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

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RATINGS: 1562   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3229) - 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 (2776) - 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 (2857) - 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 (2545) - 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 (1290) - 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 (2448) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2004 This beer looks great in the glass! It pours with a thick meringue-like head which reminds me a lot of Duvel’s head. It’s very sparkly, with tons of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass. Bready, yeasty aroma with bright banana and clove notes. Smells like a German hefe but with more yeast. Rich flavor and mouthfeel. Lemon, yeast, and white bread. The alcohol is evident in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2003 Probably the best of Unibroue I have had to date. Nice clove-bubble gum aroma. Light - even head. Champagne color cloudy appearance. Alcohol hidden extremely well - very smooth - yet complex. Improves as it warms to a candy-like sweetness. Overall - excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
Long lasting white head on lightly hazy golden body. Aroma is cloves, spices(cardamom or coriander, I'm not that familiar to be able to indentify them, but I think it's one of them, but I could be wrong on both accounts). Anyway, Yeast aroma as well as the wheat malts are also present as well as some citrusy aromas. And unfortunately, a little chloraseptic in this bottle which is the first time I've encountered this after numerous bottles I haven't rated before so I won't ding it. Flavors are of wheat malt, clove, alcohol, spices, not too much citrus in the flavor with a dry finish. Very well balanced with a wheat malt and vanilla aftertaste. Heavily carbonated like a tripel should be and lighter body due to higher carbonation. Very nice smooth mouthfeel and warming alcohol. Very easily drinkable to get myself in trouble. Unfortunately not my favorite Unibroue product, but very well made.


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