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

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RATINGS: 1605   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 April 2006 Bottle about a year old. Pale yellow, with a small creamy white head. Yeasty aroma is fairly sweet and ’Belgian’, and carries over into the flavour. Overall flavour has less oomph than I recall but is still quite pleasant with a tart wheaty bite. Alcohol is understated. Average to medium effervescent palate. 7/3/7/3/15 - 3.5<P> Aug 2004 Hazy yellow body sort of halfway between a wit and a golden ale. Big billowy fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty with some light wheaty/citrus notes. Very subtle. Palate is efferevescent and spritzy. Dances through your mouth merrily smooth but not quite outstanding. Flavour is subtley mellow but at the same time fairly complex. Some yeasty alcohol in the foundation accented by a pleasant wheaty tartness. Very refreshing at first, but starts to become warming as you finish the glass. Under rated. 8/4/8/3/17 - 4<P> Oct 2001 taste pack: Golden ale with an interesting flavor and aroma. A triple white ale according to the bottle, hints at fruit or something? Not sure.. slightly tart or bitter. Fairly refreshing, it does not taste like its 9%... A good start to the mix pack I’d say.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2003
I have read the reference to unibroue in the forum and tend to agree that there is an essential sameness of the beers with the exception of the label and evocative story. Sorry guys but we want a beer not an elegy. OK beer but samey samey.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2003
this was a very nice beer... a little heavy on the head (which may of been the waiters fault) but a great strong ale, sweet and spicy without being overpowering. Soft flavors hid the alcohol very well.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 26, 2003
I was ready for a great beer when i got this. it had this gold foil on the neck with little fleur-de-lis on it, so i was like "this must be a good beer." it even has a boat on the label. why, i don't know. maybe that's where they make it. I poured it out and noticed two things right away...it had this big thick head...and it looked like Bud. uh, ok. i was expecting something fancier, but whatever. then i smalled the aroma, which reminded me of apples...more specifically of crappy cider. ok i wasn't too happy so far. then i tasted it. it was ok. the flavor of apples was strong, and you didn't notice the high alcohol content at all. kinda crappi.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rapkungen (19) - USA - JUN 21, 2003
Slightly disappointed at this beer since I heard good things about it. It was overall too sweet for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Hazy orange color with a big white head. Aroma of yeast and some citrus. Flavor is sweet and yeasty. Finish has an acidic bite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2003
This Belgian Strong Ale poured a large invigorating white creamy head with fine-small bubbles. The body had a cloudy yellow appearance. There was no lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma was that of apples and grapes. There was yeast and carbonation observed with this brew. The taste was very smooth in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 10, 2003
This brew poured a large head of fine white bubbles that leaves no lacing and a cloudy dark yellow body with a lot of dark brown particles floating in it. There were a lot more particles in the bottom of the bottle. It has a nice banana malt aroma about it. The flavor of this brew is complex with notes of butter, banana, spice and mild clove. It is a very smooth brrew that leaves a slight tingling mouthfeel in tits finish. The alcohol content is well hidden in the flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Don De Dieu, wasn’t he a porn star? Great beer, soft smooth taste, only a hint of the 9 % alc, slightly fruity, Very nice!

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.


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