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Dominus Vobiscum Double - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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BA SCORE
88
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beersignal on 06-03-2006)
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-04-2013 12:49:57 | More by KJ2013
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-30-2013 16:26:15 | More by FEUO
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-05-2013 01:52:18 | More by ZEB89
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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-27-2013 23:26:19 | More by comrade_tony
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-23-2013 13:58:50 | More by tom10101
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-19-2013 02:47:39 | More by IanSpindler
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One2Remeber

Florida

4.29/5  rDev +9.2%

A: Dirty brown, deep dark amber hue. Real lively, bubbles shooting up. Moderate head, fizzy/fades quickly, dark off-white, light beige color.

S: Apple, figs, cider. Hint of booze. Brown sugar undertone. Extremely clean.

T: Light coco, toffee. Sugary sweet. Slightly meaty (umami) yeast flavors. Hint of black pepper spice on the back end, lingering with crisp flavors.

M: Smooth, balance of creamy (upfront) and dry (finish). Mild carbonation, not faint or overpowering.

O: Very clean interpretation. For dubbel drinkers this a must try. Well-put together, pronounced flavors, complex yet easy to drink. Water/yeast characteristics similar to a Unibroue product.

06-02-2013 18:45:25 | More by One2Remeber
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-30-2013 17:00:45 | More by DaveR514
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%

A:
Pours a slightly cloudy brownish amber, with a thick, brownish red head and really active carbonation. Takes a couple pours. Head is airy and scummy and maintains really well. Great retention big, gloppy lacing.

S:
Really sweet and yeast-heavy. Some malt with lots of fruity banana tones from the yeast. Also has a persistent "beery" smell due to the high ABV (I assume).

T:
Thick with a pervasive hop feel. Really strong caramel notes and the tiniest tinge of dry hoppy bitterness.

M:
Chewy and soft just like caramel (which is exactly what it tastes like). Pretty warm and boozy but not enough to elicit a shudder. Muddy hop flavors give way to rising malt tones and a long caramel-drench, yeast-tinged finish.

O:
Good beer. It is unified and neither overly nor underly complex. A lot going on but nothing to distract. A little sweet for my taste but the welcome balancing presence of the hops does wonders. Probably won't become a staple or anything but I could have a couple without getting burnt out on it. Would drink again.

05-27-2013 20:45:33 | More by TheDoctor
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-07-2013 20:26:15 | More by Krakpoff
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

05-03-2013 20:43:24 | More by Hugonaut13
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-26-2013 22:53:20 | More by GoHabsGo
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

4.9/5  rDev +24.7%

Had this a few years ago and remember really enjoying it. Saw a few on clearance and bought the last three. So, I have been cellaring these for maybe a year and a half now. Cracked one open tonight.

Pours a really nice crimson brown, ruby edges and maybe a bit tan in the thinnest spots. Very thin bubbly head that dissipates quick with bubbles that hang around edges and a few in the center for most of the drinking experience. Really nice. Just what I would expect out of a dubbel (double, whatever). Pretty for a dubbel I should say.

The smell is really gentle. Very gentle... kind of floral sweet with red plum tones, maybe a bit of light honey... kind of a cola scent. Not mass production cola, but the herbal cola you can still get in health food stores... or Whole Food sometimes. Almost this sort of damp vegetation scent... pleasant though, like a field after a rain kind of sweet damp, veg.

I think a little time has done this some good. Went from really good to really great for me.

Heads with a gentle sweet earthiness and then plunges fast into almost a ginger bread, ginger christmas cookies sort of spiciness. Definitely a lot of warm spice. Really helps balance the booze, which my bottle says is 9%. I taste hints of fresh figs, and then comes a surprise. Dark cherry, the kind you get that if that sat for another day they would be rotten. Sweet, but not too sweet. Mellow, but flavorful. This comes with the next interesting thing. The herbal cola taste that the smell puts off. I've had several herbal colas (if you never have, try one, hunt one down). This is not a Coca-Cola or Pepsi... non of that. Very herbal, slightly floral, and the spiciness lingers a bit with it. Maybe hints of port? Vanilla? Settles out just the slightest bit bitter... and I mean SLIGHT. This beer would appeal to people who want very little hop bitters. The booze finds its way and warms up the end just a tad. A bit of the bitter is probably from the booze as well.

Through all this, it is very clean... surprisingly clean. It is just a bit sticky at the back of the mouth. The carbonation helps to lighten it up. It has a medium body. But the carbonation helps out a lot.

Overall, the smell was surprisingly quiet. But this was exceptionally balanced and, I felt, pushed to the limits. If this beer had more spice, if it had more malt, more sweetness, more carbonation, more of anything! It would have felt overdone. But this was great. This was really great. Kind of a dream dubbel for me. I've had dubbels from Belgium and Trappists that have nothing on this. A great interpretation to the style. I will be getting this again in the future without even a second thought.

04-23-2013 03:15:53 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-17-2013 14:45:59 | More by Whatup14
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-08-2013 08:39:19 | More by schnarr84
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-16-2013 00:52:54 | More by nquigley16
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-15-2013 02:22:39 | More by DaPan
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LarryAppleton

Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

01-20-2013 05:31:06 | More by LarryAppleton
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-06-2013 04:13:25 | More by rale
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Dominus Vobiscum Double from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
88 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.