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Dominus Vobiscum Brut - Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 34
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: bobsy on 06-08-2010)
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Phil_Lauzon, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

peensteen, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

liamt07, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

tom10101, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2010 bottle and long time want courtesy of the awesome trader, wordemupg.

Appearance. Pours a fairly clear, yellow gold topped with two+ fingers of frothy white head.

Smell. Fruity and lightly spicy Belgian yeast, mainly apples and pears but also a touch of citrus, and sweet light malts.

Taste. Appleas and sweet light malts with some fruity Belgian yeast along with a dry yeast funk. A touch of clove as well.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, very full carbonation.

Overall. A very well made beer but not really my cup of tea. Mouthfeel and strong yeast esters are a little much for this guy but glad to have tried it.

Rutager, Oct 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

IanSpindler, Jul 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

oldp0rt, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick but mostly translucent yellow amber color, thick stream of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom into the really, really large head. Head don't go nowhere quick and when it does it leaves tons of lacing.

I get the same sweet orange creamsicle type smells I get from other examples of this style, some dry almost vinous yeast, some banana and maybe berry and other light fruitiness, fairly sweet overall.

Opens with pretty intense fruit, mandarin orange and banana and light berry and grape, spices (clove maybe? pepper?), yeast again. This is delicious!

Mouthfeel is also insanely good, crazy fine but intense carbonation, creamy and soft and so drinkable.


AlexFields, Apr 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Luk13, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

spycow, Jan 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

chickenm, Jan 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

t0rin0, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2009 vintage. LCBO sticker pegs this at 9.6% rather than 11.

Beer is orange/amber in colour. Moderately sized white head. Head fades quickly but never leaves, always a white bubbly cover. Lots of bubbles at all times. Some lace.

Unusual and lovely smell. Grape, tropical fruit, yeast, bread, perfume. A bit sweet. Not like any beer I have encountered. Certainly reminiscent of champagne, and really enveloping.

Like the nose, the taste is excellent. Light fruit, tropical fruit, green grape, bread, biscuit, and a bit sweet. Finish is biscuity with loads of light fruit. Spices that I find difficult to place, but white pepper seems to stick out. Really lovely.

Overall, simply terrific. Really a killer beer. Loved every drop.

jrenihan, Aug 03, 2012
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3.6/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

***2010 Vintage***

Had this a few hours after Zoe, my second daughter, was born.

Poured from a 750ml. bottle, best before end of 2012.

Appearance: A stark white head, massive & fluffy with a ginger ale colored body.

Smell: Fruity esters with a different kind of yeast than regular Belgian ales. Good but not very strong.

Taste: Champagne-like for sure with some cinnamon, orange peel and a light breadiness. Not as expansive as i would have expected.

Mouthfeel: Bursting with vitality, strong and very comfortable in the palate.

Overall: It is certainly good but i was let down somewhat.

papat444, Jun 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

wookievath, Jun 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Foudebiere, May 18, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml green magnum, caged and corked with gold foil around cap and neck. Pours out a cloudy dark golden hue, apparent suspended particles spotted. Tall intense initial head at first upon the pour, settles down eventually to a tight creamy white cap.

Coriander, ginger and sweet orange greet the nose first, some lemon zest as well, along with sweet grains and a mild yeasty twang.

The flavour is an explosion of Belgian goodness, or at least my predetermined version of it. Sweet orange, ginger, coriander, pear, white pepper is the initial impression, sweet wheaty grains, dry spice on the finish. Reminds me a lot of the Unibroue 10 and 11 combined.

Light-bodied mouthfeel, silky smooth texture that is balanced out by an aggressive carbonation.

This stuff is gorgeous, and even tops DeuS in my opinion (although they're neck and neck in price range), perfect for special occasions or bringing to dinner parties, or celebrating whatever you wish to pay homage to. An equally beautiful sipper for a long afternoon or evening off. Charlevoix produces liquid gold with this.

IronDjinn, Feb 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

GoGriz, Feb 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18%

unibroue4ever, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

whartontallboy, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

TheBarnes, Jan 11, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

huge and really light golden in color with loads of carbonation and a huge foam head that settles down lightly and leaves a touch of lacing on the sides.

aroma is far too light, small citrus hops,light grain, and that was about it. it seems to really just not have the direction i was looking for. it was just light on the palate and super carbonation, but the flavor just did not seem to match up with my hopes. a very expensive beer

mikesgroove, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a trade with flipper2gv that has been sitting in the seller for a while. thank you for this gem my friend.

2010 vintage shared with sflpunk as an excellent night cap and was frightfully easy to drink.

as the style suggests the beer is somewhere between champagne and beer. pops like a champagne and pours like a champagne but has the longevity of something less ester limiting. a bit deeper and huh terminal. the malt lasts into different qualities as the beer sits. expands. nose is something more advanced than just expected apple notes. pear, apricot, lychee, and peach as set clean with a dry note of herb. too subtle but has the astringent mineral quality of oregano. palate is brisk and in the way that a beer would spend 15 seconds in your mouth changing. there is so much linkage flavors here of fruit esters and dryness that i just stare at the glass. nots of black pepper and honey finish. very subtle christmas herbs. balanced sweet. if it fell off a tree and was harvested between late summer and autumn it has a note of that fruit in it. i think we had it at the perfect time of year.

the next i'm having with a game bird... perfect for thanksgiving.

rtepiak, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of SFLpunk
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to rtepiak for sharing this gem with me! 2010 vintage, 750mL cork and cage bottle.

Opens with a loud pop, but doesn't gush over. Served in champagne flutes. Crystal clear warm golden yellow with 1 inch of stark white head that has amazing retention. Flavors (and aromas) of white peach, nectarine, tangerine, white pepper, black pepper corns, hay, apples, pears, coriander and many many more descriptors come to mind. Amazingly complex and evolves from one glass to the next. Kept my attention the whole time and I will absolutely seek this out again!

A truly unique beer!

SFLpunk, Oct 16, 2011
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Dominus Vobiscum Brut from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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