Dominus Vobiscum Saison | Microbrasserie Charlevoix

Dominus Vobiscum SaisonDominus Vobiscum Saison
BA SCORE
4.01/5
113 Ratings
Dominus Vobiscum SaisonDominus Vobiscum Saison
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Quebec, Canada
microbrasserie.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 05-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,332
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
113
pDev:
6.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 35
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of ssmack
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle into a tulip.

A light apricot gold only slightly cloudy. A quick 2 inch head of large foamy bubbles. Tons of streams of carbonation. Lumps of lacing that lasted to the end.

A deep, full aroma. Nippy, musty funk. Ripe fruits - mango and pears. A slight smokiness.

A complex mixtures of tastes. Sweet cake from the malt. Again ripe fruit - mango and melon. The hops have just enough bitterness to stick in the mouth. A leathery aftertaste. Very little funk in the taste.

A medium feel with excellent carbonation that bites the whole mouth.

A awesome, refreshing saison full of flavours and well balanced.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Long813
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From LCBO

A: Pours a hazy golden body with a huge amount of white fully head, about 3 fingers. After the head dissipates it leaves a wonderful amount of lacing.

S: Huge front of pears and a mix of other sweet fruits. Some wheat aromas are subtle. Very nice aroma.

T: Taste follows the aromas with a huge front of pear flavour, mixed with other sweet fruits and banana. There is quite a bit of wheaty-hops to the taste that lingers.

M: Light bodied with high carbonation. The texture is water like, and the carbonation makes each drink very crisp. Dry bitter wheat finish with no sense of alcohol.

O: Very nice Saison, easy to drink and very flavourful. Another offering well done from this brewery. Carbonation could be cut back a little, but that's all the negatives I could think of.

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4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The body is deep gold with a soft haze. Three fingers of billowing whipped white head floats on top and cakes itself to the sides of the glass. Thick, dense rings of lace are left behind. A fine looking Saison!

Ahh, what a smell. Pear drops give the nose a deep sweetness while peaches and a bit of lemon peel add a fruity zest. Fresh cut grass and doughy biscuits remind me of a heavier Pilsner. This is both complex and very aromatic.

Similar to the nose, the pear drops are the most prominent feature in the taste, spreading itself across the tongue with a little bit of peach skin in between. The grassy hop character immediately moves to the back where it helps to dry out the finish. Sweet bready goodness is what I`m left with.

This Saison is incredibly sessionable with its light body, clean feel, and dry finish. It seems to be a tad undercarbonated but I think that can be attributed to the 2012 production date on the bottle which I unfortunately didn`t notice until now. Even then, it doesn`t take away from the overall impression of the beer.

Although Lupulus still remains my favorite offering from Charlevoix, they did an excellent job with this Saison. Fruity, flavourful, and complex while remaining sessionable and refreshing. Well done!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Police in riot gear are practically needed to keep this head back; it nearly flows over the top of the glass with the kind of fervor characteristic of a Latin American revolution. Even once it settles it doesn't retreat; clumps of foam thick enough to warrant an ice-cream scoop remain floating atop the clear, lustrous golden ale.

Like a true farmhouse ale, this aroma is distinguished by a honey-oat cerealness, orchard fruit esters and a hint of spice. It is at once sweet, savory and, obviously, a hint spicy with an overlaying mustiness that might (somewhat unfairly) be associated with a barnyard.

The flavour has a dry hay or straw-like maltiness with a bit of honeyed cereal sweetness chasing the finish. Whether hops or yeast is tough to say, but an herbal, lightly grassy taste dominates and, eased in by hints of apple and pear, builds effortlessly to a definitively earthy finish. It's a wee brighter and more bubblegum-y than the most archetypal examples but still very classic.

The yeastiness can be a bit overpowering at times; its phenolic (spicy) by-products make the beer taste far stronger than the reasonable 6% it is. This could be also be attributed to a slightly thinner frame; the malts split soon as the aftertaste hits, leaving alcohol to roam free.

A good Saison is a proper way to celebrate life on a summer's day. Dominus Vobiscum Saison is an excellent candidate for doing just such a thing. It is a dazzling effort that, were it not already for so many dazzling Charlevoix offerings, might be considered one of the brewery’s best.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden beer, billowy white head, slightly cloudy.

Pears on the nose, touch of pepper.

Interestingly bitter throughout, hops are quite forward for a saison. Overall character is restrained spice with nice dusty yeast.

This is a very straightforward and drinkable saison. Happily throw back a bunch of this.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a mug. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy yellow gold with a huge frothy white head, good head retention, awesome lacing.

S - Orange, lemon, spice, yeast, pale malts.

T - Pale malts, some honey, citrus (orange in particular), some funky sourness, tangy, hint of spice, medium-mild bitter finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, slightly juicy, sticky, dry finish.

O - Pretty good.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2013/03/26.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Pale straw yellow with a huge amount of bright white head and massive lacing.

S - Bready sweetness and a floral hop aroma are dominant with spice, yeast esters and pepper.

T - A good hop profile is noticeable up front with floral, fruity and lemony flavours. A substantial bready malt bill adds sweetness and created a good balance. Spice, peppercorn, yeast esters and clove round out the palate. There is a slight funk/tartness evident as well.

M - Light body. Dry. Moderate carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Dominus Vobiscum Saison from Microbrasserie Charlevoix
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 113 ratings
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