Photo: Unibroue Don de Dieu Belgian Strong Pale Ale at 9% ABV (C$8.99 at Quarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 750 ml, bottle date 5-Mar-2015, reviewed 22-Mar-2016)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bready yeast, apples and pears, bananas, citrus, spices. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, mild tart. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, and a dry mildly bitter and tart finish. (4/5)

Definitely an improvement over the 3+ year-old version of this I had previously: lighter in colour and body, and crisper. It still tends towards a sweetish tripel, and I think I’d like it better if it were dryer, but it’s still very good just as it is. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com
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Patrick Ryan
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Unibroue Don de Dieu Belgian Strong Pale Ale at 9% ABV (C$8.99 at Quarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 750 ml, bottle date 5-Mar-2015, reviewed 22-Mar-2016)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with two fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bready yeast, apples and pears, bananas, citrus, spices. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, mild tart. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, and a dry mildly bitter and tart finish. (4/5)

Definitely an improvement over the 3+ year-old version of this I had previously: lighter in colour and body, and crisper. It still tends towards a sweetish tripel, and I think I’d like it better if it were dryer, but it’s still very good just as it is. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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