Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis ABT

Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis ABT

Rated 3.993 by BeerPals

Brewed by Microbrasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Style:  Abbey Quadrupel

10.5% Alcohol by Volume

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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. Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in January until stocks last. The Rigor Mortis ABT was born in our Montreal brewpub in August 2001

ID: 16872 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank144
Overall Percentile99.7
Style Rank6 of 250
Style Percentile97.6
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.122
Weighted Score3.993
Standard Deviation0.303

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  • CHOPZ 7236 reviews
    rated 4.1 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a hazy deep amber colour with lots of particles through it. The head is beige, very long lasting with some creamy lace. What beautiful aromas with so much going on, but so well-blended. Lots of different fruits found here with the caramel malts, spices and tea. Many berry notes that seem to be predominant. Warming mouthfeel with a nice dryness and alcohol in the finish. More of the dark fruits in the flavours with some roasted malts in the finish and mild grassiness. Bitterness becomes stronger, lingers. Very nicely done.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 4.3 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle/ Colour - Dark reddish brown, somewhat murky, foamy light brown cap. Aroma - roasted malt, figs, yeast, and spices. Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, good carbonation. Flavour - Well balanced between the grains and the hops with lots of fig and cherry notes. yeast is present in the flavour but subdued.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 4.1 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a small amount of bubbly head but goes away quickly. Leaves very little lace. Has a dark coppery appearance and is fairly cloudy. Aromas of malted barley, toffee and very mild hops. Flavours are mostly yeasty with barley, malts and light earthy hops. Very well spiced with a touch of sweetness (sugar in ingredients). Some notes of toffee as well and toasty. Alcohol is just slightly apparent, amazing considering the 10.5% abv for a 341ml bottle. Nice warming sensation and has a drying mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Full bodied. Somewhat bitter in the finish with spices. Awesome.

  • AIRFORCE1 681 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Pours a cloudy brown with no head to think of. Carbonation is minimum at best but is still present. Aroma is heavy of sour apple with hints of yeasty fruits. Taste is bready with hints of banana like fruits. Finishes off fairly wet with a small warming feeling. Alcohol is not noticeable in the taste. I thought there would be more complexity in the beer but it seems a tad off to me. Combines the greatness of a Trappist style abby with the crappiness of a brown ale so it's decent.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours a dark brown colour with a small off white head that dissipates quickly to leave a thin ring. Fruity, red wine and a little spice aroma. Flavour is sweet, complimented with dark fruits some spice and alcohol warmth. No wonder I forget to pay the bills, smooth and dangerous.

  • GGRUMET 311 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Acquired this in a trade about a year ago. Bottle pour is a murky brown with a quick burst of carbonation. Alcohol esters are prevalent on the nose. Wonderful blend of belgian candy sugar, plums, raisins, and a wallop of biscuity malt. This is a phenomenal quad - a notch below the Belgians but surely one of the best from North American.

  • MARKFRAGHERT 65 reviews
    rated 4.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Bottle, Draught
    Aroma: yeast, plums, roasted malt
    Appearance: dark copper, clear, no head
    Mouthfeel: full bodied
    Flavour: sweet malt and fruit, bitter roast backup, well balanced
    Overall: While it is the best North American quad, it falls slightly short of it's Trappist counterparts

  • JNE5HUSG 1814 reviews
    rated 4.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 10

    11.5 fl.oz capped bottle, as a 10.5 % ABV. Poured in the original Dieu du Ciel chalice a hazy dark brown-red coloured ale with a fourth fingers tan foamy head that had a modest retention and tons of micro bubbles. Soft carbonation. No lacing. The aroma is toasted and caramel malts, spicy, licorice, molasses, dark fruits, raisins, prunes. The flavour is rich, a solid grainy malt base, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins, prunes, cherries, berries, spicy, licorice and a well hidden pepper. The mouthfeel is fizzy, sparkling and well rounded. This medium to full bodied ale has a deep and lingering spicy and toasted malts finish. The aftertaste is quickly highly warming. A magnificent tasting experience with this impressive and superb brew from D.D.C. Une réference !

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    I had this beer at Mikkeller Bar in Copenhagen on 14 January 2011. This beer was big and strong and brownish in color. The beer had a huge head and looked great. The beer was decent - it tasted like a Belgian Quad but boozier. This beer was a nice try but a tad hot for me.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    woo hoo...a deserving top 200 beer! really the only quad in Canada? candi and brown sugar and a touch of chocolate dominate the nose. purty seemingly black but red tinged brown in light. taste similar to the aroma...complex, rich, fruity, but not too sweet. the ridiculously smooth and warming body is the forte. well done. one of my favorites from the great white north.

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