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


on tap

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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4464) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2015
Copper body, small head. Woody aromas, amber, biscuit, hay, herbal tea. Bit earthy perhaps. Moderate sweet, traditional appeal. Bit Dunkel like in appeal. Not my type of beer normally but it’s very well made thus actually I dig it. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (704) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Flaska systembolaget. Bärnstensfärgad åt det mörkare hållet. Doft av kaffe, bitter choklad och lite banan. Kraftig smak med rejäl maltbas. Nötig och en hel del kaffe med en uns av knäck och torkad frukt. Fin beska som känns sträv och torr.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (591) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Flaska från SB. Brunröd med beige skum. Karamell och jäst i doften. Choklad och kola i smaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeersweden (417) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2015
Nose: Honey, caramel malt, dried fruit, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, hazel nut, butter and strawberries.
Taste: Brown sugar, caramel malt, coffe, roasted malt, molasses and wood.
Body: Medium body and carbonation. Light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (694) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2015
330ml brown bottle poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is murky dark brown with a medium sized frothy tan head, that reduced slowly leaving some lacing behind. Aroma of raisins, syrup, brown sugar and roasted malts. Flavours of brown sugar, raisins, prunes, roasted malts and syrup. Taste is medium-heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. Overall a pretty taste beer, a little bit too sweet however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2952) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
smiley31 (11) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, toffee, glue, taste is similar, sweet, fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2092) - 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.

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