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%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heat99 (56) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2001
Once again...a little too sweet for my taste. Appearance was golden, slightly cloudy with quickly dissapating head and lace. It had a strong sweet, malty and yeasty nose with a very similar taste followed by a bitter alcoholic flavor and aftertaste. It was enjoyable, but the overpowering sweetness was a bit much for my palate.

azzurro (288) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017
A very nice beer, from the sampler 6-pack. Very high quality beer. A great value/price.

chrisv10 (17795) - DENMARK - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle, 9%. Hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, spices, wheat and notes of banana. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, wheat, sweet, warming, notes of banana and medium bitter.

Luneylane (203) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - AUG 3, 2017
a gift from my colleague on return from leave in Canada, thanks James. Aroma: flowers and bread. Appearance: hazy amber, pours a mountain of bubbles, rapidly dissipating to nothing. Palate: medium-bodied and slick, soft carbonation, sweet at the finish. At 9%, booze well-hidden. Taste: heavily sweet, tastes like a superior 1970s era homebrew. Good, but too sweet for me - plus at 9% and coming in a 750ml. bottle, this is practically a sesson in a bottle [!]

BigBeer45 (1541) - Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle served in a glass, this beer was a light to medium yellow-gold with a hint of orange, a creamy nice white cover, a little haze, there was nice spots, fingers and partial rings of lacing on the glass, the nose had yeast, bread malt, pear, a little apple and faint banana, light orange and lemon like citrus notes, after the beer sat a bit, the fruit notes grew and the yeast and bready malt took a back seat, some floral hints and faint perfume hops in the background, the flavors were pear and banana fruit, light malt, faint orange citrus, the finish had a light spice with a touch of pepper, some apple tartness, flavors of pear fruit with some apple, a hint of banana, light malt and bread, a little orange skin and citrus, there was light pepper at the finish with a little citrus, the mouth feel was light with generous carbonation, it felt creamy on the mouth, I found the nose to be more interesting the flavor, a very nice drink.

DeanF (2469) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Funny I had never reviewed this before, I swears I had drank plenty of these during the Vancouver days. Any given BC liquor store, Unibroues on the shelves, pick them and pay a few bucks and at least you were a little more sophisticated than the Molson’s crowd getting their two-four’s in for the weekend. Sure, not the same as a full fledged "craft" beer but these were the early days, times were heady, life was young and good and beer snobs were still kind of a thing in the future. Like that dork who, in London England last year, decided to go into sprawling detail about the history and meaning behind the revitalized "Gose" style. Like, dude, fuck, I’m here to draink and eat piss-ah wid’ me mates, fook yur lecture. Great that Gose came back, but silliiously, it ain’t my vibe. So. I crack open the cap on this one, having found it in Montréal at least a good decade before I had drank it last. And serioumigioulously - why is they’s so obsessed with presenting this beer and parading the nine-percent nonsense around? But this, when poured properly, is essentially perfect in the glass with growing head and a glowing orange body, rind and carbonation, like weeo0w sometimes people do get it right. The aroma is heavy coriander and swamp funk but in a good way - balanced and rough, like a Jackson Pollock, you get a good feel of the ingredients alongisde a heavy yeasty finish. The flavour is heavy coriander with some wheat funk, and yeasty sharpness, damn it’s good. Crisp finish. Another beast of a beer from Unibroue. Sure, sometimes they miss the finesse and some of the lager-weynies might get all weak in the kness with this stuff but I love it - rough, harsh, messy, an honest expression of a beer. And damned drinkable nonetheless, especially on a fine saturday night when The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is on the DVR. Sahwheat fo shizzle. Give it a spin.

JaBier (8027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a thick white head. Nose of malt, banana, fig and slight citrus. Sweet malt and banana flavor with light citrus before a sweet and slightly boozy finish.

Bacchus66 (555) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2017
From bottle. Hazy dark gold with an impressive frothy white head, good lacing. Once that settles down pleasant aromas of bread, fruit, spice, funky Belgian yeast start to emerge. Bright fuzzy fresh mouth feel, lemon, wheat, grain. Medium finish sh, very enjoyable.

dukeandduke (266) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2017
5/30/17 (Chicago). 12 oz pour into flute glass. Hazy, cloudy blond pour, solid white frothy head, significant lacing. Wheat predominate aroma, lemon, citrus and apple aroma. Taste matched aroma, somewhat bitter. Pepper and banana noted as well, good mixture and balance of sweet and spice. Mild carbonation, heavy mouth presence. Overall very good offering by one of my favorite brewers. Thank you brother for the six variety pack!

chadski (146) - California, USA - APR 23, 2017
Cloudy bottle pour. Aroma of sour red fruits. Taste is sweet alcohol and plum.

josanguapo (1737) - SPAIN - APR 13, 2017
From Saveur-Biere. In La Trappe chalice. Watching Los Soprano 6x04-05. Full of apple notes and some white grapes. Strong yet pleasant carbonated feeling with zesty spices that invites to short, very enjoyable sips

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