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


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RATINGS: 1558   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2002
Just average in appearance - hazy yellow. Some citrus, apple, yeast and spicy notes. There is something about it that tastes artificially sweet. There are other beers from Unibroue that I enjoy much more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2002
Rerate: Amazing; practically a cross between a barleywine and a hefeweizen! Rich, complex, nice yeast/malt makes this a high-alcohol beer thatís actually drinkable in warm weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Spicy fruity aroma, yeasty fruity smokey flavor, strong alcohol taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Not my favorite from Unibroue but still good. Light Belgian-style strong ale. Slightly funky esters (and not the good Belgian funk). Some bananas and pears. No real discernable hops. Medium body. Not bad by any account, just not my favorite from these guys.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 Whoa! This packs a punch. Strong alcohol taste with thorough spice and fruit taste within. Maybe orange and clove or possibly coriander. Blond and somewhat cloudy like a witbier or hefe-weizen. Also very carbonated. HIGHLY recommend this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
woodcreek (8) - CANADA - JUL 19, 2002 does not count
Iím half way through the bottle. Typical enjoyment from a UNIBROU. Be sure to use the right shaped glass! Lovely white head on a darker than normal wheat beer. Do I taste allspice? perhaps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2002
cloudy golden-yellowish color, with large white head that dissipates fairly quickly, wheaty with hints of orange and other citrus, as it warms alcohol becomes apparent, interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2002
definitely my favourite unibroue. yeast not quite so overpowering. cloves and banana. just right for a winter evening by the fire if only i had a fireplace

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2002
Looks like a triple, smells like a wheat, but tastes very mellow and complex. A yeasty/grainy type brew...the typical greatness I expect from Unibroue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Triumphant coriander seeds, wheat and orange peel display once again their cohesion in a Unibroue creation... Subtle bananas, apricots, lemons, peaches and white grapes are all dearly laid out on the usual dreamlike Unibroue mouthfeel...A plump pear note peers through once in a while... Yeast is once again everywhere on the flavor profile, perhaps too much so for my liking...

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