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Équinoxe Du Printemps - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

Équinoxe Du PrintempsÉquinoxe Du Printemps

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BA SCORE
87
very good

354 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 05-02-2003)
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12 oz bottle to a snifter.

This beer poured a deep chestnut brown with a thin one finger head that disappeared fast leaving little behind but memories. The smell is toffee and caramels with leather and some spices. The taste is not as aggressive as some wee heavies I've had, and this works. Much of the nose carries over in taste, with maple jumping in and out of the flavor profile. There was a full body and a medium carbonation.

I enjoy a wee heavy. I find them nice sippers and pleasant cold weather beers. I was surprised by this beer and how light it felt compared to others of the style. A nice change. I also like the use of maple in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 21:29:53 | More by polloenfuego
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky amber with a creamy beige mousse that recedes quickly. Chunks of yeast are noticeable in the liquid even after the beer settles.

S: Aromas of caramel, toffee, leather, nougat, brown sugar, hazelnuts, almonds, maple syrup, and mild, earthy ale hops are present on the nose.

T: Notes of earthy hops, leather, caramel, toffee, heather honey, maple syrup, hazelnuts, almonds, nougat, praline, brown sugar, dark bread, plums, figs, dates, and raisins blossom on the palate. The finish is long and sweet with pronounced flavors of caramel, nougat, maple syrup, and earthy, herbal hops.

M: Full in body and velvety. Carbonation is firm, active, and prickly, avoiding the stickiness of many ales brewed in the Scottish style. Alcohol is incredibly subdued, making this beer very easy to drink despite its formidable strength.

O: A really solid Scotch ale. I was a bit surprised that the maple syrup merged so well with the sweet, nutty malt flavors the brewers presented so well. I also appreciate the fact that the hops were noticeable, but not overpowering. Unfortunately, many North American brewers seem to be under the impression that Scottish ales should be made hoppier. Though this is not exactly a traditional wee heavy, it is a very good example of a North American take on the style that manages to be quirky and individualistic, but does not break entirely with tradition.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 14:50:45 | More by mrfrancis
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark reddish brown with very small yellowish brown head. Aroma of maple, dark fruits, figs, raisins, candy sugar, alcohol. Flavor is maple, brown sugar, fig, and pears. Surprisingly high and prickly carbonation. Medium sticky body. A bit dry. Not my favorite, but not a bad beer. I really like a bit more body to my wee heavy brews, and I find everything thus far from Dieu Du Ciel to be extremely light on the palate for the styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:33:14 | More by BMMillsy
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.5oz bottle from Five Points Bittle Shop (Athens, GA). Notched 0 and 9 mean nothing to me. I wish they would at least print year/month on their bottles. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours opaque ruddy brown with one finger of pale tan head. Little head.

Smell of toffee and syrup with a slight almost coconut aroma. Not bad but not very complex.

A nice maple sweetness leads the flavor. Maple syrup, caramel malts, slight toffee, brown sugar and a little alcohol.

Medium body with a good deal if carbonation. Typically not my favorite type of feel but it works well for this. Sweet toffee, caramel and maple finish.

Scotch ales rarely wow me but this one is quite good. I like the added complementary sweetness of the maple syrup. I'd certainly drink it again without hesitation.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 06:46:06 | More by ThickNStout
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a mahogany, caramel colored body. Frothy, 1/2 finger head head leaves virtually no lacing. Appears thin but does leave a nice frothy latte-like retention head.

S: This wafts a pungent caramel and toffee blast upfront. A bit of oaky booze. Maple syrup is faint, but definitely there. Dark candies. Cherries. Figs. The nose is really nice.

T: Wow. Toffee and caramel upfront followed with a bit of smoke and sweet figs. Tons of sweet caramel malts. Some chocolate. The maple syrup strengthens as it lingers in the finish. A bit of boozy warmth.

M: Creamy. Boozy. Low carbonation. Full body.

O: Pleasant surprise. My second Dieu Du Ciel experience and both have been stellar. The complexity is awesome. The maple syrup lingers, which is unique to beers brewed w/ maple. I'll buy another to see how it ages.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 01:48:10 | More by Justin_Neff
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REDAMI

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.5oz bottle into Triple Digit half pint glasses.

A - Reddish brown color, thin ivory head, some lacing.

S - Malts, toffee, light woodiness.

T - Burnt sugars, tannins, alcohol bite, roasted barley.

M - Thin with very sharp alcohol.

No hiding the alcohol in this one. Don't taste much in the way of maple. Very grainy bitterness, not a hoppy beer. Certainly not as smooth or sweet as other Scotch ales. Overall a very dry beer, not a thirst quencher. Something to have on occasion when you want to explore unique flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:10:30 | More by REDAMI
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big thanks to Peensteen for sending me this one as part of my CANBIF 2013 box. Cheers man!

