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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

598 Ratings
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Ratings: 598
Reviews: 330
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 52
Gots: 68 | 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:
Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004

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3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a nice burgundy color, hues of brown and garnet, fairly opaque texture with a thick soapy bone colored head that has decent retention and a fair amount of sticky lacing. The aroma is of candied fig, brown sugar, alcohol, plum, cherry and a bit of molasses. Fairly typical of a quad, but the alcohol is a bit dominant and mutes some of the more subtle notes. The flavors are quite similar, lots of stone fruit, plum and cherry, brown and candied sugar, with sweet and strong alcohol and rich dark grain. The flavors are very sweet and fall a bit short of what the nose lead on, the balance isn't quite there and compared to some of the more elite quads, this definitely falls short. The body is nice, carbonation is perfect, just enough to dance on the tongue, but avoids being prickly and abrasive and it has a nice silky finish.

Verdict: A decent quad from Dieu du Ciel! While it isn't as refined as many others and the alcohol takes over at times, it is definitely an enjoyable beer, but I'm not sure I'd buy this again with Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus 12 so readily available.

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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.

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4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes.

A - Murky copper brown hue. Thin deep-tan head.

S - Soft sugars, Belgian yeast with a subtle warmth.

T - Crisp brown with a Belgian twist. Not overly complex but the flavors are refreshing due to the juicy fruit presence: apple, pear and citrus.

M - Medium body with average carbonation.

O - Great, well rounded brown. May I have another?!

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 11.5 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 24, 2012. I see no bottling or expiration date.

It pours dark brown with relatively decent clarity and a beige head that settles down to a ring and stays that way for the session.

On the nose it smells like a barleywine with loads of malts, molasses, and a bit of booze.

The body is bold and it holds its texture well.

The taste is powerful with a notable barley malt sweetness up front followed by molasses, and black licorice and completing its evolution with a moderate to high bitterness that reminds you what it was you just drank. This is also something that would cellar quite well.

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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.5 oz bottle poured into a Chimay chalice."This beer is at it's best when it ha aged for at least six months." No idea how old this is, but I know I've had it for a year or two.

Appearance: Murky and brown in color. Actually darker towards the bottom. and rises to a lighter shade of brown toward the top. Thinnish off white head with average retention. Little spots of lacing and bubbles here and there.

Aroma: Big dark fruit, Raisins, cherries figs, malts, booze, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, hints of spice. Lots going on, strong point of this beer.

Taste: Starts out sweet with some raisin and cherry dark fruit, with toffee and brown sugar malts. Mid hits with a slight spice and finishes up with some booze and even some cider like acidity.

Mouthfeel: Medium, a little thinner than I expected, slightly chewy. Boozy finish. Carbonation was low.

Decent, Nothing super exciting, Probably wouldn't buy again at it's price point.

Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 598 ratings.