Unibroue Don de Dieu
Brewery: Unibroue (Sapporo)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Format: 750ml Bottle
Don de Dieu (Gift of God) was the name of the ship that Samuel de Champlain sailed on his mission to “explore and discover the vast and perilous land of America” in the name of the King of France. His travels led to the founding of Quebec City in 1608 (a modification of the Algonquin word “kebec” which means “where the river narrows”). Inspired by this great adventure, Unibroue created Don de Dieu an abbey-style triple wheat ale refermented in the bottle.
Like good wine, Unibroue's fine beers have flavours that develop with age. Over time they become smoother, sometimes revealing notes of honey and candied fruit and developing a more assertive and lasting flavour. This phenomenon is known as “maderization” and is similar to the aging process of dessert wines like port.
It has complex aromas of vanilla and fruitcake, flowers, and honey, with a smooth, complex flavour that is slightly fruity, malty, nutty, and yeasty, with a hint of unfiltered sake.
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