Appearance. Pours a very deep and opaque ruby-orange with a thin off-white head.

Smell. Caramel, orange zest and dark fruits, brown sugar and maple.

Taste. Caramel and dried dark fruits, some bitter hops and lightly smokey malts, fresh cut wood and some maple syrup that I probably wouldn't have picked up if I didn't read the label.

Mouthfeel. Full body with low+ carbonation.

Overall. A decent Scotch ale with that signature DDC complexity. I doubt I'd buy this one after having tried it, but very glad to have had it once.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2013 02:42:11 | More by Rutager
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

The most noticeable attribute about this beer is its incredibly low carbonation. When I poured it, not even a slight head formed. The body is very befitting of a beer with such a low carbonation; very smooth and slightly syrupy. Speaking of Syrup, the maple syrup, the sweet maple flavor blends very well with the natural flavors befitting of scotch ales and especially with this one; sweet, caramely, malty, peaty, slightly smokey etc. But overall this beer is sweet. Not overly sweet, but sweet nonetheless. Good beer to try once, but this is something I definitely will not be buying again. Slightly dissapointed, since not only have I heard such amazing things about Dieu du Ciel!, but I also love wee heavies. I've had brown ales flavored with maple syrup before but never any scottish ales. It seems like a great idea and I definitely wouldn't mind trying another one like this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 02:09:40 | More by Zachtheporter
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a sediment-ridden cloudy sunset red color with a 1/2 inch of head

S: Lightly smoky malts, some woodiness, maple syrup, and a light fruitiness highlight the nose

T: Follows the nose. Very light smoke, woodiness, a light sweetness, maple syrup, and some fruitiness. Finishes with a dry sweetness

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid scotch ale with a nice mellow sweetness from the maple syrup. Nothing in your face, but it's decently complex and interesting. The 9.5% is nowhere to be found, and sneaks up on you. Not around for very long as it's only brewed once a year, so get some if you find it

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 01:59:52 | More by BEERMILER12
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is something I've had before but didn't review. Glad to get a second chance!
Special thanks to ricochet173 for this.

Light, semi translucent root beer colored pour. Half finger light beige head. Lacing is decent.

Caramel, toffee, with some fresh baked cookies and some maple syrup. This reminds me of cornbread muffins we make warmed with maple syrup. Slightly buttery and decadent.

Caramel, toffee, maple syrup, brown sugar, light roasted coffee, burnt toast.

Light to medium body, slightly syrupy.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 23:04:20 | More by korguy123
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed with Kim Lachance. Collaborative review.

Appearance: It has a nice merky orange/amber color to it. It has a nice deep beige head that dies down quite fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet dark fruit (raisins, blackberry), sweet toffee, some maple syrup.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some dark fruit, some maple/toffee sweetness, some grassy notes and a roasty bitterness

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 02:48:30 | More by SebD
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Greywulfken

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: into a large snifter, brown beer with but a brief bubbly head (with a center-pour)

S: sweet maple and caramel malt, suggestions of dark booze

T: syrupy sweet malt forward - almost approaches an English barleywine, but has something vaguely peaty or smoky that cements it as a Scotch ale. Maple and toffee sugars dominate, accompanied by spice-like flavors that remind me of the winter holidays

M: coating, warming, smooth, slick, after-bite of spice and alcohol

O: a nice Scotch ale - I wasn't overly fond of the maple - maybe it made it too maple syrupy for me. I would have like some drier flavors in there (this would probably blossom if aged in whiskey barrels). A solid beer from a great Canadian brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 20:21:37 | More by Greywulfken
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into Lawsons snifter.

A- Pours a hazlenut brown that appears a fairly opaque dark brown in the glass with a thin beige head that quickly recedes and leaves some spotty lacing. Fairly minimal carbonation but consistent.

S- Malts, molasses, toffee, lightly sweet, average aroma strength.

T- Light molasses, malts, a little bit bitter, finishes with a bit of a bubble gum taste that lingers for a little bit.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation, easy drinking.

O- Decent but not that great. Has a weird sweetness to it, not a huge fan. Probably won't drink again, although I haven't had many I can say there are definitely much better scotch ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 00:15:22 | More by jaasen64
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warrenout330

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle pour into my maudite snifter

A- pours pours murky mahogany color... thin off white head, quickly disappeared to nothing ... minimal to zero lacing

S- sweet caramel malt, hint of chocolate malt... rippened dark fruits... candied and caramelized ... faint smoke.... caramel is all over the place with the strength of the maple syrup

T- very caramel forward... sweet dark fruits .... light peak moss .... there's that maple syrup... all the way in the back

M- thick oily body... smooth and creamy (maybe from the syrup) moderate carbonation .... mild hop bite for balance .... zero % of any alcohol burn any where in the beer,

O- nice take on this Scotch ale... especially with maple syrup .... crazy for the price through ... but still something nice to grab for a change up

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 02:13:03 | More by warrenout330
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cider-like brownish cloudy brew. No head or lace.

