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Dominus Vobiscum Triple - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-12-2004)
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

From a 500ml brown bottle bought at Marché Lavigne.

This Triple has a nice golden colour with a nice foamy head that last til the end of the glass. It has a nice hops and spice nose. The taste is very clean, some spices. The alcohol is not perceptible. The finish is dry.

This is a nice Triple.

01-16-2010 21:54:11 | More by rodenbach99
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Otterburn

Quebec (Canada)

4.47/5  rDev +9%

Color is blond,golden, a bit cloudy
the head is medium and white

Smells like alcool and bread

Full body,strong, balanced, taste alcool and bread, a bit bitter at the end of the sip

nice feeling mouthfeel

drinkability is good, used as a digestif or apero..

Excellent brew

01-12-2010 02:23:16 | More by Otterburn
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +8%

500ml bottle poured into tulip nov28 2009

A slightly cloudy golden yellow with a fast falling thumbs width of head that left a ring of lace near the top of the glass

S plenty of yeast with a little honey and lemon

T as it smells but with a nice bit of apple, a little bread and some funky goodness

M despite the lack of visible bubbles it turns to foam in my mouth

D the concealed booze is a little scary but I'm not afraid anymore I'm just enjoying the ride

adding more evidence to my theory that the best beers in Canada are from Quebec. really though I had their Imperial Milk Stout before this and it too kicked ass. I've said it before and I'll say it again this brewery will own the Canadian top 25 once people start reviewing their wares.

11-29-2009 07:59:39 | More by wordemupg
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

I swear I reviewed this once before but my review seems to have vanished into the ether. No bad thing either, as I more than enjoyed it and having another is far from a hardship.

Pours a very transparent gold color with an indefatigable white head of giant bubbles that never leaves the party and leads to some nice sloppy lacing. It looks fantastic.

The aroma is sweet, almost powdery, creamy and fruity, with soft pears and apple and oranges, like pineapples and Belgian funk, with some mild pepper and delicate flower petals thrown in for good measure.

Aaah yes, the taste follows nicely with funky sugary fruity malt hugging your tongue, with just the mildest touch of floral bitterness at the end. There's creamy honey and apricots, with some pepper coming out in the dry and lingering finish. Forget trying to think of more descriptors: In a word, this beer is delicious. The alcohol is warming, but is masked really, really well.

Mouthfeel is medium. There's a good amount of carbonation, maybe a bit too much.

I let this sit for a half an hour before drinking it but I'd suggest leaving it out for at least two or three times that in order to fully appreciate this beer, because it's really at its best when it warms up and the last few sips were the best. In fact, I'd definitely get this again and drink it at room temperature. I'll bet it would be awesome.

10-07-2009 02:23:53 | More by MeisterBurger
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

Huge thanks to zorprime for the bottle - I'm a huge fan of Belgian styles, so this is a good one for me to try - cheers Eric!

This tripel pours a slightly cloudy deep gold with a large foamy white head. The colour is bright, radiant and attractive, while the bone-white head leaves fingers of lace and never really goes away, thanks to steady streams of bubbles reaching up from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is simply sublime. Really, its a huge fruit salad, with strong notes of ripe mango, pear, apple and tropical fruit. A slight soapiness adds to the mix in what is otherwise a very soft, fragrant, juicy and floral bouquet. If my wife started wearing this scent I wouldn't mind! It even improves as the beer warms, with honeydew melon joining the party.

After the spectacular stage set by the aroma, its hard for the flavour to keep up, but it performs gamely and reveals Dominus Vobsicum to be a very well-constructed tripel. Its not surprise that a tropical fruitiness dominates proceedings, and it provides a light sweetness throughout, before being cut short by a moderately bitter finish. A nice floral aftertaste lingers on the palate. I'm enjoying this and want to give the taste more than a 4 in this category, but is not a 4.5 either.

The carbonation reveals this beer's only flaw. Tripels are supposed to be highly carbonated, but the best still manage to feel soft and luxurious in the mouth. Dominus Vobiscum falls short of this, and its aggressive bubbles feel a touch too prickly. Its a distracting factor in what is otherwise a style-appropriate body. A slight warming betrays the ABV, but in a way that enhances, rather than detracts from the experience.

This is a great tripel, and a very enjoyable drinking experience. However, it is hurt by the prickly carbonation, and I wish they'd reined it in to complete an impressive all-round package. This is a good beer, though. Give her a swirl and you'll be okay - I was.

