Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Don de Dieu

Don de Dieu comes from Chambly, Quebec. It's a triple white ale brewed by the incomparable Unibroue. I enjoyed a 341mL bottle at a tucked away and really excellent little Toronto gastropub called Hair of the Dog. The label has a beautiful image of Samuel de Champlain's ship, Le Don de Dieu, circa 1608. It's billed as an extra strong beer on lees and contains a hearty 9% alcohol.

The "Gift from God" is a cloudy golden brew that pours with a thick blanket of white head. An assertive yeastiness in the nose is accompanied by a malt-heavy fruitiness and a boozy kick. This is definitely the strongest white ale I've ever chanced upon.

Don de Dieu is very flavourful, with a Belgian-style yeast profile, a tart apple subtext, and a short malt and booze finish. It's a nice strong beer with some character.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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