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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: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
╔quinoxe 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5441) - G÷teborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle (34 cl) from ělbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Hazy amber with a creamy medium tan head. Rich malty aroma with dried fruits, fudge, and spicy hops, and warming alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth. Very well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy deep orange to amber/brown and with a collapsing tan head. Mild floral and spiced aroma. Flavour is spiced and mild malty. Light caramel malt lurking through a solid bitterness mixed with spiced notes. Ends spiced and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (2601) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
Flaske. Lidt skum pň en mudret r°dlig brun °l. Duften er meget diskret af malt, imens smagen er meget kraftig alkoholisk, med en del peat til at begynde med der minder meget om en single malt. Siruppen kan jeg ikke kende, medmindre det er den jeg smager som den kraftige alkohol, der er meget gennemtrŠngende og brŠnder en del pň tungen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2008
Bottle. Slight hazy reddish brown colored with a good off white head. Aromas of sweet malts, sugar/syrup, nuts, caramel, spices and dark fruit. Taste is warming and sweet. The sweetness is well balanced which makes this beer very drinkable and dangerous..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2008
34,1 cl bottle. Bought @ VinensVerden, Odense: Pours hazy amber with a creamy head on top. Nose is sweet malty roast with plenty of caramel, sugar, syrup & hints of dark fruits such as plum & resin. Palate is smooth & filling. Warmth from alcohol. Lovely beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle, shared with Jon, Mabel, and Jerc, courtesy of J&K. Dark brown, small white head, bubbly. Strong sweet aroma, with alcohol - very nice. Great taste - again, strong alcohol, lots of malt and a really nice earthy sweetness - a perfect blend of a Scotch Ale and maple syrup! Caramel in finish. A great warmer and a great beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle. Small head with aromas of cardboard and alcohol, not a good sign. Honey, prune and maple. Not a good combination.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2008
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear red/nutbrown - offwhite head. Light sweetness, high sharpness, alcoholic, berries, high malty, medium hoppy, raisins, nutty, light fruity, chocolate. A bit too much alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2012 Bottle. Frothy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Brown-orange colour. Powerfull malty good aroma. Heavy bitter flavor with strong plum and prune notes. very vinius, Average finish. Creamy palate. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2610) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
341ml brown bottle from Goldorak. Reddish brown colour. Good tight tan head, fades into a surface swirl. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma with a hint of boozy alcohol and rasins. Flavour is all about malt, rasiny fruit, nutty notes, strong toffee and caramel sweetness. End is woody, boozy and sweet with late hop notes. Medium slick body, light carbonation. Bottled versions states abv is 8%


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