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Dominus Vobiscum Blanche - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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BA SCORE
91
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120 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 26
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-12-2004)
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy pale colour, finger of head with little retention or lacing.

S - Sweet cloves and lemon citrus, wheat and yeast notes complemented by a touch of vanilla.

T - The cloves dominate with some citrus notes that follow. The flavour is more sweet than bitter, which is nice, and the flavours are rather bold for a witbier.

M - Heavy carbonation and goes down a bit prickly, but finishes nice and wet.

O - A very flavourful wit, and well worth a try. Glad I was able to grab a bottle in Ontario. Perfect summer time ale that is easily drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 16:10:15 | More by andrenaline
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a decent head and excellent retention. Lacing is nice as well.

The aroma is filled with spice and wheat as well as a hint of citrus.

The taste is a bit fuller than I'm used to for the style. It had a fullness which is almost more of a tripel characteristic. Spices are a tad strong at first, but as the drink sets up a bit, there's more of a foundation to round it out.

The mouthfeel is medium full and heavy. Carbonation seemed to be overly aggressive, but for the style it's not so heavy. The finish is slightly dry.

Overall, it's a pretty nice Witbier. It's not actually my favorite style, but this was one of the interpretations that I enjoyed most. The belgian character of it sort of saved it for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 02:38:52 | More by BBP
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good example of a Belgian-style white beer.

Hazy, thin golden with little head and few visible bubbles, but a definite effervescence in the mouthfeel. Aroma is typical of the style, wheaty with coriander notes. Flavours are also typical of the witbier style, but this is a sweet and well balanced example. There are fruit tones in the palate that I don't pick up in the aroma.

Not personally my favourite type of beer, but I believe this is very true to style and would compare well against anything in Belgium.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 22:52:45 | More by hopsolutely
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mrnobody

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy straw colour with a massive 4 finger frothy white head; good retention and leaves some lacing.

S: Smells a bit yeasty, vinous, faint citrus.

T: Dry and tart with a bit of banana flavour. Very thirst quenching!

M: Fairly light mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

D: Drinkability is very high.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 02:38:56 | More by mrnobody
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow/gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a lot of carbonation is showing and there is some faint lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for only a couple of minutes before it began to dissipate.

Smell - wheat, cloves, breads/grains, lemon, cinnamon

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount carbonation and it feels very light and lively on the tongue. Most of the flavour consists of breads/grains, lemons, and cloves. There are also notes of cinnamon and perhaps some dry white wine. It finishes with a bitter/spicy lemony aftertaste.

Drink - I was on the fence with this one once I had my first few sips. It really has a unique flavour. In the end I was enjoying it quite a bit and I'm happy that I made the purchase. I'm not sure I'd seek it out again though.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2011 19:50:01 | More by spinrsx
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seand

California

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a fair amount of fizzy white head. Most of the head dissipates quickly, but a ring around the edge of the glass and some surface film retains in places.

S: Clove and other sweet spices; a nice mix, almost smells like a tea.

T: Lightly sweet, with the spices showing up mid palate and dominating the finish.

M: Fair amount of prickly carbonation, light body.

Overall, a pretty good offering of the style. I'm not a big fan of the style, so I probably wouldn't get it again, but I'm interested in trying the brewery's take on some other styles.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2011 22:35:20 | More by seand
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

09-01-2012 15:41:56 | More by chickenm
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-30-2012 02:45:11 | More by djcreepshow
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-11-2013 19:01:59 | More by JonnyBeers
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, packaged June 2, 2010, and coming in at a very, very svelte 7 IBUs - wow.

This beer pours a slightly cloudy, very pale whitish-yellow colour, with three pudgy fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and yet bulbous off-white head, which renders some splotchy, sudsy lace around the glass as things slowly settle.

