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Équinoxe Du Printemps - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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88
very good

411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 23
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:
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(Beer added by: francisweizen on 05-02-2003)
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ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jmbranum
4.93/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Exceptionally good. Bought at The Library in Manhattan, Kansas, but enjoyed back home in Oklahoma.

Incredible maple/malt aroma. Flavor is exactly as described. A full and complex Scotch ale with lots of caramel and toasted malt. The maple works well with it, just an added extra bit of goodness.

Mouthfeel is nice and velvety. Nice alcoholic warmth, but not overpowering. I like this one a lot. I should have bought more than one bottle.

jmbranum, Jul 13, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

VbolieuV, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of francisweizen
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A wonderful aged maple scotch ale from Dieu Du Ciel. This beer was presented to me with a lovely dark amber colour and almost no head. The aromas were of caramel, chocolate, toffee, coffee, roasted malts and alcohol. The taste was a melange of the above...sweet, rich, satisfying. The mouthfeel was very full, almost chewy...and the drinkability was excellent!
A classic Scotch ale!
Cheers!
-F

francisweizen, May 02, 2003
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

TrickkyGangsta, May 28, 2012
Photo of drumminbrewer
4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Opened in honor and memory of ElJoebo - RIP brother, and my deepest sympathies to your family and friends.

Pours a medium brown/ruby/sienna color. Considerable lacing left behind, with a quickly dissipating 1/2 inch head. Unfiltered, but not "chunky".

Nose is rich with caramel, maple syrup, toffee, the slightest hint of boos and tangerines. Dried fruit, but hard to distinguish the exact one.

First sip - wow, maple syrup. I know it was brewed with the aforementioned, but I'm curious how much was used because it is massive at first. Currant, raisin, toffee, candied sugar...I'd swear it was oak aged at least a bit if I didn't know it was brewed with maple syrup.

Medium/Medium Heavy body. Heavy malt is present, in terms of viscosity I'd rate this a 6.5/7 on the scale of 10 being KtG, BCS, Old Viscosity, etc...

Long finish. The fruit shines here...lots of raisins, dates, figs and plums. Maple syrup is present from start to finish.

Overall. A winner, and a unique take on a scotch ale. Highlights all the classic features you'd expect but the maple syrup compliments it without undermining the integrity of the style. Wonderful, another gold star for Dieu Du Ciel.

drumminbrewer, May 09, 2011
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4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours an opaque dark amber color. The smell is of oak and maple. Taste is impressive. Maple, oak, and caramel. The alcohol is completely unnoticeable. Extremely smooth and considerably thick--very reminiscent of maple syrup. I'm very impressed and enjoyed this one thoroughly. A very unique beer.

HomeRunBaker, May 05, 2009
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4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours hazy amber on the edges, with a deep brown middle, and a damn near non-existent head. smells of the maltiness typical of a scotch ale, accompanied by a not-so-typical sweetness. alcohol is, well, noticeable, to say the least.

mmm... 5. 5 for a scotch ale, the best ive ever had. a nicely done (i.e., not overpowering) sweetness up front that gives way to sweet roasted malts, and a barely perceptible hop presence in the middle. this is all followed by the best part of the beer: the maple!!! fantastic finish and aftertaste. lots of alcohol, lots of sweet maple syrup and brown sugar.

mouthfeel is syrupy, disgustingly thick and full of sediment. great. drinkability takes a small hit for the beer being so sweet all the way around, but otherwise, it keeps you sipping.

jdklks, Sep 03, 2009
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4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy brown with a ruby red tinge to it. Nice thumb of light fluffy tan head which sticks to the rim nicely, leaving some thick bubbly lacing. The carbonation is quite noticeable, sending steady streams from the bottom of the glass.

S - Sweet maple and chocolate malts, toasted almonds and a bit of toffee.

T - Quite sweet, as expected. The maple flavour is noticeable right away, brown sugar, and chocolate malts explode in your mouth. The finish is delicious with the maple lingering on your tongue. The alcohol is a little noticeable, but is nicely hidden by the sweet flavours.

M - Very nicely balanced with the perfect amount of carbonation. Goes down quite smoothly, especially for the high ABV.

D - Surprisingly drinkable for something with such a high ABV. Could easily toss back a few of these at a time. The flavours are intense, but still very refreshing. Highly recommended to anyone looking for something bold and sweet.

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Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
88 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.