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Dominus Vobiscum Triple - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%
Wants: 13
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of smakawhat
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled March 17th 2010.

A fast forming white head that doesn't stick, but always manages to leave a good collar while drinking. Body color and appearance hints at large cola carbonation, but the beer eventually settles into a nice muted orange yellow and slight orb glowing body. Not bad.

Great nose for a triple. Sweet candied malts, hints of apple, a little oaky butter, sweet tropical mushy mango. Dense yeast as well it seems. Very nice.

Taste brings a nice controlled sweetness. Fruit cobbler action with hits of vanilla in the palate. Sweet candy and malts on the finish with a nice bittering hop. Warming yet not boozy with a solid simple mouthfeel that isn't too impressive but not a syrupy mess either.

Really enjoyed this one for taste and pleasure, great feeling and it has a wonderful warmth which doesn't seem to be derived from alcohol for a very masked abv at 9 percent. i would love more!

smakawhat, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours five+ finger white head that fades very slowly, leaving a good lace. Hazy straw color. Very good carbonation and medium bodied. Belgian yeast nose and flavor is sweet fruit and Belgian yeast. Nice triple. $7.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Bottled Mar 2010.

jdhilt, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of cmadd
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours into the glass a straw coloured body with three fingers of head.

S: Ripe fruits, apples, pears, spicy Belgian yeast, but very clean. Really big smell.

T: Follows nose, with a slight yeast bite opening. The middle is HUGE sweet pear/apple flesh and honey. The yeast dominates the finish. I can't believe this is 9%.

M: Nicely carbonated, smooth. Clean.

O: A great clean example of the style, so heavy on the ripe orchard fruits, that it is definitely one of my favourites in the style. It's not super dry like Westmalle, but I honestly prefer this.

cmadd, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of traumaqueen
4/5  rDev -2.2%

traumaqueen, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of beerhunter13
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

beerhunter13, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of beerFool28607
4.5/5  rDev +10%

beerFool28607, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of DaPan
3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes on March 26, 2011. Thanks Michael for sharing. Bottle dated November 16, 2010.

Beer on lees, so we made sure to pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment. Poured crystal clear, yellow, with no head (likely due to careful pour). What foam did form disappeared quickly. Some lacing.

Aromas of apple, fruit and alcohol in the bouquet.

The taste was a bit harsh. Fruity and a bit bracing. Could do with some aging to take the edge off.

Mouthfeel was high carbonation, a little much for me and acidic.

This is a decent Canadian Triple, but still not quite in the same league as Fin du Monde. If I see some on my next Montreal visit, will grab some and age for 2 years or so and give it another go.

DaPan, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of LoveBeerNo7
4/5  rDev -2.2%

LoveBeerNo7, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -2.2%

PittBeerGirl, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Converge
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Converge, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev -2.2%

jsnoek, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of duracell
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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!!!

duracell, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of ssmack
3/5  rDev -26.7%

ssmack, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of hawkmage
3/5  rDev -26.7%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of bryehn
4.5/5  rDev +10%

bryehn, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of SebD
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

SebD, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of bigox420
5/5  rDev +22.2%

bigox420, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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

mikesgroove, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of RedAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +10%

RedAleMan, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of jimctin
5/5  rDev +22.2%

jimctin, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of berley31
4/5  rDev -2.2%

berley31, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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!

GodOfBeer, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of WeedKing4
4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

WeedKing4, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

andrenaline, Oct 29, 2011
Dominus Vobiscum Triple from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.