Unibroue Don De Dieu

Origin: Unibroue (Chambly, Quebec)

ABV: 9.0%

STYLE: Triple Wheat Ale

Unibroue is a Canadian company known for making beers that surprisingly taste like a cross between a beer and a glass of wine… Weird, I know, but they do a very good job. I was first introduced to Unibroue when I went to visit my friend Chris up in Kentucky.

Anyway my buddy and I decided to take a trip to Kentucky Downs horse track and gamble away some of our hard earned money- because that’s what every smart man does, right? He brought some beers with him, and one of them happened to be the Unibroue Don De Dieu, I didn’t try it that night, rather I took it home with me- I wanted to be relaxed while I enjoy this beverage.

Appearance – Hazy orange, golden hue. It looks like a blue moon, but just a bit darker.

Smell – sweet, with a little bit of spice and fruit. Other than that, there was not a lot of smell to this beer.

Taste – Sweet, smooth, flavor that is slightly fruity, malty, nutty, and yeasty. But overall, the sweet flavor stood out the most. I took this beer out of the fridge and let it sit for about 25 minutes (most high gravity wheat beers yield the best flavor when their temperature hits the mid 50’s).

Drink-ability – Being that this is a high gravity beer, it is not one that one can drink fast. But, it is very easy to sip. It is not very carbonated, so it drinks very well.

Overall Score – 79%. There normally is not a lot of complexity to wheat beers, but since this is a high gravity beer, I expected a little more flavor and complexity. I have only tried one of the other Unibroue beers (the “Maudite,” is Unibroue’s take on a Belgian triple), and I liked it much better than the Don De Dieu. Would I drink it again? Yes, if it was offered to me (this truly is a decent beer), but I would not go out of my way to pick it up.

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