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

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RATINGS: 1582   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2003
I was ready for a great beer when i got this. it had this gold foil on the neck with little fleur-de-lis on it, so i was like "this must be a good beer." it even has a boat on the label. why, i don't know. maybe that's where they make it. I poured it out and noticed two things right away...it had this big thick head...and it looked like Bud. uh, ok. i was expecting something fancier, but whatever. then i smalled the aroma, which reminded me of apples...more specifically of crappy cider. ok i wasn't too happy so far. then i tasted it. it was ok. the flavor of apples was strong, and you didn't notice the high alcohol content at all. kinda crappi.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rapkungen (19) - USA - JUN 21, 2003
Slightly disappointed at this beer since I heard good things about it. It was overall too sweet for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Hazy orange color with a big white head. Aroma of yeast and some citrus. Flavor is sweet and yeasty. Finish has an acidic bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4230) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2003
This Belgian Strong Ale poured a large invigorating white creamy head with fine-small bubbles. The body had a cloudy yellow appearance. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma was that of apples and grapes. There was yeast and carbonation observed with this brew. The taste was very smooth in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4968) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 10, 2003
This brew poured a large head of fine white bubbles that leaves no lacing and a cloudy dark yellow body with a lot of dark brown particles floating in it. There were a lot more particles in the bottom of the bottle. It has a nice banana malt aroma about it. The flavor of this brew is complex with notes of butter, banana, spice and mild clove. It is a very smooth brrew that leaves a slight tingling mouthfeel in tits finish. The alcohol content is well hidden in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Don De Dieu, wasn’t he a porn star? Great beer, soft smooth taste, only a hint of the 9 % alc, slightly fruity, Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2003
light fog on a golden sunrise, downy head and languid lace. a cross section of the beer reveals many working parts: cunning little gears of yeast churning out ever more alcohol, bless those spicy particles: they look and taste like a dusting of nutmeg and clove. a rich aroma glows around the glass like an odiferous aura, with essenses of all the lighter fruits: the apples, pears, white grapes, honeydew melon, and a bit of sawmill pine dust. carbonation comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb, provided you can make the drink last twenty minutes. cream of lemon flavor, sweetness muted by slightly puckering yeastiness. danish butter cookie malts are constrained as well, but the voice of the alcohol is resonant through the lemon bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2003
Cloudy yellow in appearance. Yeasty, quite citrusy taste. Rather sweet overall. Alcohol well hidden.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Initially pours a clear, golden with a creamy, moderatley diminishing, sticky white head and lace. Nose of apple, pear, yeasty mustiness, floral elements, spicy banana and others. Almost medium bodied, smooth, slightly creamy,rich body that holds flavors very well. Lots of softness considering the carbonation is rather active, floral yeast character is dominate, slight spices, apple, subtle fruit flavors that waver in and out that are hard to discern. Finished up with a slight alcohol burn but a burn that adds character and cuts the yeast a bit. Bit of peppery spicyness as well. This has many elements to it. Reminds me of a tripple/weizebock/biere de garde all in one. Really good and well made.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2003
Cloudy, honey golden color. Yeasty, fruity aroma, maybe strawberries. Yeasty flavor. Sweet and tastey as belgian ales go. Some citrus flavors, as well. I have yet to be let down by Unibroue.


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