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

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RATINGS: 1564   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Sweet citrus,fruit cake aroma.flavors of lemon zest and bread dough with a little alcohol burn at the end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Nicely done. A bit like Corsendonk Pale. Beautiful cloudy, translucent look to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2003
Beautiful creamy off white head, a top a hazy yellow brown body. . . The aroma is a warm spring day in a rolling wheat field. . . Creamy mouth feel, with vanilla, lemon and wheaty flavours. Subtle lingering malts on the tongue, great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtmobile (42) - Alabama, USA - JAN 15, 2003
A strong and complex offering from North America's best brewery. It is dominated by fruity overtones, a long lasting sweet palate, lots of carbonation and a high alcohol content. It is not my fabvorite of the Unibroue's, but it is a comp[lex full flavored beer that has a big punch of fruit and a long lasting pleasant palate. Try it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 14, 2003
Medium gold color. Small head. Aroma is fruity, peach? Malty and fruity. Lots of flavors; yeasts, banana and cloves, vanilla?. It is quite carbonated and fizzy. Also so spice action as well. It hides the 9% alcohol well. A nice drinkable Belgian Strong Ale. Mouthfeel is soft and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with a slight alcohol bite.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
domtom (65) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2003
Quite opaque, few foam. Aroma of fresh cream and malt. Slightly acid, impression of hay.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6397) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 10, 2003
Cloudy yellow drink. Nice thick white head. Aroma nice but a bit to simple and faint. Similar to other Unibroue products yet different in mouthfeel and aftertaste. Lighter on body (due to carbonation?) so also is softer. Because of this it lost some distinctively and character. Good but not great. Thanks Doug!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Why is this art so freaking cool? I want posters. The Don De Dieu was another right hook from Unibroue. Very sweet for a Belgian, and there was a trace amount of bitter citrus strains mixed in with the alchohol. As always, this beer is complex but mild, alchoholic but smooth, full of character and full of flavor. Hooray to the brewery with connected eyebrows.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nlanza (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Not as good as other beers I’ve had from Unibroue, but still a standout -- interestingly yeasty with a nice fizz, and a good aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4500) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2002
I definitely prefer the DON more than La Fin du Monde. Flavours of yeast and finish of bananas but never overpowering... you’d never know it is a 9%


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