Rigor Mortis Abt | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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3.97/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.

Added by Rastacouere on 02-06-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,311
Reviews:
376
Ratings:
784
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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68
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Photo of Bogdawg
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tcsox
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woemad
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.5oz bottle purchased at...a bottle shop. Can't remember where, but I've been sitting on it for a while.

Cola colored, taking on a russett color when held up to light. Good sized tan colored head that dropped quickly, leaving spotty lace.

Nice quad-like aromas. I get dark fruits and toffee. Some brown sugar present as well. Slightly mineralish scent emerges as things warm up.

Flavor wise, things don't come off as well. The various elements are there, they just don't meld too well. It's not a train wreck, it's just not great.

A little heavy in the body for the style. Mouthfeel is somewhat inert.

Promising, but doesn't deliver. Not undrinkable, but underwhelming. The 2nd underwhelming beer from this brewery. Not sure I'll buy a third one from them.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From cervezasepseciales. In Grimbergen glass. Playing Avernum 2. Caramel, lots of sugar, a bit of metal and some tartness. Body fairly light for the abv. Fine but nothing memorable

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Photo of Holderness
3.08/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L — Pours a deep, slightly hazed brown body with a small off-white head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention and some lacing. Lots of sediment on bottom of bottle so pour carefully!
S — Smells exactly like Mott’s apple juice, with maybe a hint of molasses sweetness in the back. Weird.
T — Sweet molasses and caramel alongside herbal bitters, booze, port, and apple
F — Big mouthfeel, medium- carb. Long-lasting finish
O — A rather odd interpretation of a Belgian strong ale, but it’s drinkable. Really has a prevalent apple juice character throughout

62/100

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Photo of spointon
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L. 2016-12-9 is the date on this one, poured a murky med. brown-amber color with particulates and a thin white cap leaving a modest lacing
S. Apple/grape with notes of raison, fig, tobacco and leather as well, slight floral perfume at the end
T. Taste similar to smell, sligjtly tart, fruity apple with licorice and bready malts kicking in right after, low bitterness in finsh
M. Body is med and fairly dry, moderate co2 leaves a slick end to this one
O. Overall a well put together quad, not outstanding but still a very good one, another good brew from Dieu Ciel

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lmaduells
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is fine. But I expected more. For two reasons: it is a quadruple beer and the brewery makes some products of great quality. Making a quadruple beer is a big responsibility. And it must be done very carefully. It does not reach the level of the large quaruples.

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Photo of stortore
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into a chalice. Bottled 10/23/15, had 6/5/17. Found this in a store maybe two months before having.

Pours a murky reddish amber, with a short head and some soapy lacing. Active carbonation. Aromas of cherries, plums, malt, dates, figs, raisins, grapes, toffee, light caramel and brown sugar. Smells pretty good. The taste is mostly similar to the nose- malt, plums, dates, figs, caramel, grapes, light wine, less cherries than the nose, some brown sugar. There’s a light bitterness. Mostly smooth, a solid but lighter body for the style, an appropriate amount of carbonation.

Might have been past it’s peak a little bit, but still a very good, if lighter bodied, quad. Great aroma, very good flavor and the body works here. Well worth a purchase, but it’s kinda pricey.

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Photo of Livyatan1996
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

11.2 oz bottle, no bottling date.

I drank this a couple of months ago.

I was not really impressed with this beer. I remember that it was not very complex, and was perhaps a bit overly sweet. Still, I would be willing to try it again.

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Photo of Samact
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into my Val-Dieu goblet. Bottled 12/9/2016, which is almost a year ago, but for a quad that should be no problem.

Appearance: murky medium-light brown hue with a finger of frothy tan foam atop. A nice-looking quad.

Smell: sweet and very fruity; the fruitiness has more of a strawberry character than the darker fruits I typically encounter in a quad. Interesting, if not super complex.

Taste: very malty, with a lot of sweetness and fruity character. Here we get some of the date, raisin and tobacco that I love in the style; the strawberry is still there, but more of an accent to the darker fruit complexity. There's also a little bit of a biscuity character that I don't love, but overall it's quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a nice quad. The alcohol heat creeps up slowly but surely; from a flavor standpoint, I could personally use a tad less biscuit but it's still an interesting New World example of the style.

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Photo of EMH73
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium brown with ruby hues, a huge but short lived off white head that left little lacing. Smells very sweet with caramel, brown sugar and molasses notes, lightly roasted malts and a mild nuttiness. Taste is also rather sweet with milk chocolate, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, nuts, raisins and yeast. No bitterness at all, medium bodied and carbonated, slightly syrupy mouth feel.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.84/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter.

Appearance: No head to speak of. Murky amber brow color.

Nose: Sweet, cream, and fruit.

Nose: Chocolatey malt, silky caramel, oranges, plumbs. Some booze on the end.

Feel: Medium, some carb and warm booziness.

Few non-Belgian breweries due the deep Belgian styles justice, but Dieu du Ciel does. A great ale.

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Rigor Mortis Abt from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 784 ratings