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Dominus Vobiscum Double - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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88
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beersignal on 06-03-2006

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Ratings: 147 | Reviews: 82
Photo of thebeers
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish brown with tons of bubbles up the sides of the glass and a bubbly off-white head that's quick to disappear with zero lacing. Smells strongly of currants, raisins and other dark fruits, some cherry cola and even a little maple syrup. Definitely malt forward in taste, with some of the same flavors as in the aroma, but surprisingly dry. Nice amount of hop bitterness in the background for balance, as well as a tiny herbal aroma and flavor in there too. Sort of a scraping bubbles, cleansing mouthfeel. Decent, but still not as great as the classics.

Photo of dcmchew
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shanny_koenig
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: about two fingers of a slightly beige head. Slightly higher than moderate rates of carbonation are visible. It's a dark auburn sort of color, raisin would be an accurate descriptor of color.

S: Dark fruits, some darkly caramelized sugars, a bit of some spicy phenols.

T: This is great, absolutely great. Initially I was hit with some dark fruit , think in the vein of raisin or grape, followed up with some slight spiciness. I also get just a bit of star anise, which is great because usually i find spiced beers overly spiced. The star anise really just adds another complex layer to the beer. Maybe a bit of a bready/munich malt type flavor. When it was warming up I even got a bit of a sweet milk chocolate.Overall, very complex.

F: Carbonation is good. Not overly fizzy, as I find many brewers hear belgian and go overboard, but well done. Mouth feel is not overly thick making the beer extremely drinkable.

O: This is an amazing beer! Highly recommend it. It easily competes with the greats and IMO beats out Chimay and Maudite. Even though it's a bit strong to be a Dubbel, it makes for a fantastic dark strong. This is good stuff!

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Microbrasserie Charlevoix "Dominus Vobiscum Double"
500 ml. brown glass bottle, "Bottled on 14/07/08 9:10"

Hazy ruby-accented dark russet brown body beneath a frothy head of light tan. A bit of zesty carbonation is common for the style so that makes sense, and the quick rising bubbles help to bolster the head, giving it great head retention. The aroma displays dark skinned fruits and spiciness with a little bit of brown sugar and caramel thrown in to round it out, and the flavor follows suit, simply adding a touch of grassy (and perhaps spicy...?) hops to the background. The fermentation seems clean, other than producing the brilliant dark fruitiness and (some) spice; and it's well-balanced by a moderate to median bitterness (it's kind of hard to tell with the carbonic bite of the CO2). Not a lot of brewers are producing this style of beer right now, and certainly not to this quality. This is also a very fresh bottle, and I think that a few months of aging might soften it and open it up a bit to reveal a greater depth of maltiness. Impressive. I'm going to have to seek out more offerings from this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Kuoinetown
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 3/13/2013 at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma of malt, figs, and a hint of alcohol
Head large (6 cm), light brown, creamy with rocks, very slowly diminishing to
Lacing from initial pour poor – a few small islands with both large and small bubbles. However subsequent pours give thick rings with stalactites.
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with the heavy sweetness of dates and figs, followed by a quickly receding stomach burn – the alcohol doesn’t show in the flavor. The flavor ends quickly leaving only a slight sweetness. No diacetyl, no hops.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

This is a very good beer, very similar to Unibroue’s Le Terrible, just slightly rougher. It looks good, smells great, and is very flavorful.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Lordhelmit
2.42/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance is your typical dark amber. Nothing significant. Had a good head upon pouring.

Smell was great - had high hopes. Smelled like...pomegranate vineyard type stuff. Fruity. Pleasant.

taste - like vomit. i could not finish but half of the pint i bought. the taste was miserable. literally tasted like i was drinking someone's vomit.

mouthfeel - thin body. watery. not good.

overall - not impressed, for $4 a pint. will not buy again.

Photo of mountdew1
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Best Buy April 13, 2014
Poured into tulip glass. A medium brown in color with plenty of reddish tint. Slight head, left a ring around the collar, light brown in color. Aroma was very fruity, a bit like a fig or plum, maybe a hint of grapes, small note of pepper. Taste was slighty malty, then shifted to a bit of sugary sweet with some fruit notes as well. Strange mouthfeel, no real coat, almost left the mouth dry. Not bad, but seemed drier than I would expect.

Photo of Fader
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown, slight amber, average head, fades away with some lace left.

S - Deep rooted strong caramel, toffee like, not overly exciting.

T - Stays true to the nose, but enriches the flavors further, very nice toffee almost smoky.

M - Some carbonation, pretty smooth for such a rich beer.

O - Not my favourite style, but very good beer, the brewer does not disappoint.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 4/13/11.

Dark brown pour, toasted oat colored head that disappeared to a thin line. Ripe fig smell with some caramel, browned butter, raisin, black cherry soda. Wonderful carbonation - very clean tasting. The flavors have mellowed a bit, and everything is slightly muted, flavor wise: rum raisins, dark brown sugar, vanilla bean. There a bit of boozyness to the aftertaste, and just the right amount of sour, like overripe bananas. I'd gladly search this one out again.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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Dominus Vobiscum Double from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
88 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.