Dominus Vobiscum Blanche | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rastacouere on 02-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
21
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0
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of yasky
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of seand
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow with a fair amount of fizzy white head. Most of the head dissipates quickly, but a ring around the edge of the glass and some surface film retains in places.

S: Clove and other sweet spices; a nice mix, almost smells like a tea.

T: Lightly sweet, with the spices showing up mid palate and dominating the finish.

M: Fair amount of prickly carbonation, light body.

Overall, a pretty good offering of the style. I'm not a big fan of the style, so I probably wouldn't get it again, but I'm interested in trying the brewery's take on some other styles.

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Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, packaged June 2, 2010, and coming in at a very, very svelte 7 IBUs - wow.

This beer pours a slightly cloudy, very pale whitish-yellow colour, with three pudgy fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and yet bulbous off-white head, which renders some splotchy, sudsy lace around the glass as things slowly settle.

It smells of sharp spices (coriander and cardamom), pale grainy and wheaty malt, fruity citrus hops, banana chips, soft black aerosol pepper, and earthy, musty yeast. The taste is somewhat sour wheat grain, weak pale malt - one that gets readily rolled into the form of banana bread from the wafting yeast notes - mild cinnamon, more coriander, a subtle candy/bubblegum note, muddled grocery aisle citrus, and a tame herbal character, one that couldn't possibly be from the hops, could it?

The carbonation is moderate, just a pleasantly consistent frothiness, the body a fairly dense medium weight, and equally smooth for the style, if only a wee bit clammy towards the end game. It finishes mostly dry, that mixed bag o' spices really holding sway - but it's the strangely out of place cinnamon that seems to get to me.

A nicely sharp, well-spiced witbier, with the slowly doled-out gravity to support it all. Strangely thirst-quenching, so much so that I am now craving some moules-frites to go with this gratifying ode to Belgium's finest versions of the style.

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Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of peensteen
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy pale blonde colour, 2 finger of white head, sticky with some lace. Smell is yeasty-citrus upfront, orange peel, spices, coriander and white pepper. Taste is initially spicy and yeasty, very fresh floral notes, light sweetness at times, orange and citrus with a fairly dry aftertaste. High carbonation, medium body, thin at points, med-full feel and pretty good for style. Very good stuff overall, nice refreshing witbier drinks very well.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Microbrasserie Charlevoix "Dominus Vobiscum Blanche"
on tap @ Bateu de Nuit on 2 Octobre 2014
$6.25 / pint

Notes: Hazy pale straw gold body beneath a white head. Better than average head retention and lacing. The aroma is floral (almost like hand lotion at points), mildly citrusy, and like carrot cake.. ginger? There's less coriander than usual for a witbier so there must be something going on. It's interesting! The flavor brings in some fruit (orange, sweetened lemon and wheaty malt, and the spiciness remains with an additional hint of clove. Moderately bitter but dry n the finish with lingering spice. Medium bodied and effervescently crisp.

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Photo of Mlkluther
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a great wheat beer. The taste profile is unique with a very spicy character. The chamomile notes are a very pleasant surprise. This is almost in its own category as far as wheat beers go. Great beer.

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Photo of Rastacouere
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

typical white beer appearance. I've split the bottle with my mother and she loved it. It looked much hazier in her glass (Blanche de Bruxelles flute) than mine (some kind of 0.2L tumbler mug). Anyway, the head is initially very generous with well laced bubbles, but it swiftly quits the glass to leave just a thin white ring through the tasting. Also, it's the most carbonated witbier I've ever seen. When putting my nose close to it to smell, I actually heard the bubbles bursting like it does with a fresh coca-cola. Needless to say it was surprisingly biting the tongue a bit for a white (not saying that as an unpleasant default, just a remark). The aroma is appealing with heaps of coriander. Very tasty lemon and orange are also part of the meeting like 2 lifetime friends. The mouthfeel is not so full though, one step under Hoegaarden in that department. Typical light acidity complements the sweet and spiced fruitiness to make this a perfect refreshing successful beer.
They've got a new batch up that apparently is slightly darker that I've not tasted yet.

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Photo of scott451
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Swirl poured from a 500ml bottle into a glass mug. Big two finger head on a hazy pale gold. The head sticks around. Moderate foamy lacing. Lots of spice in the smell. Coriander and cinnamon. Well balanced. Big surprise in the taste. Cinnamon up front. Smooth and well balanced. Light refreshing mouthfeel. Drinkability is very high. A superb example of a wit. Could drink these all day.

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Photo of Supergenou
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dominus Vobiscum Blanche from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
4.12 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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