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

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RATINGS: 1596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (349) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (101) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
La definirei la mamma della Blonde de Chambly già provata, visto che è sicuramente superiore. Un’ottima strong ale da 9% dal colore arancio, frizzantina e dal sapore di malto e agrumi, direi soprattutto arance. In generale dolce ma non marcatamente, davvero molto godibile.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (226) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
10-month old bottle from the LCBO. Cloudy apricot colour with white soapy head. Nose is Belgian yeast, banana, pears, some spices. Taste fresh and yeasty with fruit esters, some bitterness and tart notes. Drinks like a tripel. Pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (194) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden amber topped by a generous frothy off-white head showing moderate retention and fine lacing. Some very vivid carbonation is spotted during the first few minutes after cracking it open. The nose has the Unibroue signature yeasts with spicy and herbal notes and a touch of apple. You also get awesome fresh lemon peel and some caramel sweetness. The taste is caramel paired with some butter notes where the yeasts add their spicy and earthy touch though a full body. The brew offers a lingering pillowy fruity finish. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2554) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market. Lightly hazy deep golden color with a huge frothy white head and a huge amount of stickies and carb bubbles.Fruity spicy earthy yeasty, has that Unibroue sameness but it just works, nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (604) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
341ml bottle. Pours a light hazy pale gold with an off-white head. Right out of the bottle the nose lets you know this is very much a member the Unibroue family. Yup. There’s the yeast, with very prominent green apple/apple juice, cloves, spice, doughy notes and light sultana raisin. Tangy apple, spice, mineral notes, light white grape notes, and yeast up front that leads into more spice, some definitely alcohol burn, with light malt and citrus in the finish. Honestly, this tastes VERY similar to what my brain remembers La Fin Du Monde being (with the additional apple notes), and that’s definitely a compliment. Another solid beer from Unibroue that I would buy again in a second.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (658) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
From bottle. Maybe mine had sat a while. Poured fizzy white head like champagne but completely dissipated without a trace in a minute. Oily, no lacing on glass. Coloru is apple juice just a slight haze. Aroma is alcohol and fruit. Taste is medium to strong sweet. Some peach and apple.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CRock (82) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Unibroue is so sick. This is an amazing beer. Cloudy golden colour with a creamy white head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (782) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Cloudy sediment laden gold pour, white head. Nose is yeast, lightly kilned malt, and pear. Bittersweet. middle is creamy malt, mango, hint apricot. Finish is deceptively smooth and sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (514) - CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours hazy deep gold with some particulate, one finger of white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is bready yeast, apples and pears, spices. (7/10) Taste is moderate bitter, mild sweet, mild tart. (7/10) Light to medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, and a dry mildly bitter and tart finish. (3/5) Some cidery apple notes and a doughy, bread-like yeast initially dominate the flavour. As that fades, there’s a moderate bitter and a mild tartness that linger. Despite the quick recession of the head, there’s significant champagne-like carbonation that persists all the way to the end of the glass. The high ABV is seriously well-hidden, making this a very sneaky sipper. The character is about what I’d expect given its long cellaring, but that’s by no means a negative. That being said, I’ll have to try it again fresh, just for comparison. (15/20)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (854) - Krakow, POLAND - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle Aroma-honey, cake Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good


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