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Unibroue Don de Dieu

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1545   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
bottle. Deep amber with two finger head. Medium malt, but somewhat light body. Moderate spicing, almost a pepperiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iRavali (22) - Delaware, USA - APR 4, 2014
Blonde, darker than the usual as the triple wheat suggest. Malty, citrus taste. Not full bodied so not my fav. 6/10 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1666) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle purchased at Hy-Vee Muscatine ($3) best by 12-13-14. Orange and hazy appearance with a fully diminishing, average white head, light sediment and active carbonation. Interesting aroma, bready malts, funky cheese?!, fruity esters, light barnyard, herbs and spices. Similar flavor, yeasty, malty, light fruity, mild sweetness, mild herbs/spices and light earthy bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty fun to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EcnarM (56) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Started strong out of the bottle with a smooth color and head, but didn't rise above expectations from there. Not bad but not great either. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1367) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12 oz bottle dated 7-9-12 (from Sept. 2011 notes) The Belgian style is immediately obvious in the nose where one finds clove, yeast, banana and a general fruitiness. Some traces of the high ABV are here but this is rather hidden. The flavor largely follows the nose, with lots of fruitiness. I’d like more hops in here, although this beer is only mildly sweet. Still, little if any hops flavor or bitterness but some fruity tartness. The mouthfeel is rather unremarkable, although there are no complaints about a watery feel or imperfect carbonation. O - A good BSPA but a bit disappointing given my {limited} experience with other Unibroue brews and other BSPA’s.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a copper/yellow hue with a very healthy white foam head. Has a sweet wheat and yeast aroma, along with some hints of fruit. Taste is sweet wheat and yeast, with some apple and honey, and then a touch of bitterness in the finish. Has a full body feel as well as a little bit of carbonation. This is most definitely a "Gift of God," and is one of my favorites from Unibroue.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Duchammer (27) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Poured orange yellow with a light head and not to much Belgium lace. Got a metallic taste which I do not care for. Besides that, wheat was clearly present and was complemented well with sweetness of possibly the beet sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (193) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Un épais nuage de mousse blanche émane des abondantes bulles visibles au travers d’une robe joliment dorée et limpide. La levure utilisée dégage des notes de bananes et de citronnelle, des arômes céréaliers se joignant également à la fête. Bien carbonatée, une texture somme toute crémeuse vient envelopper le palais. Des esters de bananes et des céréales sucrées sont à noter et une finale toute en alcool réchauffe la bouche. Un autre classique d’Unibroue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Xenon (70) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Poured with more carbonation than I have ever seen in a beer. Seriously bubbles forever. Smelled more complex at first than after examining for awhile. Strong banana flavors at first that fade with warmth. A bit tart with a dab of sweetness that sneaks in at the end. Does not taste as strong as it is, which is a plus for me with this kind of beer but had a little bit of spice. Has a bit of a flowery taste somewhere in the middle that you really have to look for, but is a pleasant surprise. Not my favorite from unibroue, but they have a pretty high general standard imo

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cattaneopapa (91) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
341ml bottle from Allen’s Bar. Toronto, Ontario. It pours an extremely hazy dirty orange colour with a small white head which recedes quickly into a ring. Aroma is a complex fruity aroma but apricotis pronounced. It has a apricoty taste with notes of clove and a slight hoppy finish. Light body. Medium carbonation.


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