Dominus Vobiscum Saison - Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
750mL bottle, picked up by a friend at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau.
Poured into a wine glass. Bright shimmering golden, with a big billowing fluffy head, lots of lacing on this and excellent retention. Lovely looking brew indeed.
Nose is dry and fresh, with lovely floral, resin, citrus, and yeasty notes, and a distinct scent of pepper and other spices lingering in the mix.
If you like your saisons dry and spicy, this one will certainly do the trick. In addition to the aforementioned flavor notes, this brew has a nice grain and musk flavor to go along with an assertive peppery, spicy bite. Light, fresh, vigorous but not overpowering carbonation.
Another winner from Charlevoix. Great dry saison, good depth here.
09-09-2012 17:11:07 | More by JohnnyBarman
4.1/5 rDev +2.2%
750ml, typically (in a good way) Euro-esque sturdy-ass bottle.
This beer pours a very clear, pale golden amber hue, with three fingers of loose, bubbly, foamy white head, which leaves a sparse windward island array of lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.
It smells of dry banana and orange citrus fruit salad, quite well peppered (for some reason, in the food metaphor), pale grainy malt, and soft floral hops - a description which, upon re-reading, does not do justice to how pleasant the emanating aroma from the glass really is. The taste is dry fruity malt - again, the citrus only a bit player in a general olio of supermarket outer ring goodness, mildly edgy clove, black pepper and cardamon discernible, amongst a fairly more complex array of spice, with some nicely laid-back earthy yeast wallowing in a very mild warming alcohol pool.
The bubbles are quite restrained and properly behaved, the body a surprising medium weight, even for the style, and tacitly smooth, amongst the yeast and subtle booze intrusions. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, but not overly so, as the lulling graininess gives equal time to a nice medley of spice and fruit.
I expect nothing less from this brewery, and they do not disappoint - an enticing blend of wheaty, fruity malt, spice, yeast, and prodding alcohol soothes my workaday blues, even if they are not French farm-borne, they still provide the same aches, and this provides an equal to the task salve.
06-23-2012 05:49:28 | More by biboergosum
4/5 rDev -0.2%
Another masterful contribution to their Belgian premium series. Fresh smelling aroma draws me in. Lemon, balsam, wheat, tart fruit, complex. Dry finish. Very good drinkability. Vast head on medium cloudy yellow body. Liam's bottle and worth seeking out.
08-30-2012 02:20:34 | More by Sammy
3.7/5 rDev -7.7%
Golden beer, billowy white head, slightly cloudy.
Pears on the nose, touch of pepper.
Interestingly bitter throughout, hops are quite forward for a saison. Overall character is restrained spice with nice dusty yeast.
This is a very straightforward and drinkable saison. Happily throw back a bunch of this.
06-19-2013 23:15:19 | More by CanuckRover
3.93/5 rDev -2%
A - crystal clear golden with a mountain of head and lots of random lacing
S - mild notes of sour fruit, grainy, light leafiness, and pepper
T - similar to the nose but more robust flavours, peppery and leafy hops hold their own with fruit yeasty flavours creating a good balance
M - light with big carbonation that is slightly prickly, very dry and crisp finish
O - a very solid example of the style, the crisp hoppiness creates a good balance against the fruity yeasty flavours
09-16-2012 00:40:11 | More by joemcgrath27
British Columbia (Canada)
4/5 rDev -0.2%
I thought someone sent this to me, but I can't find anything in my notes. If it was you, please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due. Maybe I did buy it. Anyways...
Appearance. Pours a rich yellow gold with just a little haze and a big 3 fingers of white head that settles to a thick island in the middle of a thin head and leaves some nice lacing along the way.
Smell. Nice peppery saison yeast, apples, pears, banana and a little clove, and even a little bit of high quality ganj in there! Nice.
Taste. That fruity, peppery saison yeast again, some dry banana chips, a bit of clove and little bit of bitter earthy hops in the finish. Good, but we're going downhill here since the pour.
Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-strong, fine carbonation.
Overall. A nice saison. I liked it, but probably wouldn't buy it again having better choices out there.
02-21-2013 04:12:40 | More by Rutager
4/5 rDev -0.2%
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of fruity ester with nice solid rustic Belgian malt backbone. Taste is also a great mix between some rustic malt notes with floral undertones and semi-sweet rustic Belgian malt. Light peppery and yeasty finish. Body is about average with great carbonation. Well done with good level of drinkability and great work on the fruity ester originating from the yeast strain.
05-29-2012 13:38:48 | More by Phyl21ca
4.06/5 rDev +1.2%
Bottled on 2013/03/26.
Poured in to tulip.
A - Pale straw yellow with a huge amount of bright white head and massive lacing.
S - Bready sweetness and a floral hop aroma are dominant with spice, yeast esters and pepper.
