Dominus Vobiscum Triple - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of polloenfuego
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Charlevoix glass.

A: pours a hazy gold with a high fluffy head that stays around for quite a while. When it breaks down, it leaves a small film and good lacing.

S: the smell is sweet and yeasty. There are floral and fruit tones present.

T: sweetish...fruits come through as does the yeast. It is a light and pleasant taste.

M: soft and creamy. Carbonation is there but not overpowering. It is a smooth beer.

O: a nice triple. Charlevoix does a nice job this beer. I appreciate the smooth and refreshing taste that comes through. This might be my go to summer beer.

Photo of bigox420
5/5  rDev +22.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of lgmol
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mzwolinski
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Photo of MeisterBurger
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Photo of CurtisD
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of berley31
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of perrymarcus
4.22/5  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 triple, flavorful and tasty.

Photo of rale
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of eat
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Goldorak
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Special thanks to papat444 for sending us this.

A: Pours exceptionally clear allowing you to view the cratered head from the bottom of the glass. Colour is a pale gold with massive bone white head with pillows of lacing along the sides and a steady stream of carbonation.

S: Tropical juicy fruit of ripe ripe bananas, star fruit, pear, apple and lychee. Mid notes of buttery pastry and finishes with hints of cloves, soapyness and minerals.

T: Pronounced yeasty bread notes which were not apparent on the scent, together with sweet ripe bananas, citrus peel and minerals.

M: Syrupy and thick with mild carbonation and a slightly dry finish. Outstanding.

O: This is another excellent brew from Microbrasserie Charlevoix with excellent elements from the initial pour to the finish. Definitely worth seeking. Thanks again to papat444 for providing us with it.

Photo of Luk13
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Long813
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: 2009 SEP 10:32
From: ZorPrime, 500 ml

A: Pale yellow bodied boasting two fingers of fluffy white head. Head retains for the entire sitting and leaves thick lacing.

S: Strong aromas of citrus fruits, clove spice and some funky yeast. Very pleasant aromas.

T: Much like the aromas, there is a huge front of citrus fruits - pears are prominent. Nice mix of spices and funky yeast. Some bitterness at the end.

M: Light bodied and high carbonation. Creates a foamy texture and leaves a dry bitter aftertaste. Typical Belgian feeling. No alcohol notes.

D: This is a great brew. Thanks again to ZorPrime for this. I have enjoyed it very much and is probably one of my favourite of the style. Wish it were accessible near by.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Head forms a creamy mound in the glass like a marshmallowy iceberg. Lots of lacing. Liquid is golden with strings of bubbles rising. Head stays until the last sip. Very clear beer until you add the yeast sediment.

S- Powerful yeast. Cider. Alcohol. Simply smells fermented.

T- Alcohol is strong reminds me a bit of rubbing alcohol. A little green apple. Simple grain. Clove

M- High carbonation no doubt about that. Quite aggressive on the tongue. Mouthfeel is full.

D- Medium to high especially considering alcohol content.

This seems to be a fine simple brew. Fine and Simple.

Photo of ludachris
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an attractive hazy apricot golden hue with two fingers of fluffy, tightly knit paper white head sitting on top. Great retention with a steady flow of tiny bubbles that fuel it. This is only made that much more attractive being decanted in my Duvel tulip.

The Belgian yeast comes in dry and chalky and is perched on a bed of juicy pears, semi-tart green grapes, spice, lemon peel, and even some mango. Very fresh and complex. The tropical scent is a welcome touch.

The dry, bready, and yeasty characters rush the mouth first as fruity notes of lemon, pear and mango glide across the tongue. Bready in the finish with a bit of spice while the fruity hops sit on the middle of the tongue until the end.

Rich in body with a good amount of carbonation accompanying it. The high ABV is kept out of the equation, making for a great balance and wonderful drinkability. I did find it a tad watery in the finish, but being its only real flaw, and a minor one at that, it didn't really affect my experience.

It seems like every time I have a Belgian (or a North American Belgian brewed beer) I grow more and more in love with them, and this one only fuels this. It possesses all of the staple Tripel characteristics and adds its own fruity twist, making it all the more memorable. I'll be sure to pick this up again!

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Digimaika2
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Dominus Vobiscum Triple from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
91 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.