From Montreal Quebec’s Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel comes their “Rigor Mortis Abt” a Belgian Style Quadrupel. This Quad pours a deep ruby brown colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of deeply of dark fruits, brown sugar and caramel malts. The flavour is of dark fruits, brown sugar, sweet caramel malts, some hops bitterness and a mild alcohol warmth. The alcohol content comes in at a big 10.5%. This is a very well made beer and has similarities to the beer Trappist monks brew. I look forward to having more of this beer in the future.
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 January until stocks last.
From Fort Collins Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing and Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! out of Montreal Quebec comes their “Heavenly Feijoa Tripel” a collaboration ale brewed with Feijoa and Hibiscus. A Feijoa is also known as a pineapple guava. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma is of sweet fruits such as Feijoa and Hibiscus as well as some yeast and some caramel malts. The flavour is of tropical fruits, Feijoa, Hibiscus, apple, champagne and a very mild hops presence. The alcohol content comes in at 9.4%. This is an amazing Tripel and tastes nothing like any other beer you will ever try! These two breweries from across the 49th Parallel brewed up something very special here!
Commercial Description: Heavenly Feijoa Tripel combines Dieu du Ciel!’s love of hibiscus flowers with New Belgium’s passion for strange and worldly fruit. Feijoa, also known as pineapple guava, has a sweet, aromatic flavor, which makes the aroma of Heavenly Feijoa Tripel luscious and tropical. The beer has Belgian yeast and Nelson Sauvin hops, combining to make a sweet fruit taste, mild spicy tones and a sharp bite. Hibiscus adds a cranberry tartness and an ambrosial quality to the color.
Food Pairing as per the brewery: Moussaka with Bechamel Sauce, Beer Braised Crispy Pulled-Pork Flatbread
From Montreal Quebec’s Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel comes their “Chaman” an Imperial Pale Ale. The beer pours a copper colour with a white head. The aroma consists of malts, caramel, fruits and a grassy floral hops. The flavour is of malts, caramel, citrus, dark fruits, pine and some bitterness. The alcohol content of this beer is 9%. This is a very different flavoured Pale Ale compared to your average. Being from Quebec the fruitiness was not a surprise for me but a nice addition. I would like to thank Bradly for bringing this beer to BC when he was here on Holiday from Ontario. Glad I could show you around the breweries here.
Commercial Description: Chaman is a dry-hopped strong beer with strong amber hues and dominating hop flavours and tastes. It is however well balanced through the presence of a combination of malts, and alcohol is present is not overwhelming. Thus, it is a very complex and bitter beer, but always well balanced. Chaman is brewed only once a year, and is sold in May until stocks last.
From Montreal Quebec comes the “Cheval Blanc” brewed by Les Brasseurs RJ Inc. The beer pours a cloudy yellow colour with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly. The beer smells of Wheat and citrus. The flavor of the beer is of wheat and citrus with a very light hops bitterness. There is a yeasty taste to this beer that builds as you drink it. This is a decent refreshing beer but not one of my favorites.