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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

579 Ratings
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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 45
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004)
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elec, Dec 21, 2012
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AndrewIronfist, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Medium sized light brown head with moderate retention and weak lacing. The beer itself is hazy dark brown with red hues in the light.

S- Sweet caramel with roasted nuts. Hint of cloves and other spices from the yeast, mild floral hops and light peppery alcohol. Some plums and figs also come through in the aroma.

T- Very sweet malty beer, brown sugar roasted almonds, plums, caramel and milk chocolate. Some hoppy bitterness balances things out in the end and a peppery alcohol throughout. This is a very tasty beer.

M- Medium to full bodied with a mouth coating oiliness. Cutting bitter bit and then dry in the end.

The bottle says this beer is a abby-style brown ale, and I would say that is a great description though very high abv for a brown. This is a very complex and great tasting beer, I really enjoyed drinking it and will have to get it again.

br3wmeister, Aug 31, 2009
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polishkaz, Mar 28, 2012
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frlrv1020, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Morpheus, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

gearzstang, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rogerdandy, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

kjkinsey, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Rollzroyce21, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded brown with a creme head. Nose is perfume and dough tones. Not overly complex, and slightly leaning towards one dimensional. Flavor is floral, dough, touches of fig fruits and slight sweetness. An alcohol burn is noticeably present. More so as time goes on and it warms. Feel is thick enough on liquid. Carbonation is middle of the road and about what I would hope to see. Overall not too shabby. The alcohol is a bit too much IMO, especially for a lower abv quad. But it definitely works for the style as many interpretations of quads have a difficult time doing so.

RblWthACoz, May 28, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Rigor Mortis is a murky, chocolate brown color with a moderate beige head that quickly reduces to a collar. For the aroma all I can get for sure is a boozy smell, little else. I struggled for quite a while with the taste of Rigor, nearly to the end of the beer. Then I remembered I received some dates for early Christmas and sampled one. Guess what? That was it. So, Rigor tastes like a sweet, alcoholic date (I've had a few of those). The feel was full bodied with ample carbonation. Drinkability was only fair due to ABV, alcohol taste and price.

I did enjoy Rigor Mortis and rate it highly in everything but drinkability.

kegger22, Dec 22, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in my ST tulip. Poured the color of cola with a two inch frothy, off-white head. Head settles into a solid cap with thick bands of lacing. Nose is rather mild and difficult to describe - slightly vinous and malty with a hint of spice in the mix. Some booziness comes out up front, followed by the wine-like character revealed in the nose, dark fruit and spice. Mouthfeel is just shy of medium-bodied with a pleasant, consistent background carbonation. Nice abbey ale that changes its character as it warms.

Jwale73, May 15, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: After a vigorous pour I was only able to get about 1.5 fingers of head. Light tan with fairly good retention. Big bubbles abound. Color is a really murky brown with lighter tan streaks. A nice layer of tan fluffy head persists throughout.

S: Smells very much like a quad! It has that almost clean quality from the Belgian yeast. Lots of caramel and some dark fruitiness. Maybe just a hint of warm spices.

T: This beer is really sweet! And actually a little sour?? I may be imagining it but I feel like I'm getting just a hint of sour in this. Other than that it is all rich dark fruits with caramel and booze. Really intense and really a sipper. The yeast definitely comes out and so does the candi sugar. Alcohol isn't nearly as present as I thought it would be.

M: Medium slick body with good carbonation.

O: All around a decadent beer. I really enjoy it and I can't get over this sour note I taste... is that on purpose or did I buy a bottle that's just a little contaminated?? Who knows but the result is good.

tony223366, Jul 03, 2012
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Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.