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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

564 Ratings
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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 46
Gots: 61 | 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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Pours a murky dark brown, coca-cola like, into my St. Bernardus chalice. 1.5 inch head. A little bit of lacing but nothing significant.

Smells like a typical quad- the dark fruits (plums/raisins), some spicing, and yeast.

The taste is pretty similar. Very strong raisin flavor, cloves, along with the typical Belgian yeast flavors. There's some brown sugar and vanilla flavors I'm picking up as well, and some slightly grassy hop aromas.

Full bodied mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Another good entry from the Dieu de Ciel lineup.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of babaracas
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy medium brown, dense cream colored head that coats the glass on the way down. Smell: brown sugar and brown bread note upfront, then pear, into caramelized sugar back. Taste: caramel, soft pear, sugary red plum, pecan-y note. Full-ish body, creamy feel, fair amount of alcohol cutting through.

babaracas, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of deNerval
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

deNerval, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Lare453
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Lare453, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of cam477
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

cam477, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

DaftCaskBC, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A clear brick red that shines with a ruby red glint. A thin ring of sand beige bubble rims the glass in the glass. It does form a thin cap of foam when swirled but again settles out to a thin ring.

S: Big juicy red dry fruits with plums, raspberries,tart cherries, cassis, some warmth of the alcohol followed by sweet spices and slight yeasts buffer the end.

T: Caramel malts with notes of fried bananas & sweet spices and raisins, belgian yeast finished with warm alcohol esters.

M: Medium bodied with a tight hug to the tongue. Low carbonation supports the sweet malts and allows the flavours to shine.

O: Wonderful drinking beer that stands well on it's on and is suggestive of a low hopped barley wine. Would be terrific with a rich chocolate torte and a warm fireplace enjoyed slowly.

FondueVoodoo, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of UpToMeBeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

UpToMeBeer, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Erik-P, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Dave_Treat, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Braseltonage
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Bottle, medium pour Teku.

A: Reasonably clear pour, medium ruby-brown. Translucent, light tan head. Nice lace, small bubbles.
S: Big Belgian spice. Westmalle Dubbel comes to mind. Banana esters, bitter orange. Nice bouquet.
T: Sweetness, light caramel, toffee. Slight toasted notes. Mix of lighter stone fruits, apricot. Yeasty phenols, Some alcohol burn. Missing some complexity of classic quad examples.
M: A little clingy. Medium full body, reasonably drinkable, but missing a level of smoothness.
O: Somewhat underwhelming given previous experience with du Ciel. Good, but a little punchy up front and not a lot of follow through. Bottle says best after laying down for 6 months, probably true.

Braseltonage, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

IRONRakkasan, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

groleau, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of rct
4/5  rDev +1.3%

rct, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of LarryAppleton
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

LarryAppleton, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

AnitaBrewski, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Roguer
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very cloudy nut-brown pour, opaque despite not being too dark, and very thin head which quickly dissipated.

Walnuts come through the nose in advance of yeast, candi sugar, gingerbread, dates, and a little bit of alcohol. Complex and interesting.

Much sweeter taste than the aroma hinted, and more heavily favoring dark fruit. Prunes, plums, and sugar, with just a hint of tart plum peel. More gingerbread, and molasses. Slightly metallic.

Slightly boozy; medium overall feel re: viscosity, but a very complex and full beer to savor. Good amount of carbonation sting adds a very necessary bite to balance out the sweetness.

This is one of the sweeter quads I've tasted. It's also sufficiently complex and full. Good, but not quite in that echelon of great quads.

Roguer, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of MattGrimley
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

MattGrimley, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Dcunicelli
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Dcunicelli, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of rand
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12 oz bottle to snifter

A: Mahogany in color, opaque. Not much of head to speak of, the suds that do exist speckle the glass with lacing.

S: The nose is ester-y, with banana and cherry notes prominent. The booze helps to dry the palate and it's volatiles propels a slight hop snap. Toffee-malts surround and envelop the bouquet, as a caramelly sweetness lingers.

T: Ester-y again, but there are distinct notes of carob and molasses that were undetected in the nose. The booze seems subdued on the palate as well, as malty sweetness dominates. Touches of oak, ripe cherry and phenols, but the flavor profile is fairly one-dimensional for a quad. Short finish for the style, sweet.

M: Chewy and viscous...fortunately th brew is more carbonated than it appeared.

A solid big Belgian beer, fairly easy to drink. But when you're reaching for a quad you're usually in the mood for something with layered complexity, which is lacking in this brew.

rand, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of DRTBrewster
4/5  rDev +1.3%

DRTBrewster, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of pashu
4/5  rDev +1.3%

pashu, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of In_Control_Mike
4/5  rDev +1.3%

In_Control_Mike, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

twenty5, Dec 01, 2013
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.