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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

609 Ratings
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Ratings: 609
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 56
Gots: 71 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy amber/brown color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, dark fruit (raisins and cherries), caramel, brown sugar and a subtle spiciness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some bready yeast, raisins, some cherries, caramel, brown sugar, cloves and a slight metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a "tulip style pint glass" from a 341 ml bottle. Bottled February 2013.

Appearance
Pours a beautiful red-brown. Dark copper brown with hints of dark red. One and a half fingers of thick light tan/white head. A very inviting Quad.

Aroma
Figs, strong dark malts, sugar, grapes, prunes, and a tiny hint of booze. Smells pretty nice, but not super complex. Also getting a little must.

Taste
Tastes very sweet, lots of nice maltiness and sugar, with a bunch of dark fruits coming through. Not a very prominent yeast profile. A bit of alcohol, but not very intense seeing as this beer is 10.5% ABV.

Mouthfeel
Very smooth with perfect carbonation levels. A little slippery as it goes down, and a little sticky afterwards. Nice and rich.

Overall- A really nice beer. Balanced, strong, delicious, enjoyable, and well made.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Murky, deep dark brown, dark white funk... Head was brief and white. Left nice lacing.

Funky, farmy, belgian nose. Banana, clove, metallic... smooth...

Creamy, high carbonation, nice palateable sweetness, lots of strong clove notes, biting typical Abbey flavors are strong and robust. Well pronounced bite followed quickly by corrupt smoothness.

Slightly all over the board. Don't get me wrong, it's good, just not great. At $5/12oz it's a good value and should be considered a "try". Cheers!!! Can't wait to see how it cellars.

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3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
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%
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.

Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 609 ratings.