T - A good hop profile is noticeable up front with floral, fruity and lemony flavours. A substantial bready malt bill adds sweetness and created a good balance. Spice, peppercorn, yeast esters and clove round out the palate. There is a slight funk/tartness evident as well.
M - Light body. Dry. Moderate carbonation.
06-06-2013 22:35:09 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
The beer is dark golden, one could say its amber in color. I prefer dark golden. Nice foamy head thrones. Sticky and dense. The aroma is intense. It is spicy, some sugar and Belgium yeast. In the mouth, the beer is spicy, with a dry finish slightly bitter. Vry effervescent in the mouth. Refreshing. A typical Belgian saison. Some fruits also in the taste. I like this one. For the price also, it's quite good.
06-27-2012 00:13:55 | More by ZorPrime
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
750 ml bottle into a tulip.
A light apricot gold only slightly cloudy. A quick 2 inch head of large foamy bubbles. Tons of streams of carbonation. Lumps of lacing that lasted to the end.
A deep, full aroma. Nippy, musty funk. Ripe fruits - mango and pears. A slight smokiness.
A complex mixtures of tastes. Sweet cake from the malt. Again ripe fruit - mango and melon. The hops have just enough bitterness to stick in the mouth. A leathery aftertaste. Very little funk in the taste.
A medium feel with excellent carbonation that bites the whole mouth.
A awesome, refreshing saison full of flavours and well balanced.
08-09-2013 02:25:48 | More by ssmack
British Columbia (Canada)
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
Huge thanks to ricochet173 for providing this beer on a great night in Montreal.
A: An exceptionally clear pour of pale gold with 5 fingers of big fluffy white head. Head lingers for long time and completely covers the sides of the glass with clumps of billowy lacing.
S: Yeasty bread together with light spices of white pepper and dry mineralness.
T: Yeasty bread together with light spices of white pepper. Middle notes of dry crisp mineralness and finishes with a slight bitterness that lingers.
M: Clean, dry and refreshing. Surprisingly thick mouthfeel for a saison which I quite enjoy.
O: Another exceptional beer from Charleboix. This drinks similar to a Riesling and is well worth seeking out.
11-10-2013 03:28:47 | More by FondueVoodoo
3.68/5 rDev -8.2%
750ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 6.99+
Appearance – Clear yellow/amber colour with a massive size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 6-7 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Grains/wheat, corn, grass, yeast, citrus zest
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with corn and a grassiness. There is also quite a bit of peppery yeast notes with some lemon zest. It ends with a spicy bitter aftertaste.
Overall – Just tad too herbal/bitter for my tastes. But still another solid beer from this brewer. Well worth the price of the bottle.
08-05-2012 22:57:29 | More by spinrsx
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
Bottle from ZorPrime, thanks Eric! 750ml into a tulip, bottled April 25, 2012.
Poured without the yeast initially, golden orange with a great white head. Fantastic retention. Lots of yeast on the nose, lemon, citrus zest, apricot, light herbal hopping and just a suggestion of spice. Taste has a bit of wheat, great Charlevoix yeast character, more lemon/citrus zest. Light floral - quite subtle all around, but complex at the same time. Medium-full body but a great density and texture to it. A fantastic saison, extremely drinkable and subtly complex. Another winner from the Dominus Vobiscum series.
08-29-2012 04:16:39 | More by liamt07
4.11/5 rDev +2.5%
The body is deep gold with a soft haze. Three fingers of billowing whipped white head floats on top and cakes itself to the sides of the glass. Thick, dense rings of lace are left behind. A fine looking Saison!
Ahh, what a smell. Pear drops give the nose a deep sweetness while peaches and a bit of lemon peel add a fruity zest. Fresh cut grass and doughy biscuits remind me of a heavier Pilsner. This is both complex and very aromatic.
Similar to the nose, the pear drops are the most prominent feature in the taste, spreading itself across the tongue with a little bit of peach skin in between. The grassy hop character immediately moves to the back where it helps to dry out the finish. Sweet bready goodness is what I`m left with.
This Saison is incredibly sessionable with its light body, clean feel, and dry finish. It seems to be a tad undercarbonated but I think that can be attributed to the 2012 production date on the bottle which I unfortunately didn`t notice until now. Even then, it doesn`t take away from the overall impression of the beer.
Although Lupulus still remains my favorite offering from Charlevoix, they did an excellent job with this Saison. Fruity, flavourful, and complex while remaining sessionable and refreshing. Well done!
07-02-2013 00:21:59 | More by ludachris
4.33/5 rDev +8%
Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, spices, floral hops, some citrus and some grain.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice floral hop presence, citrus but also alot of spices and some Belgian yeast notes.
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Very good Saison, Charlevoix never ceases to let me down.
07-22-2012 23:05:47 | More by SebD
Dominus Vobiscum Saison from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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