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Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 98
Gots: 42 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Beersignal on 01-06-2008

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Ratings: 235 | Reviews: 121
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4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of iRikal
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I didn't know what to expect with this brew. I've had some other brews from them and had been pleasantly surprised.

It is a boozy beer. The alcohol will not be subtle. Paired with the bitterness, it is a bold and loud beer. There is almost no maltiness (or it's overwhelmed with hops bitterness). Color is absolutely beautiful... I love looking at it in the sunlight...deep yellow-orange with a very convincing lacing. can anyone say Carapils?

The smell is very much of grapefruit and coriander.. interesting if not overused.

The mouthfeel can be described as a spikey velvet. There is something round about this beer that suddenly gets thrown aside by the burning spikiness of the booze... Drink carefully :-)

In any case, this is a good beer..not a GREAT beer but something I will buy again. Worth the adventure!

Photo of smekermann
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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1.48/5  rDev -65%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Bought at local liquor store and drank after approximately a month. Was highly interested in this drink but being so strong had no opportunity to pop and drink a whole bottle at once. I assumed 10% 3/4 liter would get me drunk.

Look: Bottle is dark, and looks boozy. Kinda like a wine bottle. I don't know what to expect next. Plenty of foam forms in my mug and almost flows over. The foam stays for a long time and reminds of of mocha latte or cappuccino whipped topping. Much lacing on the mug that stays forever.

Smell: upon popping the cap, a famous smell of crafted beer floats to my nose. Smells of alcohol and unknown spices. Poured into a large opaque coffee mug, the beer smells like wheat and booze.

Taste: Upon the first sip the taste of booze -alcohol- is present. The 10% "strong beer" shines through. I'm a little surprised by this. Subtleties of cloves and coriander? are present. Smooth, balanced and drinkable with some layers, but not as complex and profound as I expected. The alcohol predominates. Bitterness of the hops come through at the end and linger a bit. Hops are apparent with no(or almost no) maltiness.

Mouthfeel: slightly thick, a mild burn of alcohol, some carbonation. Foam is thick and booze-tasting. Foamage is excessively annoying.

Overall: If I were to describe this in one sentence, I would say: a Perfect concoction for the man that enjoys a straightforward boozy-tasting and slightly bitter drink that brings on mild intoxication after the first glass. I did enjoy the familiarity to my favorite drink "la fin du monde", similar spices are used, I did notice the booziness was a little excessive though. And the foam. The foam is nice as it adds a certain vanity to the drink, but is overall annoying as it will get on your facial hair and overall tastes very bitter. I would probably not buy this drink again, it was okay, better than a lot of drinks, but nowhere near my favorites. If I wanted a drink to show off my "expertise and class" I may buy this one, it is expensive (I paid 12$), and gets you drunk fast. I imagine after 2 bottles most people would be drunk. I have a buzz halfway down. The "extra strong beer" printed on the bottle gives fair warning to those of you that don't enjoy beer, won't probably enjoy this. To me it is a little too strong. Would be easy to imagine getting horribly sick and having a hangover off this, it drink s fairly easy and gives an exponential heady effect. Despite the hype, I am mostly unimpressed.

Would I recommend it? Maybe. It is not horrible, the only downfall is the booze-taste. Perhaps buy a couple of these and share between a friend or two.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Goregrind
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

The taste is amazing, the color is good, everybody must drink this.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dar482
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

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