape, banana and Spices such as orange vest and ginger. Mouthfeel is light, champagne like. Will drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - AUG 21, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-6-13- Poured from 750 ml bottle into a wide mouthed chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden orange color with a medium haze and a one finger white head. The head has a good level of retention and fades slowly over time to give a small level of lacing. Smell- The aroma is wheaty and of orange citrus. These pleasant and stronger aromas are accompanied by a yeast cake, coriander, clove and banana aroma as well. Overall it’s a nice blend of a spicy yeast, fruit and wheat smells. Taste – A big wheat and orange flavor greet the tongue. Spice notes of coriander and nutmeg then join the other two flavors with the sweetness of the orange drying up some to produce a slightly more crisp flavor in the mouth. While it seems to dry out in the middle, more toward the end, once banana and yeast flavors along with an increase in the orange citrus come to the tongue, the brew sweetens up again. A light alcohol flavor also makes itself present at the end leaving a nice warming Belgian triple taste of citrus, yeast and alcohol along with a nice grainy wheat flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is a little on the thinner side while the carbonation level is a little on the higher side. The mouth profile is very nice for the style as it makes it quite drinkable and is nice for the very citrus flavors of the brew. Overall – I think this is a nice triple wheat or BSPA (which I view as having overlapping taste profiles and characteristics). Unibroue never ceases to disappoint. Lots of great citrus and wheat flavors along with a nice spice and warming feel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy, yellow-orange, massive white head with excellent retention, okay lacing. Very nice carbonation. Nose is mild funk, apples, chardonnay, hay, pineapple, earth, grass. Mouth is medium bodied, mildly sweet with some fruit and spices, bread dough, touch boozy near the finish. Very quaff-able. Oui, oui monsieur Champlain.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (667) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, bright orange pour with a small creamy white head. Aromas of oranges, peaches and some subtle spices. Very fruity flavour, notes of orange, peach, some candied fruits, Belgian yeast, some coriander and other spices. Tastes like a Belgian witbier with a much fuller body and a bit of boozy heat. I suppose this is technically a wheat tripel. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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