It smells of sharp spices (coriander and cardamom), pale grainy and wheaty malt, fruity citrus hops, banana chips, soft black aerosol pepper, and earthy, musty yeast. The taste is somewhat sour wheat grain, weak pale malt - one that gets readily rolled into the form of banana bread from the wafting yeast notes - mild cinnamon, more coriander, a subtle candy/bubblegum note, muddled grocery aisle citrus, and a tame herbal character, one that couldn't possibly be from the hops, could it?

The carbonation is moderate, just a pleasantly consistent frothiness, the body a fairly dense medium weight, and equally smooth for the style, if only a wee bit clammy towards the end game. It finishes mostly dry, that mixed bag o' spices really holding sway - but it's the strangely out of place cinnamon that seems to get to me.

A nicely sharp, well-spiced witbier, with the slowly doled-out gravity to support it all. Strangely thirst-quenching, so much so that I am now craving some moules-frites to go with this gratifying ode to Belgium's finest versions of the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 23:13:00 | More by biboergosum
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-27-2012 21:24:58 | More by irishkyle21
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-04-2013 04:36:31 | More by DamageCase76
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2011 19:34:31 | More by berley31
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

01-05-2013 00:53:37 | More by LarryAppleton
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Zorak

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-18-2013 14:58:05 | More by Zorak
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wookievath

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-18-2012 02:39:45 | More by wookievath
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

05-30-2014 19:30:58 | More by Socialiste
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-16-2013 20:32:51 | More by wizo
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-18-2013 23:44:53 | More by nquigley16
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Seanstoppable

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Originally had this at the Seaport Beer Festival this year and really enjoyed it. Was told that some of Charlevoix's offerings would hopefully be available in the area in the near future, and they have finally arrived. Bottled on October 19, 2010.

Pours a translucent gold color with a bunch of fizzy white head. Head quickly settles down to a crown, though there is active carbonation in the glass.

Scent is mostly lemony, with a hint of yeast and spice. Lemon is actually a bit too much in my opinion.

Taste is much better than the scent. Lemon is definitely present throughout, but now it takes a background to the chamomile and spice flavoring. Hint of yeast is also present. Carbonation is probably above average, but not excessive.

Very enjoyable and easy to drink. Overall, just as good as I remember it, at remind me of why I have been waiting for their brews to be available out east. Also easy to see why it one gold in the CBAs in 2010.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 22:49:32 | More by Seanstoppable
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brbrocc

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-23-2013 18:49:08 | More by brbrocc
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

08-12-2013 12:12:06 | More by Groulxsome
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-28-2011 04:58:58 | More by bigox420
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale blonde colour, 2 finger of white head, sticky with some lace. Smell is yeasty-citrus upfront, orange peel, spices, coriander and white pepper. Taste is initially spicy and yeasty, very fresh floral notes, light sweetness at times, orange and citrus with a fairly dry aftertaste. High carbonation, medium body, thin at points, med-full feel and pretty good for style. Very good stuff overall, nice refreshing witbier drinks very well.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 16:11:01 | More by peensteen
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Rastacouere

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

typical white beer appearance. I've split the bottle with my mother and she loved it. It looked much hazier in her glass (Blanche de Bruxelles flute) than mine (some kind of 0.2L tumbler mug). Anyway, the head is initially very generous with well laced bubbles, but it swiftly quits the glass to leave just a thin white ring through the tasting. Also, it's the most carbonated witbier I've ever seen. When putting my nose close to it to smell, I actually heard the bubbles bursting like it does with a fresh coca-cola. Needless to say it was surprisingly biting the tongue a bit for a white (not saying that as an unpleasant default, just a remark). The aroma is appealing with heaps of coriander. Very tasty lemon and orange are also part of the meeting like 2 lifetime friends. The mouthfeel is not so full though, one step under Hoegaarden in that department. Typical light acidity complements the sweet and spiced fruitiness to make this a perfect refreshing successful beer.
They've got a new batch up that apparently is slightly darker that I've not tasted yet.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2004 17:33:31 | More by Rastacouere
Dominus Vobiscum Blanche from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.