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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: 702   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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3.9
Faberanza (17) - Torino, ITALY - NOV 15, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2017 Colore marrone scuro e schiuma beige poco persistente. Al naso caramello, acero e sentori fruttati. Gusto prevalentemente dolce dove a note di caramello e zucchero si abbinano acero e frutta secca che le donano un gusto nel complesso piuttosto biscottato. Corpo basso e frizzantezza non invasiva facilitano la bevuta di una birra il quale grado alcolico è piuttosto alto. Da provare, conferma l'eccellenza di questo birrificio

3.8
rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2017
bottle. deep mahogany with small head. lightly sweet, roasty caramel, maple and brown sugar. a hint of peat, very light cocoa, dark fruit. quite smooth for the ABV.

3.1
chucklemation (1763) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2017
Pours a brown color with an off-white foam head and plenty of chunks floating about. Aroma is caramel, toffee, bread, and cracker. Flavor is similar, sweet with an astringent finish. Well-carbonated. Not quite as good as I expected based on the brewer and style.

2.4
Inbreak (6526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2017
05.11.2017, 0,34l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, almonds, minerals, weeds, fruit stones, caramel malts, bark, alcohol, candi sugar, burnt toast, grass, raisins. Taste is slightly sweet boozy, weeds, candi sugar, fruit stones, almond essence, raisins, alcohol, bark, burnt toast, grass, soil. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh boozy mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.

3.4
jookos (7041) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2017
bottle (bbe 2020). brown nutty cleary. almonds, vanilla malty creamy nose. candies, booze. light cedar. full bodied, sweets, good bitters though, actually quite bitter caramelly finish. feels like loads of calories, slight woody almondy buttery creamy caramelly butterscotchy ale. clean. nice. not that harmoneous though, kinda poking in all directions. lotsa flavour, not that well woven together. an experience nontheless.

3.9
Scipio (1215) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2017
Pours a dark copper with a thin, light tan head. The aroma is big, sweet, and boozy. The whiskey really jumps out, while oak, caramel, raisin, earthy malt, and vanilla are also found. The taste is sweet, but not nearly as much as the nose led me to believe. The main attractions are caramel and whiskey, while vanilla serves as a good compliment. Undertones are spice, raisin, licorice, and oak. Finally its lightly floral and earthy. Mild and lingering whiskey aftertaste. Medium in body, and with a thick, smooth texture. A lot is going on in this one, and it all comes together very well. Very enjoyable.

2.4
TEJA (3257) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2017 bottle from Systembolaget sweden. Very short light brown head. clear light brown color. small light roasted and chocolate aroma. sweet malty tadte that is replaced by a astringent bitterness.

3.7
Maakun (6433) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2017
Bottle at home. Deep mahogany with some floaters and a thick, creamy lasting beige head. Carmel, sugary, some roasted notes, quite toasty and earthy maple, old leaves, some dark chocolate, soft grassy and fruity hops in the finish. Over medium sweet and bitter. Full bodied. More bitter than I expected and quite earthy, not a massive sugary maple assault. Quite nice.


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