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Dominus Vobiscum Triple - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
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 Proteus93
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Like the double, it needs to be poured patiently... Massive white head tops a rather clean, though 'decidedly' unfiltered brew.

S + T: A notable toasted scent, though I don't know if I connect it with barley, specifically. Rather, a toasted grain in general or just plain toast. Some fresh fruit peel, primarily like pear or modest apple. Flavour is similar with an alcohol note giving it a little heat. Some hints of honey squeeze in. Not bad.

M + D: Well carbonated, with a little sting on the way down. Medium body, a little slick, despite the fizz.

Proteus93, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of Beerlover
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Beerlover, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of chickenm
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

chickenm, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of rtepiak
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

rtepiak, Jun 13, 2011
Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Ajlvt, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev -2.2%

irishkyle21, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

MrMcGibblets, May 28, 2013
Photo of SFLpunk
2.78/5  rDev -32%
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.

SFLpunk, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Whatup14, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of RedAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +10%

RedAleMan, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev -2.2%

JamesStreet, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of HollyHops
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

HollyHops, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

beerhunter13, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of BostonHops
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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)

BostonHops, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of elricorico
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

elricorico, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of Rastacouere
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
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)

Rastacouere, Feb 12, 2004
Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev -2.2%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

ZorPrime, May 26, 2008
Photo of TCgoalie
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

TCgoalie, May 22, 2011
Photo of mrmanning
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
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!

mrmanning, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of DamageCase76
4.5/5  rDev +10%

DamageCase76, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

cbnz, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 8.99/16.9 oz (500 mL) bottle at vintage estates in Boardman. OH
Bottled Mar 17 2010 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of yeast phenolics.
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to irregular layer between 2 – 8 mm thick. The second pour after the brew has warmed, is thickerand more lasting.
Lacing OK – islands and archipelagos of mostly small bubbles.
Body medium yellow, yeast haze.
Flavor begins with a spicy, slightly clovey, taste with a light bite. Yeast phenolics are evident, becoming more so as the beer warms up. The alcohol cannot be tasted but immediately begins a stomach burn. No hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

Another tripel which meets the style criteria. Not fantastic and not bad – average taste.

Ozzylizard, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Caudalie
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Caudalie, May 10, 2013
Dominus Vobiscum Triple from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.