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Dominus Vobiscum Triple | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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Dominus Vobiscum TripleDominus Vobiscum Triple

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

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Photo of Swedes21
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chilled glass

Appearance - beer pours a very clear ale colour. There is some real good carbonation happening, looks lively. The head is foamy white, about 3 fingers. There is some nice lacing happening.

Smell - i can smell some green apple, maybe a slight hint of banana. there is also some earthy tones and of course a fruit. Maybe some wheat when you go looking for it.

Taste - right off the bat i can pick up some sweetness, coming from an apple/banana combination. there is a little bitterness near the end from the earthy tones. Very good tasting beer.

Mouthfeel - slight amount of carbonation brings the alcohol fwd a little more. the beer is well defined, some more bitterness near the end as well sweetness up front.

Drinkability - I enjoyed this beer and its a good intro to this brewery. i look fwd to trying more from their collection.

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Photo of scott451
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 500ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. 1 finger bubbly off white head that diminishes to a thin layer. A clear pale gold. Well carbonated. The head diminishes to a thin layer. Good lacing.

Estery malt smells. Spicy yeasts with a very slight hop finish. Some fruit in the middle as it warms.

Very smooth and well balanced mouthfeel. The ABV somewhat hidden but is there. Otherwise I could drink this all night.

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Photo of Ralphus
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My second Charlevoix beer, first from the Dominus Vobiscum line up - and it's a stand out. I'm liking the decision to create a beer list before heading to Quebec already.

Poured into a Westmalle goblet and this one looked worthy from the start. Lovely orange gold colour with sparkling bubbles rising to the top. The head is a little flat though and left no lacing as it subsided to a small ring of foam.

The nose, as reviewer Bobsy pointed out, is all tropical. I smelled it before I even lifted the beer to my nose. A rush of sweet pears, melon, citrus fruits and bubble gum are just gushing here. How a beer can do this is truly a testament to the brewers skill. The taste has more of the same and transitions to a well balanced, hoppy finish. There are some alcohol notes in the back and on an empty stomach they kick in pretty quick. I also get some pleasant vanilla in the tail end. It's mild but definitely there.. mixed in with a bit of candy sweetness. Lovely stuff.

Mouthfeel is good for the style.. some prickling carbonation initially but it settles down half way through and the result is a pleasant creaminess.

Drinkability is right on. For the style it ranks above average.

Well done Charlevoix!

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - This beer poured and extremely clear golden color with 2 fingers of white head. the head took a bit of time to die down. Carbonation seemed strong. Its a very nice looking beer!

Aroma - Apple, pear, Vanilla, banana, clove,fresh bread.

Taste - You get green apple and pear up front followed by some banana, clove and spicyness, then some fresh baked bread.

Feel - This was a medium bodied beer Carbonation was tingly and not much bitterness perfect for the style.

Overall - I found this beer to be pretty fantastic. Up there with some of my favorite tripels. the flavors meshed really well.

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Photo of MattyV
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden yellow into a snifter with a two-finger fluffy, pillowy white head that shows fabulous retention and lacing.

Aroma is very fresh. I first pick up slight citrus notes, along with some of the more-standard tripel smells: spice, yeast, fruitiness. As it warms I'm noticing more white grape and pear as well.

The taste is big and fruity up front along with some major yeasty notes. Sweet, but not overpowering, the spiciness tends to balance it out well. The pleasant flavour profile masks the ABV quite well, with the heat only slightly noticeable.

Lively carbonation, this one definitely dances across your tongue and lends a tanginess to the overall experience.

I'm glad I seeked this out while in Quebec. A great and well-balanced tripel; I may even prefer it to LFdM... a tripel tasting may be in order.

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Photo of deg
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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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Photo of Otterburn
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is blond,golden, a bit cloudy
the head is medium and white

Smells like alcool and bread

Full body,strong, balanced, taste alcool and bread, a bit bitter at the end of the sip

nice feeling mouthfeel

drinkability is good, used as a digestif or apero..

Excellent brew

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Photo of jbonapar
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Purchased from a fine shop in Hull Quebec.

Pours a golden honey with soft and plentiful head.

Smell - Smells EXACTLY like a Chardonnay wine. If this was a blind tasting, i'd have thought it was a sweet white wine. Slight pear with sweet fermented grapes.

Taste - fascinating development of flavors. It hits the tongue as a sweet white wine with strong pear and apple flavors then quickly develops into a malty beer filled with cloves and cardamom. As the spice leaves the strong bitterness from lemony hops develops. My only critique is the bitterness builds a bit to strong and seems to overpower the finish.

Nevertheless, like many quebec beers, a fantastic brew.

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

Review in french. Thanks.

La Dominus Vobiscum Triple est une blonde dorée avec une excellente carbonatation. Apparence typique des triples de qualité.

Au nez, les effluves semblent moins généreuses. Agrumes et caramels se mélangent, mais sans libérer quelque chose d'incroyable.

En bouche, la Dominus Vobiscum Triple surprend. Moelleux et sucré, les caramels se mélangent aux indices floraux et aux agrumes. Un goût classique des triples, mais néanmoins réussi à merveille.

Bref, une bonne note puisque c'est une bonne bière, mais le manque d'originalité déçoit un peu. Le format de 500 ml et la jolie bouteille sont aussi agréables.

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

A: Pours into the glass a straw coloured body with three fingers of head.

S: Ripe fruits, apples, pears, spicy Belgian yeast, but very clean. Really big smell.

T: Follows nose, with a slight yeast bite opening. The middle is HUGE sweet pear/apple flesh and honey. The yeast dominates the finish. I can't believe this is 9%.

M: Nicely carbonated, smooth. Clean.

O: A great clean example of the style, so heavy on the ripe orchard fruits, that it is definitely one of my favourites in the style. It's not super dry like Westmalle, but I honestly prefer this.

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Photo of 2_Shaynez
3/5  rDev -26.8%

True to style... However very boozy, I've had many beers at 9%abv if not more, but this has too much burn on the phone exhale, it feels like someone added vodka. The alcohol is really not well masked at all. If this was either 5%abv or not so boozy I'd give it a 7.5/10

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