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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: 573   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13663) - S°nderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
Bottle, 8%. Weak marcipan aroma. Cloudy dark red brown colour. Small light brown head. Good malty flavour, some yeast. Roasted, some brown sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
341 ml bottle from glouglouburp, thanks Dany. Pours a slightly thin looking burnt orange/brown with an average size fizzy light beige head. Aroma of peat, toffee, alcohol, rotten fruit. Medium bodied that is on the syrupy side with fizzy carbonation and a large dose of alcohol warming, especially for only being 8%. I know the site says 8.5% but I’m going with my bottles listing of 8%. Flavor of toffee, brandy, alcohol, sherry notes as well. Not really getting any maple syrup in the aroma or flavor though. Sorry DdC but this is the first beer I have had from you guys that didn’t blow me away, just a little to boozy especially for something that isn’t even over 10%. not really getting the maple syrup that the commercial description speaks of).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of liquorice, alcohol, butterscotsch and spices. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and alcohol with notes of spices and maple syrup. Spicy and burning alcoholic finish. The alcohol is too dominating.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Courtesy ChzMan. Dark amber/brown with a small, off white head. Toasty malt, caramel/toffee, light smoke and peat. Straightforward scotch ale. Medium/full body, balanced carbonation. Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5484) - 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 (31470) - 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 (2618) - 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 (14036) - 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 (2927) - 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.


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