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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: 616   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


NeuroPliny's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (222) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAY 8, 2014
Poured from a 355 cc bottle into a stem glass. Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head leaving generous lace. Aroma is dark dried fruit, brown sugar, caramel apple, maple syrup, and malts. Flavour is complex dark malts, scotch ale, subtle maple and molasses. Very well balanced. I was scared the maple syrup might be too dominating but this is not the case. Great combination.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (2024) - - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby with little head. Sweet and malty. Lots of dark fruit and a touch of maple. Thick and sticky. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4653) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle 341ml kindly shard by Dominique. A cloudy amber beer with low head. Nose is on toffee, grainy, solvent touch. Aroma is on toasted malt, toffee,burnt caramel, spicy, nutty, phenols, less complex than expected.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2115) - FINLAND - JUL 26, 2015
A very dark brown, a small bubbled head is medium and beige. Aroma is complex and quite sweet, richness of malts, toffee, red currants and berries, some wood. Taste is rich, strong maltyness, wood, mable syrup, drying bitterness, hint of berries. Not so sweet, good balance. Almost full bodied, warming in the throat. Interesting and good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (507) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
341ml bottle from Systembolaget. Almost clear mahogany, creamy off-white head, leaves lacing. Sweet and strong aroma, dark sugar, malt syrup, wood, leather, booze. Mildly carbonated, thick soft mouthfeel. Malty and complex taste but not to deep, hard candy, caramel, tofee, oak, black pepper, yeast. Finish dry and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (898) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2015
On tap at le tableless in Nantes. Dark amber color with a white head. Full body and medium carbonation. Spicy aroma, taste is a bit alcoholic but nice. Bitter finish. Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dodskenta (91) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2015
Pours a dark amber hue with a nice and creamy tan head. Nose gives notes of raisins, honey, toasted malts, coffee, banana. Flavours of honey, roasted malts, banana, dark syrup, dark fruits, toffee, chocolate, slightest hint of cured meat in the after taste. Both sweet and bitter finish. Full body and soft carbonation. Good stuff!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (4306) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (505) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (403) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Flaska från SB. Brunröd med beige skum. Karamell och jäst i doften. Choklad och kola i smaken.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftbeersweden (345) - 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.
Great!


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