Dominus Vobiscum Triple | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Rastacouere on 02-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
86
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
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4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dominus Vobiscum sounds scary but the Tripel looks rather approachable; a perfectly clear, albeit worn-out golden, there's little to be intimidated by. Light flickers off it like it does a warm lake on a sunny summer day. Its head is persistent, but irregular and warty, with bubbles that spring up like mushrooms after a heavy rain.

It's not unusual for beers of this style to have floral, fruity bouquets, but Dominus Vobiscum Triple smells like some kind of ethereal garden. The voices of angels can be heard signing. It's an aroma perhaps best described by a botanist as notes of magnolia, gooseberry, sweet briar, violets, blueberry and ambrosia are instilled.

The flavour, likewise, could warrant a whole gastronomy thesis. Apple orchard, rose petal, muscat grape, cedar wood, cereal grain, fresh cut grass, honey, artichoke, and passionfruit - I understand a list like that may sound made up, but I assure you those flavours were carefully selected from dozens more that could have been added.

And the descriptors continue into the mouthfeel: It has the herbalness of dill, the zest of fresh grated ginger, the spice of caraway seed, the earthy bitterness of truffles, the dryness of straw, and the citrusy aftertaste of tangerine. Add to it a pumpkin spice-like complexity and just an ounce of inevitable alcohol warmth. Wowza.

Like Tony Bennett, Dominus Vobiscum Triple is a timeless, universal classic that has perfected its craft. Other than the obvious Belgian staples I can think of few other tripels so complex and so charming. It is far and away one of the most layered, intricate beers I've tried, so much so that it's probably made me sound a liar. Emphatically recommended.

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4.56/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, really hard to fault this beer. Poured at a good temperature with colossal, off-white, fluffy, foamy, frothy, billowy head that lasts a while and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber with a ridiculous number of bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, bread dough, malt, spice. Flavor's like nose with sweet on top and cut by carbonic tang and finally by bitter of hop and yeast. Huge mouth fill and perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, lasts a while, and has some alcohol warmth. Fab beer! Wish I could get it locally.

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4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: A cloudy blonde/slight orange color. One finger of head. Excellent retention and nice lacing too.

S: The smell on this one was immediate. A soon as I opened the bottle I got aromas of bread, fruit, malt, and cloves.

T: Fruity esters. Banana esters, maybe some apple or pear. I also get a nice bit of clove. Malt body is a bit more noticeable than some other tripels I've had. It has that nice sort of honey-like sweetness a lot of tripels do, but it also has this nice ever so slightly toasted note(e.g something like Munich.) I also got some red licorice when pairing it with some nice belgian bread... Strange.

F: A bit too prickly IMO; the carbonation could be dialed back a bit. The body is maybe a touch thick, but overall its okay.

O: This was really, really nice. One of the best tripels I've had by far. I could easily see myself picking some up every now and again. Modest price for an amazing product

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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice blonde color with a good carbonation. Big head with lots of lacing. Smells fruity, there's a big apple smell. Really strong, you get a good alcohol taste but it's not overpowering. Taste of apples and pears too, some sweet malts in there also. Not really bitter, and even though you taste the alcohol it's kinda easy to drink. A really good Tripel!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours five+ finger white head that fades very slowly, leaving a good lace. Hazy straw color. Very good carbonation and medium bodied. Belgian yeast nose and flavor is sweet fruit and Belgian yeast. Nice triple. $7.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Bottled Mar 2010.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured the beer into a large chalice. A good gold color with white head that stuck around. I could smell a little orange-like citrus. The initial taste was citrus, and some malty roastiness came out. A light feel on my tongue with a little bit of alcohol warmth.

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