Rigor Mortis Blonde | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by francisweizen on 05-01-2003

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Samact
2.73/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of nathanjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Harkrank
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of PatandDavid
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Goldorak
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jrenihan
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Viggo
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ackeeper
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of salvo
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Directly at the brewpub.

Pours a nice pale gold body with some good legs. Love the flavor, bit of apple and lots of rustic fruit. Very good and hope they bottle this one day.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of 3Vandoo
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Otterburn
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 26 ratings