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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Original batch aged 14 months in bourbon. Recent batch (65) aged 27 months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4206) - 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 (2119) - 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 (4432) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (267) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Good amount of cranberry, vanilla and oak in the aroma. Flavor has much of the same and finishes sharp and dry. Hoping to have more of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
[4169-20111203] Tap. Grainy saison yeast aroma. Hazy, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Yeasty orange fruit flavour has a quick but interesting sour yeasty finish. Medium body has a funny sour note. Tasty. (8/4-/8-/3/16) 3.9
(w/ jerc, rudolf)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2513) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Batch 346/348, Bottled 2-19-10
Tasted on 2/11/12 from a 330mL bottle obtained in a trade. Pours hazy dark auburn with a thin, bubbly off-white head that leaves thin, bubbly lace. The nose is sour fruits with the Jolly Pumpkin funk that I love, along with some oaky vanilla and coconut notes. The flavor is pretty much the same with the sour fruits, funk, oak, and an added bread malt. The body is medium with just lighter than average carbonation, and a long sour, funky, and oak influenced finish, with some nice tannin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of bushmat1. Batch 472/473. Thanks so much, Matt! Oaky, dark cherry, dark raspberry, fairly tart aroma. Tangy, moderately tart raspberry/cherry/plum, moderately sour, rich fruity flavor that’s very smooth. Tart, black cherry aftertaste. Great beer! Thanks again, Matt!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8737) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Batch 472/473, 2011 bottle huge, huge thanks to Matt for cracking this one. Gushed a tiny bit, but nice dark reddish pour with white head, aroma has notes of vinegar, acetic notes, hints of oak, red grape, tannic oak, really nice smelling. Taste is nice sour cherry, dark fruit, hints of oak and vinegar notes, touch of tart fruit and lemon, finishing really dry and oaky. Delicious!

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