Dominus Vobiscum Double | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

Dominus Vobiscum DoubleDominus Vobiscum Double
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Dominus Vobiscum DoubleDominus Vobiscum Double

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Beersignal on 06-03-2006

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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 86
Photo of Beelzebeer
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, bottled on Nov 11/11, making it a little less than a year

A - Dark brown, approaching black. Dense thick head, with nice lacing. Looks delicious.

S - Dark bread, malt, raisin, some apricot, plum

T - Malt, brown sugar, a little leather. Carmalized sugars at the end.

M - Dense yet easy to roll. Goes down extemely well.

O - One of the niced dubbels I've ever had.

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Photo of EzraAtom
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of papat444
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Seany for this.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, bottled 2012/01/12.

Appearance: A good half of the glass is filled with a light toffee colored heady that has a patchwork of tiny air bubbles and leaves lots of lacing. Dard brown with red wine tinges in the body.

Smell: Citrus mixed with brown sugar and also a candied sugar. Strong yeast presence gives it a nice aroma as does some spices.

Taste: Toffee at first with candy plums and fresh herbs. Good flavors but hard to pick out because the....

Mouthfeel: is very carbonated. I've had worse but it unnecessarily distracts. Better after about half an hour but damage is done.

Overall: This would rate much higher if it wasn't for the carbonation issues. Glad it's local so i can keep trying.

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Photo of endovelico
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Creme, spongy head that soufflés out, leaving no lace. The brew is mahogany with reddish highlights and low perceived effervescence.

Aroma: Medium low in intensity. Chocolate-y, ashy with strong caramel notes.

Taste: Candy sugar, alcohol warmness, some higher alcohols, some raisins, some fig, spices.

Palate: Medium to medium full. Low to medium carbonation. Low bitterness. Kinda soapy and flat texture.

Overall: A decent Dubbel, but too conservative in my eyes. Severly low in depth, it's more protuberant quality is the alcohol play. The carbonation, ABV and residual sugar ratio proves effective and very enjoyable in allowing for a smooth buzz, that pervades without much notice.

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Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Melomanemusher
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of mick303
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice creamy tan head of one finger that lingers around forever, good to see such a solid retention and lacing on a non-Euro Trappist-style. Colour is really dark, a dark/blackish chestnut brown.

Aroma is very fragrant and picks up some of the spices used in the brew. Light and fresh esters overtop of a big body of boozy malt fruitiness. Intoxicating.

Taste is very rich, some dark fruitiness, caramel malts. Great complexity, spices are just present enough to give an interesting flavour kick without getting in the way of the beer. Finish is nice and full, with maltiness that lingers, beer warms all the way down.

Mouthfeel is really full. I find it quite well balanced, theres a slight bitterness, and the alcohol is quite well hidden, very warming.

Was quite impressed with this example, seems to stack up with some of the better examples of the style. The balance and complexity of this are solid and it makes a very drinkable and interesting beer. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 11/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a semi opaque, somewhat muddy red-orange amber. Thick, aggressive head (foamed out of the bottle), leaving light lacing; lasts a long time. Sweet caramel malt and very spicy aroma. Taste is sweet malts, raisins, dark fruit, brown sugar, cloves, cinnamon, complex. Middle and finish are lighter versions of the start, almost seems a slight let down that there is not a burst of flavor at the end. Still a complex, but subtle flavoring. Quite different. I would like to try other ales from this brewery.

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Photo of theminutemen
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of wookievath
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of drpimento
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer. Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, foamy, tan head that soon settles to a self-replenishing island and ring and no lace. Color is a hazy/cloudy amber copper with some tiny bubble trails. Aroma is malt, fruit, spice. Flavor is like nose plus sweet up front, followed by carbonic tang, little bitterness. Body is full and round and has the right carbonation to cut the sweetness. Finish is like flavor, average length, and boozy.

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Photo of csiewert
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - deep garnet color with a finger of head that retains well and laces well as well... So many wells

S - spices... Coriander, orange peel, banana eaters and dark fruit

T - starts with the spices... coriander and maybe some sweet orange peel. Then has a hint of dark fruits and candi sugars. Any malt characteristics are hidden to me.

M - slightly slightly cloyingly sweet... Not bad though... Carb could be a little higher.

O - a good beer to pick up and give a try, you might like it a lot

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Photo of Foudebiere
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of SebD
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice dark brown color to it with some ruby hues shinning through . It has a nice beige head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of dark fruit (mostly raisins) with some spices, rich roasted malts, bubblegum, and yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice dark fruit character to it with a light spiciness, sweet caramelly malts really come out with a nuttiness and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice and sweet overall balance and feel.

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

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Photo of BGDrock
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: very dark brown; a great, tan head builds quickly on the poor and fades to a thin covering after a few minutes

Aroma: mild; sharpness and acidity like wine; some roasted malt; dark fruit like cassis

Taste & Mouthfeel: that's different! effervescent and sharp at first, fades to an almost creamy, mouth-filling bitterness that feels fruity; dates? raisins? cassis? medium body, carbonation; great length, flavour is glued to the tongue (a good thing); the sweetness is rich and deep

Overall: a very smooth, easy drinking double with a rich, complex, not-too-sweetness that would go great with dessert

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Photo of traumaqueen
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, hazy amber with red highlights and a decent cappuccino-coloured head. Relatively low level of carbonation, but still a fizzy mouthfeel - not the best element of this beer.

Aroma is of Belgian yeast with a sweet, milky undertone. The additional spices are more prevalent in the taste, and complement it nicely. This Belgian yeast is well balanced with the caramelized malts, a sweet taste that leaves a surprisingly dry finish.

Not a beer style I personally choose very often, but I am glad to have tried this particular one.

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Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of spinrsx
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from Marche Omni (3.99$)

Appearance - Reddish brown colour with a large size frothy and fizzy beige colored head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some decent lacing.

Smell - Malts, raisins, hay/straw

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste anise mixed with malts and some raisins. There are also notes of smoke and a bit of chocolate. It ends with a dark fruit slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – Another quality beer from this brewer. The alcohol is well hidden and the beer is very drinkable. It's got the perfect amount of sweetness that leaves it flavourful but not cloying. Not sure I'd pick it up again, but I'm glad I gave it a shot.

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Photo of clesius
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of thehyperduck
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2011/11/09. Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured medium brown and settled a very dark amber/ruby colour. One finger of light brown head formed with very good retention.

S - Brown sugar, raisins, burnt caramel, spice and some dark fruit notes in the background.

T - A huge rum soaked raisin flavour up front with brunt caramel, dark fruit and spices. A sweet sticky-candy finish. Although this is sweet, the ABV cuts through the sweetness perfectly.

M - Medium body with a nice chew. Light to moderate carbonation.

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Photo of Groulxsome
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BBP
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours chestnut brown with a full head, excellent retention and nice lacing.

The aroma is of dark fruit, bubblegum, yeast, and candy.

The taste is somewhat like the aroma with bubblegum and caramel sweetness as well. It's more or less what most dubbels aspire to. The balance in this is quite well done. Very rich without overwhelming sweetness.

The mouthfeel is medium-thin and medium-heavy. The finish is dry with slight stickiness.

Overall, once this warmed up a bit I was quite impressed with it. I think a smaller bottle size would be best, however as the dryness did add up a little, but aside from that, I think this is the dubbel I'd choose from this point on.

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Dominus Vobiscum Double from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Beer rating: 77.6% out of 100 with 161 ratings
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