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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RSRIZZO (1984) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2009
11.5 oz bottle, label states that it has 9.5% ALC/VOL. Color is a hazy brown with a touch of amber. Carbonating is very good with a thick tight off white head that clings to the sides my glass with beautiful lacing. Aroma is a sweet maple scent with yeast and alcohol showing. Taste is clean, smooth and a little sweet. Starting with a medium body it goes down easy with a smooth clean feel. Finish is just amazing with dried fruit flavors coming out and a nice Belgian yeast taste then a gentle maple and I think a little orange drifts by near the end. After taste is a little more citrus with the Belgian flavors riding along for a bit and the alcohol showing to cap things off. Holy crap this is a good brew, one of the best Scotch Ales I have ever, and the best brew with Maple I know of. It’s big and complex yet easy to drink and comes off clean. The Sky God put heaven in a bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (6346) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Pours clear bronze with a small rocky tan head. The aroma has very toasted malt with some medicinal and mineral traits, alcohol heat and some sweetness along with a touch of maple syrup. Medium / thick smooth body with light carbonation. The flavor starts off sweeter and maltier than the aroma with the mineral / medicinal traits still there, but not as forceful. There is thick rich toasted malt and maple underlying. The finish has more maple and more alcohol. This is okay, but not really worth the price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8333) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
are you a champ?? .. . Pours an appealling ruby color .. . medium head, light but firm lacing .. . sturdy stuff but sweeter than most .. . we already left the gift shop .. . This brewery continues to impress me.. If you like a slightly sweeter scotch ale, you should like this..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle. Decent beer, not really my thing though. Dark amber pour, off-white head. Caramel, sweet malt, banana, maple syrup, caramelized sugars, and some dark fruit notes. A little earthy. To sweet for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2009
2nd berw from this brewer and a great big thanks to beerman6866 thanks Dan poured orangeishred to brown cloudy with small head aromas are of malts,cotton candy,maple and alcohol taste is sweet from sugar,maple syrup and malted caramel malts,toffwe and alcohol very sweet and warming

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6560) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2009
bottle, dark orange brown color, small receding head, aroma has a lot of banana, caramel sugars, flavor is caramel, fruit gum, some matliness, the banana notes are odd here, finish is a bit watery

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. amber pour with an off white head. peaty malts, smoke and syrup on the nose. flavor definitely has some maple syrup in it along with peat and smoke.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cavie (4642) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Reddish orange pour. Tons of sweet notes. Fresh and new. Very sweet, lots of maple. For a scotch it’s very different. The taste is thick and sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours rusty orange with a small off white head. Very sweet nose of apple and maple. Flavor was very sweet with apples, maple and candy sugar.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4565) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle @ kloneo. Hazy amber-red colour, off-white head. Aroma of ripe fruits and caramel. Flavour: sugar, caramel malts, syrup.


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