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

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RATINGS: 1601   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6364) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Hazy yellow hue with a good but dimishing head. Toasted malt, sweet and vinous citrus, spicy and earthy yeast aroma. Standard Belgian Golden Ale taste. Sweet followed by tart and sour taste, finishes lightly dry and acidic. Thin to medium-bodied, soft yet lively mouthfeel, masks alcohol pretty well. An average Belgian Style Ale, which is still better than 90% of the crap out there.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2003
This brew started off like nothing much more than a champaign. Dry, slightly fruity, with a prominant, but fine effervesence. Halfway through my glass it really opened up in flavor featuring a complex taste of musty, spicy, floral, yeasty, candy flavors. Mouthfeel was dry and smooth. As typical with Unibroue, the high 9% alcohol content was well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2411) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2005 Thin head but great carbonation. Nice plesant aroma of yeast, citrus fruit and a touch of spice (pepper). Color is a medium, cloudy gold. Flavor is very nice with splash of citrus fruit, a touch of alcohol and a bubbly effervesence similar to a champaign. Light, crisp and thoroughly refreshing. Finish is slightly warming from the alcohol content and is slight dry and sour. A very good product from Unibroue (again) and well worth the time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Decent brew but not up to the usueual Unibroue standards. High alcohol flavor disporpotionate to the content.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Cloudy yellow color with a large head. Aroma was spicy, but not enough to cover the smell of the alcohol. The taste was sweet and fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2003
A great Belgian strong ale. Mine was aged a year or so and the flavor was outstanding.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2003
What a fine beer. It is really a very strong wit. While lacking the subtlety of some of its style due to its triple fermentaion and the high abv, its flavor is great. It hits you in the face with taste but hey thats what makes it so memorable. It comes in a large bottle with a cork. A good thing as if you drink it by yourself a half a bottle will start a pleasent buzz. I bet a full bottle would get you sloshed. As most beer drinkers who would buy this drink for taste, the cork should be welcomed as it lets you enjoy it over a few days. great stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Shimmering hazy gold; nice white head but not much lace. Aromatics abound, very floral, geraniums and apple blossom pop up, plus some spices, gingerbread maybe but restrained, slight ammonia vapor to it as well. Nice prickle of carbonation on the tongue, with a mouthcoating smoothness, like mashed bannanas and honey, but with a mineral/talc backbone, with a very slightly peppery finish. Very good, my second fave Unibroue beer after Terrible.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Smells slightly musty/ corky, as well as a bit honey-ish. There is a bit of spice in the nose as well which makes one think that there are spices in this one. Pours with a medium carbonation for a Belgian ale. I taste a bit of acidity along with a bit of cider flavor to it. Nicely fruity with a wonderful woodiness. I could not perceive any bitterness in this beer. One can taste the alcohol a bit in the finish, but this is in no way distracting. There is a subtle taste of unspecified spices. Very good beer, and very interesting flavors to it. It keeps you guessing with every sip, what new flavors will you find next.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trig (4) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2003 does not count
second best only to the anniversary beer by unibroue. Not too sweet and not bitter. Enough alcohol to sneak up on you if you don't pay attention to the alcohol percentage.


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