Deep sweet and toasty malt, some toffee in the nose.

Nice rich deep complex brew. Sweet malt up front, with overripe fruit mingling with toasted malt. Stone fruit, and here comes the maple syrup. The syrup works wonderfully, giving it some complexity. Some bitter but not much. No alcohol at all on the palate. Sweet, malty and lightly bitter in the finish.

Fuller bodied, some mouth coating characteristics.

Nice complex beer. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 01:02:35 | More by OtherShoe2
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No head to speak of on a murky amber body. Aroma is pretty boozy with raisins, caramel and candy sugar. This one is pretty hard to drink at first. Some of the most prevalent toffee notes of any beer I have had. Also fig, raisin, caramel, lots of maple syrup. The malts are strong too. Medium body and light carbonation. This one was too hard to drink for me. Lots of flavor but a little too much of a boozy and sweet combination.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 01:40:54 | More by kylehay2004
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this in a trade a while back. Cheers!

From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled March 2010
Maple Scotch Ale

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, loose, fizzy, off-white, cream colored head with decent retention. Head quickly fades to a splotchy wisp and ring. Opaque dark red or burgundy in color with lower levels of carbonation evident. A ring remains but that's about it. Color is fine, but the head is a little lousy.

SMELL: Caramel malts, some raisins, and lots of brown sugar. Red fruits and some maple syrup as well. Quite bold and interesting as well.

TASTE: Caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits. Raisins and dates for sure. Some spicy alcohol and a touch of sweet maple syrup at the swallow. Bold and boozy aftertaste is spicy, caramel sweet, with brown sugar and dark fruit notes. Very flavorful and complex, and nicely balanced as well.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth, no bite, and finishes somewhat mouth-coating. No heat and enough weight as well. Good feel.

OVERALL: This was really good, with very complex flavors and a nice, well measured touch of maple syrup. A touch boozy perhaps, and head could be a little more impressive, but this is solid beer for sure. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 20:07:45 | More by Jeffo
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DoubleJ

California

3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spring beer, in the late summer? Hey, I don't see it being any worse than breweries purposely releasing their O-fests and pumpkin ales just two weeks ago. It's a scotch ale with a twist; throw in some tit syrup and this sounds appetizing. From the Canadian 341 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Polished ruby brown colored brew with a small bubbly head on top which fizzles to a lace. It makes up the lack of head retention with a showing of some legs. The nose could appetize, but it doesn't quite hit that level of happy. There is a small squirt of maple syrup, and a modest phenolic characterwhich becomes a distractions and cuts off the aroma's potential. With time, the phenols ware off and some sweetness is available to smell, though it's low in intensity.

Has the scotch ale characters that I like, but on a softer scale. The flavors of tobacco smoke, unsweetened chocolate, gingerbread, and prunes show a beer with complexity and potential. A subtle lingering of phenols offer as a minor distraction to the base. The alcohol is hidden well in the beer itself, only freeing itself by heating the throat and stomach. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, paired with soft carbonation. Goes down easy for the style.

Certainly an acceptable Scotch ale. Warrants a try if you're into the style, otherwise you can get Traquair House for a similar price (at least in the US).

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 05:48:23 | More by DoubleJ
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a slight orange hue. Head rises upon pour, but goes quickly. Smell has a fig note and there's a trace of maple. The taste goes similarly. Alcohol is present, keeping sips small. The maple isn't as strong as I was expecting and definitely not as strong as I would have liked. Aftertaste is a little odd. I can't pin it, but I really wish it didn't linger like it does. Overall, I would say it's a interesting beer that I don't regret trying, but for the price tag, it isn't exactly the best choice at the store. I do applaud the brewery for their continued creativity, though.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 07:01:23 | More by TheRealBigC
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a cloudy red/orange amber. Slight head with slight lacing. Sweet malt, dark fruit and maple sugar aroma. Delicious. Sweet malty Scotch ale with distinct maple flavor. Heavy bodied and almost viscous. A bit sweet, but flavors carry it through. A later tasting with a year old, properly cellared bottle had almost identical characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 19:36:04 | More by LiquidAmber
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barczar

Kentucky

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque deep brown with a dense quarter inch beige head that lingers as a thick pool of foam.

Sweet maple, molasses, toffee, and hints of fig comprise the aroma.

Maple, nuts, slightly charred malt, and a bit of tartness form the flavor profile. Alcohol is noticeably present. Notes of chocolate and dark fruits add complexity. Banana esters surface as it warms.

