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Dieu du Ciel Équinoxe du Printemps

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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Scotch Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Thistle

bottled
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on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Équinoxe du Printemps (French for "spring equinox") is the quintessential marriage of two great traditions: beer brewing in Scotland, and maple syrup production in Quebec. At the first draught, the mouth is overcome by woody, malty flavours, sustained by a discrete touch of sweetness. The aftertaste brings about the flavours of maple, which are sufficiently present to be appreciated, but never overwhelming the typical flavours of a Scotch Ale.

Equinoxe du printemps is brewed only once a year in January. It is aged for two months in order to attain a perfect balance in taste. Then, it is sold starting March 21st, until stocks last.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bennyss (29) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
Bttle. Nez léger. Goût léger avec un arrière goût de sirop d’érable. Goût d’alcool masqué.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2677) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! Dark brown colour, beige foam. Sweet nose of dark fruit, berries, caramel, maple syrup. Very sweet, light bitter. Ok scotch ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4668) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2016
11.5 oz. bottled Jan 2015. Pours clear mahogany with a thin disc of beady foam. Nose is earthy maple syrup and whiskey. Tastes of earthy toffee, plum, maple and pear with touches of cocoa and spicy dry grass. Medium body has medium-high carbonation that’s a bit much. Leans to the malty side per the style but never sticky or cloying. A little boozy even with almost a year and a half in the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1672) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at tderoeck's place, thanks! Caramel, roasty, sweet, good but not my style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcgendron (1) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2016 does not count
Bue la version Réserve 2014 élevée 12 mois en barrique de bourbon. Très agréable et douce.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1792) - Rome, ITALY - APR 25, 2016
On tap @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Pours deep amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, esters (ripe apples). Flavour is medium sweet with a bitter end and a light sourness. Medium to high body, medium carbonation. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cataklinsmann (12) - milano, ITALY - APR 17, 2016
birra spaziale anche se non tra i miei stili preferiti. nota etilica molto evidente sentori di frutta matura, ciliege , amarene e torba. da provare, anche solo una, ma da provare.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bierdimpfe (179) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2016
Opaque dark brown, almost black color, with strong activity on the sides of the glass. Creamy light brown 2 finger head, lasting 10 minutes, with strong legs. Aromas of sweet toffee and roasted spices. Flavors of nuts, toffee, molasses, maple syrup, grains, whisky, and herbal spices. More of a sweet sugary taste than bitter and lots of spices. Complex having feelings of sweet bread, roasted nuts, woody and earthy with hints of pine and oak. Milky slick medium body with moderate carbonation. Well intensified finish of medium length, ending with a spicy roasted malt and bitter earthy herbal feel, and a syrupy maple tongue coat. A little alcoholic. Overall a decent craft with complex flavors but a little off with a slight wet cardboard taste (maybe a bad bottle?). Missing some freshness and a little flat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eloimv (90) - - APR 10, 2016
Liquoreuse à souhait; peu sucrée et bien crémeuse: un bon produit d'après midi

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matwill (84) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Rating datant du 20 mars 2016. Goûtée en parallèle avec la version en fût de Cognac. L’originale se défend bien, présentant un discret goût d’érable, mais ayant une belle rondeur caractérisé par son taux d’alcool et son caramel.


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