Rigor Mortis Abt | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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3.97/5
Very Good
776 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
Ranking:
#4,901
Reviews:
371
Ratings:
776
pDev:
10.83%
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Photo of rolltide8425
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 4ster
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Tulip. Bottled Feb 2013.

A: Medium brown, hazy with amber undertones, light, bright white head on pour disappearing to a few bubbles around the edge, and lacing on top.

S: Dark red fruit (plum, dark cherries), yeasty and some sweet spice.

T: Black slightly sour cherries, plums again, burnt sugar/caramel malts in the middle, then finishing with a bit of spice, funky Belgium yeasts, and alcohol...

M: Bright and sparkling with med carbonation, sticky on the finish. Pretty refreshing and overall well balanced in the flavours, except a the body is a bit boozy.

O: DDC says this is ideal with at least 6 months of age on it, so consider this a "fresh" review... I would say this is a quite nice quad for a beer out of Belgium. Nice flavours, interesting yeast profile, just not quite as refined as the 400+ year old Belgium's :P ... Overall, not the most complex, perhaps a bit sweet, but still worth snagging if you happen to feel like a triple during its once a year release or ones kicking around in your basement.

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Photo of dickieb
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky amber/brown with a very thin head and some below average lacing. The smell is of raisins belgian yeast brown sugar and a hint of booze. The flavor is similar in profile to the smell but not quite as hot, a very mellow malty belgian flavor with hints of dark dried fruits and spices. The mouthfeel seems a bit thin at first but it thickens some with warming, and its drinkable but not as much as other quads I have tried. This is the second beer from Brasserie I have been impressed with(the other being Peche Mortel) and I will have to keep my eyes open for more.

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Photo of MatChar
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tillmac62
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BOD 1/15, so this has had a year to age. Mahogany brown pour with suspended particulate matter. Outstanding head volume, normal lacing and retention.

Light, but typical Quad nose. Caramel, toffee, subtle charred grain, raisin, light prune, fig and chocolate hints over a sweet background.

Medium body with a semi-slick oily texture. World class carbonation for the style with a burst of effervescence in the middle and a solid prickly finish.

The outstanding flavor profile is intense, very complex and fairly balanced. The alcohol adds a bit of astringency, but the flavor is hidden well. It does makes it presence well known with the burn at the back of the throat. All flavors from the nose make an appearance. The sweeter ones arrive first and by the middle the malt sweetness is at its maximum. From the middle on, the prune and charred characteristics are most prevalent coupled with a slight astringency. Chocolate and toffee appear just before the finish. The finish is a slow warm fade of astringent prune with a subtle sweetness underneath.

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

11.5 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours a ruddy brown color with rust colored highlights. It is topped with an inch of tan head that leaves little lacing.

It has a spicy smell along with some dark fruit. There is a sweet molasses aroma along with some alcohol.

The taste is sweet and has a spiciness from the yeast. I get molasses flavor with some date and fig. Alcohol flavor is present.

Medium mouthfeel

It is a pretty good beer. The alcohol could have been less prevalent.

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

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

Photo of peensteen
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky brown with a light ring of off white head, no lace to speak of. I had to give this a hard swirl to get some head out of this. Smell is of dark fruits, raisin, brown sugar, yeasty, good amount of alcohol scents, plums soaked in booze, spicy with some chocolate scents as it warmed. Taste is full of dark fruit, dark sugary candy notes, lightly yeasty, raisin, plum and berries, lots of overripe fruits, light alcohol. Medium carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel, medium-full body, good weight. This was pretty solid but I really had to warm up to it, starts out a little weak but halfway through I was sold, ABV hidden well, good overall.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Served slightly chilled into a Watou goblet.

Rigor Mortis is a hazy brown color with a slight redish tint. The head is fizzy and short-lived.

Aroma is malty sweet and a little boozy.

Flavor is intense with chocolate, cherries, and raisins.

Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and appropriately carbonated for the style.

Overall a pretty good quad but not as good as the best ones out there.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

At the brewpub, a cross between a Belgium and an old ale. Very cloudy amber with great lacing, yeasty aroma, Full mouthfeel. Very drinkable and tasty. The clear winner here tonight Some chocolate malt. Some smoke. Had again three years later although not as good.

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rigor Mortis Abt from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 776 ratings