BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brewed in the USA...... Courtesy of Woody from B.A !!!! Pours a hazy copper color with a nice medium white head. Aroma of fruits, musty funk and mild apple cider. Taste is sour with some fruit, caramel, citrus and pepper. The mouthfeel is zesty, very enjoyable and finishes on the dry side. This biere de garde was a fan favorite at the party.
ddemmingjr (754) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on 3-9-12 that overflowed slowly. Poured opaque, burnt orange with bubbly off white head that recedes. Nose is Brett funk, barnyard, fermented apples and cherries with distinct oak notes. On the palate, tart, sour cherries and plums, oak and tea. Mouth puckering dryness on the finish. Great beer.
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yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample from 750 bottle at the CASK Group Brew in Jacksonville, Feb 25, 2012. Red-amber beer with a yeasty, sour aroma. Flavor was strongly sour, malty with some funk. Notes of cherry and plum. Pretty good.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Tampa tasting. Poured a dark, hazy, amber color with a thin orangeish head. Acidic, woody nose with notes of yeast, dried fruit, and mild funk. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet and acidic with notes of caramel, fruit, wood and brett. Finishes bitter and acidic.
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. Pours a red brown with a thin beige head. Nose is sour cherry with strong woody notes, vanilla caramel and black peppercorns. Also a straw like note thats a little odd. Fairly spicy up front with sour cherry notes. Big woody creamy caramel in the middle. A burst of suprising hops in the finish keep this one balanced but also keep it from being a favorite of mine. As always with JP, an interesting and well done beer.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish brown with a thick tan head which leaves good lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma has caramel, brett, sour apple and grape. As it sits hints of oak, vanilla and plum come into play. Taste is tart and alcoholic with the sour apple and caramel dominating at first and then vanilla and oak coming in later. Smooth yet tart mouthfeel.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur rouille aux reflets rouge-brun foncés et parsemés d’une énorme mousse beige pale. Curiosités nasales suggérant le melon et la carambole suivis d’un faible mais grandissant caractère boisé style chêne et d’un faible profil de malt. Les arômes annoncent déjà un breuvage aux traits acides. En bouche, le caractère boisé reste et est accompagné de cerises sures, de tartre ainsi que d’une présence cireuse, difficile à dire si provient du baril ou des houblons utilisés. Corps semi mince, finale allant vers aqueuse, fine et discrète carbonatation. Appréciable en quelque sorte mais certainement étrange, une curieuse interprétation du style aux résultats probablement différent de ceux escomptés. Michigan brewer’s fest, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Juillet 2005.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 750 mL bottle itself looks super cool with an epic illustration of some nautcial myth battle or something...cool. The beer pours dark ruby/brown with booming and persistant head. Interesting aromas and flavor. Sour spice, wheaty yeast, nutmeg scents with touches of cinnamon and apple cider to smell. Also quiet floral bouquets are whispered on the nose. Soft sour citrus/spice, peppery tangy taste laced with coriander,citrus, smoked vanilla and berry. A unique brew and one that is worth a try
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very fizzy cloudy brown with an everlasting head. Smells slightly medicinal, with some oak woody aroma. The flavor has a sweet raisin taste with oak wood. There is a slight sour flavor in the back end that makes it refreshing. There is a lot of carbonation but it doesn’t taste too thin.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked a bottle of this up to bring down to my friend in DC. I’ve only had limited experience with biere de mars, but if they are all similar to this, I will probably like them. Dark, mahogoney color, moderate carbonation. Spices galore, bready, cloth-y mouthfeel. I read this style is starting to make somewhat of a comeback, I am glad to hear this.