Dominus Vobiscum Double | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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3.94/5
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165 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Beersignal on 06-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,174
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
165
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Simon212
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rlhj
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If a barleywine and a dubbel had a baby, this beer would be it.

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Photo of Poljazz22
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 17--03-14 drank on 18-05-22
Pours an almost opaque dark brown with a beige persistent ring.
Smell of molasses, dark dried fruit.
Tastes of Christmas fruitcake (no citrus overtones) with Belgian peppery yeast. Dark sugar and molasses but not overly sweet. The alcohol is well hidden.
It is easy on the throat and is quite filling. Lots of complexity. Great sipping beer! Quite easy to find here in Montreal and well worth the $5 can. per 500ml.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rugene
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.69/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i just had a bottle of this from 2010 off the vintage beer list at bull and bush, really fair pricing too on this, considering its age and now rarity. i really enjoyed it, its like a big chewy liquid molasses cookie, gingersnap or something, not sure if this is actually spiced or not, but it sure tastes like it is. deep copper colored, past rust to a dark caramel color, just redder than brown. lots of body and a frothy tan heady with outstanding retention. brown sugar, molasses, dried ginger, honey, loosely belgian yeast, fruitcake, booze, maple, even clove present themselves in the nose and taste of this, it really does have a fresh baked wintery cookie vibe to it, mild banana in there, tons of molasses, rich and sweet and full bodied, but with considerable more depth than most belgian dubbel types or even barleywines that i have known. its downright impressive really, warm and comforting, filling in just the right way, still active in feel, nothing like it out there that i am at all aware of. surprised to see others have not liked this more, but i suppose six years in the bottle has allowed it to evolve quite a lot. do yourself a favor and pick up an extra one for the cellar, this is one of the best aged beers i have ever had. world class, this should be hyped up. never even heard of this brewery before...

edit: has another bottle from 2010 this weekend, two additional years older than the original review, and its still drinking incredibly well. i get a ton of molasses and maple, a really cool ale yeast still cooking away, and a now effervescent texture, this has definitely taken on even more carbonation over this time. i like the booziness as it warms, and reckon this is one of the best beers in its style anywhere. i wish i could get more beer from these guys, this one has now blown my mind twice!!!

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Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VincentGR
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VbolieuV
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy dark brown with red hue under light with a small off-white head and lots of carbonation.

Aromas of dark fruits, malts and some caramel. You can also smell some of the yeast.

The smell is really underwhelming compared to the taste. Lots of flavors, mostly of dark fruits, sweet malts, caramel, some spices also. Really really good.

Nice feeling on the tongue, lots of carbonation.

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Photo of Supergenou
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(Review a day later) 500ml bottle, dated Feb 2010 (5.5 years old to date). As soon as I opened it (at a beer club), it gushed foam all of the place, spilling out nearly a third of the beer. What I was able to salvage, and taste, was good (I also got some good feedback from those who tried it): very smooth, with definitive dark fruit flavors. I'm glad I tried it, but I wouldn't want to buy another, as I don't want to risk having to waste much of the beer all over again.

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Photo of yasky
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Veiled dark brown copper color with moderate activity. Slightly foamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with some good legs.

Aroma of toffee and vinous dark fruits, a little faint. Flavors of dark berries, grapes, caramel, tobacco, herbal spices. Bready with a strong fruity estery sugary syrupy feel.

Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Well intensified medium strength finish, ending with herbal spicy hops and a thick fruity tongue coat.

Overall a pretty good craft having decent flavors and a nice balance. Slightly off with the freshness being highly vinous.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewpub sampled in the hotel room.
Rich chocolate caramel and fruit notes. Paired great with the raspberry brownie ice cream I had for desert.

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Photo of Sanmaral
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lgmol
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reddish brown with tons of bubbles up the sides of the glass and a bubbly off-white head that's quick to disappear with zero lacing. Smells strongly of currants, raisins and other dark fruits, some cherry cola and even a little maple syrup. Definitely malt forward in taste, with some of the same flavors as in the aroma, but surprisingly dry. Nice amount of hop bitterness in the background for balance, as well as a tiny herbal aroma and flavor in there too. Sort of a scraping bubbles, cleansing mouthfeel. Decent, but still not as great as the classics.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shanny_koenig
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: about two fingers of a slightly beige head. Slightly higher than moderate rates of carbonation are visible. It's a dark auburn sort of color, raisin would be an accurate descriptor of color.

S: Dark fruits, some darkly caramelized sugars, a bit of some spicy phenols.

T: This is great, absolutely great. Initially I was hit with some dark fruit , think in the vein of raisin or grape, followed up with some slight spiciness. I also get just a bit of star anise, which is great because usually i find spiced beers overly spiced. The star anise really just adds another complex layer to the beer. Maybe a bit of a bready/munich malt type flavor. When it was warming up I even got a bit of a sweet milk chocolate.Overall, very complex.

F: Carbonation is good. Not overly fizzy, as I find many brewers hear belgian and go overboard, but well done. Mouth feel is not overly thick making the beer extremely drinkable.

O: This is an amazing beer! Highly recommend it. It easily competes with the greats and IMO beats out Chimay and Maudite. Even though it's a bit strong to be a Dubbel, it makes for a fantastic dark strong. This is good stuff!

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mtomlins
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Dominus Vobiscum Double from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 165 ratings