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


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RATINGS: 1656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.

chickenflea's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2009
12-oz bottle. Pours a cloudy light gold with a big white head. Fruity aroma with plenty of yeasty goodness. Apricots and apples with a touch of tangerine. Nice and spicy. Feels creamy, yet finishes dry. Mild sweetness blending into a hint of sourness on the finish. New to this style, but I must say that if this is indicative of other Belgian strong ales, I am looking forward to more of the same. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portwood (124) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (848) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (986) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3839) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with white head. Yeasty, straw, earthy, spicy aromas. Clove, spicy, dry, yeasty, slight alcohol flavors. Really good belgian beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (588) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
Poured a pretty huge foamy and creamy head. Has a nice yellowish pale appearance, sort of like a mango juice like look. Very strong citrus flavours and aromas all around. At this point, Unibroue brews are becoming strangely familiar but amazing beers nonetheless. 9%?! Can’t really tell, it’s well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1534) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 6, 2016
341ml Flasche. Hellbraunes Bier mit schönem Schaum. Es duftet nach Karamell und Frucht. Geschmack süss-herb. Fruchtig und nach Toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lacho (59) - USA - APR 2, 2016
Amazing aroma, great caramel colour, not a very big foamy head but it tastes amazing. First time but definitely will buy more.

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