Équinoxe Du Printemps | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by francisweizen on 05-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
572
Reviews:
263
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
63
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 572 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of dukeandduke
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

5/10/17 (Atomic Liquors, Downtown Las Vegas, NV). 9.1% ABV, 8 Oz draft pour into tulip glass. Dark brown pour, slight tan head. Aroma negligible. Scotch the predominant flavor. Light rye and maple noted but not overwhelming. Thin texture. Overall OK beer, nice but too light.

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of talbotjf99
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.5 oz. bottle

Pours cloudy opaque dark maroon brown with a creamy khaki colored foam head. Smells like maple syrup, oak, rich dried fruits, dark fruits, raisins, fig, cherry, plum, banana, tobacco, nutty toasted bready caramel malts, dark molasses, brown sugar, sweet spice, mild smoke, with floral woody earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like maple syrup, oak, rich dried fruits, dark fruits, big raisins, fig, black cherry, plum, mild banana, tobacco, nutty toasted bready caramel malts, dark molasses, brown sugar, sweet spice, some smoke, with floral woody earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice Scotch ale with maple syrup.

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Photo of ajm5108
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown color, nice fluffy tan head but a fair amount of yeast clumps. Aroma has tons of German malt, good amount of phenol bringing raisin cake and black forest berry, some oak as well. Taste is good but a little wimpy, you get some caramel malt and some rum / fig from the phenol, spicey esters, faint peat and a whisper of sweetness from the maple. Reminiscent more of a dopplebock or weizenbock than a scotch ale, but a good brew all the same. Mouthfeel is very oily and slick.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roguer
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brew; small head with poor retention.

Huge fruity aroma: raisins, figs, spicy Belgian yeast. Sugary caramel notes that lean toward molasses. Restrained woodiness. Really smells like a Belgian Dubbel more than a Scotch ale.

Where a Dubbel is typically dry and spicy, this brew carries a typical Scotch ale sweetness right to the front. Brown sugar, prunes, raisins, and a bit of bubblegum. There's a very pleasant woody and restrained maple presence, most notably on the back half.

Thick and creamy.

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4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of user785335
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Équinoxe Du Printemps from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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