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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:
#1,458
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
280
pDev:
10.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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111
Gots:
53
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml bottle dated 15/06/15.
L: Bright honey-colored beer with an enormous pillowy head.
S: Bright, candied lemon and yeast.
T: Sweet and crackery, citrus notes dominate with white grape and green apple and a wisp of balsam. I perceive no bitterness at all and I'm pretty sure there should be some bitterness - it's sweet malt to start, earthy malt in the middle, and sweet sticky maltiness at the finish.
F: Champagne-like bubbles provide an interesting contrast to the otherwise slick, syrupy mouthfeel.
O: I noted the 10% abv when I opened the bottle and then never gave it another thought. Now I'm wondering whether I'm going to be able to fix dinner. Or even get off the couch. A little sweet to my taste, I don't believe for a minute that I just drank an IPA, Belgian or otherwise, but all in all a highly serviceable beverage that left me cheerfully buzzed.

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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-a bright golden yellow with two to three fingers worth of rocky white head that disappears slowly

S-light yeast, light fruit sweetness, grainy, and spices

T-taste is similar to the smell, bready malts, spices, light citrus and other fruits, and Belgian yeast

M-medium body, crisp carbonation, dry finish

Overall not as hoppy as I was expecting but overall a really excellent Belgian style beer. Could be due to the older bottle (5-6 months old) but this beer tastes more like a Triple to me.

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

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4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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