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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Original batch aged 14 months in bourbon. Recent batch (65) aged 27 months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8913) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber brown. Nose/taste of cherry vinegar, tart red berries, oak, vanilla, brown sugar and tannins. I don’t get any of the bourbon from the barrel treatment. Aggressive acidity up front. Settles down after a few sips. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
330ml bottle thanks to Auoracrisis. First off, this beer was fantastic, just wonderful but I am already biased towards the regular biere de mars which we rarely see in Colorado. Dark red with a healthy head at first that died quick. It smelled a lot like the regular version, sour flanders style beer. The taste however had a very pronounced and beautiful oak flavor to it that complemented the beer very well. Sour but full and not so much the lemon flavor I have detected in Biere De Mars. I was actually astonished by how much better it was with the extended oak aging. Fantastic beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-19-2011 19:28:16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2658) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Shared with Mike and Matt. Served side by side with Biere de Mars. The beer appears a slightly darker brown than the Biere de Mars, with a bit less head and lace. The aroma is funky, with a strong lactic, acetic presence. It smells similar to Russian River Consecration, which is definitely a good thing. Oak, slight vinegar, tart, Brettanomyces, acetic. Definitely worth a try if you are a fan of funky, sour beers. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-13-2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours with no head. I’m missing the bourbon here. I get the acidity but pretty one-dimensional. Easy-drinking but missing something.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6597) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours hazy reddish amber with a small creamy beige head. The aroma is balsamicco, vinegar, fruit, wood and light bourbon. The flavour is at first very acidic and sour but then comes fruit, wood and light pepper. Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle 12 oz. Pours ruby mahogany with a creamy beige head leaving lacing. Aroma is buttery creamy sweet sour acidy oaky dill a bit vinous and damp cellar. Flavor is a bit thin, acidy sour sweet fruity in front, oaky vinous astringent bitter cellar from middle ending more astringent dryish bitter. Finishes dry oaky bitterish with a touch of fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
330ml bottle shared by JulienHuxley. Recent batch (65).
Appearance : Clear amber with tiny head.
Aroma : Great sourness, brown sugar, lots of oak. Slightly vinegary.
Taste : Oaky and tannic. Sour and acidic. Brown sugar with some fruits. Some dark cherries.
Overall : Really complex and hard to describe. Fairly light on the sourness for a JP but it’s a good thing for me. Really interesting and well done. Fairly well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3472) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2012
Small bottle. Dark brown/mahogany pour, no head. Aroma is lightly sour some flanders red notes a bit of cherry, some vinegar. Taste is sour but not extremely so, some brown sugar, a tad cherry, very woody. Palate is a bit flat, med body. I remember this being better, I’ll give it a rerate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blomster (259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle. Hazy murky, reddish brown. Aroma of sour berries with some vinegar in the background. Taste of vinegar, berries, quite sour. Medium bodied, long pleasant aftertaste. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
From notes. Batch 472/473 3-22-2011 8/4/9/4/17 My pour is a murky brown color; the pour is a little darker, fuller, and less transparent than the regular beer. A small off-white ring forms around the edge of the glass. The aroma has a bit more vinegar burn than the regular Biere de Mars. Lemon, The flavor is much more sour than the regular Biere de Mars. The lactic sour notes are still presence, but there is a bit more vinegar sourness. Lots of lemon steps in the front and really takes the place of the dried dark fruits. A fit of faded caramel malt is noticeable in the background, but the full, robust sour flavor has really taken over in a delicious way. Being more sour than the regular Biere de Mars, it is no surprise that it is more puckering on the palate. It starts out smooth and a bit sweet, with a lemony sourness that grows, peaks, and levels off at the end, finishing cleanly. The body and carbonation are both on the light side of medium. Biere de Mars is a great beer, and the Grand Reserve improves it nicely.

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