Dominus Vobiscum Saison - Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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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
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
4.3/5 rDev +7.2%
Was very excited to see this one come out. It's the latest in the seasonal Dominus Vobiscum beers from Charlevoix - a Belgian Saison.
Pours out a beautiful pale amber color with a nice two finger head that never dissipates.
Aromas of spicy Belgian yeast, with some fruity sweet smells mixed in as well. Floral hops as well. Made me drool a little.
Lots of Spiciness up front - cloves, and cardamon and a little funkiness. Floral tastes mixed in there with a nice sour and fruity bitter finish. Some apples and pears. Not a huge hop presence, but just enough to balance nicely.
Incredibly refreshing on the palate. Pretty perfect summer beer. I'm glad I grabbed a few of these, again Charlevoix has not let me down.
06-02-2012 03:05:19 | More by NForr
4.29/5 rDev +7%
A: Pours a hazy golden body with a huge amount of white fully head, about 3 fingers. After the head dissipates it leaves a wonderful amount of lacing.
S: Huge front of pears and a mix of other sweet fruits. Some wheat aromas are subtle. Very nice aroma.
T: Taste follows the aromas with a huge front of pear flavour, mixed with other sweet fruits and banana. There is quite a bit of wheaty-hops to the taste that lingers.
M: Light bodied with high carbonation. The texture is water like, and the carbonation makes each drink very crisp. Dry bitter wheat finish with no sense of alcohol.
O: Very nice Saison, easy to drink and very flavourful. Another offering well done from this brewery. Carbonation could be cut back a little, but that's all the negatives I could think of.
07-10-2013 00:28:46 | More by Long813
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
750ml bottle poured into tulip 9/7/12
A slight haze in a golden body, try not to get a massive head on this one I dare ya, gentle pour yields three fingers of soapy foam. a couple squiggly lines of lace followed by some random patches
S big nose on this one, citrus bubblegum comes out right away, floral hops, lavender perhaps? faint banana, and spiced well with some peppery grains, the yeast is working wonders for me
T not as in your face as the smell but has a little more spice too it, some more earthy notes then the nose but I preferred the smell
M a little over carbonated with just a little bitter bite and a lingering spicy aftertaste
O this ones doing great on this hot Summer night, 750ml is no issue whatsoever and went down fast, I could smell it all night and other then a few too many bubbles I have very little too complain about
Not sure If i priced this one right because at a little over 10$ I can see this one hitting my glass all Summer long
07-10-2012 07:03:38 | More by wordemupg
4.18/5 rDev +4.2%
This brewery has firmly supplanted Unibroue as Quebec's premier brewer of belgian styles and this for several years.
Finally someone steps up and brews a satisfying and flavourful saison that I can get into on a daily basis.
Bright orangey golden beer pours with a thick white head that immediately releases generous notes of resiney and flowery hops along with some hints of freshly ground white pepper and tart green apples. Very inviting.
Flavours are slightly hop forward but a gentle sweetness accompanied by citrucy notes washes in to balance the experience and make this perilously quaffable.
Mouthfeel is dryish and a bracing and long grapefruit quality closes out each sip and makes you beg for another pull.
The drinkability of this beer turns a 750ml serving into a "small" bottle. I could easily dispose of 3 of these in one afternoon and not get bored...
06-25-2012 20:23:09 | More by Beersignal
4.16/5 rDev +3.7%
Poured into a tulip glass, produces a large rocky white head, good retention and curtain lacing. Colour is a clear bright yellow gold. Nice film. 4
S – a kick of very vineous yeast aroma, bright and woody, with a clean biscuit malt, a clay mineral and cherry note, only moderate spiciness, some earthy pepper, the yeast is the star here, with some funky citrus, tons of character, and a dry profile. 4
T – juicy with dry notes of mango, kiwi, lemon, and a pleasant balanced yeast, lots of juicy upfront brightness, clean biscuit malt, some bubblegum and florals. Finishes dry with strong attenuation, light lingering spice. Nice transition from super juicy to a dry and crisp finish with lots of balanced character. 4.25
M – moderate refreshing body, light carbonation with a nice acidity to it. Yeasty spiciness is clean and refreshing. Eminently drinkable with a flavourful body and crisp finish. 4
A very flavourful and tasty interpretation, really nice levels of yeasty spice, slight amounts of noble hops, a very traditional but complex interpretation of the style. A very solid Belgian style interpretation, refreshing and spicy. Highly recommended, very strong interpretation. 4.25
10-15-2013 03:47:09 | More by mick303
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
Police in riot gear are practically needed to keep this head back; it nearly flows over the top of the glass with the kind of fervor characteristic of a Latin American revolution. Even once it settles it doesn't retreat; clumps of foam thick enough to warrant an ice-cream scoop remain floating atop the clear, lustrous golden ale.
Like a true farmhouse ale, this aroma is distinguished by a honey-oat cerealness, orchard fruit esters and a hint of spice. It is at once sweet, savory and, obviously, a hint spicy with an overlaying mustiness that might (somewhat unfairly) be associated with a barnyard.
The flavour has a dry hay or straw-like maltiness with a bit of honeyed cereal sweetness chasing the finish. Whether hops or yeast is tough to say, but an herbal, lightly grassy taste dominates and, eased in by hints of apple and pear, builds effortlessly to a definitively earthy finish. It's a wee brighter and more bubblegum-y than the most archetypal examples but still very classic.
The yeastiness can be a bit overpowering at times; its phenolic (spicy) by-products make the beer taste far stronger than the reasonable 6% it is. This could be also be attributed to a slightly thinner frame; the malts split soon as the aftertaste hits, leaving alcohol to roam free.
A good Saison is a proper way to celebrate life on a summer's day. Dominus Vobiscum Saison is an excellent candidate for doing just such a thing. It is a dazzling effort that, were it not already for so many dazzling Charlevoix offerings, might be considered one of the brewery’s best.
06-28-2013 00:04:12 | More by biegaman
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
Dominus Vobiscum Saison from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
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