Équinoxe Du Printemps - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.5/5 rDev -10%
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.
10-11-2013 01:33:14 | More by BMMillsy
3.76/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
09-01-2013 06:46:06 | More by ThickNStout
4.11/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
08-28-2013 01:48:10 | More by Justin_Neff
Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 387 ratings.