Rigor Mortis ABT

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Type: Quadrupel
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  • 4.3/5 
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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.

This beer won a gold medal (first place amongst 10 gold medal winners) at the adjudicated "MBeer" contest during the Mondial de la Bière in Montréal in 2006.

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  • Mar 23, 2012
    JimBeam1983 (153)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Microbrewery explorer
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    341ml bottle served in calice around 12 degrees:

    Pours a dark brown robe with caramel highlights topped by a finger of lightly tanned head. Retention is moderate and lacing is rough and spotted.

    The nose will give caramel, prunes, banana and a touch of smoke. You do spot some raosted malts and a certain alcohol vapor.

    On the tongue, you get smooth roasted malts with some sweet cherries and spices. A strong wrapping bitterness engulfs everything in a very long finish. Mouthfeel is very dense and oily bearing quite a sharp attack.

    This Abt is caramel from start to finish. The density is enjoyable and it's overall very staisfying. ABV is a bit traiterous but being the Abt fan I am, I can't say I didn't enjoy it.