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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

376 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 376
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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BMMillsy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark reddish brown with very small yellowish brown head. Aroma of maple, dark fruits, figs, raisins, candy sugar, alcohol. Flavor is maple, brown sugar, fig, and pears. Surprisingly high and prickly carbonation. Medium sticky body. A bit dry. Not my favorite, but not a bad beer. I really like a bit more body to my wee heavy brews, and I find everything thus far from Dieu Du Ciel to be extremely light on the palate for the styles.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 01:33:14 | More by BMMillsy
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-07-2013 01:51:24 | More by ILiveOffHops
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

09-23-2013 17:44:43 | More by GeoffreyM
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ediaz

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-22-2013 02:07:20 | More by ediaz
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

09-11-2013 23:40:25 | More by Molson2000
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vielma

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-03-2013 00:51:33 | More by vielma
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ebrifan

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

09-02-2013 16:25:01 | More by ebrifan
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

11.5oz bottle from Five Points Bittle Shop (Athens, GA). Notched 0 and 9 mean nothing to me. I wish they would at least print year/month on their bottles. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Pours opaque ruddy brown with one finger of pale tan head. Little head.

Smell of toffee and syrup with a slight almost coconut aroma. Not bad but not very complex.

A nice maple sweetness leads the flavor. Maple syrup, caramel malts, slight toffee, brown sugar and a little alcohol.

Medium body with a good deal if carbonation. Typically not my favorite type of feel but it works well for this. Sweet toffee, caramel and maple finish.

Scotch ales rarely wow me but this one is quite good. I like the added complementary sweetness of the maple syrup. I'd certainly drink it again without hesitation.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 06:46:06 | More by ThickNStout
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-28-2013 23:59:49 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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Reappropriated

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-28-2013 04:47:48 | More by Reappropriated
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Justin_Neff

Ohio

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a mahogany, caramel colored body. Frothy, 1/2 finger head head leaves virtually no lacing. Appears thin but does leave a nice frothy latte-like retention head.

S: This wafts a pungent caramel and toffee blast upfront. A bit of oaky booze. Maple syrup is faint, but definitely there. Dark candies. Cherries. Figs. The nose is really nice.

T: Wow. Toffee and caramel upfront followed with a bit of smoke and sweet figs. Tons of sweet caramel malts. Some chocolate. The maple syrup strengthens as it lingers in the finish. A bit of boozy warmth.

M: Creamy. Boozy. Low carbonation. Full body.

O: Pleasant surprise. My second Dieu Du Ciel experience and both have been stellar. The complexity is awesome. The maple syrup lingers, which is unique to beers brewed w/ maple. I'll buy another to see how it ages.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 01:48:10 | More by Justin_Neff
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-25-2013 00:21:21 | More by Jasonrm72
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JoshuaWagy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-20-2013 18:45:24 | More by JoshuaWagy
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CB_Crowe

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-19-2013 13:13:24 | More by CB_Crowe
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-16-2013 00:45:17 | More by mportnoy
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-14-2013 23:04:35 | More by Immortale25
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davegray

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-12-2013 03:44:58 | More by davegray
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REDAMI

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.5oz bottle into Triple Digit half pint glasses.

A - Reddish brown color, thin ivory head, some lacing.

S - Malts, toffee, light woodiness.

T - Burnt sugars, tannins, alcohol bite, roasted barley.

M - Thin with very sharp alcohol.

No hiding the alcohol in this one. Don't taste much in the way of maple. Very grainy bitterness, not a hoppy beer. Certainly not as smooth or sweet as other Scotch ales. Overall a very dry beer, not a thirst quencher. Something to have on occasion when you want to explore unique flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:10:30 | More by REDAMI
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-07-2013 04:57:53 | More by MSandahl23
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-28-2013 22:46:46 | More by Nunya
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2013 01:27:47 | More by outoffocus
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-16-2013 21:47:55 | More by gpblackgt
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CajunMary13

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-14-2013 17:34:27 | More by CajunMary13
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-11-2013 13:17:03 | More by ShanePB
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-10-2013 22:05:17 | More by baybum
Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.