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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomseaman (35) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
Unibroue knows how to do it right. This is like a cloudier version of its wonderful Fin du Monde. Both are perfectly brewed in the true Belgian style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Glowing golden color. Light, crisp, and champagne-like on the palate. After the pour you can hear the crisp cracking sound of the bubbles. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2003
Almost don't need to taste the beer to rate it. Another flawless copy of a Belgian abbey tripel ale from Unibroue in Quebec. Golden orange cloudy yeasty triple, with white head. Mine was so carbonated that instead of a large head I got a large puddle and a small head. Usual combination of bread, wheat, yeast, dough, coriander, orange peel and wheat beer lemon; I would prefer more hops and more acid bite and less yeasty doughy taste and aroma, but then it would not be a Belgian abbey tripel. So ... with individual scores this high, why isn't the overall rating higher? Partly despite how good the beer is, it does not deliver any surprise ... after seeing the label and looking at the pour, I could have written the same review that I ended up writing after actually drinking the beer. Partly the pieces just don't work together perfectly. Is it too much alcohol? Or is there some other VOC at work with a throat-cloying effect most extreme in a Piraat? And as good as the beer is, at 9% I can't imagine sitting down to too many of them during the week!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickblueeyes (106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2003
This orangey, gold beer has a substantial white head and is cloudy. The aroma greets me before my nose reaches the glass; it has nuances of orange peel and coriander with a dense underpinning of sweet, toasty malt. The rich, creamy body bolsters the palate of malty sweetness and soft fruit. The finish brings the palate full circle with some light, hoppy astringency and subtle coriander spiciness.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtmobile (43) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5340) - 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.

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