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Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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BA SCORE
4.21/5
Exceptional
280 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Beersignal on 01-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,457
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
280
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
53
Trade:
2
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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kier
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AcidJosh
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jtee
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml bottle served at 17 degrees Celsius into a chalice. The beer has spent a handful of months in the bottle – the date reads 19.01.2017

Look: Excellent appearance. The beer pours a clear gold with two and a half fingers of persistent, dense, white head that settles to a cap within six minutes. Beautiful lacing.

Smell: Well-balanced and medium intensity with citrusy hops and Belgian yeast character. Medium esters (apples and banana) as well as clove-like, peppery phenols. Faint pale malts and wheat.

Taste: Very much like the aroma but bolder. Strong, well-balanced, and hop-forward with Belgian yeast. Citrusy (lemon), floral, and spicy hops. Estery apple and banana as well as clove-like, peppery phenols. Faint pale malts with additional subtle wheat and caramel notes. The finish is medium-dry, though quite lengthy, and towards the bitter side.

Feel: Very pleasant - medium body with lively carbonation. Drying, warming, creamy, and somewhat prickly.

Overall: A great example of a Belgian IPA with dominating hops, esters, and spicy phenols. The alcohol is well-hidden which makes this very drinkable. All aspects of the beer demonstrate excellent craftsmanship. Definitely a sensory experience worth having. I'm sure I'll buy this again when it becomes available.

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

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In no way is this as good as indicated by the ratings. Yes, it is a decent Canadian version of the style, but it is still just "a" version. Way too carbonated and is it ever silly expensive for a domestic!
Nonsense. Try it once and then move on.

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Photo of Glorithm
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewxer
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Geosuds
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mousel
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weswideman
3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of JuiceBombWino
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Finally getting around to enjoying this very highly regarded IPA after a long week (so far) of work. 750 ml bottle served above fridge temperature and served into a pint glass. Bottling date is December 16, 2015. Purchased 3 bottles (now only 2 left) each for $11.80 CDN from various LCBO's. This bottle is advertised as 9% per LCBO coding.

Appearance - Brilliantly clear, massive amount of bubbles form in the glass and rise up to the top. Even a gentle pour yields two plus fingers of brilliant white head leaving cascading lacing rings everywhere.

Smell - Truly Belgian in charcter with a massive yet not overwhelming powdery yeast nose. Some banana, and a subtle but not insignificant amount of spicy and citrusy hop aroma. Top notch stuff. Other fine grains and traces of caramel linger too.

Taste - Big and boozy at first, there's a bit of a harsh alcohol booziness lingering in behind. The hops are certainly present turning a fine Strong Belgian Pale into another monster with added bitterness and a more earthy than expected bite. It's some nit pick as this ale is very tasty and quite easy to drink, but compared to my initial impressions, just short of the hype. Nonetheless taste improves as it warms,

Mouthfeel - Super carbonated as is par for the style, but this is stretching even that. Body is light as can be for a big 9% ABV.

Overall - Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus is a top notch Belgian IPA, that is damned tasty and looks and smells even better. Bitterness is nicely balanced and while it's hard to create a big Belgian IPA that goes down really easy, this approaches it. While not quite as refined as Houbolon le Chouffe (the standard bearer of Belgian IPA's in my opinion), I can certainly see why this is rated in the same class, as all of the subtleties of the best Belgians are also present here. Certainly worth a try, but bring a friend as this could be tough to drink on your own unless you've got nowhere to go and a long evening (or weekend afternoon) in front of you.

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4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wajohnst
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bf_89
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4ster
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mademers
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 280 ratings
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