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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 669   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (1198) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
Aroam is nice and dark fruity with a slight hoppy touch. Taste is malty and sweet syrups. There’s some raisins in here with a toffee and autumn fruit sensation. Good finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
11.5 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Bought in mid-2014. Dark reddish brown with half a finger of beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, light booze, caramel, nutty notes. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, some cherry. Medium body with a dry finish. Well hidden alcohol for 9.5%. Nice scotch ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1625) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Malty, sweet, jam, honey, alcohol, earthy, grass, copper colour, medium head, noticably sweet, lightly bitter ABV evident, but well integrated, fullbodied, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1798) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget. Murky brown pour with minimal tan head. Aroma of toffee, molasses, maple sweetness and alcohol. Thick, sticky mouthfeel with sweet and malty taste with some earthy notes, maple, dark fruit, banana, molasses and toffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2582) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Pours deep tan, passes a little light, off white head. Lots of caramel, raisin, toffee. Full body. Slight booze burn.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2413) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 10, 2015
Couleur brune sombre, très légère mousse. Nez caramel sucré, on sent le sirop d’érable, note d’alcool voir whisky. Gout caramel, caramel cuit avec bonne amertume puis sirop d’érable et alcool voir whisky. Corps onctueux. Fin amere, caramel cuit, et note sucrée.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Caramel, toffee, malty, sweet with hints of fruit. Nice boozy warmth. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (7432) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Obtained in a trade with tderoeck. Shared with sebletitje. 341 ml. bottle. Drank straight from the bottle at the parking lot during Venom Inc. concert. A bit fizzy with lots of maple syrup. Lots of maple & quite a BE profile with huge dark fruits, dates, raisins, caramel, sugar, maple, sugar. Nice but a bit too fizzy & thin (and touch to Belgian) to fully excel but very nice maple & dark fruit profile.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (2606) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av humle, malt, kola kaffe, trä, lönnsirap, pepprig råg, läkerol special och röda bär. En kryddig beska balanserar maltsötman bra. Elegant och rustik på samma gång. Gott!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2015
11.5 oz bottle served at a temperature of about 50F. Appearance: The body is hazy with a dark brown color that has reddish highlights. It has a good tan head that soon dies down to a full top coat and leaves decent lacing, Aroma: dark, yeasty bread,alcohol esters with notes of sweet dark fruits (raisins, blackberry), molasses, and, perhaps, a hint of maple syrup. A bit boozy but in an acceptable way. Flavor: Like the aroma, it has dark bread, yeast and some dark fruit, including dates More earthy hops here than the aroma suggested. Hints of smoke and maple/toffee sweetness, and grass/hay. Mild bitterness. The complex, lingering aftertaste is a highlight. Mouthfeel: Full, creamy body with medium-low carbonation but with more heat in the mouth from the alcohol than optimum. Overall: Initially disappointing, it remained somewhat disappointing but not much, as I adjusted my expectations.


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