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Dominus Vobiscum Triple - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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BA SCORE
91
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149 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

09-01-2012 15:41:04 | More by chickenm
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-04-2013 00:06:51 | More by 22Blue
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

02-01-2014 00:21:02 | More by Beerlover
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

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

First of a mixed four pack purchased for me in Drummondville, along with the Dubbel, Blonde and Blanche. Thanks Phil!

Poured into a taller tulip glass. Appearance is lovely, its hazy golden sheen catches the light brilliantly, and its head is thick, fluffy and displays remarkable retention. Loads of lacing patches grace the sides of the glass. light sediment flakes on the bottem, light carbonation bubbles sustain the head nicely. Spot on.

Nose is soft and pleasant - wheat malt, yeast, banana, pears, lemon and spice. As it warms, the banana becomes more prominent over the rest, a sweet, lightly fried banana scent.

While not nearly as dry as their provincial counterpart and perennial favorite La Fin du Monde, Charlevoix is nevertheless a lovely, flavorful tripel, sweet and yeasty, with nice pear, banana and citrus notes. A nice mild bitterness to clean things up at the finish. Remarkably smooth; alcohol is present, but only provides a warming sensation rather than a burn. Hard to believe that nearly a tenth of the glass is alcohol...

The only, and I mean ONLY fault I had with Charlevoix is the mouthfeel, which I thought was lacking in the carbonation department. For tripels, I want to feel the citrus and yeast notes explode on the tongue; Charlevoix felt a bit flatter than it should be and thus this didn't happen as well as it could. Still, a nice body and slightly creamy feel.

Since I love tripels so much, it's hard for me to knock them down. Fortunately, this won't be a problem with Charlevoix' version. Flavorful, attractive, insanely easy to drink, this is the kind of tripel I could drink all day long. I'd happily cite this brew as being among Canada's best. Their reputation is fully-deserved, and I'm eagerly looking forward to the rest of their offerings.

A professor of mine and fellow lover of beer has long maintained that finding quality Belgian beers doesn't require one to actually visit Belgium, because Quebec does them so well. With each passing day I agree with him all the more.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 20:19:58 | More by JohnnyBarman
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SFLpunk

Vermont

2.78/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

From Beverage Warehouse. 500mL brown glass squatty pry-top.
Bottled 2010 Mar 17.

Pours a hazy slightly orange yellow golden with lots of fluffy bone-white head with good retention. Aroma is immediately full of undermodified malts (creamed corn) and smokey Belgian yeast and a little orange/lemon zest.

Palate is sharp with some alcohol burn. Faint wheat-y and yeastiness. Fairly dry for the style, fluffy carbonation.

Notes: Lacking in flavor and class. A little clunky and brash.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 04:45:08 | More by SFLpunk
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-28-2013 02:45:11 | More by MrMcGibblets
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

01-05-2013 00:40:12 | More by irishkyle21
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-08-2013 23:53:53 | More by Ajlvt
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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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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

04-02-2012 21:37:21 | More by beerhunter13
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep golden color with a fine good-laced white head that stays long, fed by much above average carbonation for a triple. The aroma is malty sweet of caramel and oranges. Very sweet triple with caramelic malt, big orange, apple, alcohol tones. Probably Charlevoix's yeastiest beer (in what I've had anyway). The finish is less interesting, tired hops provides a little wet paperboard bitter taste.
Since the 3 excellent Dominus Vobiscum have become more available recently, I'll make it a duty to go back and re-visit that one knowing that Charlevoix can do wonder with this style (8e jour)

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2004 17:37:01 | More by Rastacouere
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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 tripel, flavorful and tasty. highly recommended.

(originally reviewed: 08-30-2011)

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 01:05:23 | More by BostonHops
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-01-2013 23:29:10 | More by HollyHops
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-09-2013 22:17:31 | More by JamesStreet
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brought this back from Calgary and decided to pop it open tonight and consume. I'm very impressed by the white billowy head. I had to be careful with the pour to avoid having the beer crest the glass. Now 5 minutes after the pour, there is still a half finger of head lingering with streaky lacing.

Aromas of banana, mint, rock candy, nutmeg, and a hint of pine.

The smell gave a false preview as more flavors exist in the nose compared to the taste. The taste has melon, banana, and mint combining in mild harmony.

With an effervescent feel in the mouth, this 9% brew has a light feel on the tongue. Upon swallowing, my mouth feels wet with some spit clumping qualities.

I am very impressed by the appearance of this beer. Lacing and head doesn't get a whole lot better than this, especially considering it is from a bottle. This is a solid brew and is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 04:39:38 | More by TCgoalie
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-29-2012 01:30:52 | More by KalanM
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-04-2013 04:36:02 | More by DamageCase76
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mzwolinski

California

4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 02:23:53 | More by MeisterBurger
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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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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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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22%

11-28-2011 04:59:43 | More by bigox420
Dominus Vobiscum Triple from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.