Dominus Vobiscum Blanche - Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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3.68/5 rDev -10.7%
Poured from 500ml bottle. Good blanche - weizen. Appearance is cloudy. Aroma is strong citrus (orange peel) and coriander. Aste pretty much follows, very citrusy, ome banana. Surprisingly not as dry as i had envisioned. Quite full. Enjoyed this nice summer beer.
01-10-2013 19:54:38 | More by JG_brew
4.08/5 rDev -1%
Sampled this at Bières & Saveurs in Chambly.
A real hazy light-yellow-white(?) body. Aroma of spices and light ginger. Taste is a real nice blend of mild coriander, ginger and light orange peel. Refreshing, light yet solid. More on the nuanced spices than any actual fruit but good nonetheless.
09-04-2012 12:39:52 | More by papat444
4.4/5 rDev +6.8%
A - starts a clear bubby light straw golden, very tall head retained forever, leaving some random lacing as it finally dissipated ... note that the last half of the bottle was very hazy as expected
S - strong aromas of yeast, spice, bread, and alight perfume hint
T - big flavours of fruity yeast, all spice, bready malt, tropical fruit, and perfumey hops, very complex mix of flavours
M - light with a pleasant carbonation, refreshing, finishing with a dry grainy feel
O - simply outstanding, one of the most tasty and complex witbiers i've had the pleasure of trying, if i had this on tap somewhere close i would never leave
08-01-2012 04:46:37 | More by joemcgrath27
4.4/5 rDev +6.8%
A - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a lush 2 finger head that seems to hang on to he glass and leaves a sticky lacing throughout the entire session.
S - Spices up front such as clove, mild peppercorns, ginger, and maybe some nutmeg. This is followed by sweet bready yeast and some mild fruits like banana and lemon zest.
T - Taste follows the smell almost to a T. It just flows nicly from the spices to the sweet yeast at the end. This really balances out well and is very complex.
M - Medium carbonation with a dry feel at the finish and a well balanced flavor profile.
O - My only regret is giving away a bottle to a friend from my trip to Canada. This beer is excellent and I will not hesitate to try to get my hands on more.
02-01-2012 14:54:07 | More by buyBinboaVodka
4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
A: hazy hazy yellow but not quite cloudy. A little more translucent than you'd expect a beer of this style. After five minutes of sitting carbonation looks almost champagne-like. Pillowy one inch head after a fairly easygoing pour, and the head sticks around for days with nice lacing.
S: Slight fruitiness with a hint of spice and a decent whiff of hops right at the end.
T: Nothing overpowering on the taste, but subtle and pleasant combinations of clove and banana. The smell leads you to think this will have a more aggressive taste profile. Super crisp, refreshing. A little lacking in the flavor department but an overall delicate and well executed taste. At 5% ABV there's only a little maltiness detected. Fruit/banana begins to stand out more as it warms.
M: Light and refreshing, goes down super easy, and has just the right amount of stickiness to leave a nice aftertaste, with mid to high levels of carbonation.
O: Even though this isn't my favorite style, had I had this beer on a spring/summer day when it was warm out instead of a 20 degree day in the middle of January in Canada I probably could have put down quite of few of these. Great balance in the taste, doesn't weigh you down but carries enough taste to satisfy. A very solid example of a drinkable spring/summer time session. Would recommend.
01-19-2012 02:38:02 | More by jcsull
4.47/5 rDev +8.5%
500ml bottle poured into a 22oz goblet.
A - Explosion of foam immediately after I opened it (why does this keep happening lately?). Fluffy white head atop a murky body of pale-amber beer. The cap of foam sticks around for a while and leaves spots of lacing here and there.
S - Lots of fruit, spices, yeast, and wheat. Cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and coriander are the most prominent spices. Light banana, with more pronounced notes of orange, apricot, green apples, and lots of citrusy zest. Light yeasty wheat character is very nice.
T - Really heavy on the spice, but it doesn't get really messy in the finish like one might expect with this much spice. Finishes with a light citrusy character coupled with clean wheat malt, light fruity goodness, and yeasty sediment. Tons of ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, almost like a pumpkin ale, but with a yeasty wheat presence with a touch of citrus to pull it back towards the witbier style. It doesn't quite finish with as much citrus and zest as I like to see with this style, with more apricot and spice than citrus and coriander.
M - Nice and lively carbonation with a body on the lighter side. Spice character is kept in check and doesn't overwhelm the finish. Still feels quite clean and fresh.
D - Great wit, but it's just missing a little something. I'd give this wit a slight edge over Unibroue's Blanche de Chambly. The spices here are a huge part of the beer, but don't get too jumbled up in the finish, keeping this beer feeling clean and refreshing. Very good, but not superb.
12-29-2011 02:06:45 | More by Converge
3.98/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
12-27-2011 22:35:20 | More by seand
Dominus Vobiscum Blanche from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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