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

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RATINGS: 1576   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.


3.9
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Medium gold body with slightly fizzy white head. Despite excessive carbonation, head stays relatively small (for style). The aroma is pleasantly yeasty and the flavor is nicely fruity with bananas and pears. Could use a little less carbonation however. For the lightness of the beer, it covers the 9% extremely well, although I did pick up a hint of alcohol (and an unfortunately medicinal quality) as the beer warmed in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Yellowish orange in color with a small fizzy head. Alcohol and fruity aroma, perhaps peaches. Malty flavor, mouthfeel is similar to champagne. Pleasant alcohol and spice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Malt flavors and nice fruity texture. Another winner from Unibroue.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2003
Unfortunately this brew is far too yeasty. Notes of citrus and wheat as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1301) - Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2003
Medium gold color, slightly cloudy, with a large white head. Aroma of yeast, bubblegum, and maybe banana. Taste is sweet with some spices. Effervescent. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 27, 2003
The strong alcohol content is extremely well hidden. It was totally unexpected that this beer had 9 % ABV. A bit yeast and wheat in the palate. A little fruity and acidic. Valid head.


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