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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

356 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 356
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%


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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-22-2012 23:05:40 | More by RosieLaRoseToronto
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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.

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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.

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Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.