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

The appearance of this stuff is appealing all around. 500 ml squat brown bottle, classy font and the image on the label--a fiery twilight sky over a small port nestled in a valley--foreshadows what is to be found once these contents are poured out from this container. A ruddy golden in appearance capped by a massive creamy white head, a tripel just on the verge of sunset. An effervescence on the nose, light and soothing, mild aromas of golden bread, yeast, with faint hints of pepper, coriander and apricot. The taste impresses even more, not bold but very rounded and flavourful. Alcohol-laced bread up front, with a swatch of mild spice in the middle, which then rounds out with a light lemony citrus twist on the finish. Not at all overpowering for the alcohol content, in fact an applaudable show of craftsmanship to contain a profile that could otherwise get right out of control, to keep it succinct instead of going off in every direction. A well-contained balanced tripel. The mouthfeel is the converse of the aroma, it is thick and full and creamy, yet takes a light billowy texture on the finish, more akin to what the aroma first hinted at. Although I like a decent tripel every once in a while, it isn't a style I aggressively seek out on a regular basis. However this Dominus Vobiscum, if it ever were available locally, would easily become a mainstay in my fridge and in one of my chalices, I never thought I could ever consider a tripel as a session beer. One that would have to be reined in tightly so that things wouldn't end in tears the next day, but easily a Belgian that I could spend a very comfortable and pleasurable evening with. Many thanks and a humble bow to Goldorak for his fine taste in BIF-ing this to me. In my eyes Quebec still remains the cultural capital of Canada, and that goes double for the majority of their microbreweries as well.

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Photo of grub
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viggo shared this one too. thanks eric!

500ml bottle. sampled jan 29/09.

pours deep yellow with just a touch of haze. a big fluffy white head forms, dropping fairly fast but leaving a solid sheet of lace.

aroma is nice. like the dubbel, there seems to be a touch of funk there along with the usual tripel character. bit of lemon. belgian yeasty spice. light caramel and unrefined sugar. white bread and cracker. bit of alcohol. touch of lemon and leather and barnyard funk.

taste is good. slightly soapy floral hop character. just a hint of sweetness, more unrefined sugar than caramel. white bread and cracker. light alcohol. bit of light belgian spice. touch of lemon. low bitterness level. touch of leather and green tobacco leaf. bit of citrus too.

mouthfeel is good. medium-light body, not quite as dry as i'd expect. medium-high carbonation level.

drinkability is pretty good. nice balance. good stuff.

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Photo of chickenm
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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

Photo of polloenfuego
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a Charlevoix glass.

A: pours a hazy gold with a high fluffy head that stays around for quite a while. When it breaks down, it leaves a small film and good lacing.

S: the smell is sweet and yeasty. There are floral and fruit tones present.

T: sweetish...fruits come through as does the yeast. It is a light and pleasant taste.

M: soft and creamy. Carbonation is there but not overpowering. It is a smooth beer.

O: a nice triple. Charlevoix does a nice job this beer. I appreciate the smooth and refreshing taste that comes through. This might be my go to summer beer.

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Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -51.2%

Photo of SebD
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of banana, citrusy/tropical fruit, piney hops, some spices and yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a very nice tropical and citrusy fruit feel, piney hops in the back, banana, nice cloves and spices and some yeast

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of schnarr84
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of RedAleMan
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mattycasey
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mack
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Proteus93
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Like the double, it needs to be poured patiently... Massive white head tops a rather clean, though 'decidedly' unfiltered brew.

S + T: A notable toasted scent, though I don't know if I connect it with barley, specifically. Rather, a toasted grain in general or just plain toast. Some fresh fruit peel, primarily like pear or modest apple. Flavour is similar with an alcohol note giving it a little heat. Some hints of honey squeeze in. Not bad.

M + D: Well carbonated, with a little sting on the way down. Medium body, a little slick, despite the fizz.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rtepiak
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

at first it has a similar distinction of a particular yeast odor. lemon and hay. pollen and mild wheat. a complex yeast and grain structure that seems to be all to familiar but actually quite broad. some belgian sugars some straw in the nose. palate on the other hand was a triple with a significantly more savory finish of earth that induced hunger. herbal notes. coriander and anise. it is a perfect food combination. a wood bark note that was dry and crisp bittering. mild hints of apple pie and honey. and the crisp sugar crust.

must say as in formally this is fantastic and very textbook. and saying that with a triple is a lot in the context of quebec... or north america for that matter. i think i've had more intriguing beers by them but this by volume is the most impressive and on the money.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of HollyHops
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CurtisD
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of a mixed four pack purchased for me in Drummondville, along with the Dubbel, Blonde and Blanche. Thanks Phil!

Poured into a taller tulip glass. Appearance is lovely, its hazy golden sheen catches the light brilliantly, and its head is thick, fluffy and displays remarkable retention. Loads of lacing patches grace the sides of the glass. light sediment flakes on the bottem, light carbonation bubbles sustain the head nicely. Spot on.

Nose is soft and pleasant - wheat malt, yeast, banana, pears, lemon and spice. As it warms, the banana becomes more prominent over the rest, a sweet, lightly fried banana scent.

While not nearly as dry as their provincial counterpart and perennial favorite La Fin du Monde, Charlevoix is nevertheless a lovely, flavorful tripel, sweet and yeasty, with nice pear, banana and citrus notes. A nice mild bitterness to clean things up at the finish. Remarkably smooth; alcohol is present, but only provides a warming sensation rather than a burn. Hard to believe that nearly a tenth of the glass is alcohol...

The only, and I mean ONLY fault I had with Charlevoix is the mouthfeel, which I thought was lacking in the carbonation department. For tripels, I want to feel the citrus and yeast notes explode on the tongue; Charlevoix felt a bit flatter than it should be and thus this didn't happen as well as it could. Still, a nice body and slightly creamy feel.

Since I love tripels so much, it's hard for me to knock them down. Fortunately, this won't be a problem with Charlevoix' version. Flavorful, attractive, insanely easy to drink, this is the kind of tripel I could drink all day long. I'd happily cite this brew as being among Canada's best. Their reputation is fully-deserved, and I'm eagerly looking forward to the rest of their offerings.

A professor of mine and fellow lover of beer has long maintained that finding quality Belgian beers doesn't require one to actually visit Belgium, because Quebec does them so well. With each passing day I agree with him all the more.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A:
Pours a slightly cloudy, pale whitish dirty yellow, with a really active pristine white head that is a bit creamy and quite effervescent. Champagne-like carbonation, beautiful. Absolutely perfect head (literally feel likes cream when it gets on your lips). Great retention pretty thick lacing. Takes two pours.

S:
Pretty sweet, floral crispness with some thicker banana/vanilla-scented yeast tones. Some citrus rind, pretty soft smelling.

T:
Not brash. Really refreshing and floral. A little lingering tartness. Some broad mineral tastes.

M:
Soft and creamy with a rising tinge of carbonation. Warm and round. Not overly boozy but there is definitely a little tingle from it. Long, smooth, gentle finish.

O:
An all-around enjoyable experience from start to finish. Gorgeous, smells nice, delicious. I honestly expected nothing so good. On my way to get more.

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