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Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis Tripel
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Abbey Tripel
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Blond like a ray of sunlight, crowned by thick foam and sustained by a pronounced effervescence, this beer is the delight of all our customers! Its bouquet is the result of a large array of floral and fruity esters which are complemented by a light and delicate fragrance of malts and hops. The first draught reveals a full-bodied beer with a malty sweetness and a warm touch of alcohol. A hint of acidity is discovered in the aftertaste, but it is quickly overcome by the sharp bitterness of the hops. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Average in nearly every way for a tripel. In other words - I enjoyed he breadiness and rich aroma. A little more acidic that my preference, but the warm finish with a layer of hay is a nice close.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2008
Draught (6 oz. sample) at Dieu du Ciel! Deep golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet orange candy with backing notes of yeast and coriander. Soft body. Flavour is predominantly sweet, with orange notes as suggested by the aroma, some nice yeast complexity, and a herbal finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6635) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
My 1200th rating! On tap at the brewpub, visited June 23 2007 with a big group of friends (no fellow rateberrieans though). This is designated as 8% the night that I had it. Slightly hazy golden amber with a foamy white head displaying excellent retention and lace. Yeasty aroma, vaguely fruity and spicy. Semi-sweet palate with flavours of berries, citrus, bready-yeast, and sweet spices. Surprisingly light mouthfeel for the alcohol content. An approachable triple in my opinion.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2007
[8%, snifter @ Dieu du Ciel] Almost clear, golden amber color. Slight malt presence in the aroma, sugary and sweet. Flavors are quite strong on the yeast character, with some strong sugary sweetness. Somewhat alcoholic finish. Nice DDC "house" character, however.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
Cloudy dark yellow poor with a thin off-white head. Good lacing. Aromas of citrus, caramlised malts and alcohol... Good balance between sweet and bitter. Nicely effervescent. You can definitely feel the alcohol to the palate. Flavors are not to complexe, light pepper, oregano, citrus and hints of caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Orange body with a short-lived off-white head. Fruity yeast, alcohol and sweet malt. This May 2007 batch was announced at 8% (lower than the 10% ratebeer entry) and the alcohol could be felt. Nose was very shy and the flavour spectrum was very simple to say the least. Some orange and citrus and a medium-high sweetness level. Hops barely made their presence felt. Medium body with a soft carbonation. This batch is a below average Tripel but I know this beer has beer better in the past. While most Dieu Du Ciel beer recipes have been getting very stable over the last few years but this one seems to be as irregular as a fat dude with a low fibre diet.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcbé (86) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
Hazy golden beer with small head. Nose of tin...(almost fish-like) and very subtle. Nice round taste of caramel and but no complexity.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
En fût à 8% ABV. Couleur orangée foncée, presque ambrée. Mousse généreuse, mais s’estompe assez rapidement pour ne laisser qu’un mince lacet, légères traces sur le verre. Arôme plutôt très faible, malté, épicé, et je cherche. Goût bien sucré, légèrement épicé, l’alcool ne se ressent pas (je goûterais bien la version à 10%!), goût de levure trop subtil. Corps généreux, belle rondeur, effervescence modérée. Intéressant, mais je ne dois pas avoir tombé sur le meilleur brassin...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Draught. At Dieu du Ciel. Poured amber with a nice white head, good drapes of lacing left behind. Pretty mild aroma for a trippel, grainier than I normally expect, lovely sharp yeat character, moderate alcohol, dry, with sweet candy malt. Taste follows right on - very soft and subtle, but lacks a bit of complexity - I liked it, but didn’t love it. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, decent body, mildly carbonated and lightly alcoholic palate - nice enough, but not really memorable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a small lasting creamy white head and really nice lacing. Great aroma of fruit, yeast, malt and spices -- very well done. Flavour is yeasty with a nice amount of fruit and spices along with some malt and hops, you can taste the alcohol but you wouldn’t know it’s 10%. Medium to full bodied. Very impressive, this is a great version of the style, well done!


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