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96
95
style
Brewed by Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Chambly, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Bottle pours a hazey golden color with fizzy white head.   Carbonation is plentiful, lacing seems a bit slick.   Typical belgian yeasty aroma, with some fruits mixed in.   Sweet smell as well, maybe of pears.   Taste is of citrus, pears, and spices.   Finish is sweet.   Medium bodied.   The 9% is definately well hidden.   Very enjoyable...



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DeanF (2464) - 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.

3.6
JaBier (7973) - 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.

3.9
Bacchus66 (375) - 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.

3.9
dukeandduke (264) - 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!

3.8
chadski (141) - California, USA - APR 23, 2017
Cloudy bottle pour. Aroma of sour red fruits. Taste is sweet alcohol and plum.

4.3
josanguapo (1679) - 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

3.9
meccahh69lol (222) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2017
This is the last of the commonly available unibroue’s and it isn’t their best, but it is still pretty great by any other standard. It has a lovely fruity aroma with a strong apple overtone. It pours a classic golden belgiany color. It tastes strong of apples again with a sweet belgo yeast kick in there, too. It bears it’s wheaty origins in its bubbleyum heffe flavor combo. It goes down smooth like a collabo tween Santana and Robbie Toms. Loving these abbreeves today!

3.7
jice (373) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 1, 2017
Pas de doute, l’esprit belge est bel et bien respecté. Très belle réalisation, et les 9% sont relativement discrets

3.8
MrTipple (4968) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Grain and bread malts, wheat, light esters, some yeast, sweet, zesty citrus fruits. Hazy, pale gold, massive, frothy, white head. Medium sweet. More sweet grain malts, sweet citrus fruits, lemon, caramel, soft carbonation, full bodied, some alcohol and more sweet citrus in the finish. Very nice Wheat Ale / Weizenbock, nice touch with the citrus fruits. Bottle from z’Bierhuus, Thun

3.6
Capa (3298) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Hazy golden with a white head. Spice and wheat forward with some tropical fruit notes, too. Medium bodied. Finish has a nice lingering spice. Solid.


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