Body is on the heavy side, with minimal carbonation. The finish is fairly smooth.

Overall, a little disappointing. The charred flavor and tangy note don't feel like they belong.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2012 19:53:51 | More by barczar
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The emergence from winter becons for a beer full of spirit, ambition, and warmth. All that is delivered in Dieu du Ciel's spring seasonal, although enjoyed on a warm summer night.

The Wee Heavy pours with a malty-rich appearance of medium brown to bronze with a mild haze. A dense froth caps the beer like a thick blanket across the glass. Light lacing gives a glimpse into the formidable beer to be enjoyed.

Sweet and spicy to start, the aromas of hearty malt is evedent with deeply caramelized toffee and maple with a background note of peat, smoky plastics, and fresh cracked peppercorn. Low on hops, there's a woody scent that replaces any noteworthy hop balance and prefers the complexity of its own malt development to shine.

Flavors capture the caramel and bready sweetness from malt and share a fruitcake-like menage of rum, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Interestingly, the beer's sweetness is somewhat understated when up against the acidic and dry malt flavors that follow up the initial sweetness. In masculine fashion, the slight smoky wood flavors, peppercorn bite, and slight fruit notes of applewood and white grapes round out the finish with a hearty and refined memory.

Medium-full in texture, it's the dry malt taste that circumvents the residual sweetness and blends with the oddly compelling acidic note that's not normally found in strong Scottish ales. But the creamy carbonation buffers against the acidic fruit notes and finishes with a light powdery texture and alcohol warmth.

Though truly masculine in taste, the beer is not without refinement. The combination creates a gentlemanly approach that challenges the palate with each sip but also comforts the taste buds charm and strength.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2012 18:08:53 | More by BEERchitect
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bamadog

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this bottle for about 2.5 years, so I figured it's about that time. Pretty pumped about drinking another one from this brewery - if it's anywhere nearly as good as the other one I've had from them, it should be far from disappointing. Review is from notes taken on 7/19/2012 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a dark, caramel color -- reminds me of old rust, but not in a bad way or anything; starts with a one finger head that is a light tan in color, and it fades quickly to a nearly complete, yet uneven head; body is pretty murky, and there seems to be a few floaties around the edges bubbling around with what looks to be still solid carbonation; just a few strands of web-like lacing linger on the sides.

Smell: Lots of caramel malt, a touch of wood and some peat malt, and then a lot of sweet, sweet maple in there; for being just under 10% ABV, the alcohol is completely buried in there; not a ton going on here, but what there is, I'm in love with -- smells fantastic and it's making my mouth water.

Taste: Moment of truth -- this beer is fantastic, and I'm surprised that its average isn't higher. It tastes like candied maple and butterscotch with just a touch, and I mean, JUST a touch, of an earthy bitterness, perhaps a very light coffee ground like flavor that has a touch of acidity to it; alcohol, while invisible in the nose, is certainly present in the taste, but not overwhelmingly so, but more "right sized" - provides a decent burn and it helps balance out the sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Body is a tad over medium, approaching heavy; carbonation is solid, still bubbling and foamy and lively; gums and belly are left warm and tingly from the carbonation and warming alcohol; a thin and very sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth, and the teeth feel a touch gritty; solid overall, and it really lets you know you're drinking something with some substance behind it.

Overall: I think it's great, and I hope this review and score helps bring up the average on it. Great flavors, and would make for a solid dessert on its own. Definitely a sipper, but hey, with everything going for it, I'll sip it all night.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 01:02:46 | More by bamadog
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Kind of a weird beer. Somewhat murky light brown with a small cream-colored head that settles down to a thin white band on top. Patchy lacing. Malty and somewhat sweet aroma with very subtle maple character; some dark fruity notes, vaguely peaty and smoky.

Flavor seemed to lack much maple character; what was there was much subtler than I’d hoped. Would have liked more sweetness and a bigger dose of maple syrup overall. Instead it was a fairly straightforward and pretty good wee heavy, with a strong caramel maltiness, some very lightly smoked peat notes, and raisin, date, and fig flavors. Booze is noticed somewhat but remains pretty pleasant.

Medium bodied and carbonated; I would have liked a slightly fuller body. Decent creaminess, fairly dry in the finish. Not bad but didn’t delver the maple I was looking for.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 19:58:01 | More by tobelerone
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Halcyondays

California

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.5 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a dark brown with a medium off-white head, minor lace.

S: Maple and brown sugar syrup, heavy malt component.

T: Toffee and caramel malt with an undercurrent of maple.

M: Full-bodied, rich, does become cloying a bit in the finish, never really boozy.

O: A solid scotch ale with a nice twist. I enjoyed this effort from Dieu Du Ciel, but the QPR isn't really there in the end.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2012 18:22:55 | More by Halcyondays
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Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.