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)
BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
13.64%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.02/5  rDev -49%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

100% opaque, scotch color, beige highlights.

Maple nut and malts on the nose, not much else.

Flavor is heat, alcohol, metal, and a faint hint of malts. No maple, no scotch, no anything pleasurable.

Feel is starchy and semi dry.

Overall, is this even a scotch ale?? Total drain pour.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KJ2013
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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2/5  rDev -49.5%

Photo of Whatup14
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of bylerteck
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
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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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of stakem
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Equinoxe Du Printemps (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne) from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.96 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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