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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Montreal, Canada

bottled
available

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 947   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.

Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in April until stocks last.

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3.6
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Bottle. Cloudy brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, toffee, dark fruit and sugar. Yeasty flavor with some booze, dark fruit, caramel and a bit of chocolate in the finish.

4
fonefan (49363) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle 341ml. @ home.
Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark berry, raisin, prune, light alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peppery and alcoholic finish. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20091018]

4.1
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small, rocky light brown head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie, toasted grain, toffee), average hop (perfume), average yeast (dough) with notes of alcohol, plum, date, port, fig, and wood. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness and bitterness, heavy acidity.

4.3
HenrikSoegaard (14176) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle. Creamy off-white good fully lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and hopy aroma. Great. Fantastic heavy bitter complex flavor. Wonderfull long great bitter finish. Strong fruity notes. Creamy palate. World class beer.

4.1
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Heavy malty and lots of spices. Huge, creamy, off-white head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Cloudy, red brown body. Moderate bitter flavor, with a long finish duration. Medium to full and creamy palate.

4.5
Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours the color of dried blood -- rich, thick and solidly crimson. The head dissipates quickly. Although the aroma on this beer is severely restrained, this drinks with a kick-in-the-pants richness rare to beer. Full of rich, dark fruit, caramel syrup, and evergreen wood chips. Brilliant. (#3748, 11/21/2009)

4
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Pours dark brown with thin tan head. Dark fruit aroma. Flavors of dark fruits and candi sugar with a little heat from the alcohol. Medium body with lively carbonation. Pretty good.

4.3
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep and dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is fig, banana, vanilla, and alcohol. Sweet and malty, almost no hop present in the flavor. Rich in dark fruits such as plum and cherry, a bit of sweet malt, and a touch of alcohol heat towards the end. Very light and easy to drink, alcohol definitely warms as it goes down. Love it, wish it was a bit less expensive.

4.2
wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Bonus bottle from pwoods?. Opened at PP bottle shop. I suppose this is a Westy 12 clone. I’d be curious to side by side (who wouldn’t). Lots of banana in the aroma. Lightly sweet. Classic surprizing lighter body given the high OG. Lots of lasting creamy carbonation. Easy to drink. Very good.

3.8
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2009
bottle poured a nutty brown in color with an off white head that took a very brisk pour. aroma has plumb, raisin, light spice, brown sugar, a touch of cherry, and some faint toasted wood. mouth feel is medium level but it coats well and has an interesting softness. flavor is nice and rich, brown malt comes in, cherry, raisin, plumb, plenty of sweetness, and some alcohol kick in the finish. certainly a big one and there is plenty of sweetness.


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