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

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RATINGS: 676   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2009
11.5oz bottle from Knightly Spirits (Orlando, FL). Pours a generally clear amber brown with tan white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of banana, clove, wheat, grain, nuts, boozy, light notes of spice. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, banana, grassy wheat, hops, light floral fruit, Generally medium body with a pleasing malty boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (579) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a brown amber with tan head. Decent lace. Banana, bready, caramel, creamy. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured amber with an off white head that laces the glass. aroma was bazooka joe and banana pudding. flavor was banan, caramel, alcohol, and pepper. light body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Notes of bananas foster, sake, booze, and dark carmelized syrup over melons.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a dark amber with beige head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, scotch malts, alcohol. Similar taste, nice syrupy finish, alcohol balanced by the sweetness. Warm I want to pour this on some flapjacks with some powdered sugar on a cold day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle shared with the guys at the Inglorious Emergency Tasting. Pours a clear red with just a minimal ring of clearish head. Nose of alcohol burn, peaches, maple, nutty, molassis. Not nearly as much alcohol in the flavor, but very good maple syrup. Awesome beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a copper-ruby body. Alcohol, candi sugar, bubblegum. Flavor is alcohol, yeast rolls, candi sugar, little raisin. Sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2009
pours copper, beige head. Aroma hints of vanilla, maple seems to come across as full, caramel and malts. Flavor, boozy, definitely a good scotch presence, some toffee, plenty of caramel and maple syrup. Seems to have a nice thick vanilla mouthfeel with the maple. Another amazingly well crafted brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2009
(bottle - 330 ml) Deep copper color with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of maple syrup, apples, cinnamon, and some vanilla. Flavor is sweet and syrupy at the beginning with hints of dry hops, apples, toffee, and a nice mapely finish. Smooth and velvety and the alcohol is well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
playitbybeer (118) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Looks like the amber that the bug was lodged in in jurassic park. Smells like flowers, syrup and pancakes, vanilla, and flowers. Light mouthfeel almost velvety. Lightly sweet with syrupy taste and floral hops. Warming and lingering alcohol with a dry finish.


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