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

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RATINGS: 1565   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.


3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2003
Good mellow Belgian. This is certainly one of the best breweries in the world. THis beer appeared weak at first, but really stuck around on my tongue. Sweet, yeasty, and a bit citrusy.... yum!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 10, 2003
I am not a Belgian Strong ale fan, but this is not a bad beer, in fact as strong ales go this would be in my top 5.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2003
What a tough decision I had to make for my first beer of the day Don De Dieu, Allagash Grand Cru, Fish Tale Poseidon Imperial Stout or last but not least Fish Tale Leviathan Barley Wine. Well, I opted for Don De Dieu, but what the hell I do for the second beer of the day?

As the beer sets in its especially chosen glass the color is a bemused lemon yellow with the head elephantine In size, creamy in consistency and the color a brilliant white, as it dissolves, a fine sheet of lace forms to conceal the glass. Big hit of yeast at the front, slightly malt sweet, a bit of pineapple, crisp, fresh and a real treat for the senses with the start rich in malt, somewhat sweet, the top middling in the feel upon the palate. Finish has a perseverant hop spiciness, the acidity pointful, quite dry aftertaste that lingers long and lovingly. Another fine beer from a “World Class” brewery, that is a long time favorite. .

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3241) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 8, 2003
Gold color with a lasting and bubbling head welcomes you to this beer. First taste is a blast of flavors that are sweet and maybe a little on the tart side. Smooth to sip this flavor filled ale. Dust off the fancy glass and relax with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (2871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2003
Glowing orange in color and hazy. A quarter inch of head lingers for the duration. Strongly yeasty aroma with hints of banana and clove. Soft and clean on the palate. Refreshingly tart and slightly fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2003
Has the appearance and body of a nice, crisp cider. Aroma holds the familiar Unibroue yeastiness with fruity and spicey notes - tart orange, peach, cloves. Flavour is slightly sweet, slightly tart, quite fruity with some pale malt, and nice boozy heat in the finish. Another winner from the big U.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2566) - GERMANY - APR 3, 2003
One of the better beers from a quality brewery. The alcohol, found in the nose and swallow, frames this taste experience. Yellowish-gold color and a sticky, lacy head. Sweet malt with a present fruity citrusy flavor (lemons). Slightly spicy, maybe some vanilla. Touch of banana sneaks in, too. Clean finish, full body and a smooth texture. Excellent - hard to believe this was not brewed in Belgium.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - APR 2, 2003
Yellow and fizzy, but decent, so don't be fooled by the appearance. Aroma hinted of yeast and oranges and sure enough that is the taste. A nice slight hops afterkick. A worthwhile Belgian.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Panzuriel (1309) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
Nice orangey yellow liquid somewhat hazy, fine head. Nice floral hops notes in the aroma. Nice flavor but somewhat weak. Fruit flavors with a nice hops kick. Good mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2475) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Yeast and alcohol also grapes nose. Big frothy head, orange color, liveley carbonation. Yeasty orange, slightly bitter but also vanilla tste. Pricks, is peppery but has a nice mouthfeel. Reminds me a lot of a wheat beer.


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