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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in April until stocks last.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3328) - Québec, Quebec, - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle from latest vintage (2012). Thanks to me. Intense malty/red fruity aromas emanate from this deep brown brew. It is topped by a small but persistent head that leaves some heavy lacing. Taste-wise is it malty but not cloyingly so. Flavors of plums, malt, chocolate and bread make the experience so complete. This is a world league quad, one that should be respected and I echo the brewers’ wish that it should be aged for at least six months as I just experienced empirically!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_queue (9) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016 does not count
Dark, cloudy brown in color with a tiny head; small specks of sediment floats at the bottom, but it’s minimal. Aromas of dark fruits ride atop a creamy dessert. Flavors are a blend of chocolates, caramel, dark dried fruits, candied fruits, and rich malts; finishes with more fruity sweetness along with some spice & booze. Reminds me of a crème brulee or holiday fruitcake. Medium-bodied throughout with no carbonation. As it warms, the majority of the initial flavors recede to make way for more spicy & boozy notes. It’s an excellent example of the style, but I wish there was more sediment to help the beer as it ages. Cheers! This one comes highly recommended for any Belgian beer fan!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1060) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Disig brunguldig kulör. Doft av äpplemos, jäst och örter. Maltig och lätt rostad smak. Järn, torkad frukt och kryddor. Lätt sötma med en ganska sträv och torr munkänsla. Värmande alkohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2016
On holiday in Canada dark brown colored body with an off white head and a caramel malt fruity sweet aroma a sweet caramel malt hops alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1147) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2016
Klar, brun och lite röd, khaki färgat litet skum. Doft: Malt, lagrade toner, frukt vin, citron lakrits kola, starkt sött svart te. Smak: Malt, lagrade toner, Cola, trä, lätt bränt socker, citron lakrits kola, konserverad frukt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 15, 2016
Pours reddish brown with a white head. Aroma of dark fruit, dark grains and brown sugar. Taste is heavy sweet, light bitter and light sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GunnarStal (10) - - AUG 3, 2016
Pours dark red/brown. Aroma: rich fruit, dates, figs, raisin and yeast. Taste of dried fruit, bread, some bitter spice. Very good but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adamsville (213) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
Une belle bière bourgogne dans laquelle le malt est, à ma perception, bien plus imposant que ce que la levure belge a à offrir. Caramel sucré, fruits séchés, alcool perceptible selon l’âge de la bière, réconfortante. Personnellement, je la préfère oubliée dans le sous-sol quelque temps que bien fraîche lors de sa sortie.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (450) - SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Dark burgundy, almost brown color. Aroma has a lot of sweet fruits, rasins, figs, some alcohol. Taste is sweet with some spices and a lot of yeast. Warm, alcoholic finish. Really good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2016
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured reddish brown, cloudy, some sediment, small thin beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast and malts. Taste is sweet, lots of fruit, some bread, yeast and booze. Something special; very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gaultier (1501) - SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 @ Havregatan 25/6-16. Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty, fruity and dried fruity. Body is medium to full, the finish is dried fruity.


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