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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
Pours dark mahogany with low off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, light vanilla, hazel nuts. Taste is sweet and roasty with a slightly burnt finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
smiley31 (9) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015 does not count
This Ale started out with a great aroma and delicious appearance but the sweetness of the Maple Syrup masked the true Scotch Ale underneath. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1160) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Light coffee/cola pour with an offwhite head. Syrup, herb, flower, oak, medicine. Medium body. Body light for the sweetness and high alcohol. A bit too sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, toffee, glue, taste is similar, sweet, fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Edinburh. Pours dark ruby. Nose is red berries, caramel, wood. Taste is quite strong, slightly boozy, caramel, toffee, berries, sweetness, malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrus86 (185) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2015
BOTTLE. Red to kole beer pour with a solid small off white head. Nose is sweet malts, cloves & other spices. Sweet thick malt flavour up front, goes into a sticky boozy middle with the maple strong at the back end. Sourced Pourhouse Dunsborough

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
Brune aux reflets orangées, trouble, avec un col moyen de mousse beige. Nez caramélisé, de sirop d’érable et légèrement de malt grillé. Goût alcoolisé, de rôtie et de sucre d’érable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1067) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby, tan hues. Maple syrup throughout, some raisin, caramel, dark fruit, scotch, warm booze. Just a bit thinner than I expected. Really good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deepeary (288) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
2015 edition. Murky brown pour with minimal tan head. Nose is toffee, molasses, maple sweetness, alcohol, very malty. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Taste is sweet and malty, earthy, some maple, dark fruit, banana, slight bitterness on the finish. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2747) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours murky brown with almost no head. What is there dies quickly. Aroma is chewy with some munich type malt dustiness. Taste is a blend of alcohol and chewy malt with some sweet maple character. Quite tasty


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