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Dominus Vobiscum Blanche - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 26
Gots: 7 | 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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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

05-10-2013 16:58:13 | More by Caudalie
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2009 04:00:51 | More by eat
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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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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-25-2014 01:33:43 | More by cam477
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

09-26-2013 01:39:00 | More by IanSpindler
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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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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +21.4%

09-23-2013 18:42:45 | More by Exeter
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

09-28-2013 15:43:55 | More by cbnz
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

01-23-2013 00:53:47 | More by Luk13
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -15%

04-06-2014 03:27:44 | More by CurtisD
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 8 Sept 2010, at 10:26, according to the label. How is that for freshness info!

Nice tight head, but it doesn't last long or leave much lacing. It does rejuventate though to maintain a small head with the motion of the glass.

Lemon and chamomile on the nose. The taste features these, with coriander and bready yeast flavors. Tart and delicious, with plenty of complexity to hold interest.

The mouthfeel is a little harshly fizzy but overall this is a nice drinking beer. A great thirst quencher and good with food. It was a nice complement to chicken fajitas. I would definitely try this again and especially look for it next summer.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 00:28:14 | More by CliffBrake
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

02-18-2013 23:44:53 | More by nquigley16
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is easily the best wit I've had out of the bottle. It's surprisingly orange (too dark for a wit), but the haze is still there. Great aromas of orange, yeast, and spices. The flavors get even more complex, with notes of lemon, coriander, ginger, and black pepper. It comes back to earth a bit on the palate, as it seems too carbonated and lacks the smoothness that I tend to associate with this style. Still, this is one hell of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2005 15:04:38 | More by fisherman34
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

05-07-2013 20:28:19 | More by Krakpoff
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9%

01-06-2013 04:28:28 | More by rale
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on June 29, 2011 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a cloudy golden yellow with a generous white cap that quicky faded into a surface film. The aroma was wheat malt, light fruit, and floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was wheat malt, coriander, citrus and had a slight bitter finish. An extremely well done witbier!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 20:53:02 | More by cyrenaica
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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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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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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle to pint glass.

A: pale straw yellow with a two finger frothy white head that broke leaving a small film.

S: Belgian yeast, spices and fruits.

T: bubblegum and Belgian yeast. There is a slight clove tastre in the back as well.

M: medium carbonation with a lighter mouth feel.

O: Charlevoix is consistent with their beers, they are all on the mark, and Dominus Vobiscum Blanche does not break the pattern. This beer is light and refreshing. The Belgian yeast and the spices make for an enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 21:58:31 | More by polloenfuego
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Special thanks to papat444 for sending out this big want in another great trade.

Bottled on 10/24/2013

A: A hazy pale straw on the pour with a solid billowly head that clings to the sides of the glass leaving plenty of bone white lacing.

S: Strong wheat scent with notes of lemon juice, yeasts and under ripe stone fruit with some pale spices of white pepper and coriander. Light sweetness on the finish.

T: Upfront acidic lemon juice followed by Belgian spicy yeast (coriander and white pepper) and wheaty bread. Middle notes of sweetness, possibly banana, and finishes with a crisp dryness.

M: Light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Finish is bone dry.

O: Crip and effervescent goes well with hot days an patios or even light seafood dishes. Notable for the light crisp mouth feel and refined sparkle, it's an easy drinker for when a light beer is the best option.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 05:16:25 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From: Premier Wine & Spirits
Bottled On: 2010 OCT 19

A: Pale cloudy green body with 4 fingers of fluffy white head. Retention is decent.

S: Lemons and some spice. Interesting yeast notes. Very pleasing.

T: Bland mixture of lemon, spice and wheat. It's a great combination, but it is bland.

M: Light bodied with medium-low carbonation. Not really bitter.

D: Decent witbier, the choice of spices makes it unique, but it's not my favourite.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 18:58:42 | More by Long813
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, hazy, golden yellow with lots of head in the Samuel Smith pint glass. Tastes of slight spice up front, with a nice fruit finish with notes of banana in there. A very refreshing beer. Normally with witbiers, I get bored very quickly and the aftertaste makes me stop after one. Not with this one though, I kept wanting to drink more. Too bad it was my only bottle. Up there for one of the best witbiers I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 02:06:09 | More by WeedKing4
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow, cloudy and turbid with protein haze and carbonation. It's towering head of retentive white foam wouldn't look out of place on a pint of weissbier, and leaves a spotty lace on the glass. It's aroma is alive with the scent of orange zest and wildflowers. Lemon and orange lend a citric tang to its flavour, which also shows wheat cracker and chamomile tisane notes. Mouthfeel is velvet smooth, with ample amounts of soft carbonation. Fantastic, delicious, drinkable wit.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 17:30:11 | More by mintjellie
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

05-25-2013 23:10:27 | More by GoHabsGo
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, pale orange-yellow colour similar to pineapple juice. The frothy white head was quite large at first, got retained as a thick film and left some minor lacing

Very fresh aroma: freshwater, bitter spice, grains, a mild banana astringency and sweet malts. Quite smooth and well-balanced. Small gum or lychee aroma comes through upon warming.

Crisp and mild taste. Multi-layered spicy bitterness with a tart lemon or orange peel citrus note.

Light-bodied with a medium carbonation that lasts. The bitter taste returns on the back of the tongue and throat. Takes on a fruity acidity like white wine.

Maybe I'm just burned out on witbiers since a glut of new release wheat beers appeared in my region earlier this year, but I find this one decidedly average. Very drinkable, quality brew but nothing really stands out. Complex and deep, sure, but a bit too much so for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 18:58:57 | More by bryehn
Dominus Vobiscum Blanche from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.