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Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)

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very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 13
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from hoppypocket for CanBIF Fall 2013. From notes.

A - Poured deep ruby and nearly black. One finger of mocha head on top with strong carbonation coming up. Spotty lace and a film of retention.

S - Huge dark fruit, boozy, whiskey, sugar, dates.

T - Sweet. Whiskey, leather, very sweet with lot's of barrel character. Sugary sweet.

M - Full body, sweet and dry finish with good carbonation.

O/D - Quite a bit sweeter than I was expecting. Strong barrel character was a nice compliment, but it's hard to get over the sweetness. Not cloying, just really sweet. Worth a try, but I surely didn't enjoy it as much as I expected to.

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4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2009 version 12oz bottle care of Kegatron. Thanks for the share Heath! Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a clear copper color with a tan finger that is quick to fade. A swirl revives some quick popping bubbles that are yellowish in color.

The aroma is caramel and toffee sweetness with some bourbon tang. Burnt sugar qualities fill the nose with a deeper character almost like molasses. Plenty of alcohol is present to cut the sweetness and transition the aromas. As it warms, there is a mild citrus aspect present.

The flavor is bourbon mixed with complex caramelized sugars like caramel, toffee and molasses. A bit candy-like with a soft amount of cardboard-like oxidation. The alcohol gets increasingly noticeable as the brew warms up but the residual sugar component helps to make it a bit easier going down.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is a boozy sipper that displays a complex amount of malt/sugar quality. I found this to be quite enjoyable but slightly starting to show some age with the subtle oxidation notes poking through the residual sugars.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks seblp for this awesome hook up

The beer pours a rich looking mahogany brown with almost no head or lacing. The nose is a big buttery bourbony caramel/vanilla with a touch of bitter citrus rind. The taste is quite similar with a lot of caramel sweetness upfront and a bourbony, tart, slightly citrusy finish. The mouthfeel is relatively medium bodied, bourbon boozy caramel, slight alcohol in the finish. It drinks a lot like a BB barleywine, nothing super different.

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4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle, courtesy of hoser - off the back of a truck style! Not quite certain as to the vintage.

This beer pours a very dark, murky, dirty brown colour, with a lot of floating specks, and two fingers of tightly foamy, cake batter-esque pale beige head, which leaves a low wash of paint splatter lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of sweet, somewhat musty bourbon-soaked wood, brown sugar, unsweetened maple syrup, low-fi caramel malt, and a further earthy, dusty character - rather mild overall. The taste is more old wood, the spirit long removed, semi-dry musty caramel/toffee malt, dark fruit - overripe apple and sultana raisins - thin maple sap, and a very tame, easy-going booze warming.

The carbonation is on the soft side, but still produces a subtle frothy effect, the body a solid medium weight, and really quite smooth, with a hint of creaminess. It finishes a tad on the sweet side, but still well moderated - the understated musty, dusty, woody essences reigning things in nicely.

Wow. I think the age on this offering has done wonders with both the base ale, by leavening the sugary Scotch Ale nature, as well as for the assumed whiskey barrel notes - everything is so gentle and balanced, one could be forgiven for mistaking this for a vintage or old ale at this point. Tasty stuff, thanks once again, Mike!

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3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thank for the great beers, unibrou4ever. 2011 bottle.

Appearance. Pours a murky, rusty dark brown with a thin head.

Smell. Sweet bourbon, dark fruits and brown sugar, old barrel and a little vanilla. Not really getting the maple, but it does smell sweet and delicious.

Taste. Brown sugar and light bourbon, some lightly sweet caramel malts and old wood with just a bit of dark fruit. The booze and bourbon become more prominent as it warms up.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with just below medium carbonation. Quite warm and just a little astringent.

Overall. A good beer that would probably be even better with a couple more years on it.

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Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.