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


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RATINGS: 1623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (4000) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Smells slightly musty/ corky, as well as a bit honey-ish. There is a bit of spice in the nose as well which makes one think that there are spices in this one. Pours with a medium carbonation for a Belgian ale. I taste a bit of acidity along with a bit of cider flavor to it. Nicely fruity with a wonderful woodiness. I could not perceive any bitterness in this beer. One can taste the alcohol a bit in the finish, but this is in no way distracting. There is a subtle taste of unspecified spices. Very good beer, and very interesting flavors to it. It keeps you guessing with every sip, what new flavors will you find next.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Trig (4) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2003 does not count
second best only to the anniversary beer by unibroue. Not too sweet and not bitter. Enough alcohol to sneak up on you if you don't pay attention to the alcohol percentage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Unibroue rocks! Everytime I drind one of their ales I am transported to a better place. Ale pours slightly cloudy, golden with BIG white head that mostly dissipates. There is light lacing. The aroma and the flavor are where the action is. Aroma is all the best of Belgians nice yeast, some hops. Flavor is even better. Divine yeast strain with wonderful spiciness and a nice acid kick. Really good!!!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Hazy golden brown body, with a surprisingly small head. Doughy, yeasty aroma. Lightly spiced, doughy, salty, yeasty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2003
Another good one from Unibroue ! Hazy yellow, with nice aroma of fruit and citrus and a good taste of yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2003
This reminded me of another beer the whole time, and I just can't place it. Oh well. Unibroue does it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2003
750 mL bottle, tulip glass. Body is a pale, hazy yellow with tiny, dense particles. Large frothy white head is not lasting and does not lace well. Strong citurs and banana notes in the aroma. Wheaty, grainy malt aroma is moderate. Moderate, lemony hops are pleasant. Earth, moldy yeast. Possibly several other light, sweet fruits in the nose. Overall, quite pleasant smelling. Moderately sweet throughout with light acidity and bitterness stepping up at the end. Fairly average duration finish with a warming feeling in the belly. Practically no alcohol taste is present. Light / medium body has a watery texture and delicate, but fizzy carbonation. Strong banana presence in the taste. Very close to what I imagine Ayinger's Brau-Weisse would taste like if it were cut with a Riesling wine. Complaints: aroma shows more depth than the flavor; no lasting head or lacing; body could stand to be a little fuller; could definitely use more citric bite. I have another page of ramblings written down - as I finished this one by myself - but let me cut to the chase; haha...yummy, yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 Nice hazy golden color with a generous head whose departure pretty much carries most of the hop presence. Spicy and fruity aroma of lemon, pears, apples, mango, orange. The taste is cut in 2 parts, in mouth entrance, you assist to a sweet light fruity and very very yeasty beer, rapidly replaced by a tasteful bitter taste, somewhat a little tart. Very nice!
Like it a bit less than I used to. the dominant yeasty sweetness is not my style anymore, but this is still pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (8770) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1379) - 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.

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