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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

550 Ratings
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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 45
Gots: 62 | FT: 2
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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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dstc

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%

Pours a very murky brown color with a nice off-white head. Head falls to a small one. Decent lace.

The nose is of deep fruits soaked in sweet malts and candied sugars. Smells like it should be good.

Very sweet candied malt taste in the traditional Belgian Quad style. No noticeable hops and a mild chocolate taste. Nice.

Medium to full bodied in the mouth with a bit of booziness on the tongue.

Very nice version of a Belgian quad. Well done.

10-27-2010 13:47:29 | More by dstc
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

07-11-2012 02:41:58 | More by ajs4bd
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stewart124

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +24.8%

11.5oz bottle poured into a chalice. 10.5% abv

The color is a dark brown and has a head that started out dense and fizzled down a bit to leave a thin lace.

There are amazing smells of brown malts and a toasted note. Slight raisin/brandy in the nose as well.

The taste is almost like raisin bread and finishes with a nice kick. The hops are barely noticable but add a spice and floral note. Whoa the taste is so sweet but finishes bone dry. My mouth almost puckers in the finish. Slight sour apple esters and a warming feeling in my stomach.

This beer is delicious and very complex. Each sip brings about a new sensation. With a name like this I am a little worried to finish the glass.

Quite the Quad.

07-17-2009 00:54:32 | More by stewart124
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%

From the 12 ounce bottle into an oversized wine glass.

A- thin khaki-colored head that dissipates quickly leaving scattered lace above the body. Body is thick-looking and caramel-colored.

S- heavy plum and Belgian candy syrup. Caramel and burnt sugar.

T- Continued plum, huge really, with a finish that is cherry-like. There's a slight estery yeast flavor and hints of the candy syrup.

M- incredibly easy-drinking and smooth. No alcohol presence.

A great representation with big flavors but still mellow and enjoyable.

08-13-2014 14:56:57 | More by ONovoMexicano
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-29-2014 23:03:19 | More by MarkJBurch
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-16-2013 14:26:20 | More by TheBeeraholic
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MadScientist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

The label has a batch number of 1 0 punched out on the left for whatever year that means.

A medium copper colored ale with good clarity and a few floaters.

A vinous, dark fruit aroma with some moderately rich malt notes. There is a medium amount of caramel sweet aroma.

It tastes like it smells just with the addition of some Belgian yeast character of spice and fruit. The malt dominates back by some dark fruit but neither are to the extent of a Dark Strong. A wine like note again with a low hop bitterness and nothing for flavor hops. There is a moderate amount of crystal malt sweetness making for a balance that is moderately sweet. It has a medium finish and a quick pepper and raisin aftertaste.

A medium-light bodied beer with a medium strong level of carbonation.

Definitely worth picking up. It's a rich malty beer with a wine-like character along with some fruit and spice character.

05-05-2014 00:02:46 | More by MadScientist
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-11-2013 01:28:19 | More by Hallertau
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-17-2013 14:12:22 | More by Whatup14
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-14-2014 02:58:47 | More by jim_carignan
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Lunch

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +2%

Served from a 11.5oz. bottle, purchased at The Wine Source in Baltimore, MD, into my La Chouffe tulip at cellar temperature (01/04/10).

A: Pours a rather murky dark mahogany with a frothy two finger head with great staying power and lacing. From reading several review I did not come to expect much from the head, but it severely delivered for me, staying until the very end.

S: The aroma is comprised of dark fruits including raisins, plums, and prunes along with dried variations of said dark fruits. There are also tone of apple, and subtle alcohol. All of this is surrounded in Belgian yeast and some sweet malt.

T: The dried dark fruits are showcased in a blanket of Belgian yeast and sweet malt. Very nice flavors indeed and a pretty solid representation of a Belgian Quad. Not the most complex, but nice.

M: Fairly full-bodied and thick, representative of the style. Carbonation is unremarkable.

D: For the style it is quite quite drinkable and the 9.5% abv. is hidden well. I would have no problem having two or three of these is a sitting. About as sessionable as a Belgian Quad can be.

Overall this beer this is another solid effort from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel. I very much enjoyed this Quad and found it not only easy to drink, but quite flavorful. Nothing earth-shattering, just a well-crafted beer. Recommended.

01-06-2010 15:32:46 | More by Lunch
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into a Tulip. Bottled Feb 2013.

A: Medium brown, hazy with amber undertones, light, bright white head on pour disappearing to a few bubbles around the edge, and lacing on top.

S: Dark red fruit (plum, dark cherries), yeasty and some sweet spice.

T: Black slightly sour cherries, plums again, burnt sugar/caramel malts in the middle, then finishing with a bit of spice, funky Belgium yeasts, and alcohol...

M: Bright and sparkling with med carbonation, sticky on the finish. Pretty refreshing and overall well balanced in the flavours, except a the body is a bit boozy.

