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  • Brewery: Unibroue
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  • Country: Canada
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  • Style: Belgian Pale Ale
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  • PHM Grade: B

Unibroue Don De Dieu

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With its wonderful sister brew, La Fin Du Monde, in mind, I had high expectations for this triple wheat ale. I like wheats and I like tripels, so I thought this might just be the best possible combination for my palate. It turns out, however, that while Unibroue classifies it as such, the rest of the world calls this brew a Belgian Strong Pale Ale, and of those, I am less sure of my affection. While by no means a let down, the Don De Dieu, will most likely not be my six pack of choice very often. It poured a beautiful thin orange, almost a dark golden color. Rapid bubbles of carbonation rushed to aid the thin head, allowing it to hang on as the beer disappeared in to my mouth. The scent was fruity and sweet, as was the taste. It was surprisingly akin to a less-strong apple cider vinegar, the sugary layer overpowering the alcoholic one. It finished medicinally spicy. It was smooth and went down shockingly easy; I had to check the label again to confirm the 9%abv.

This review, as are all of my reviews, are solely based on my own opinions. While I have yet to absorb but a drop of the entirety of knowledge involved in the world of beer and, therefore, don’t necessarily know what this type of beer is supposed to taste like, I can definitely tell it is a fine brew. It seemed rich and well made, it just didn’t cooperate as well as some others with my taste buds. Actually, the website (I believe unintentionally) summarizes my feelings. The beer is named after the ship of a French explorer, commissioned to explore America via the Canadian waterways.  “His mission made him founder of Quebec and the land came to be known as the land of the “somewhat of a great people.” Thus, it is in the memory of those ancestors that Unibroue has brewed the “Don de Dieu,” a “somewhat of a great beer.” Somewhat of a great? I think that’s right on.

ABV: 9.0%

Grade: B

Unibroue Don De Dieu, 5.0 out of 5 based on 3 ratings
  1. I cannot find fault with this beer. If anything it transcends mere deliciousness. What a marvelous, luscious, world-class beer. This was artfully crafted. You can taste the depth of inspiration and expertise infused in every sip of this brew. I recommend people give this one a try. It happens to be my favorite beer. It is luxurious, yet affordable.

    Julie DuVal — June 7th, 2015, 9:49 PM
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