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


on tap

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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 05/11/12. Murky mid brown with a thin off white head that soon clears to a small pond and the edge of the glass. Nose comprises malt, syrup, toffee and a little paint fumes. Taste follows nose, a touch of plastic, best element of this beer is that the 9.5% alcohol is pretty well disguised. As with other DDC beers I’ve had - largely a let down, all hype no delivery!

cglans (214) - - JUN 22, 2017
34,1cl bottle. dark brown color with light brown medium sized head. malts, brown sugar, toffee,

OminouSC2 (648) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2017
Brown color, medium sized beige head. Subtle and sweet aromas of maple syrup, dried figs, sugar, wood, malt, caramel and slight yeast. Balanced sweet taste with syrup, dried fruits, wood, brown sugar, syrup bread and hops. Medium bitter finish. 8-3-7-4-15.

pilsnerrogge (2935) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2017
Colour is brown. Head is small. Sweet and malty aroma of fudge and maple syrup. Taste is sweet and malty and has notes of fudge, maple syrup and some licorice leading to a somewhat harsh alcohol finish.

SvanteL (508) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2017
Mörkt rödbrun med beiget skum. Sötaktig doft med torkad frukt och sirap och en fin maltighet. Smaken är fyllig med maltsötma sirap och torkad frukt, plus en fin kryddighet och beska som balanserar upp sötman. Stor, rund munkänsla med lite alkoholhetta. Läcker!

Pedro_Pinho (237) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2017
Let’s get this into prespective... I don’t like sour ales and this one has a hint of sour ale in the aroma and also in the taste. That?s not good for me. Sorry, I usually love dieu du ciel beers, but not this one.

gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle; pours murky brown with a tan head; sweet aroma of caramel, dark fruits, and booze with hints of brown sugar, and wood; taste is sweet with caramel and dark fruits with hints of wood and brown sugar; semi dry finish with just a little bit of maple syrup and light alcohol warming

dukeandduke (262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2017
5/10/17 (Atomic Liquors, Downtown Las Vegas, NV). 9.1% ABV, 8 Oz draft pour into tulip glass. Dark brown pour, slight tan head. Aroma negligible. Scotch the predominant flavor. Light rye and maple noted but not overwhelming. Thin texture. Overall OK beer, nice but too light.

dnstone (3386) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Deep brown color with an off white head. Sweet malty plum aroma and taste. Reminiscent of a quad. Notes: on tap at Atomic Kitchen , May ’17

Stephpat (7) - St-constant, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017 does not count
Dégustation d’une 2015 vieilli en cellier au bièrologue et d’une 2017. Belle couleur ambrée, un peu plus foncé pour la 2015 et mousse plus persistante pour la 2017. Pour le goût la 2015 est plus corsée, on dirait plus sucrée et plus complexe, mais la 2017 est très bonne aussi , j’ai l’impression de goûter plus l’alcool plus que l’autre. Au final selon moi c’est une très bonne bière et elle viellie très bien en cellier.

skiatd1 (47) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2017
On draught. Really taste scotch ale. Lighter than some scotch ales with a malty character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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