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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

537 Ratings
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Ratings: 537
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 43
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:
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(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004)
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cvfish

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a bronze color that produced a foamy off white head that had decent retention rate and laced the side of the glass moderately

S - The aromas of this beer were lacking in the Quad category, figs and brown sugar, and some bready malts

T - The taste of this beer was also kind of lacking in the Quad category, but that doesn't mean its a bad beer, but bready malts, figs, and brown sugar, a little bit of caramel

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body and a light to moderate amount of carbonation

D - The drinkability of this beer is rather hard to describe, it is a good beer, but while I can get St. Bernardus Abt 12 for the same price, which is a superior Quad, I can't see myself getting this one again

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 02:47:58 | More by cvfish
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santa109

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Dieu du ciel's brewpub in Montréal. Only available in half-pints quantity when I was there.

A: Very dark reddish-brown with a foamy white head served in a tulip. The head fades away rather quickly. Nice lacing throughout.

S: This one's yeasty with a hint of alcohol in there which masked other things for me.

T: Caramelized malts and plum seem to dominate as well as a smokey taste. This is definately on the sweeter side but I tend to enjoy this in higher alcohol beers.

M: Feels thick and smooth with a dry finish with nice low carbonation.

D: Alcohol is present in this one which gives a very pleasant warming feel. This serves as a warning about it's potency.

Overall, it packs a punch and with the sweetness and alcohol feel, I see this one appealing to those who like port. I enjoyed it but I was also glad I didn't have more than a half-pint.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2008 14:23:40 | More by santa109
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-08-2013 21:55:35 | More by DRTBrewster
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a very interesting beer, starting off as a malty sweet quad, but kind of turning into more of a barleywine when it gets to room temperature. pours slightly hazy dark, raisin colored, with a one inch tan head. smells like dark and red malts, belgian yeast, wood, dried cherries, and caramel. flavor isnt sweet at all really, more of a malt driven beer, although the yeast adds some very unique undertones of spice. hard to describe, not fruity, not sweet, different for a quad. when it warms it becomes a totally different beer. hops becomes a dominant flavor in the finish, and the alcohol really comes out as the carbonation totally dies. major transformation from the almost refreshing first sip. mouthfeel is pretty solid, fuller bodied with fairly standard carbonation. overall a nice beer, but for the price i might skip it next time.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 20:32:10 | More by StonedTrippin
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rct

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-27-2014 00:03:59 | More by rct
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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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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-05-2012 04:05:08 | More by MarkyMOD
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-03-2013 22:35:30 | More by WOLFGANG
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-04-2012 20:35:42 | More by THECPJ
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Cheezus

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-07-2012 05:40:37 | More by Cheezus
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-11-2013 02:58:52 | More by Apathetiq
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-26-2011 01:23:25 | More by Rochefort10nh
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tmoneyba

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear brown color with an average creamy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy, yeasty and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol burn. This is a good complex brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 23:08:24 | More by tmoneyba
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-07-2014 23:29:23 | More by afsdan
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petermethot

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-25-2013 18:32:48 | More by petermethot
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rderedin

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-11-2012 00:27:53 | More by rderedin
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-29-2013 18:57:13 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a light ring of off white head, no lace to speak of. I had to give this a hard swirl to get some head out of this. Smell is of dark fruits, raisin, brown sugar, yeasty, good amount of alcohol scents, plums soaked in booze, spicy with some chocolate scents as it warmed. Taste is full of dark fruit, dark sugary candy notes, lightly yeasty, raisin, plum and berries, lots of overripe fruits, light alcohol. Medium carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel, medium-full body, good weight. This was pretty solid but I really had to warm up to it, starts out a little weak but halfway through I was sold, ABV hidden well, good overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 22:23:57 | More by peensteen
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a tiny white ring of head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, spices, and roasted nuts. Flavor of roasted nuts and a touch of roasted malt and sweet malt. Not boozy per se, just very warming. Nice abt/quad. It's roasted characteristics make it stand out from the traditional Belgians.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2009 17:46:03 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-01-2013 22:18:28 | More by In_Control_Mike
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Light brown in color with hints of red. A head of about a 1/2" which quickly receded to a cap. Decent lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast and sweetness, hints of dark fruit.

Taste: Pleasant dark fruit/raisin flavors. A bit on the sweeter side but not overwhelmingly so, still rather well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Very clean on the palate, not at all cloying.

Overall: A nice example of a Belgian definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 19:21:31 | More by BobZ
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-15-2013 02:00:46 | More by DaPan
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-25-2013 06:28:44 | More by derkfromwi
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Lambocalrisien

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-02-2013 23:39:36 | More by Lambocalrisien
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-24-2013 03:46:35 | More by laxer8811
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.