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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

503 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.91%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004)
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Spider889

Ohio

2.7/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I really wanted to like this beer, I have been fairly impressed with the other Dieu Du Ciel offerings I've tasted thus far.

Arrives as a muddled brown sugar-water color. Murky and full of suspended yeast and unfermented sugars I imagine. Not much head on it when it arrived, didn't last long or leave an impression upon my glass by way of lacing either.

Didn't get much aroma, sadly. Some softer doughy malts and sweetness.

The flavor is typical of a Quad, yet fairly ho-hum compared to most out there. There's a reason that this style is best left to the abbeys of Europe. Brown sugar sweetness, soft notes of figs and orange peel.

Weak by way of body, especially given the appearance. Not too boozy despite the hefty abv. Not something I'd ever desire to order again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2010 05:14:31 | More by Spider889
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Pours a murky dark brown, coca-cola like, into my St. Bernardus chalice. 1.5 inch head. A little bit of lacing but nothing significant.

Smells like a typical quad- the dark fruits (plums/raisins), some spicing, and yeast.

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A: Reasonably clear pour, medium ruby-brown. Translucent, light tan head. Nice lace, small bubbles.
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Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
88 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.