Dominus Vobiscum Triple | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

Dominus Vobiscum TripleDominus Vobiscum Triple
BA SCORE
90.8%
Liked This Beer
4.1 w/ 184 ratings
Dominus Vobiscum TripleDominus Vobiscum Triple
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rastacouere on 02-12-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,927
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
184
Liked:
167
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
9.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
26
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Viggo
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle purchased in Montreal.

Pours a lightly hazed golden amber, light orange, thick white head, forms, big bubbles, tons of lace, big thick layer and ring, looks real good, insane retention. Smell is great, sweet and sugary, floral, some spiciness, apricots, some orange peel, pepper, yeast, honey, toast, a bit of sharp acidity, smells real nice. Taste is sweet up front, syrup and candi sugar, oranges, caramel and honey, toast/biscuit, yeasty, some spiciness, pepper and cardamon, crackery dry finish, some alcohol comes through. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, bit of warmth from the alcohol. As with the double, a bit too full bodied for the style but it looks great, smells great and tastes great, really nice tripel.

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Photo of Rutager
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was surprised to see this at The Strath liquor store wile in Victoria over the weekend! I don't think I've ever seen it locally.

Appearance . Pours a beautiful gold with a little haze. Topped with almost two fingers of fluffy white head.

Smell. Big light fruits and Belgian yeast, sweet light malts, more fruit coming in the form of red and green apples, and just a hint of classic Belgian spicing.

Taste. Apple juice and nice fruity belgian yeast, pears and peaches, very light clove and bruised banana.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, carbonation is pretty strong but fine and fairly soft.

Overall. Really nice stuff. One of the better tripels I've had for sure.

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Photo of drpimento
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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Photo of andrenaline
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to see these offerings at the LCBO, certainly a nice treat.

A - Pours slightly hazy golden colour, finger of head with some retention and no real lacing.

S - Sweet yeast ester notes, cloves and bananas, honey and a touch of leafy green hops.

T - Much like the nose with the sweet yeast esters and cloves, sweet alcohol adds a bit of heat, and the leafy green hops adding a touch of bitterness. Full flavoured tripel, but surprisingly drinkable.

M - Heavy on the carbonation, filling the mouth with big bubbled swigs, goes down a tad prickly but finishes with a touch of dryness.

O - A complex ale that will give your tastebuds a run for their money. Worth grabbing a bottle and I'll be grabbing a few more before they disappear from the shelves.

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Photo of papat444
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, bottled 2012/10/02.

Appearance: Pale gold, pretty clear with slight haze, nice voluminous white head that lasts super long with some lacing.

Smell: Pears, yeast brings out a flowery aroma, heady with hints of spices.

Taste: Mix of pears, bananas, citrus fruit, tail end has a bready feel with some mild spicing.

Mouthfeel: Prickly carbonation, nice & long feel.

Overall: I always enjoy Charlevoix's tripel, maybe more so than Unibroue's.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled July 27, 2011

Beer is a very clear, light golden colour. A huge, frothy white head builds up during the port but begins to dissipate very quickly. Very little lacing.

Not to confuse senses, but the smell is very smooth and velvety. Honey, lemon, chamomile, banana, yeast and miscellanous light fruits. Reminiscent of Triple Karmeliet but not in the same league.

Taste has a lot of the same flavours. Light fruit, apple, banana, honey and a bit of peppery spice. A bit of an alcohol burn at the end. A slight malty flavour.

Pretty high carbonation level- a bit for much for me, some irritation. Medium to heavy body. Alcohol dries out the mouth a bit. Improves as the beer settles a bit.

Overall, a good tripel but not fantastic. I like this brewery a lot and was actually a little disappointed by this one, as it is one of my favourite styles. Still, cannot get down on it- definitely a good beer and one I would be happy to have often.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of gford217
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Phyl21ca poured into a snifter.

Gorgeous looking beer. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a huge rocky white head that showed great retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet and bready with lots of yeast and spices. Hints of fruit in the nose as well. The taste mirrors the sweetness of the smell with more light fruits, mainly lemons and bananas. The mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth with high carbonation just tickling the tongue. This is a very unique take on the style and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. I look forward to trying others from this brewery. Thanks again Phil!

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Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of francisweizen
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another awesome Belgian style beer from Quebec, who knew? Martin:-)? Anyway, what others have said about this one is true, the appearance is very different than that of your average triple. This triple pours out a fiery reddish amber colour with orange edges and a nice off-white head that stays for ages, leaving nice lacing. The aroma is very spicy with coriander coming through strongly. I also smell some sweet fruit aromas, apricots come to mind. The taste is very spicy up front with the coriander taking center stage again, the middle is fruity with some dried fruit notes coming into play, and the finish is dry, a bit hoppy, and a little bitter. All, in all, this beer reminds me (in appearance, aroma, abv, and taste) of Maudite from Unibroue. In fact it reminds me of Maudite, a lot! The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the drinkability is very good for a 9%abv brew! Another winner from Charelvoix!

