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Équinoxe Du Printemps - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
87
very good

423 Ratings
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Ratings: 423
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 25
Gots: 35 | 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:
Beer added by: francisweizen on 05-02-2003

Équinoxe du Printemps (French for "spring equinox") is the quintessential marriage of two great traditions: beer brewing in Scotland, and maple syrup production in Quebec. At the first draught, the mouth is overcome by woody, malty flavours, sustained by a discrete touch of sweetness. The aftertaste brings about the flavours of maple, which are sufficiently present to be appreciated, but never overwhelming the typical flavours of a Scotch Ale.

Equinoxe du printemps is brewed only once a year in January. It is aged for two months in order to attain a perfect balance in taste. Then, it is sold starting March 21st, until stocks last.

The Equinoxe du printemps was born in our Montreal brewpub in February 1999.
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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.86/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found I couldn't taste any maple (as labeled) as the brew was intense and somewhat bitter on the tongue.

It's definitely not a session beer, and you'd have to be the type to like brews that hit the tastebuds hard for this one.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a hazy, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of chocolate, roasted malt, sweet malt, slight cherry, hint of syrup, and alcohol. Fits the style of a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, cherry, slight syrup, and a hint of chocolate. Overall, decent aroma and feel, but too much cherry and syrup in the body.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

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Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.