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Brewed by Les 3 Brasseurs / The 3 Brewers (Canada)
Style: Amber Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
La bière de mars l’équinoxe ou aussi dite de Printemps est une redécouverte encore récente du patrimoine brassicole du nord de la France datant du 14ème siècle. Les sources de froid n’étant que naturelles à l’époque, la bière de mars était gardée tout au long de l’hiver (80 jours exactement). Cette longue maturation permettai...t une limpidité supérieure aux bières classiques et un moelleux qui en firent sa réputation. De couleur intermédiaire entre la blonde et l’ambrée, elle est brassée a partir de malt d’orge et de froment. Les apports cumulés de houblons Tchèques et Allemand (épicés) dévoile un bouquet richement fleuri. Alcool : 6.2% Bonne dégustation ! This March beer (Equinox) is the latest incarnation of the beers brewed in Northern France in the 14th century. Since the only source of cold back then was nature itself, winter beers were stored all through the winter months (for 80 days, to be precise). This long maturation process gave the beer greater clarity than traditiona...l beers, as well as the smoothness it is known for. Its colour is halfway between blond and amber, and it is brewed from barley and wheat malts. The blend of Czech and German hops (spicy) gives it a rich, flowery aroma. Alcohol content: 6.2% Cheers!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6563) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
March 19, 2011 - on draught at 3 Brewers, Toronto. Hazy amber-gold with a solid thick-looking creamy off-white head (4-). Smells yeasty, sweet (the house yeast, reasonably if simply Belgian), a little spicy and floral, mostly fruity, mild alcohol. Pungent aroma, fruity and floral, a bit like their triple but with less alcohol and more grain character - definitely hoppier, oddly grassy/herbal/pungent, like fresh hops air-dried. Fairly thick, strong carbonation, surprisingly astringent, with a long-ish pungent finish, but a sweet fruity aftertaste. Solid - one of their better drinking "specials"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whatup14 (1874) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
En fût au restaurant de Montréal, sur Ste-Catherine. Couleur jaune dorée. Arôme d’agrumes, de gingembre, un brin floral. Au goût présence de pamplemousse, un peu de gingembre avec une finale un peu florale. Dans l’ensemble une bonne bière se démarquant de leurs produits habituels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2535) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
Tap from Vieux Port location. Pours brown/orange with small head. Malty with some bitter and some ginger. End is bitter with a nice hop bite. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 [3658-20110323] Tap. Zesty orange yeast pasta peel aroma. Murky, dark orange brownish body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter orange yeast flavour has a chunky bite to it. Medium-full body. I agree with our barmates: this is probably their best offering - certainly the best so far, anyway. (7/4/8+/4/16) 3.9-
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2011
Draught at the brewpub, Toronto. Pours a cloudy amber-copper with an average size frothy white head. Aroma is malty, fruity, flowery and herbal. Flavour is a departure for these guys, in a good way. There’s caramel malt, yeast, herbs, spices and floral notes. A light but long bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good -- their best beer yet? In the top 3 that I’ve had for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11824) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
On-tap at the Toronto brewpub. Faint yellow coloured body with one-quarter inch of head. Aromas a tad of wheat, yeast and some malt. The taste is initially sweet and again a little wheat, yeast and malty. Initially on the sweet side, the hops show themselves in the finish to give a light bitterness. Average mouthfeel, though overcarbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 28, 2011
On tap at Toronto location
Aroma candy sugar, caramel, yeast , slight hint of alcohol. Green hop ending with hint of citrus. 6+
Appearance murky amber ale. Medium creamy white top.
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied, soft wheat character. Slight cellar feel. Light hop notes behind. Sweet top accented by candy character. Finish was slightly more dry. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
2011-03-24. Hazy orange-amber body, modest white head. 3+ Pleasant aroma, sweet orange citrus, light yeast and a mild spice character. 7+ Flavour is similar, fairly bitter, mild orange citrus touches, mild yeast and a light peppery spice that grows a bit as the glass goes on. Finishes with a sweet fruit yeast character and peppery spice. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate. Pretty enjoyable, the best I have had from them for sure. Draft at the brewpub, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
douglas88 (8930) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2011
On tap at the brewpub in Crescent St. The special. Pours a clear copper color with a sticky medium white head. The aroma is a sweet hoppy fruitiness, some bitter notes. The flavor is odd; initially caramel and lots of spices, but a odd bitterness develops, mixed with loads of spices, not my thing.

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