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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: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3253) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
Hazy honey gold hue, with an off-white head, the nose is one of a yeasty, bready dough, candied citrus fruits fruitiness, note of spiciness in the aroma follow through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty-cheesy character, with an alcoholic punch, fruity notes of candied pineapple, with a faint hoppy accent, leading towards a lingering bitter dryness finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2006
This beer was so good, not because of the high alcool % but the taste was a mixture of all kinds of sensations in one. The probleme is that they do not make it often enough.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quevillon (2876) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2006
Bu au Mondial de la Bière 03. Très chaleureuse, plaine de saveur et un goût légèrement épice. Je n’étais pas mort raide!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
2004. Robust, spicey malt nose, light amber, billowy white head. Nice malty beginning, some citrus hops too. Nicely balanced, medium bodied, tongue tingle. A real treat!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7117) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 13, 2005
Vintage (2004) .Golden ale , medium creamy top . Well blended aroma ,malt , alcohol and light hop accent on top . Vanilla somewhere behind . Medium dry alcohol. Sweeter malt, smoother finish. Pleasantly warming strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Bottle, dated June 2003, sampled at the brewpub’s 7th anniversary party
Oily, golden with a froth of patchy lace.
Highly madeirized (spelling?), i liked the fact that it had a powerful, meadish aroma, with a little grape that reminded me of a pineau de charentes. It did however have a little asparagus effluves, which didn’t sit well with everyone.
Taste is fruity, with a long lasting white wine finish, low carbonation, and the booze is quite dominant, some complex alcohols were noticeable and gave it that "aged" taste. Good, but I think it was a bit past it’s prime.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PandoraGreen (27) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
Served in a tulip glass. Golden amber with a nice creamy head. Don’t like the smell. Sweet. Carbonated. Very fizzy. With an after bite. Enh. Not for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4615) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Snifter at the brewpub, accompanied by tiggmtl and ClarkVV. Hazy gold-amber, smallish lasting head and touch of delicate lace...yeasty-orangy nose with touches of vanilla syrup and very faint white pepper...in the body, more vanilla amidst the huge citrusy sweetness, maple, quite syrupy and nearly cloying though dry herbal qualities help keep it in check...alcohol a bit too prominent...flawed but as with most of DDC’s less successful efforts still at a level that commands some respect and interest.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2005
draught. tried this at the brewpub. hazy golden body, small white head and lace. fruity banana aroma, spicey pepper notes. very fruity body with spicey overtones. body is dusty and chalky. finish is sweet and peppery with some underlying alcohol. This is one of the better tripels that I’ve had.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Nice amber colour with a thick creamy head. Aroma was hard to judge in a smooky crowded brew pub. Unique taste very deep pallat with strong alcohol taste and mixed fruit. Flavour differed in the mouth, the throat, stomach and aftertaste. Aftertaste lingers.


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