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Dominus Vobiscum Saison | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Phyl21ca on 05-29-2012

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Reviews:
35
Ratings:
107
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
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Photo of peensteen
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale blonde colour, light ring of white head with some lace as well. Smell is yeasty, spice, coriander, a bit of herbal and floral scents, nice malt presence and a little bit of funk as well as some fruity notes. Taste is clean, malty and fruity, some floral flavours and spice, lemon, a bit of herbal flavours in the finish with some dry yeastiness as well going into the aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation, medium feel, carbonation felt a touch high probably because it is so crisp and dry. Solid saison, another well done Belgian style from Charlevoix.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 6.99+

Appearance – Clear yellow/amber colour with a massive size fizzy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 6-7 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, corn, grass, yeast, citrus zest

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with corn and a grassiness. There is also quite a bit of peppery yeast notes with some lemon zest. It ends with a spicy bitter aftertaste.

Overall – Just tad too herbal/bitter for my tastes. But still another solid beer from this brewer. Well worth the price of the bottle.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden in colour. Basically no head, just a bit of white film.

Light fruit in the nose, slight hint of spice. Yeast. Floral. Moderately sweet smelling.

Light fruits (pear, apple), yeast, spices. A bit sweet, with some honey flavour. Nice flavour.

Light bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Tingly.

Overall. good. Not remarkable but tasty. A bit on the sweet side as saisons go, but not overly so.

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Photo of SebD
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy golden color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down slowly and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, spices, floral hops, some citrus and some grain.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a nice floral hop presence, citrus but also alot of spices and some Belgian yeast notes.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Very good Saison, Charlevoix never ceases to let me down.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into tulip 9/7/12

A slight haze in a golden body, try not to get a massive head on this one I dare ya, gentle pour yields three fingers of soapy foam. a couple squiggly lines of lace followed by some random patches

S big nose on this one, citrus bubblegum comes out right away, floral hops, lavender perhaps? faint banana, and spiced well with some peppery grains, the yeast is working wonders for me

T not as in your face as the smell but has a little more spice too it, some more earthy notes then the nose but I preferred the smell

M a little over carbonated with just a little bitter bite and a lingering spicy aftertaste

O this ones doing great on this hot Summer night, 750ml is no issue whatsoever and went down fast, I could smell it all night and other then a few too many bubbles I have very little too complain about

Not sure If i priced this one right because at a little over 10$ I can see this one hitting my glass all Summer long

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer is dark golden, one could say its amber in color. I prefer dark golden. Nice foamy head thrones. Sticky and dense. The aroma is intense. It is spicy, some sugar and Belgium yeast. In the mouth, the beer is spicy, with a dry finish slightly bitter. Vry effervescent in the mouth. Refreshing. A typical Belgian saison. Some fruits also in the taste. I like this one. For the price also, it's quite good.

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Photo of Beersignal
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brewery has firmly supplanted Unibroue as Quebec's premier brewer of belgian styles and this for several years.

Finally someone steps up and brews a satisfying and flavourful saison that I can get into on a daily basis.

Bright orangey golden beer pours with a thick white head that immediately releases generous notes of resiney and flowery hops along with some hints of freshly ground white pepper and tart green apples. Very inviting.

Flavours are slightly hop forward but a gentle sweetness accompanied by citrucy notes washes in to balance the experience and make this perilously quaffable.

Mouthfeel is dryish and a bracing and long grapefruit quality closes out each sip and makes you beg for another pull.

The drinkability of this beer turns a 750ml serving into a "small" bottle. I could easily dispose of 3 of these in one afternoon and not get bored...

Santé
SMD

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Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml, typically (in a good way) Euro-esque sturdy-ass bottle.

This beer pours a very clear, pale golden amber hue, with three fingers of loose, bubbly, and foamy white head, which leaves a sparse windward island array of lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of dry banana and orange citrus fruit salad, quite well peppered (for some reason, in the food metaphor), pale grainy malt, and soft floral hops - a description which, upon re-reading, does not do justice to how pleasant the aroma emanating from the glass really is. The taste is dry fruity malt - again, the citrus only a bit player in a general olio of supermarket outer ring goodness, some mildly edgy clove, black pepper and cardamon discernible amongst a fairly more complex array of spice, with some nicely laid-back earthy yeast wallowing in a very mildly warming alcohol pool.

The bubbles are quite restrained and properly behaved, the body a surprising medium weight, even for the style, and tacitly smooth, amongst the yeast and subtle booze intrusions. It finishes a bit on the sweet side, but not overly so, as the lulling graininess gives equal time to a nice medley of spice and fruit.

I expect nothing less from this brewery, and they do not disappoint - an enticing blend of wheat, fruity malt, spice, yeast, and prodding alcohol soothes my workaday blues, and even if they are not French farm-borne, they still provide the same aches, and this provides an equal to the task salve.

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Photo of NForr
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was very excited to see this one come out. It's the latest in the seasonal Dominus Vobiscum beers from Charlevoix - a Belgian Saison.

Pours out a beautiful pale amber color with a nice two finger head that never dissipates.

Aromas of spicy Belgian yeast, with some fruity sweet smells mixed in as well. Floral hops as well. Made me drool a little.

Lots of Spiciness up front - cloves, and cardamon and a little funkiness. Floral tastes mixed in there with a nice sour and fruity bitter finish. Some apples and pears. Not a huge hop presence, but just enough to balance nicely.

Incredibly refreshing on the palate. Pretty perfect summer beer. I'm glad I grabbed a few of these, again Charlevoix has not let me down.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of fruity ester with nice solid rustic Belgian malt backbone. Taste is also a great mix between some rustic malt notes with floral undertones and semi-sweet rustic Belgian malt. Light peppery and yeasty finish. Body is about average with great carbonation. Well done with good level of drinkability and great work on the fruity ester originating from the yeast strain.

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