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Brewed by Bières23
Style: Bière de Garde
St. Etienne de Fursac, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Pours a murky, orangey, honey color with a gushing, white, frothy, average head which settles quickly to a very small, frothy, lasting layer and leaves some, tight, Belgian lace. Nose is very refreshing and complex but subtle; a light sour note of overripe kiwi, lots of fresh flowers, musty yeast, some light barnyard notes, minerally, and faint wet earth. Flavor is bit of a disappointment for me; notes of light grains, some honey, some very faint but tart lemons, and some fresh grass into the finish. Not much of the complexities or funkiness that I got from the nose. Palate is okay with a medium body, a semi-dry but refreshing feel, and a soft to lively carbonation. The finish is quick with a lightly dry, a moderately light bitterness, and notes of minerals, fresh grass, some bretty tartness (lemons). A very nice sessionable, Biere de Garde, almost Biere de Mars-like. Very nice from the start but the flavor was just adequate. Quite nice from a dying style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (986) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
July 11th, 2010 - The difference between a hot, sweltering, glaring summer day and a classy afternoon spent bathing in a golden, antique colored light can be the difference between a glass of tepid tap water and a glass of a French Saison brew. The Biere du Mars from Bieres 23 is one such Saison - a beautiful golden shine in the afternoon sun, and a core of carbonation that looks like a geologic-event-in-a-glass. Springy and fresh, the aroma is clear and clarifying, with a touch of honey, some bitter astringency, and the familiar aromas of hay that I often find in this style. A bit overwhelming at first, the flavor mellows as it traverses the tongue, sprinkling flavors of grains, hay, and grassy astringency as it goes, and ending with a flourish of apple cider on a palate that grows and inflates even in the aftertaste. This is a slow sipper, but gives a lot of taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Aroma is malty, green, some hoppiness, slightly sour, wheaty and estery. Taste is crisp, clean wheat, some esters, a slight hoppiness, grassy. Finish is clean and crisp with a lot of dryness, but strangely finishes wet. This is very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mystery_Tramp (29) - USA - JUN 21, 2011
Excellent farmhouse ale. Pours light gold, not a lot head. Aroma stikes with a wonderful wild yeast/brett punch. Flavor also brings the funk, some honey notes, very well defined beer, great lingering acidic finish


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