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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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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
Radek Kliber (6379) - 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 (439) - 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 (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, 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 (2201) - 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 (771) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5662) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2005
Verre de dégustation à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de fruits, de fleurs et d’alcool. Apparence: Couleur blonde. Mince col blanc crèmeux. Faible densité des bulles. Large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel, de fruits et d’agrûmes. Long arrière goût. Palette: Corps plein avec une texture crèmeuse. Arrière goût de caramel. (Rating #154)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1006) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
Pours very clean clear amber. I agree with hopscotch about the not traditional style of this tripel. Lots of hop heat. Somewhat more alcohol than I would have expected. Some pretty wicked harshness and gasoline. Somewhere near the end some grass, bread and light fruit sneak in. Imperial Tripel maybe.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Draft... Sparkling clear, amber ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good lacing. Nose of apple, pear, banana and spice. The flavor matches the aroma. "Over-the-top" hopped for a Belgian style tripel. Fuzzy fruit flavor. Full-bodied and creamy with fizzy carbonation. Medium-length, bitter, dry finish. If you enjoy traditional Belgian style tripels, this one may not be for you. Although I’m not a big fan of the style, I am a big fan of this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
This beer was a hazy brownish copper with a thin, lacy head. The aroma was difficult to detect in the smokey bar and because the beer was served too cold (I gave it 5/10 to be fair--I’ll have to re-rate). The flavour was really nice with obvious banana and higher alcohols. It was also woody and malty and a little buttery with medium bitterness. Medium body and warming.


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