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: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2001
Firmly alcoholic example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12772) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12241) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10522) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8982) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
"this was a cool beer...very flavorful. complex spices and yeast. quite good, with a warming alcohol presence, although not overwhelming. i’d drink this often if more available."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8957) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8794) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (7132) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2010
BQ2010. Sampled on Draft at the Brewpub. Pours a nice hazy, golden body topped with a white, creamy head and good lacing. Aroma is pleasantly fruity, sweet malt, flowery, and herbal notes. Taste is relatively mild. It is mainly fruity (peach), and has some hints of alcohol. Good Tripel.

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