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

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RATINGS: 852   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


Snoro's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, - FEB 20, 2012
Arôme de caramel, faible mousse, effervescente. Goût assez prononcé d’alcool, un arrière-goût amer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (988) - New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with half a finger of head. Red berries, passion fruit, spices, brown sugar. Medium body. Nice balance of spice, fruit, sugar and carbonation. Does not feel 10.5%. I enjoy this a lot

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (813) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
Caoba oscuro, espuma beis ligera. Aromas intensos de ésteres de plátano, canela, vainilla y frutas confitadas. Cuerpo denso, inicio dulce y afrutado, frutas confitadas y final seco moderado.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flanfl (167) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Redish brown, small white head. Powerfull aroma. Chocolate, cocoa, sweet spices. Flavour is completly different. Caramel, alcohol, some chocolate. The sweetness is overwhelmed by the alcohol. Warm alcohol finish. Fairly thick body. Medium-high carbo. Impressive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle pours brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, dried fruit and spice. Taste is malts, chocolate, and fruit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lello4ever (204) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Splendida birra del birrificio canadese Dieu du Ciel, una quadrupel dal bel colore marrone con vene rosse e una schiuma compatta beige. Al naso caramello e spezie, al primo sorso il dolce del malto, del caramello, della frutta sono accompagnati da una spiccata alcolicità (10.5%), che però accompagna molto bene. Eccellente esempio di birra in stile d’abbazia.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (462) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2015
2012 btl Looks .. Caramel red/brown, little to no head. Smells..rich, sweet dried fruits, caramel, some sweet spice and some cocoa. Tastes..big chewy caramel, alcohol soaked stone fruits, sweet honey and spice. Tried against a rochefort 10, which won but this was very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFF (9) - - MAR 22, 2015 does not count
Bière forte en alcool, mais assez bien balancée. Idéal pour accompagner un repas bien gras.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1797) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 14, 2015
On tap at Biercab, Barcelona. Dark copper to red color. Head is medium. Medium sweetness. Aroma is caramel, hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1053) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 8, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la maison, couleur brune, peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence, couleur brune à reflet rubis, peu de mousse et d’effervescence, une bière avec une attaque sur la levure d’abbaye belge, banane grillé caramel et malt torrfié.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ARH (749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
11.5 oz bottle poured into a teku glass. The aroma is primarily that of dark, dried fruits - raisin and plum - with sweet, cooked cherries, grapes, and a warm spice. Undertones include a light earthy touch, mellow alcohol, and late, a honey note. It pours a deep, murky amber honey color with a soft, medium small suds, airy orange brown head that retains a nice layer, a medium ring, and leaves a touch of lace on the glass. The taste is amedium high, malty sweet with just a touch of light bitter. The beer is smooth and oily with an active, fizzy carbonation and a medium full fruit and malt body. Flavors of caramel, chocolate, and sweet dark fruits come through in abundance - grapes, cherry, plum, raisins - with a late nutty note. The finish is dry and zesty with a clean, refreshing clove character. There’s a mellow warm alcohol touch as well as some semi sweet dark chocolate. The aftertaste is a mellow dark chocolate note with clove cleanliness.


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