09-25-2009 15:42:39 | More by bobsy
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Thanks for sharing Mike, much appreciated. HAzy orange liquid is hiding beneath an off white, frothy cap. Yeasty plums in the nose are very inspiring, and enjoyable. White grapes and apricots, along with some floral spicy notes are also in the air. Plums, grapes, spices and grapefruit all fill the mouth, and satisfy. Finish is warming, and semi-dry. A good tripel, reminding me that Canadian brewers are doing well in their attempt to copy a legendary belgian style. Thanks Mike!

08-03-2009 14:11:29 | More by mrmanning
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -16.3%

Thin, watery looking, airy head disappears quickly with not really any lacing.

Mild spices, faint smell.

Not really than much going on taste wise, pretty light tasting for a triple. The ABV is really not noticeable, its 9% is pretty well hidden with almost no alcohol bite. Not that interesting honestly, though not offensive in any way.

The consistency is too thin for me, feels like it looked on the pour. Medium amount of carbonation.

Pretty drinkable though not really that interesting. I wouldn't buy this again or necessarily recommend it when there are so many other beers in this style that are worth checking out. Not offensive, pretty easy to drink; just not spectacular.

05-26-2009 05:55:26 | More by eat
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Viggo shared this one too. thanks eric!

500ml bottle. sampled jan 29/09.

pours deep yellow with just a touch of haze. a big fluffy white head forms, dropping fairly fast but leaving a solid sheet of lace.

aroma is nice. like the dubbel, there seems to be a touch of funk there along with the usual tripel character. bit of lemon. belgian yeasty spice. light caramel and unrefined sugar. white bread and cracker. bit of alcohol. touch of lemon and leather and barnyard funk.

taste is good. slightly soapy floral hop character. just a hint of sweetness, more unrefined sugar than caramel. white bread and cracker. light alcohol. bit of light belgian spice. touch of lemon. low bitterness level. touch of leather and green tobacco leaf. bit of citrus too.

mouthfeel is good. medium-light body, not quite as dry as i'd expect. medium-high carbonation level.

drinkability is pretty good. nice balance. good stuff.

01-30-2009 02:23:55 | More by grub
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

500 ml bottle purchased in Montreal.

Pours a lightly hazed golden amber, light orange, thick white head, forms, big bubbles, tons of lace, big thick layer and ring, looks real good, insane retention. Smell is great, sweet and sugary, floral, some spiciness, apricots, some orange peel, pepper, yeast, honey, toast, a bit of sharp acidity, smells real nice. Taste is sweet up front, syrup and candi sugar, oranges, caramel and honey, toast/biscuit, yeasty, some spiciness, pepper and cardamon, crackery dry finish, some alcohol comes through. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, bit of warmth from the alcohol. As with the double, a bit too full bodied for the style but it looks great, smells great and tastes great, really nice tripel.

01-30-2009 02:17:38 | More by Viggo
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +8%

A: exceptionally nice. Very very nice true golden translucent body. Head is pure white and is strong and thick. I really can't say much against the looks of this one.

S: A bit faint. Strong sweetness comes first. Then, there's the typical herbal smell coming from the yeast. Some spices here too (pepper and cloves).

T: Very good brew. Sweetness comes first and is strong. There's also the casual "bread" taste of belgian brews than wasn't in the smell. It ends with a powerful herbal and spicy taste. Everything in the taste is strong. Alcohol is very very well hidden, proving the quality of this brew.

M: Nice mid strong carbonation with a medium body. A bit sticky A bit dry at the end, really good.

D: Very high for a 9 ABV beer. Really easy to drink. Even if it had a full mouthfeel, a very powerful taste, it was still so easy to drink.

Highly recommended!

12-13-2008 19:22:07 | More by flipper2gv
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gford217

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +2%

Bottle courtesy of Phyl21ca poured into a snifter.

Gorgeous looking beer. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a huge rocky white head that showed great retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet and bready with lots of yeast and spices. Hints of fruit in the nose as well. The taste mirrors the sweetness of the smell with more light fruits, mainly lemons and bananas. The mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth with high carbonation just tickling the tongue. This is a very unique take on the style and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to trying others from this brewery. Thanks again Phil!

07-24-2008 00:53:03 | More by gford217
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sstackho

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -15.1%

500mL bottle purchased from Jovi in Gatineau. Pours a hazy, pale gold with lots of fluffy white head. It gets slightly cloudy when the whole bottle is poured. Solid yeasty aroma that seems to give away some of the alcohol content. Flavour is strong and yeasty, with a good peppery bite as it goes down the throat. Although the flavour is strong, it feels like it's missing something (spices?) to make it particularly tasty.

06-25-2008 03:09:36 | More by sstackho
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

First I have to admit, I had no clue about this beer when I bought it. Just took it because the label was darn cool!

