Sunday, December 28, 2008

Unibroue: Don de Dieu

Unibroue's next featured "strong" in the taster pack is Don de Dieu. It's a triple wheat, and very tart and fruity, with a hint of peach or fig. Despite its strong flavor, the aftertaste is quite clean.

We here at 801 on Tap love Belgians, and all thing Belgian-styled. While Unibroue has excellent variety and flavors, we've found many of them tend to blend together. Don't get me wrong, they're all fantastic beers, but they become hard to distinguish after a while: they're all unfiltered and strong flavored. Don de Dieu is flavorful and has a wonderful aroma. But it still feels like the rest of Unibroue's selection: strong and pleasing to the palate. But it remains undistinguishable.

I'm a big fan of Fin du Monde or Blanche de Chambly. But unfortunately Unibroue's other beers just haven't done it for me. As we delve deeper into the taster pack, we respect their efforts but don't stand apart from the rest.


Mattie said...

Thanks for plowing through the sample pack and giving your thoughts. Maxwell, Hof, and I had some of Trader's Joe's signature beer which was crafted by Unibroue the other night. I really enjoyed it so I was thinking of grabbing some more of their brews. Good to have the heads up.

Hof said...

Yeah the Vintage 2008 at Trader Joe's (I think that's what they called it) really was a fantastic brew. Better, in my opinion, than the three Unibroues we sampled in SoCal.