overall
95
95
style
Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Scotch Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Thistle

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 679   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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Dark amber brown in color. Smells like honey, maple syrup, pear. Tastes richly sweet but not cloyingly so. Nutty and yummy. I would have a hard time drinking more than one though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5308) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours yellow-brown with an off-white head. Nose is booze, maple, honey, banana, clove, and floral hops. Flavor is maple, banana, booze, cloying sweetness, and lingering banana-clove. Light-medium body and lots of boozy sweetness. Borderline too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12893) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2009
( 12oz bottle ) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of peat, maple, nuts, dried fruit, and toasted grain. Flavor of maple syrup, caramel malt, raisins, peat, herbs, and wood.

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 (580) - 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 (2724) - 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 (4049) - 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.


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