Rigor Mortis Abt | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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88
very good
760 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
760
Reviews:
366
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
100
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 760 |  Reviews: 366
Photo of mikebu
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Malty, spicy, dark fruit, jam/marmelade, syropy.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I’m growing a deep love for Dieu du Ciel... All the beers I’ve had the opportunity to try from them has been so good!
So this is a happy day!

The beer pours dark mahogny colored, clear but with a lot of yeast sediment so it looks cloudy. Very creamy, beige, head. More than two finger high at the beginning and slowly fades to a thin beige head with a huge amount of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Ohhhh... this is so good! Dark fruit (raisin, plum), cherry, red apples, rhubarb, nuts, jam, charcuterie, caramel malt and Belgian yeast.
Taste: Brown sugar, malt, fudge, toffee, brandy, plum, prune, vanilla and Belgian yeast.
Mouth: Full body. Light and smooth carbonation. Complex texture. Smooth. Sweet/dry ending. A nice bitterness.

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Photo of dar482
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The aroma is fruit forward with fresh cherries, raisins, craisins, and some honey sweetness.

The flavor follows with honey sweetness as if it were used in the beer with raisins, sweet dark fruit, onto a dry, smooth with finish with restrained hints of spice as the sweetness and fruity esters dominate. The mouthfeel is smooth and almost syrupy.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMart
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabianno
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pdecasere
4.94/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of TravisMason
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bwarren82
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKCNittany
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kculrich
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 341ml bottle, dated 2015-11-02. Served in a Dieu du Ciel! tulip, of course.

Pours a not-quite-opaque reddish-brown - can I say 'roan?' - with a generous finger-and-a-half of sudsy tan foam. It's about a three minute head leaving a fairish amount of loose, sloppy lacing.

Smells of brown sugar and cloves, brown bread, apple jam and clean earth.

Taste is unapologetically sweet: bready malt, caramel cremes, apple juice, figs, brandied raisins, oriental spices, funky earth, hemp and lots of Belgian yeast. Very little discernible bitterness, it's sweet at the beginning, sweet in the middle, and sweet and a little charred at the end - with a sweet, little boozy burn at the goodbye.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, slick and mouth-coating, fairly low carbonation, clean finishing.

Overall, an enjoyable quad but, considering the size of the abv, everything seemed a little... muted? to the point I'm not sure another year of aging would substantially improve it. Besides, I could be dead in a year. Still, it is indeed a serviceable, tasty beverage and I would undoubtedly drink it again.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This style can really get out of hand. For what this cost, you expect it to keep things perfectly in check, but they are a bit overly fruity and wacked out. I know it would have been better with a year on it but this one is only about 6 months old.

The look is deep reddish brown with fine head. The aroma gives up the sweet fruity yeasty taste you expect from a quad and you are going to get from this one. It has a nice burn aftertaste. I expected something darker and more unique, but this brew is right in the mainstream of big Belgians - nothing unique - just very good.

These kinds of nasty Belgians can be really cool. This one is just plain too expensive - there are equal quality examples of the style for much lower prices. Not recommended.

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Photo of beerya785
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alucard
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimT01851
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Waggman
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Heeenrik
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geofort78
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yasky
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rigor Mortis Abt from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.92 out of 5 based on 760 ratings.
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