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Dominus Vobiscum Triple - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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Dominus Vobiscum TripleDominus Vobiscum Triple

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

149 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 15
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-12-2004)
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-08-2012 08:23:46 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-08-2012 03:29:19 | More by PittBeerGirl
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a 22oz snifter.

A - Huge billowy white head, even with the most gentle pour I could manufacture. As usual, this pour is a long, drawn out process, as always with Dominus. The color is a deep, hazy golden-straw color. Thick frothy clumps of lacing cling to the glass all over. Great head retention.

S - Not quite as spicy upfront as I expected. Much more fruity notes here, almost citrusy even. Tons of apricot and tangerine, with some peaches thrown in there as well. Lots of Belgian yeast, but not a lot of spice or candi sugar like one might expect. This one has more of a fruity/yeasty aroma, which I prefer over a more spice forward bouquet anyways. There is one off part of this aroma though, and it's not the first time I've detected this in a Dominus Vobiscum brew, and that's this peculiar tomato-like note, like Heinz ketchup or something... The spicy character is still here however, just not that pronounced. At this point I'm just rambling until this head dies down...

T - Right off the bat, this almost tastes like a dubbel. Lots of figs and licorice notes upfront. The finish is more typical of the style, with a dry, slightly phenolic burn of spices, yeast, and light alcohol. The fruity sweetness from the aroma shows up as well, helping balance the spices very well. It isn't quite as fruity as I had hoped based on the aroma, but the flavor is still better and more balanced than some other tripels I've had. The spicy phenolic character bounces nicely off of the sweet fruit notes. Nice bready malt backbone too, that works well with the strong yeasty notes and light grassy hops. One of the better tripels I've come across for sure.

M - Nice and smooth, with some fine carbonation nicely sprinkled in. The spice adds a kick to the finish that doesn't overwhelm, but balances the sweetness well. Slight alcohol warmth, but that's to be expected with the style. It could be a touch smoother, but as is, it's really good.

D - A fantastic and well balanced tripel. Great flavor profile, with a wide range of ingredients on display. Although tripels aren't exactly my favorite style, I could definitely see myself picking this one up again. Dominus Vobiscum continues to impress me.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 03:28:24 | More by Converge
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-20-2012 04:10:06 | More by jsnoek
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a bright golden yellow color, quite clear, with a 3-finger snow white creamy head. Very beautiful! Pretty decent retention.

S - Typical smell from Belgian Tripel, very complex, spicy, but dominated by the yeast and the malt. I pick out some herbal notes, biscuit, nuts and honey besides. Delightful!

T - The taste is a tad less complex than the smell. Spices and malt upfront. Then raw sugar with some caramelized apple.

M - In my opinion, this beer is overcabonated, leaving a foamy feeling in the mouth which masks the typical powderish feeling coming from the yeast.

O - An excellent beer which fits perfectly the style, very complex and perfectly balanced!! My only concern is the overcarbonation which leaves a relative unpleasant feeling in the mouth. But don't get me wrong, I would drink this brew all day long!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 06:53:49 | More by duracell
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -26.8%

01-01-2012 17:57:10 | More by ssmack
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hawkmage

California

3/5  rDev -26.8%

12-31-2011 16:30:12 | More by hawkmage
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bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-30-2011 17:30:36 | More by bryehn
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of banana, citrusy/tropical fruit, piney hops, some spices and yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very nice tropical and citrusy fruit feel, piney hops in the back, banana, nice cloves and spices and some yeast

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 21:30:04 | More by SebD
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22%

11-28-2011 04:59:43 | More by bigox420
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

golden hue of it had a nice cloudiness to it that seemed to come through nicely with a bit of lacing around the sides.

aroma is light bready notes and hints of banana, cloves, pears, light tart apples and a touch of spice on the edges. clean, very clean flavor that it is very hard to find really any fault here in that. super clean with light body and a nice medium palate with hints of grain and light fruits that seem to dance all over the place. light bears and nice touches of fruit and light spice. smooth, clean finish

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 01:57:52 | More by mikesgroove
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-21-2011 01:38:01 | More by RedAleMan
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jimctin

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22%

11-17-2011 20:27:00 | More by jimctin
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-17-2011 19:34:46 | More by berley31
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GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice orange-peach colour with a very thick white head, lots of tiny carbonation.

