Formerly brewed at Bières23
Style: Bière de Garde
St. Etienne de Fursac, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
French Country Golden Ale (brewed by a cranky Englishman)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bright pineapple brett nose, light grapefruit, light honey and hay. The taste is lquite dry, and lightly tart with pineapple, light lemon and hay, some light peach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a hazy gold with quick fading fizzy white head. Has a light aroma of apple. Flavor is very light as well, apple with faint bitter. Mouthfeel is light, soft body with low-med. carbonation. Overall, not bad....carbonation could have been higher.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2691) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Beaming yellow-gold. Voluminous white froth slowly diminishes into a thin cap. Charming brett-derived aromas of Band-Aid and peach permeate the nostrils. Quite lively with a mix of airy and perfumey phenols. Brightly floral with hops which are enhanced by softer notes of straw. Loose bubbly prickles of carbonation. Delicately flavored with a rounded peach and honeydew melon tartness which is swiftly followed by a brett-induced phenolic snap. Wonderfully restrained, yet vivid at the same time, Pils malt generates a lemon cake effect as it unites with the fruity esters. Explosive hoppiness supports the core with ample juiciness before gently cleansing the tongue and stimulating the appetite with a coarse herbal bitterness. Malt gradually intensifies to lend a mild toastiness as well as a crackery aspect. Finishes extravagantly hoppy yet balanced with a captivating medley of fresh flowers, pilowy malt, Band-Aid, and peppery and fruity esters. A glorious creation, with just as much class as rusticity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Hazy gold pour. Big thick fluffy head and spotty lace. Suspended yeast proteins all over. Earthiness, apple, and yeast on the nose. Floral notes, yeast, and light hops. Slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2009
750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a very attractive stand of off-white head. The aroma is quite floral with some earth and tangerine notes, a mellow brett edge, some light honey sweetness, a hint of sea salt, and distant grassy hops. The flavor is quite fruity at first. Tangerine, mango, lemon, apple, a hint of banana, and even a bit of cherry stand out in front. A bit of honeyish malt lies below that. Following the fruitiness come several floral notes-- lavender, hibiscus, rose. Then comes the real treat. An earthy, slightly tart, but not at all overwhelming brettanomyces taste takes the forefront as the sip approaches its finish. Nice, dry hay and leather notes take over by the time I swallow. The aftertaste is earth, tangerine peels, and super dry white wine. I’m especially impressed with the balance in this one. The bretty character is exactly enough to cut the fruitiness without masking it. Great beer, I wish I had more of it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2389) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle, thanks to ryan. Hazy light golden yellow with noticeable sediment with a decent white head. Bretty, acidic and lightly funky aromas. Tastes of grass, earth, bit of brett as well. Lighter body and nice carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
thanks to Solan! Very floral aroma with traces of funk, smells great! Pours a slightly cloudy golden blonde with a thick white head. Lovely tart flavor, very floral, great brett character, lemon peel, lemongrass, crisp and very refreshing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of xmarcnolanx – thanks Marc! Pours a hazy light gold with a one fnger stark white head that faded into a thin layer almost immediately. The nose is light citrus, mild vinegar and faint funk. The taste is light funk, aspirin, light vinegar and lemon peel. Medium, lightly prickly mouthfeel. Decent Biere de Mars – refreshing summer brew - thanks again Marc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Creamy white layer of foam over a light orange body. Intricate nose details notes of brett, farmhouse and hop. Thin body, watery texture. Loads of nuances in the taste, with flavors of exotic passion fruits. Orange, tangerine, papaya, mango. A lot of character overall. Better than Orval.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Lightly hazy gold. Small white head. Aroma of fresh fruits, past ripe fruits, mild sourness. Same flavors. Expertly balanced sweet, sour, funk, and bitterness. Great aromas and flavors. Medium body, balanced. Excellent biere de mars.

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