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Équinoxe Du Printemps - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Équinoxe Du PrintempsÉquinoxe Du Printemps

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BA SCORE
87
very good

377 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 22
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by bamadog:
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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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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-31-2014 13:52:02 | More by KJ2013
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frlrv1020

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.9%

07-26-2014 21:45:05 | More by mcrago
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-14-2014 21:08:09 | More by WckdVbz
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-03-2014 02:04:45 | More by kvgomps
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-25-2014 05:45:21 | More by oriolesfan4
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours almost opaque brown with hints of amber. A very thin pale head

A nice aroma of malt, toffee and a hint of maple.

Very nice taste, sweet with caramel and some fruit, toasted malt. Really fantastic maple finish that lingers until your next sip.

Smooth and a touch creamy. The alcohol is masked very well

Being a fan of a wee heavy this one took me by surprise. A very nice variation on a wee heavy. The addition of maple really works and the hint of sweet it creates in the finish sets the beer apart. I would definitely like to have a few of these on hand.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 17:41:30 | More by byronic
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babaracas

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a turbid red tinted brown with zero head, and a few small dots on the glass. Smell: sweet, backed apple, maple syrup (I'm primed by the description; not terribly strong), mild earthiness. Taste: soft cooked red apple, tons of caramel, date bread, mild earthiness, syrup sugariness towards the finish. Medium bodied, mild carbonation with a diluted syrupy feel. Sticky finish. Sweet. Enjoyable, but that's about all.

Serving type: bottle

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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Trancesexual

Alberta (Canada)

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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.04/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Red brown in color. Very cloudy. Poor head retention. Head is tan in color.

Aroma is of toffee and caramel.

Beer tastes very sweet. A little cloying. Some notes of toast. A little bitter in the finish

Full bodied and thick.

Overall an interesting beer, I do not really pick up any of the maple flavor. A little to bitter in the finish, either from roast or hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 00:22:32 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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MarkJBurch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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New York

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Quebec (Canada)

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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

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Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.