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


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RATINGS: 1629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2003
This was a hazy straw color with head aplenty as most of this brewery's offerings seem to. Yeasty but not umpleasantly so in the aroma, non acidic fruit notes. This one reminded me more of a tripel like Weyerbacher Merry Monk's. The alcohol presence is very well obsurred.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaBeer1972 (1560) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Big foamy white head over a cloudy, glowing copper body. Flavor is almost masked by the alcohol (not quite). Bready and fruity flavors. Hard for me to pin down. A little stronger than I like them...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
desurfer (1262) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Hazy golden body, small white head. Very yeasty aroma, flavors of spice and clove, as well as banana and yeast. Sweet but not cloying. Dry finish. The alcohol is very apparent as the beer warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Bottle. Hazy yellow-orange color with a white head. A light fruit, candy, and spice aroma that is quite enjoyable and yearns to drunk. A lively mouth full with a sweet candy and fruit flavor that may include banana and peach and finishes with a yeastry dryness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JMerritt (1902) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Light amber in color, fairly cloudy. Massive white head eventually diminishes. Sweet, citric & yummy aroma: cotton candy, tangerine, honey, apricot., & caramel apple. Ripened fruit dominates the flavor: apple (not sour apple, mind you) and plum. Spicy middle with a fluffy, full mouthfeel. Sour apple finish opens up to a touch of alcohol. Warming, full, and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2003
Initial hop aroma dissipates quickly followed by banana, lemon and apple in the nose. Large fluffy white fully diminishing head on hazy straw coloured body. What a fantastic combination of flavours: sweet apples, orange, lemon, a wonderful yeast flavour, some spiciness and a light tartness on the edges of the tongue - all on a solid malt base. Alcohol becomes more apparent as carbonation disappears. Quite full-bodied with a very smooth mouthfeel. Loses major points only because carbonation is so short-lived - by the time I'm halfway through a pint it's more like a still cider and becomes somewhat cloying. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2003
had lite molasses fizzy taste - no head or lacing - sweet taste and after taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2003
Large head that quicky diminishes. Distinct aroma of sour apple. Flavor that it is like a equal parts of a musty peppery strong belgian and sweet/tart cider. This combination makes for a tasty and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2003
(Bottle-conditioned) Cloudy, light orange-yellow color with a small white head. Good tasting and very refreshing ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2008 Murky yellow witbier appearance. Smells of lemon and bananas; like a dubbel, but very fruity and sweet and crisp. Does not have the big rush of carbonation and alcohol that’s common in Belgian strongs, hides the alcohol very well under a spicey sweet flavor.
8/4/9/4/17 = 4.2

Rerate: Rated blind. Soft medium dark yellow colored body, cloudy, delicate look, nice off-white to tan head on top, ringed out into a swirl, looks like art. Intense nose, half sweet (melon, sweet lemon), half sticky/crackers, alcohol noticed, not boozy but still heavy… phenols have a huge presence, spicy, bready, peppery lemon and orange… sticky sweet up front, tripel-like, hints at some saison yeast but it’s too sweet and too boozy, so I’d guess tripel or generic Belgian-style strong golden. Not great, but tasty enough. Sweetness up front gets to me, as does the alcohol in the nose. 12oz bottle.
7/5/7/4/14 = 3.7

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