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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

535 Ratings
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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 43
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004)
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 03:09:01 | More by FondueVoodoo
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-23-2014 21:51:12 | More by UpToMeBeer
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-20-2014 07:15:48 | More by Erik-P
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-16-2014 03:59:36 | More by Dave_Treat
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Braseltonage

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 17:39:10 | More by Braseltonage
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-05-2014 05:04:35 | More by IRONRakkasan
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-01-2014 02:39:30 | More by groleau
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-26-2014 18:31:07 | More by LarryAppleton
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-15-2014 03:51:33 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-16-2013 19:57:51 | More by Dcunicelli
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California

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.

Serving type: bottle

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Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Saskatchewan (Canada)

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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Maine

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-28-2013 06:05:45 | More by Dbrag
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.