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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

553 Ratings
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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 45
Gots: 62 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004)
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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 27, 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
Photo of Jwale73
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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

yancot, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Latarnik, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

wiltznucs, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DoctorB2B, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

PappyVans, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Jcd1962, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From MatSciGuy on Ratebeer.

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a small off white head. Dies to a solid ring that leave great lace.

S: Lots of sweet malt going on. Gooey caramel and molasses. Bold yeast comes next with tinges of dark fruit with a earty tobacco note.

T: Nice and sweet tasty treat. Dark fruit up front. Tons of brown sugar and molasses sweetness. Raisins and figs in the middle followed by lots of yeast. The finish is a bit of spice and a touch of booze. The earth tobocco leaves are there as well.

M: On the fuller side of medium, rich, sweet, good.

D: Nice taste, fun to sip. I like it.

tpd975, Jun 25, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

bobv, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

slowfade, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JAHMUR, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #200. Poured from an 11.5oz. bottle into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. Beer was a muddy brown color, with a creamy, tan, one-finger head. Thick, intricate lacing and light carbonation.

Aroma was boozy raisins, caramel, figs and spices.

Taste was sweet and fairly spicy. Notes of raisins, molasses, spice cake and caramel.

This is a very good interpretation of a Belgian Quad. I'd definitely try to track this down again. Well balanced and very drinkable. Thanks to imagineii for sending me the bottle.

drumrboy22, Oct 27, 2009
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

22Blue, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

duff247, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: First of all, perfect beer art. Dieu du Ciel makes, IMHO, the most beautiful beer labels ever! Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a small beige beige head which dissipates quickly leaving a tons of lacings in the glass. A thin layer remains for a long time on the top

S: Strong notes of toffee, roasted malts, caramel malts. Candy sugar, vanilla and dark fruits, mainly raisins and plums

T: Sweet upfront. Strong toffee and candy sugar. Dark fruits, notes of vanilla, Belgian-like earthy and bready yeasts. End is light bitter

M: Heavy and creamy body. A little bit molasses. Roasted malts, biscuity aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. One more great beer from Dieu du Ciel

eduardolinhalis, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

shehateme, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nut-brown with a quickly fading, spotty head.

Aroma consists of rich dark fruits, potent alcohol, malts and spices. Apple, fig, raw sugar.

It unfolds across the tastebuds with red apples, baked pears, cider spices, yeast, honey, herbal flavours and boiled candied sugar, but not painfully sweet or harsh. Creamy caramel apple notes develop. The alcohol is a dark, warm, woody, peppery presence in the sip. Tons of complexity.

Mouthfeel is lush and not harsh, but it has that undeniable boozy prickle to it. Chewy. Nicely carbonated.

Drinkability is, astonishingly, not bad for 10 percent ABV! It doesn't have screeching harshness or sugars that make your head spin, and so it's a reliable long sipper of a beer that discloses lovely new tastes as you drink it.

strangemusic, Nov 04, 2010
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.