Dominus Vobiscum Blanche - Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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4.43/5 rDev +7.5%
Bottle from a mixed 4 pack picked up in Drummondville, along with the Dubbel, Tripel and Blonde.
Poured into a weizen glass. Pale opaque light golden, lots of bubbles on the sides of the glass, a sturdy two inches of head that left behind some nice lace, and survived as a thin layer throughout the pint.
Nose is banana, bubblegum, citrus and fresh grain. A bit of yeast and spice as well.
A great witbier, full of flavor and ridiculously easy to drink. Lemon, spice, mild bubblegum and yeast towards the finish. Slightly sweet and spicy - a great blend of flavors. I also picked up a clear presence of cinnamon and lime as well.
Mild pinprick carbonation, almost creamy feel, medium bodied.
Another great brew from Charlevoix. Fun to drink, flavorful from start to finish, a few nice tweaks (cinnamon, lime, bubblegum) to distinguing this from other witbier. I'd certainly place this among my top Canadian wheat beers for sure.
01-13-2011 04:13:16 | More by JohnnyBarman
4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
500ml bottle brought over by Bobsy, thanks mate!
Pours a hazy wheat, apple juice color, finger of white head which recedes but leaves a nice sweater until the end. Light lacing.
Nose is really spicy! Lots of cinnamon and cloves, lavender, hints of apple, banana, all spice - really unique, smells like something I would want to drink on a cool evening, not a summer beer!
Lots of spice in the body too, cinnamon playing the role of dominatrix. Her subjects include banana and apple, cloves, a light graininess, light citrus. But then she is met by the sweet, pure - and oddly alluring - chamomile. A real tea quality in here, that dryness, slightly herbal. A faint hint of tartness in there as well, beautiful dry finish.
This is all aided by a sparkly carbonation and somehow this peculiar brew works together really well. It's quenching, tasty, and light. Can't say I would want to drink it all the time but a couple bottles of this in the fridge come summer time wouldn't hurt anyone.
10-02-2009 15:08:23 | More by ritzkiss
4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
I acquired this bottle from Phyl21ca, thank you.
Poured into a pilsner glass at 46 degrees.
Appearance: A massive white foamy creamy head. The beer is a light amber yellow color with a lot of effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is cloudy. The head sticks to the glass leaving the wonderful lacing.
Nose: A very nice spicy citrus sweetness. There is a light grain with honey, fruity esters, and floral.
Taste: There is a light grain, nice citrus, light peppery note, some honey, fruity esters, and floral.
Overall: The mouth feel is carbonated and the body is medium light. The finish is mild and refreshing. The first sip of this beer the first thing that came to my mind was a rather fresh and refreshing beer to drink on a lazy Saturday afternoon. It is a very tasty overall and easy to drink.
04-14-2009 23:43:55 | More by colts9016
4.05/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
02-12-2004 17:33:31 | More by Rastacouere
3.15/5 rDev -23.5%
Maybe a bit darker than some wits. Certainly has enough of that classic color. Tons and tons of foaming white head. Aggressive pour people need to excercise caution.
Coriander spice, sweet floral notes, not much else.
Has the spiciness down pat. Coriander, citrus, slight pear fruitiness. What's missing is the wheat malt backbone. Finish is dry with a definite citrus/soapy character.
Thiiner than some of the better Wits I've sampled. Very fizzy initally which didn't do much for me.
Light years ahead of Keith's so-called Premium white, but fall just short of the frontrunners. I'd try it again though because it is still a good summer thirst quencher.
09-18-2009 03:36:51 | More by Shadman
3.63/5 rDev -11.9%
Tasted on July 23rd, 2009.
In relation to the looks, this is typically a witbier. Pours as pale yellow. Hazy. The smell is fruity and spicy (cloves and coriander). The taste is spicy and cloves are dominants. Very refreshing and still complex beer if you ask me. Thin-bodied, however the mouthfeel is very good. A very drinkable witbier. Excellent beer.
08-11-2009 01:29:07 | More by ZorPrime
3.48/5 rDev -15.5%
Pours a slightly murky golden colour, with decent head and retention.
Aroma is coriander and wheat with a yeasty spice and a rose petal like floral aspect. Slight creamy banana as it warms. And a spice I can't pinpoint. And that really bugs me. Something more conducive to a pumpkin beer than a witbier, whatever it is.
The taste is lemony with a hint of marzipan. Dry finish. Sharp, tart and fruity. There's breadiness and cloves, with a creamy banana going on. And the mystery spice that I couldn't quite peg in the aroma is here as well.
Mouthfeel is creamy but the carbonation is a little overwhelming.
This is a very tasty beer and I like it, but I'm not sure it's the best ever example of the style.
09-06-2009 01:02:57 | More by MeisterBurger
4.22/5 rDev +2.4%
Bright gold in colour with a massive, airy head which settles down with light lacing. Cloudy with a significant amount of suspended sediment.
Yeast, coriander, nutmeg, sour berries and banana make up a pretty complex smell though it's a little too sour for my liking.
Nutmeg is more prominent in this beer than any other white I've had, though in a good way. Along with coriander, nutmeg dominates the taste of this beer along with some banana and wheat in the background. Not much citrus to be found here, which is not necessarily a bad thing.
This beer has a great feel to it; tangy with a nice medium body and effervescent carbonation.
One of the better white's I've sampled, I would definitely buy this again. It's well within the witbier style while presenting a very unique taste. I could drink a few of these if they weren't so expensive. I've never been to the brewery but I bet this would be stellar on tap.
06-01-2009 04:00:51 | More by eat
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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