Smells of apricots, peach, tropical fruit, citrusy hops, coriander, banana, I could goes on and on here...

Tastes of sweet tropical fruits upfront, a nice citrus rind, coriander and spices, finishes with a nice piney astringent hoppy undertone. The alcohol is very well hidden, but becomes noticeable as it warms up.

Very intense carbonated mouthfeel, this beer is alive!

Overall one of the best Tripel's I've ever had, Quebec sure knows what's up!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 02:45:49 | More by GodOfBeer
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle pours a clear, dark orange with lots of head into a duvel tulip glass. Tastes of dark fruits with green apples and plum like fruit flavours taking the lead. For the 9% it drinks down pretty smooth and its not hot at all. Its not a bad beer overall, but Tripel's are not my favourite style. So this B+ rating is saying a lot as I have a soft spot for this brewery who make some really nice beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 02:31:46 | More by WeedKing4
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to see these offerings at the LCBO, certainly a nice treat.

A - Pours slightly hazy golden colour, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Sweet yeast ester notes, cloves and bananas, honey and a touch of leafy green hops.

T - Much like the nose with the sweet yeast esters and cloves, sweet alcohol adds a bit of heat, and the leafy green hops adding a touch of bitterness. Full flavoured tripel, but surprisingly drinkable.

M - Heavy on the carbonation, filling the mouth with big bubbled swigs, goes down a tad prickly but finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - A complex ale that will give your tastebuds a run for their money. Worth grabbing a bottle and I'll be grabbing a few more before they disappear from the shelves.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2011 17:01:27 | More by andrenaline
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a light orange colour wiht a tinge of amber and two fingers of thich, bubbly head that receded to a small ring around the edges of the glass. A lot of visible carbonation.

S - Banana, cloves, apple, pear and a slight Belgian yeast nose.

T - Cloves, banana, apple, pear, apricot. The ABV is noticeable and warming. Beligan yeast flavour are present but subtle. Very robust and flavourful.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 14:38:37 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dominus Vobiscum sounds scary but the Tripel looks rather approachable; a perfectly clear, albeit worn-out golden, there's little to be intimidated by. Light flickers off it like it does a warm lake on a sunny summer day. Its head is persistent, but irregular and warty, with bubbles that spring up like mushrooms after a heavy rain.

It's not unusual for beers of this style to have floral, fruity bouquets, but Dominus Vobiscum Triple smells like some kind of ethereal garden. The voices of angels can be heard signing. It's an aroma perhaps best described by a botanist as notes of magnolia, gooseberry, sweet briar, violets, blueberry and ambrosia are instilled.

The flavour, likewise, could warrant a whole gastronomy thesis. Apple orchard, rose petal, muscat grape, cedar wood, cereal grain, fresh cut grass, honey, artichoke, and passionfruit - I understand a list like that may sound made up, but I assure you those flavours were carefully selected from dozens more that could have been added.

And the descriptors continue into the mouthfeel: It has the herbalness of dill, the zest of fresh grated ginger, the spice of caraway seed, the earthy bitterness of truffles, the dryness of straw, and the citrusy aftertaste of tangerine. Add to it a pumpkin spice-like complexity and just an ounce of inevitable alcohol warmth. Wowza.

Like Tony Bennett, Dominus Vobiscum Triple is a timeless, universal classic that has perfected its craft. Other than the obvious Belgian staples I can think of few other tripels so complex and so charming. It is far and away one of the most layered, intricate beers I've tried, so much so that it's probably made me sound a liar. Emphatically recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 20:40:01 | More by biegaman
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled July 27, 2011

Beer is a very clear, light golden colour. A huge, frothy white head builds up during the port but begins to dissipate very quickly. Very little lacing.

