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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2001
Firmly alcoholic example.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
(bottle dated 6/02) Hazy golden with white head. Aroma is honey, apple. Taste is honey sweet, orange, herbal hoppy. Full, sticky body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
Golden hazy ale with an onctuous creamy white head. Light bananas and coriander in aroma, a bit sulfuric though. Good sweet malts, candi sugar, crisp hops, coriander and orange peels. Rich and onctuous in mouth, with smooth alcohol. March 24, 2006.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9047) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 5, 2002
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Coriander, wit smell on an alcohol promontory...Robust flowers appear in an endless yeast field...Dispersed oranges onto the horizon and buzzing, sticky honey bees...Picturesque white grapes and fat malt...

A recent April 2006 batch had way more banana yeast character than before, and appeared to be more authentic than the usual DDC Belgian ale...Perhaps a yeast change? Anyway, this is another DDC ale which seems to have improved...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
Golden yellow body with a fingers worth of fluffy white head and decent lacing (3+). Sweet alcoholic aroma has something familiar but not placed. Spicy pepper? Flavour has a sweet malt moment but the lingering aftertaste is exceptionally dry and peppery. Medium smooth palate could use a bit more carbonation (3+). A decent triple that fails to hit the right notes for me today.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Pours a copper blonde color with w thin white head. Aroma of sweet bready Belgian malts and some alcohol. Body starts sweet and thick, but finishes dry and mostly alcoholic. Still has good complexity and a pleasant flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6641) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6386) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6125) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
Orange-amber, very slightly hazy hue is mounted by a small white head that fades slowly, but completely. Lots of fruit esters in the nose (banana, oranges) over a liquorous floral background. Some spiciness I can’t pinpoint, but mostly herbal. Very strong alcohol wise, very warming and perhaps too much so for my liking combined with the high sweetness level. There’s quite a noble hop dryness/bitterness kicking in toward the end, but it doesn’t cut the alcohol and quickly tames the palate. One to give you headaches after a few glasses.


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