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

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RATINGS: 1562   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Very good beer. Smells strongly of green apple and has a great fruit and caramel balance. A well done and complex brew.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROBC3366 (548) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, bright orange pour with a small creamy white head. Aromas of oranges, peaches and some subtle spices. Very fruity flavour, notes of orange, peach, some candied fruits, Belgian yeast, some coriander and other spices. Tastes like a Belgian witbier with a much fuller body and a bit of boozy heat. I suppose this is technically a wheat tripel. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Astrozombie (5) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
Nice straw amber color. Nose is nice and bright almost cider like. Teste is great for a beer in this price. Some what strong on the alcohol taste fairly bright and yeasty.. Traditional belgian flavor.. Defiantly would buy it agen

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjakopa (205) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours a yellow with some head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is malty, sweet caramel with grassy notes and fermentated fruit. Taste is quite sweet and slightly bitter and dry aftertaste. A great balance between both, and not much hint of the strong alcohol content.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have Belgian yeast with the typical Unibroue spin, apple, pear, mild to moderate spices, moderately sweet malts, a hint of earth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlimHabib (123) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle pour. Cloudy golden, large white head, good lacing. Bready aroma with bananas, oranges, and light spices. Medium body. Interesting taste that seems like a mix between a tripel and a summer ale. Nice mix of spices, but includes a strong citrus aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (666) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a slight hazy bright orange with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing. Aroma of pitted fruit and malt sweetness, along with Belgian yeast character, a slight wheat tartness and mild spiciness. Taste is toasted malt with light fruit and mild sweetness. Some earthy flavors with clove spiciness, mild pepper and a faint wheat tartness. Finishes with some alcohol warmth and some light spiciness. Mouthfeel is crisp and light/medium body with high carbonation. Flavorful and tasty if not overly complex with some nice alcohol warmth. This would be a good fall beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Very cloudy yellow amber. Quickly disappearing head and longer lasting lace. Sweet, Indian inspired spices. Medium carbonation. This is a better version of Monk in the Trunk. Spice accent is easy and light up front and a clean finish. Not a bad summer ale. Lower rating because I’m not a fan of spiced beers yet this one surprised me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (489) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Just not a style I enjoy a lot, though I can appreciate that many, many others love it. Color is orange/brown with a big head. Aroma is banana, clove, sour yeast. Taste is more complex and I do taste the coriander I’ve seen mentioned, along with orange. Palate is quite highly carbonated, which you’d expect for this style. Very good example of the style, the style just isn’t my favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (325) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, bright orange pour with a small creamy white head. Aromas of oranges, peaches and some subtle spices. Very fruity flavour, notes of orange, peach, some candied fruits, Belgian yeast, some coriander and other spices. Tastes like a Belgian witbier with a much fuller body and a bit of boozy heat. I suppose this is technically a wheat tripel. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (441) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Aroma: Hints of banana and bubblegum, but faint. Appearance: Sparkling gold with a rich white head. Taste: Medium sweetness straight through. Palate: Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, long finish. Overall: The flavor is a little under developed, but it’s still a very drinkable beer. Not disappointing, but not mind blowing, either.


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