Not to confuse senses, but the smell is very smooth and velvety. Honey, lemon, chamomile, banana, yeast and miscellanous light fruits. Reminiscent of Triple Karmeliet but not in the same league.

Taste has a lot of the same flavours. Light fruit, apple, banana, honey and a bit of peppery spice. A bit of an alcohol burn at the end. A slight malty flavour.

Pretty high carbonation level- a bit for much for me, some irritation. Medium to heavy body. Alcohol dries out the mouth a bit. Improves as the beer settles a bit.

Overall, a good tripel but not fantastic. I like this brewery a lot and was actually a little disappointed by this one, as it is one of my favourite styles. Still, cannot get down on it- definitely a good beer and one I would be happy to have often.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 18:09:26 | More by jrenihan
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orange/blonde colour, one finger of dense white head, settles to a layer of white head on top that retains forever, some lace left behind. Smell is yeasty up front, lots of lemon and citrus, hoppy, green apple, sweet candy like notes, some banana, tropical fruit, very fruity. Taste is fruity and yeasty, green apple, citrus, lemon rind, bubble gum in finish, moderate hop profile, spices in aftertaste. High carbonation, med weight, med-full body. Nice and complex but very approachable, I really enjoyed this, had this at volo a couple years back and it blew me away, wasn't as impressed this time but it is still top notch and still love it.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 01:47:41 | More by peensteen
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Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a one finger head into an over sized wine glass - cloudy - could hear the bubbles coming to the top - dark cider with some orange in the colour - some lacing with great retention - the smell is spectacular - lemon zest, melon, citrus, floral hops, banana, herbal tea - taste follows the nose with some pepper and mango - mounthfeel is medium body with some carbonation, slightly dry with some sweetness, not overly bitter, the abv is completely masked - overall on of my top 10 of all time - really quite spectacular - complex yet supremely drinkable

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 03:17:20 | More by Stocean1
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served in a snifter.

pours a cloudy, bright golden-yellow tone while yielding a foamy 2" head. very nice retention and some patchy lacing.

nose offers a good dose of fruity sweetness with notes of yeast, spice, and a little malt. all the trappings of a good tripel.

taste is even better. fruit comes through (apple, maybe a little lemon zest), spice, yeast, and a touch of booze. very enjoyable. medium bodied mouthfeel with some zest carbonation.

overall, nothing otherworldly here but no question it's a very solid triple, flavorful and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 02:24:26 | More by perrymarcus
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rtepiak

Poland

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

at first it has a similar distinction of a particular yeast odor. lemon and hay. pollen and mild wheat. a complex yeast and grain structure that seems to be all to familiar but actually quite broad. some belgian sugars some straw in the nose. palate on the other hand was a triple with a significantly more savory finish of earth that induced hunger. herbal notes. coriander and anise. it is a perfect food combination. a wood bark note that was dry and crisp bittering. mild hints of apple pie and honey. and the crisp sugar crust.

must say as in formally this is fantastic and very textbook. and saying that with a triple is a lot in the context of quebec... or north america for that matter. i think i've had more intriguing beers by them but this by volume is the most impressive and on the money.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 06:18:45 | More by rtepiak
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden colour with a great frothy head that dissipates to a ring of bubbles that clings to the edge of the glass.

S: Spicey cloves on the nose, strong honey and cane sugar notes, fruits such as apples and pears. Picking up a faint and pleasing bubblegum aroma.

T: Sweet honey and crisp orchard fruits upfront, with spices that follow. Balanced very well with a tart yet clean finish. Warming alcohol is faintly present but well hidden.

M: Very good carbonation that's not overpowering and doesn't take away from the taste. Nice oily mouthfeel and texture.

D: Will be seeking this one out again, among other offerings from Charlevoix. Easily drinkable but the ABV will creep up on you with this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 05:23:49 | More by Digimaika2
Dominus Vobiscum Triple from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.