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Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 93
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beersignal on 01-06-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Mack, Saturday at 07:59 PM
Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

The beer pours out in a clear golden yellow with a huge fluffy head.

The aroma has spicy Belgian yeast with lots of fruit of pineapple, oranges, grapefruit, citrus zest.

The flavor follows with that spiciness up front along with those sweet fruits. Not much sweetness to speak of with a touch of bready malt. The back end dries out very nicely, almost like a saison

The beer is dangerously drinkable as it drinks towards a 6-8% beer. A good balance of hoppiness, Belgian character, light malt, and a crisp finish.

dar482, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

spw109, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Phil_Lauzon, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Coombaron, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

starrdogg, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%

Unreadable date on bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma initially a burst of hops which fades into a weak yeast phenolic
Head large (6 cm), white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 3 mm layer
Lacing excellent – virtually covers the inside of the glass with dense foam
Body light golden yellow, hazy
Flavor of yeast phenolics, very light, attenuates the hop bitterness; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4. Final weighted score: 4.125
This is a very good beer with a slightly weak aroma; otherwise it is a flavorful version on a Belgium IPA. The yeast phenolics do not overpower the hops, but instead blend to create a well-balanced taste bud stimulation. A 10.5% abv is hard to hide but the balance between the phenolics and hop terpenes ties the ethanol up nicely – it is only hinted at by flavor and not noticeable in the aroma. The heavy lacing and golden body make this an attractive pour as well. Overall, if you like the style, you’d be well-advised to buy as many bottles as you can find. If you don’t like the style, it is definitely worth your time and money to buy one bottle and try it – it may change your mind.

Ozzylizard, Sep 01, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -10.6%

Konkretek, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Quafftastic, Aug 23, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -4%

BrunoPettipas, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

qpaladeau, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

muskiesman, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for around $12.00 for a 750ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a high white head that lasts and lasts. Unfiltered. Good gold color

S- This is the only place that I find lacking an excellent beer. Very light. Yeast is really good. No hops at all.

T- Very yeasty. Tart. Hidden alcohol. A bit sour. Don't know why you call this an IPA when there are next to no hops.

M- Creamy. Low alcohol in the mouth

O- Very good. Will not buy again due to price point but it is a good beer. Well rounded and good balance. Overall a nice beer

Food Pairing

This wonderful little beer went well with... Pepper encrusted pork loin with asparagus and carrots.


DaveBar, Aug 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

patre_tim, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

EpicHobo1, Jul 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Cadbury, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely straw that is almost gold with an enormous, prefect pristine white head that pours at three or four fingers and very slowly and clumpily settles to two.
Excellent retention; lots of sticky lacing.

Doughy with quite a bit of citrus. Lots of sweet, spicy yeast aromas, orange, herbs, nutmeg. Very nice.

Sweet, spicy, and hoppy. Lime rind, soap, pine, dirt, candi sugar, fresh grass, herbs.

Lovely. Creamy, velvety, coating feel with a medium body and a lingering herbal hoppy tingle.

Fabulous Belgian IPA.
This is a fine beer in general and would rank up with Houblon Chouffe in my book as far as this style goes. Pours gorgeous and is about as close to perfect as you can get in every way visually, it is very Belgian smelling and only hints at being hoppy. The taste is far more bitter than the nose but it still isn't super dry. It has a very herbal, medicinal European hop profile to it, though since the bottle lists American varieties maybe this is partially due to its being past its prime. Either way, I have never gotten to try a really fresh one but hope to someday.
Will have again; worth making an effort to try.

TheDoctor, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

schnarr84, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

WCW, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Beervana, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

mtomlins, May 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

StomachUlcers, Mar 27, 2014
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Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
94 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.