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

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RATINGS: 1653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 10   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2465) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2016
A murky, golden beer, a head is white and big. Aromatic nose. Aroma has citrusfruits, flowers, spicyness and some perfume. Taste has fruitness, some bananas and citrusfruits, spicyness. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Aromatic and enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5615) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2016
12oz bottle. One of those rates that make me realize how many beers I’ve had in the past that were never logged. What a beer. Still holds up. Really captures some Belgian sensibilities. Unfiltered orange body. Big, steady off-white head. Thick yeasty mouthfeel, creamy. Deep fruity pungent yeast flavors. A fantastic Belgian Golden Ale. Lots of depth. World Class.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
migwell (272) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 Someday, I’m going to sit down with a variety of ’Belgian Strong Ales’ in front of me and make some choices. Taken one at a time over a long period, it’s difficult to differentiate, at least for someone whose palate, sense of smell and photographic memory are all questionable. Needless to say, the salient point of this brew is yeastiness. It is a tripel wit or weisse rather than a predominately barley based ale, thus the noticeably thinner malt profile, allowing the yeast to have its way. I’m always happy to have a high ABV brew that hides the alcohol as successfully as this one does. There’s some spiciness and fruit flavors, as always subtle, a la European, rather than the standard over the top, in your face American style. Still I am underwhelmed, probably because I’m a Eurocentric beer drinker and cannot yet regard any New World production to be the equal of brews perfected over hundreds of years. Thus the necessity of a blind taste test. This is a very drinkable ale, certainly well crafted and possessing no drawbacks, nevertheless I’ll stick to the real thing rather than the homage until demonstrated otherwise. RE- REVIEW: Thanks to a long running Special at Pop’s Package Store (as we style a liquor store here in the Bay State), I’ve had the opportunity to come to appreciate the Unibroue products for over a month now... and the more I drink ’em, the more I appreciate ’em. OK, I’m a Eurocentric traditionalist, but these brews are quite superb. Clean, fresh wheat beers that are strong without seeming so... just delicious! At the sale price-point, I do not think there are many brews available of this fine quality. (see Zywiec Porter).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle/Fest. A- Spices, lemon, wheat, banana. A- Gold color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Lemon, zesty, spices. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, complex finish. O- Lots of soft but complex flavors and very easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brucebruce81 (356) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 30, 2016
This was a very good beer I expected this to be a very strong alcohol taste, however it was quite subtle and smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Cloudy orange amber, quite carbonated with medium body. Hops aroma, fruity peppery flavor. Nice spicy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tekstr1der (340) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Cloudy golden pour with thin white head. Aroma is amazing - a mix of yeast, biscuit, candy apple, banana, and mild spice. Flavor is similar if not as remarkable, with nice balance of fruity esters, malty bread and slight sweetness. Finish is fairly clean with just a touch of slight dry/sour.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
misspenny (3) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015 does not count
Ma première critique, soyez indulgents :) Au nez, je perçois des arômes de céréales, d’orange et d’autres fruits plus doux comme la pomme, et d’épices. La mousse blanche est fuyante, et la robe est d’un orangé voilé. Elle est plutôt effervescente, les bulles sont serrées . En bouche, je remarque qu’elle est très fruitée, un peu épicée, et je constate une certaine acidité, ou du moins un goût d’agrumes. Malgré le 9%, le goût d’alcool n’est pas trop prononcé. La finale est sèche, et laisse peu d’arrière-goût. Pas mon type de bière préféré, et je ne suis pas spécialiste en tripe belge, mais la Don de Dieu me semble être une bonne bière réussie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (10781) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle - Sweet apricot and some honey like notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet stone fruit and a nice fruity sweetness. No booze at all which is surprising, but lots of fruity sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (928) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2015
It pours a cloudy pale orange color with a white, creamy head. It has aromas of biscuit, toast, orange, pear, floral, and spices. The initial flavors are of pears and oranges. It also has flavors of biscuit and toast. There is a bit of floral elements as well. It has a medium feel and textures with a moderately bitter sweet finish with moderate carbonation. It does have a slight bit of alcohol warming, but not to the degree to suggest that it has a 9 ABV.


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