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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

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 371
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
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 cratez:
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 341ml bottle into a snifter. Cinnamon tan body with an off-white head, which quickly fades away. Bad retention and no lace. Smell consists of fruity esters, pungent alcohol, and maple. Lots of yeast, with hints of brown sugar. Taste is bittersweet whisky malt, prunes, alcohol, and dryly malted wheat. Boozy and clean, but too big! This beer is overly dry and the alcohol is far too prominent. Also, I would have liked more maple flavour in the taste. Not very drinkable.

EDIT: tried a second bottle at the DDC! Meet & Greet at Chancey Smith's and it was tasting much better. The head lasted longer, I got some nice floral, resinous aromas on the nose, and the maple came through a lot more in the flavour. It was also far less boozy than my first sample. I've upped the score accordingly.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2009 16:53:34 | More by cratez
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2014 02:04:45 | More by kvgomps
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-29-2014 02:00:43 | More by jwps214
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schimschim

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-25-2014 18:23:00 | More by schimschim
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-17-2014 15:45:09 | More by wrightst
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%
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 -3.1%
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

05-12-2014 02:09:03 | More by babaracas
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-03-2014 06:10:19 | More by rale
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Trancesexual

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-02-2014 03:32:29 | More by Trancesexual
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.04/5  rDev -22.1%
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 -3.8%

04-28-2014 01:08:00 | More by MarkJBurch
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-26-2014 23:50:48 | More by jryanj927
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-24-2014 00:17:21 | More by sunofneurot
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Quebec (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-21-2014 06:55:51 | More by gillagorilla
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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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DRBiser

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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New York

1/5  rDev -74.4%

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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.