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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: 602   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
packers188 (40) - - FEB 15, 2015
Style: Scotch ale a lerable Ibu: - Description: belle biere brune, peu de mousse/ nez alcool erable/ une notre caramel en bouche avec une finale alcool et une legere touche erable parfaite

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (237) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a hazy deep copper topped by a finger or so of tanned head showing some retention and lacing. The nose is sweet malts, dark bread, maple and a nice floral presence of the hops. The taste brings the maple up front with caramelized malts offering yet more sweetness to pair up with the floral hops coming through nicely. The yeasts do shine with a good earthy feature giving more depth to the blend. Mouthfeel is round and ample and the brew has a nice roasty sweet finish where a mild bitterness comes forth. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (759) - - JAN 31, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours a muddy brown color with large yeast particles floating around. Had a nice fluffy light tan head. Aroma is a light malt with a fair amount of bright, fresh hops with just a hint of the maple. Big mellow malt taste with a little sweetness. Maple flavor is subdued in the middle and there's a nice herbal hop bite at the end. Little alcohol presence. Medium full mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2015
It poured a dark copper color with a tan head. The aroma was of sweet malts, caramel and notes of maple syrup. The taste was sweet with caramel, maple syrup, some dark fruits, smokiness, earthy hops and toasted malts. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle @ THT January. Pours a murky brown beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma is very malty, faintly herbal with touches of clove and nutmeg and has a big woody backbone. Flavor has loads of spices going on and loads of licorice in the back, giving it a nice bittersweet aftertaste. Quite nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (6326) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle @THT Jan 2015. Courtesy of JulienHuxley, vintage 2011. Thin off white head. Hazy ambetr pour. Nice maple syrup notes. Very smooth

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1377) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 29, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Brown colour with off white head. Malt, caramel, alcoholish aroma. Sweet, malt, dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and alcoholish taste. Medium to full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1703) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
Cervesa amb una escuma poc persistent, però amb un bon aroma a vainilla i un gust molt dolç que pot recordar a caramel i fruita. Cerveza con una espuma poco persistente, pero con un buen aroma a vainilla y un sabor muy dulce que puede recordar a caramelo y fruta.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Très bonne scotch ale.Dégusté à Saint-Georges Hiver 2013.Drafts de caramel,boisé un peut , quelques traces de bananes ,sirop d’érable également , quelque touche fumé subtiles, ont perçois ce coté sucré d’ès le départ.En bouche c’est très liquoreux,bien balancé,touches de bananes érables,un petit coté terreux , très intéressant ronde,sucré,facile. Très intéressante comme scotch ale.Taux d’alcool honnête et très bien dissimulé. Un autre classique Dieu du ciel

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2512) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
Thanks Tommy for this one. I actually had forgotten about this bottle in my beer fridge and was excited to rediscover it today. Dark brown body with brown head, though not much retention. Lovely aroma of vanilla, dried fruit, cola and a touch of maple. Taste is rather sweet, kind of like a belgian, caramel, molasses, bubblegum, banana. abv well masked. This is a really nice beer.


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