O: DDC says this is ideal with at least 6 months of age on it, so consider this a "fresh" review... I would say this is a quite nice quad for a beer out of Belgium. Nice flavours, interesting yeast profile, just not quite as refined as the 400+ year old Belgium's :P ... Overall, not the most complex, perhaps a bit sweet, but still worth snagging if you happen to feel like a triple during its once a year release or ones kicking around in your basement.

04-11-2013 01:53:30 | More by 4ster
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-14-2014 04:03:34 | More by DamageCase76
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atigerlife

Hawaii

4.03/5  rDev +2%

Pours a dark brown with light brown highlights. 2-finger light brown head that lasts. Good lacing.

Aroma of dark fruits, alcohol, sweet.

Taste starts with alcohol and then leads into dark fruits [figs], caramel, malts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, cleansing and dry at the end.

Overall, a good beer. Interesting for the style. Drinkable, but not too many at this ABV.

08-22-2009 16:05:09 | More by atigerlife
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-29-2013 21:39:45 | More by Denzo
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -17%

Pours a dark plum color, although it's more of a ruby-amber when held up to the light. The head billows and fades into a glorious sheet of foam.

The smell is fresh cut granny smith apples, with some rich caramelized brown sugar underneath and some mildly medicinal phenols in the background.

The taste is rich, not quite cloyingly sweet but it's pushing it a bit for me. There are elements of sweet dark fruits, clean pear-like esters, there's a little chocolate in the aftertaste, a little smoke in the finish, and the alcohol is very present and leaning towards solventy for me.

Comparisons are inevitable I guess and I just find that Rochefort 10 and La Trappe/Koningshoeven, two of my favorite beers of any style, period, do a much better job of masking the alcohol while having a full on taste without bordering on harsh like this does.

Mouthfeel is dense and lacking carbonation.

I love this brewery. I love this style. But I only like this beer.

07-22-2009 03:23:17 | More by MeisterBurger
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

05-24-2014 22:28:35 | More by leroybrown10
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kegger22

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

12-22-2009 22:17:13 | More by kegger22
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev +2%

Poured into a Chimay chalice. The beer pours cloudy toffee brown with a thin, off-white head that doesn't last very long. There are some visible tiny bubbles along the side of the glass and alcohol legs. The beer smells of bread, toffee, and chocolate. I get an aroma of dark fruits as well. The taste follows the nose. The beer has a nice bready flavor as well as some toffee that brings some sweetness to the flavor. I get some light flavor of raisin and some hop bitterness that mildly lingers on the back end. I also taste the alcohol. The beer is full bodied with moderate carbonation. The finish is slightly dry. This is a very good beer.

04-22-2013 01:14:13 | More by acevenom
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-28-2011 05:02:21 | More by bigox420
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-21-2012 03:32:22 | More by elec
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damienblack

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%

Pours typical dark belgian style, dark brown, light tan, almost white head. Cool lacing left by intricate little bubbles up and down. Smells almost like medicinal alcohol at first, but that quickly fades way to sweet malt, a bit but not a ton of dark fruit. Flavour is equally balanced, not a ton of sweet dark fruit here, slightly sweet, little hop presence. The best part is in the mouthfeel, while it doesn't pack a ton of flavour, it still manages to be coating in mouthfeel, it just feels right. Carbonation is perfect. Drinkability is amazing. Not the most amazing quad out there, but still a great experience.

06-03-2009 08:36:53 | More by damienblack
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perrymarcus

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev 0%

11.5oz bottle served in a snifter glass.

pours a murky mahogany color with with maybe a finger of khaki-toned head; not much retention but decent lacing.

nose is somewhat on the tame side but those familiar malty, dark fruity quad/BSDA notes are evident. some candied sugar sweetness in the background.

taste is a nice surprise. the sweet maltiness pulls through, accompanied by the dark fruit characters... and while the beer is sweet, it doesn't have that cloying sweetness common to the style. alcohol presence is maybe a bit more noticeable than i'd prefer, but overall a tasty, well-made beer. not on par with the rochefort 10s and st bernarduses of the world, but definitely holds its own. some warming booze in the finish.

fairly smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation. i would have no objection to having another.

12-27-2010 01:10:44 | More by perrymarcus
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MarioM

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

11-22-2012 20:42:04 | More by MarioM
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waltonc

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

Very glad to see the Dieu Du Ciel beers make their way to Denver. Pours dark brownish red with tan head. Smells sweet, caramelly, and dried dark fruitish. Taste includes the above, as well as candi sugar, yeast, and bread. Very good. My quad-loving wife is also enjoying some in her mini-City Beer Store glass. Body is pretty thick with medium carbonation.

07-22-2009 02:07:22 | More by waltonc
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.