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Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of peensteen
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orange/blonde colour, one finger of dense white head, settles to a layer of white head on top that retains forever, some lace left behind. Smell is yeasty up front, lots of lemon and citrus, hoppy, green apple, sweet candy like notes, some banana, tropical fruit, very fruity. Taste is fruity and yeasty, green apple, citrus, lemon rind, bubble gum in finish, moderate hop profile, spices in aftertaste. High carbonation, med weight, med-full body. Nice and complex but very approachable, I really enjoyed this, had this at volo a couple years back and it blew me away, wasn't as impressed this time but it is still top notch and still love it.

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Photo of kwjd
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow-orange colour with thick white head. As it dissipates, it leaves a nice ring on top and a layer of lacing all over the glass. Smells of pears and the Belgian yeast. Little bit of noticable hop bitterness in the flavour, with some of fruity sweetness. Complex flavour. Very smooth mouthfeel. This may be my favourite Canadian tripel.

As I keep working my way through beers from this brewery, I'm constantly impressed.

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Photo of DaPan
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from tasting notes on March 26, 2011. Thanks Michael for sharing. Bottle dated November 16, 2010.

Beer on lees, so we made sure to pour carefully to avoid disturbing the sediment. Poured crystal clear, yellow, with no head (likely due to careful pour). What foam did form disappeared quickly. Some lacing.

Aromas of apple, fruit and alcohol in the bouquet.

The taste was a bit harsh. Fruity and a bit bracing. Could do with some aging to take the edge off.

Mouthfeel was high carbonation, a little much for me and acidic.

This is a decent Canadian Triple, but still not quite in the same league as Fin du Monde. If I see some on my next Montreal visit, will grab some and age for 2 years or so and give it another go.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - poured VERY slowly and still the tower of head is almost uncontrollable and keeps replicating itself from the bottom up, extremely bubbly cloudy golden, the massive head is cool but a little annoying where you're itching to drink
S - smells of fruit syrup and clove-like spices, some grainy wheat malt, along with some leafy hops and light banana notes
T - strong classic belgian yeast notes of clove and banana, there is a syrupy sweetness mixed with a peppery spiciness for a good balance
M - very carbonated sting like champagne, refreshing and somewhat dry, finishing with a tingly mix of bubbles and spices
D - I decided to go big on my first of the Dominus series and was not disappointed, it has classic strong belgian flavours, the alcohol is there but not prominent, the only thing that was a bit much for me was the carbonation, but a very nice triple

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 8.99/16.9 oz (500 mL) bottle at vintage estates in Boardman. OH
Bottled Mar 17 2010 at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of yeast phenolics.
Head small (2 cm), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to irregular layer between 2 – 8 mm thick. The second pour after the brew has warmed, is thickerand more lasting.
Lacing OK – islands and archipelagos of mostly small bubbles.
Body medium yellow, yeast haze.
Flavor begins with a spicy, slightly clovey, taste with a light bite. Yeast phenolics are evident, becoming more so as the beer warms up. The alcohol cannot be tasted but immediately begins a stomach burn. No hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

Another tripel which meets the style criteria. Not fantastic and not bad – average taste.

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Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobsy
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to zorprime for the bottle - I'm a huge fan of Belgian styles, so this is a good one for me to try - cheers Eric!

This tripel pours a slightly cloudy deep gold with a large foamy white head. The colour is bright, radiant and attractive, while the bone-white head leaves fingers of lace and never really goes away, thanks to steady streams of bubbles reaching up from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is simply sublime. Really, its a huge fruit salad, with strong notes of ripe mango, pear, apple and tropical fruit. A slight soapiness adds to the mix in what is otherwise a very soft, fragrant, juicy and floral bouquet. If my wife started wearing this scent I wouldn't mind! It even improves as the beer warms, with honeydew melon joining the party.

After the spectacular stage set by the aroma, its hard for the flavour to keep up, but it performs gamely and reveals Dominus Vobsicum to be a very well-constructed tripel. Its not surprise that a tropical fruitiness dominates proceedings, and it provides a light sweetness throughout, before being cut short by a moderately bitter finish. A nice floral aftertaste lingers on the palate. I'm enjoying this and want to give the taste more than a 4 in this category, but is not a 4.5 either.

The carbonation reveals this beer's only flaw. Tripels are supposed to be highly carbonated, but the best still manage to feel soft and luxurious in the mouth. Dominus Vobiscum falls short of this, and its aggressive bubbles feel a touch too prickly. Its a distracting factor in what is otherwise a style-appropriate body. A slight warming betrays the ABV, but in a way that enhances, rather than detracts from the experience.

This is a great tripel, and a very enjoyable drinking experience. However, it is hurt by the prickly carbonation, and I wish they'd reined it in to complete an impressive all-round package. This is a good beer, though. Give her a swirl and you'll be okay - I was.

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Photo of Beerlover
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Dominus Vobiscum Triple from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 184 ratings
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