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

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RATINGS: 1614   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
Ernest (6683) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2014 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough, cobwebs), with notes of pear syrup, apple butter, candy sugar, alcohol. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Kinda weird apple butter odor is off-putting (and has always been a feature of this beer) but otherwise it’s a decent enough Belgian-ish brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2003
Golden orange brew with a nice head that did not dissapate too quickly. Taste is very refreshing but too sweet for my own liking. The alcohol level is not detectable which is a good thing. This is not the best strong belgian ale from Unibroue. The sweetness is too present. Nice try anyway...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
This beer is very good. It pours with a nice white head that fades quickly. The body is a nice hazy yellow. The aroma is complex and difficult to describe, as is the spicy flavor. Fruity sweetness is balanced by a nice malt flavor. The alcohol is detectable, but the beer still remains remarkably drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
I wasnt as fond of this one as i was the other 3. Too strong of a spice flavor for me...it just didnt go well with the style.Dont get me wrong it is still an excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2003
A very nice selection, that pours like you expect a belgian white to in the appearance. Nice foamy creamy head, that lasts and lasts. A very zesty spicy bite on the first taste, that mellows into a very frugal floral fruity taste. Extremely spicy and complex, a very thin mouthfeel is the only disappointment in this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 2003 Bottle (750mL). Pours a rich burnt yellow/gold. Has a sweet and alcoholic aroma of fermented peach with maybe even a touch of scotch? interesting. Mountains of head. Fairly cloudy. Opens up harsh! Very rough texture backed up by way too much alcohol appearance. One of the meatiest drinks Ive had. Lots of spice, coriander, hell there could be alot of it in there. Complex but too agressive. Firey medium body. Gets a bit too thin though as it finishes, and has a somewhat astringent herbal flavor towards the end. Not my bag, baby. Had this in the middle of a hot summer night. Will definitely give it another chance.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Appearance: This pours a hazy golden/yellow color with an enormous white head. The head quickly dies down to nothingness. Aroma: The nose is fruity, somewhat peach-like. Flavor: It has some up front sting on the roof of your mouth that quickly disappears. It's a bit thick on the tongue with a malty, sweet, fruity taste. You can definitely get a 'candied' taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 2008-03-22, 6-3-7-3-13=32
Cloudy light amber color; big but fizzy head, that disappears quickly. It’s a common Strong Ale, with some sweetness, light fruitness; but it’s lacking the special character of Belgian Ales. The aroma has also light tomatoes in it. It’s not very bitter; at the end it’s possible to feel some alcohol warmth. Ordinary.

2003-09-02, 8-4-7-3-15=37
Cloudy golden color, creamy head. Very nice aroma, Tripel, candies, fruity (banana, apple). Dry maltiness, spices and oranges, with an ordinary palate. Gets a smoother sensation, sweeter, while oxydizing.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2003
Thin head with little lacing, pale orange with a weaty alcoholic nose. Wheaty, hoppy, dry and a slight alchoholic taste. Ovearall, not bad

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Great beer. Very Belgian in flavor, with perhaps a slight bit of extra hop flavor. I'd call it a "Belgian Light", but that in no way hurts this ale. This Belgian Strong Ale has a unique dry wine character to it. This is a high-quality beer from one of Canada's best brewerys.


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