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Rigor Mortis Blonde - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Rigor Mortis Blonde
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: francisweizen on 05-01-2003)
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Photo of HardTarget


4.6/5  rDev +20.1%

Aroma: Belgian yeast with the classic banana edge. I could smell this one even in the DDC.

Appearance: Pale yellow with a full white cover that left firm lace.

Flavor: Mommy? Pale citric lemon rind, full Belgian yeast, light spices and a mild peppery finish. Clean and full of flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, firm carbonation, soft texture, full body.

Overall Impression: Outstanding Belgian Blonde!

04-15-2006 19:22:03 | More by HardTarget
Photo of 3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%

I very liked the presentation, and especially how they did respect the Belgian tradition of filling my glass. The taste is there, you can taste all the aromas. When you drink it, you get swamp with the aroma, and they dont leave you short. Unfortunately, I would have like them to stay a little bit longer in my mouth. But, it is probably one of the best at Dieu du Ciel.

07-22-2004 06:32:57 | More by 3Vandoo
Photo of Otterburn

Quebec (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +13.6%

Saturday, 27th february after noon

Arrived with a big white thick head, that stay on the glass,laces the color is half-cloudy yellow

Smell: a bit malty and spicy

Taste: ,malty with some sweetness from the yeast i guess. taste is pretty mild, but full body. final is bit dry and sweet

Mouthfeel: quite round texture and smooth

Drinkability: very good beer, tasty and smooth belgium pale ale

02-28-2010 20:11:30 | More by Otterburn
Photo of vielma


4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-03-2013 00:54:01 | More by vielma
Photo of francisweizen


4.25/5  rDev +11%

Another excellent beer from Dieu Du Ciel. This Belgian, blonde, triple beer was an excellent golden blonde colour. This beer had some very complex and intricate aromas. The aromas were of spice, yeast, candy sugar and malts. The taste was a very complex blend of spice, yeast, hops and malts. The mouthfeel was a bit light but the drinkability was awesome!

05-01-2003 11:17:00 | More by francisweizen
Photo of salvo


4.22/5  rDev +10.2%

Lovely balanced abbey style blonde ale: strong smell and taste of malt balanced with deep hops complexity with a long, tangy finish. really a lovely beer.

Arrived at the table in an hourglass pint with over an inch of foamy, floaty head that just didn't want to dissipate. The glass was stained with ribbons of lace when it was empty.

Smell was yeast, spicy malt, and wild Belgian yeast: like a freshly baked baguette.

Taste was list and summery but complex and balanced. Malts and yeasts balanced the hops and the finish of each sip was a lovely lingering spiciness. You could taste the wild spores floating through the Brugge air ... almost. Gives the real Belgian brews a run for their money.

Mouthfeel is full and buttery: it's a good mouthfull of beer. Wonderfullly drinkable.

07-13-2010 01:44:06 | More by salvo
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Dirty blond, flulffy white head, very little retention but a nice lacing.

S: Tropical fruit & spice, light grainy bread.

T: Tropical fruit, light spice, slightly metallic & earthy, underlying biscuit/breadyness from the malt.

M: Light body is well attenuated, higher than moderate carbonation, dry finish.

D: Digestible like a Belgian should be.

05-14-2007 01:15:19 | More by Derek
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Served in a weizen glass at the brewpub.

Pours a cloudy amber, huge and thick white head forms, tons of lacing on the glass, great retention, solid layer until the bottom of the glass. Smell is nice, banana and clove, very weissbier like, brown sugar middle, very spicy, lots of fruit, bit of pineapple, some bready malts, very nice. Taste is similar, lots of banana and cloves, wheat, some dark sugar, lots of fruit, nice yeasty and spicy finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, very nice. More like a weissbier than a Belgian Pale, but supremely drinkable.

03-26-2008 02:02:00 | More by Viggo
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

On-tap during Volo event at Bar Hop

Beer is golden in colour with a large white head. Good retention.

Smell contains light fruit, Belgian yeast and some spice.

Nice flavour. Belgian yeast, light fruit (green grape and Granny Smith apple sticks out), bready flavours. Quite tasty.

Light bodied, moderate to light carbontation. Thin but refreshing.

Overall, quite a nice Belgian Pale.

06-27-2013 01:17:11 | More by jrenihan
Photo of smcolw


3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

Excellent lace with a long lasting head; straw color with a minor chill haze.

Surprisingly mild aroma; nothing off, but it's lacking the classicly strong "earthy" nose.

A milder Belgian flavor than most. Again, nothing is amiss, but I would not describe this beer as powerful. Good body with a very high level of carbonation; slightly oily.

This is a great introduction to Belgians for the uninitiated.

08-23-2008 19:42:10 | More by smcolw
Photo of mrskunk


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-13-2012 23:10:12 | More by mrskunk
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

At the brewpub. A little head and lacey. Smooth easy drinking blond, yeasty aroma. Spiciness and grapefruit and lemon zest hops hit you mid-sip and into the sweeting yet fruity finish. A tame and interesting Belgium. Suitably carbonated, hidden alcohol.

11-22-2007 04:45:06 | More by Sammy
Photo of Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

Appearance: I don't know if it's the brass tanks, the brass finish on the bar, the tables or everwhere else, but it seems one out of every 3 Beers here are this color. I'm not complaining, I like copper amber ales, especially when it's as clear as this one, just an observation...I also liked the massive cakey head.

Smell: A balance of bready, earthy notes, spicy yeast and a touch of alcohol. Seems simple enough but it's hard to get that delicate balance right.

Taste: Chastened carbonation and again a great balancing act of malt, yeast, dry hops and basic alcohol make this a great session ale. Would probably be best in show at most other brewpubs, it registers as an average one here that's still great to see every once in a while back up on the board.

02-26-2006 17:37:28 | More by Goldorak
Photo of Harkrank


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-23-2011 22:03:56 | More by Harkrank
Photo of evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-06-2013 04:01:02 | More by evil_liver
Photo of PatandDavid


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Another decent beer from the folks at Du diel Ciel...Pour was of cloudy straw, topped with a low white head. Aroma came across as malted wheat. I enjoyed the pleasant mouthfeel with good tight carbonation. I thought there was an emphasis on wheat yeastiness with this one. I also thought it had a rather quick finish.

07-03-2004 20:59:31 | More by PatandDavid
Photo of nathanjohnson


3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

04-30-2012 11:53:55 | More by nathanjohnson
Photo of tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

06-26-2013 00:31:03 | More by tom10101
Photo of cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.7%

11-06-2012 19:33:04 | More by cfalovo97
Rigor Mortis Blonde from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
85 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.