It turns out this beer is based on belgian style strong beer... Interesting. One of my favorite style in the belgian spectrum. However scary note, it is spicy. Uh Oh...

It turns out that this beer is very good and easy to drink. I like that strong feeling in the mouth.

The finish is dry and bitter. It is so nice. The alcohol hides well and this could be a dangerous beer. Definitely a good beer!

05-26-2008 01:27:05 | More by ZorPrime
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AlexF

Quebec (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%

Review in french. Thanks.

La Dominus Vobiscum Triple est une blonde dorée avec une excellente carbonatation. Apparence typique des triples de qualité.

Au nez, les effluves semblent moins généreuses. Agrumes et caramels se mélangent, mais sans libérer quelque chose d'incroyable.

En bouche, la Dominus Vobiscum Triple surprend. Moelleux et sucré, les caramels se mélangent aux indices floraux et aux agrumes. Un goût classique des triples, mais néanmoins réussi à merveille.

Bref, une bonne note puisque c'est une bonne bière, mais le manque d'originalité déçoit un peu. Le format de 500 ml et la jolie bouteille sont aussi agréables.

05-25-2008 19:48:18 | More by AlexF
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kenito799

New York

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

500ml bottle poured into a Duvel glass. Brought from Quebec City in June 2007, stored in fridge 3+ months.

Hazy golden-amber brew pours with a huge, ricky, gorgeous off-white head that leaves copious fine lacing up and down the glass. Gorgeous.

Very nice Belgian yeasty-fruity-bubble gum aromas, with coriander and tart citrusy notes.

Taste is complex, balance of spices and sweetness, with long bitter finish that is both hoppy and a bit alcoholic...the finish of alcohol heat is probably this brew's main flaw. Mouthfeel is excellently rich and creamy, lively and smooth.

An excellent triple, probably one of the best brewed in Canada.

10-04-2007 23:11:18 | More by kenito799
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

A: Clear golden liquid topped with a fluffy, white head; good retention, excellent lace.

S: Spicy, metallic earthyness, slight tropical fruit.

T: Pleasant spicyness (grains of paradise?), lightly bready, hints of caramel, good bitterness, dry, alcohol is a little 'hot'.

M: Well-attenuated & digestable as a "Belgian" should be.

D: The alcohol is a little too hot to session.

06-26-2007 23:04:52 | More by Derek
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a nice semi-cloudy golden colour with an enormous white head and plenty of lacing....light fruity nose with champagne yeastiness and a hint of cotton-candy....tastewise i found some breadiness off the top that switched over to a more sweet, biscuity type flavour again lots of yeastiness & spice, some toffee, and ended on a dry/bitter note with lingering mellowed hops....lively mouthfeel, very fresh and crisp, ended slightly dry....a very good example of the style, nice drinkability and overall balance.

Thanks Serge!

03-26-2007 20:05:31 | More by Popsinc
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vanrassel

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -5.4%

Received in CANBIF 2006. Thanks, Matt!

This is a very good tripel, and a little fine-tuning could elevate it to sublime.

This beer pours bright copper with a dense, creamy head sitting at the top. It looks quite regal and not at all out of place in my Chimay goblet. The smell is dominated by malt and a yeasty bread aroma, though some spice is noticeable — just don't ask me what.

The taste is dominated by the malts, but they're well-balanced by the spiciness and an earthy quality. (I still find Belgian styles a little complex and sometimes it's hard for me to describe them.)

I have two quibbles with this beer, and they're easily remedied: the alcohol was a little sharp and the carbonation slightly abrasive. The classic tripels I've had (thinking especially of St. Bernardus) are smoother and easier-drinking despite the high ABV.

09-16-2006 01:02:58 | More by vanrassel
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

From notes made on Jan 19, 2006. Pours an opaque orange brown colour. The appearance made me think of cider for whatever reason. Started with a bit of tan head, but the head didn't hold for too long.

The smell is spicy and tart, black pepper stood out to me. Appetizing, I frequently went back for another smell.

The taste is again quite tart. It is fairly dry throughout. The finish reminded me strongly of a lemon lime soda, like Sprite or SevenUp.

The mouthfeel was a touch lighter than I wanted, but still had some body to it. The carbonation was relatively low, and it was certainly drinkable.

I would love to have the opportunity to taste this beer again. I'd say it was one of the better triple's I've tasted. Thanks to orrshow for splitting this one with me.

