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

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RATINGS: 1660   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Sampler from bottle at <a href=http://ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/orland-par Orland Park, Well, I will tell you. It pour nice and cloudy, and deep gold. Suitably Belgie taste; touch of bubblegum and pale red wine. But there’s a metallic tang that I don’t quite figure. Guess I’ll have to have another one when I can.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2083) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2016
extremely hazy golden colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of wheat, coriander, fruits like peach, grains, earthy and some floral notes;taste is the same with peppery notes in the aftertaste; good, though I’m not amazed somehow...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1902) - - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color. Aroma and taste are bready, fruits, and some spices.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (984) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Zesty fruit aroma. Hazy burnt yellow body topped with bright white head. Bold crisp coriander taste. Even with it’s bold character it has clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adamsville (195) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
Sans trop vouloir me répéter, je trouve que la levure très typée d’Unibroue s’agence mieux avec leurs bières blondes que celles brunes. Ici, la Don de Dieu ne fait pas exception. Les épices de la levure ainsi que ses fruits (agrumes, poire, peut-être même pomme) vont de pair avec le malt quelque peu sucré, voire mielleux de la bière. Un peu trop effervescente?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portwood (142) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
Smell: vanilla, honey, dried fruits, clove. Palate: sweet, malty, well carbonated. Finish: banana bread, fruit cake, baking spices, bubblegum, cotton candy. (bottle)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (888) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light Belgian spicy-ness, light fruits, wheat-y esters. Taste is lighty ripe peach (without any of the tartness), some hay / wheat. Palate is very memorable...creamy, juicy but not cloying or sticky. Has a "standard" Belgian quality but I really enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (999) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
Visual: Pours translucent marmalade orange with a decent sized micro-fine bubbly 1cm head w/ retention, clusters of active streams. Nose: banana wheat malt-honey-chamomile (lvl-5)-pungency Attack: crisp-micro bubbly, Mid-palate: citrus tangy (lvl-5-sweetness), banana wheat malt, pineapple, chamomile-honey, alcohol zingy Finish: wheat malt dry-rough, banana exhale. Summary: Full on banana wheat malt and alcoholic. A bit astringent in the mids and finish but overall solid and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3919) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Pours clear golden with tall white head. Aroma of raisins, sugar, dried fruit, light honey, light herbs. Taste is very sweet, sugar and honey, with a light spicy finish. Somewhat one-dimensional. Body is light to medium rich, smooth, with almost lively carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (208) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Hazy straw peach color with powerful activity. Extra foamy, almost creamy, white sparkly 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with strong legs. Aromas of fresh apple and sweet grains, slightly metallic. Flavors of citrus lemon, coriander, apple, peach, pineapple, fruit ester, honey/caramel, floral and herbal spices. Bready and woody/oaky feel. Highly sweet but still sharp. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Well intensified medium strength finish, ending with a slightly vinous fruity estery feel with a dash of spices. Overall an excellent craft having good freshness and nice complex flavors, well balanced and intensified. Pretty good but not my favorite Belgian Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (428) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
Bouteille de 341ml. Dégustée le 13 novembre 2015. Bière blonde très pâle, voilée. Mousse un peu, col mince off-white, éphémère. Assez effervescente, grosses bulles. Odeur d’alcool, d’épices, de levure et de pain frais. Saveur de blé, de banane, et un peu d’épices.


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