01-22-2006 16:02:37 | More by elricorico
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mzwolinski

California

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

Nice looking squat bottle with a Maudite-like design. And the beer's pretty too. Not the standard triple in appearance -- the color ranges from dark orange to a kind of muddy brown once the yeast is poured, with a thinnish head but good lace. Lots of carbonation in this thing. It almost fizzed all over my table even after being stored in the fridge for weeks.
Standard spicy nose with hints of apricot. But as my buddy Eyechartbrew points out, it's in the flavor that this beer really distinguishes itself. There's a nice earthy farmhouse flavor that undergirds the standard fruity/spicy flavors and gives this beer some real character. It also serves to prevent it from becoming cloying as it finishes -- a problem I have with many an inferior triple.
All in all, quite a nice beer from a region of the world that doesn't have nearly the reputation for beer craftsmanship that it should.

11-30-2005 01:28:40 | More by mzwolinski
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +2%

The appearance of this stuff is appealing all around. 500 ml squat brown bottle, classy font and the image on the label--a fiery twilight sky over a small port nestled in a valley--foreshadows what is to be found once these contents are poured out from this container. A ruddy golden in appearance capped by a massive creamy white head, a tripel just on the verge of sunset. An effervescence on the nose, light and soothing, mild aromas of golden bread, yeast, with faint hints of pepper, coriander and apricot. The taste impresses even more, not bold but very rounded and flavourful. Alcohol-laced bread up front, with a swatch of mild spice in the middle, which then rounds out with a light lemony citrus twist on the finish. Not at all overpowering for the alcohol content, in fact an applaudable show of craftsmanship to contain a profile that could otherwise get right out of control, to keep it succinct instead of going off in every direction. A well-contained balanced tripel. The mouthfeel is the converse of the aroma, it is thick and full and creamy, yet takes a light billowy texture on the finish, more akin to what the aroma first hinted at. Although I like a decent tripel every once in a while, it isn't a style I aggressively seek out on a regular basis. However this Dominus Vobiscum, if it ever were available locally, would easily become a mainstay in my fridge and in one of my chalices, I never thought I could ever consider a tripel as a session beer. One that would have to be reined in tightly so that things wouldn't end in tears the next day, but easily a Belgian that I could spend a very comfortable and pleasurable evening with. Many thanks and a humble bow to Goldorak for his fine taste in BIF-ing this to me. In my eyes Quebec still remains the cultural capital of Canada, and that goes double for the majority of their microbreweries as well.

07-03-2005 19:02:02 | More by IronDjinn
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -3.7%

Bottle: Poured a clear orangey brown color ale with an above average head with medium retention. Aroma of strong spices (pepper) and lots of sweetness. Taste is quite spicy again from something resembling pepper but does a good job of mixing with the sweet malt and the dominant Belgian yeast. Body is really full which surprise me a bit and alcohol is not detectable. Above average tripel.

06-20-2005 20:19:51 | More by Phyl21ca
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance: Opaque, orangy with a light head with bubbles that reminded me of honeycombs. I'm surprised the head wasn't tougher than this, maybe my glass wasn't properly rinsed...Light sediment could be found at the bottom of my glass. I had this at a friend's house, so he kept the appropriate Dominus glass (really, really nice, easily the nicest glassware for any Québec micro I've ever seen) for himself.

Smell: Totally yeasty, it had that smell of bread that I enjoy a lot. Alcohol very present.

Taste: Rich, full, yeasty, maybe a little banana bread, with some spice you find in most tripels that I can't put my finger on. No, it's not coriander, but I wouldn't exclude cardamone, or maybe even nutmeg. I don't have those on my spice rack, so I can't be sure, but I will investigate further.

A solid offering from one of Québec's best small micros.

12-08-2004 00:17:47 | More by Goldorak
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%

Very decent smooth orange creme triple. Fruity yeast aroma and taste.Great lace and orange tinge. Mid sip pepper corriander anise. Lemon on aftertaste. Unique in its style, I can see why this is a high-ranked Quebec and maybe this brewery's best. WIll be sampling these guys.

08-15-2004 05:06:36 | More by Sammy
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

Another awesome Belgian style beer from Quebec, who knew? Martin:-)? Anyway, what others have said about this one is true, the appearance is very different than that of your average triple. This triple pours out a fiery reddish amber colour with orange edges and a nice off-white head that stays for ages, leaving nice lacing. The aroma is very spicy with coriander coming through strongly. I also smell some sweet fruit aromas, apricots come to mind. The taste is very spicy up front with the coriander taking center stage again, the middle is fruity with some dried fruit notes coming into play, and the finish is dry, a bit hoppy, and a little bitter. All, in all, this beer reminds me (in appearance, aroma, abv, and taste) of Maudite from Unibroue. In fact it reminds me of Maudite, a lot! The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the drinkability is very good for a 9%abv brew! Another winner from Charelvoix!

07-29-2004 20:40:41 | More by francisweizen
Dominus Vobiscum Triple from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.