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Mare Nostrum Prestige

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Brewed by Mare Nostrum Brasseur du Sud
Style: Amber Ale
Castillon-Menton, France

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Mare Nostrum Prestige est une Biere Ambrée de fermentation haute, sur levure, aux délicates saveurs d’épices du Sud. "MARE NOSTRUM Prestige" est la biere de dégustation par Excellence. Elaborée a partir de Malts d’orge, de Houblons et d’Epices du Sud.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beertobealive (274) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from « Au comptoir de la bière" - Callian. Beige head with candy sugar flavors. Opaque copper body. Taste is first nice but aftertaste with too roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1300) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Bouteille 33 cl de Brune, Rousse, Houblon - Nice (F). Ambrée à mousse blanc-cassé bruyante, pétillement furieux, rares dentelles. Nez de malt, levure, fermentation, fruité orange-prune. La bouche est douce et soyeuse, caramélisée et fruitée, notes de raisin, prune, miel. Amertume faible et sécheresse légère. Une bière qu’il faut prendre le temps de savourer dans ce département brassicolement sinistré.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (4042) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2013
33cl bottle: out of date by 3 months when poured into a ’Palm’ badged tulip on 26 Apr 2013 (at home). Misty rather than cloudy: reddy amber hue to the body, no head worthy of the name, just a weak collar and mini wisp in the middle of the glass. Not much sediment left the bottle, but it was still not a clear beer. Yeasty and sweet aroma, mixed bunch of floral spices also in the nose. The taste followed the smells: yeasty and sweet with fruity, floral undertones. Malty more than hoppy, sweet rather than dry, flavoursome, not bland: in short fairly interesting and better than I expected. I like the sweeter brews.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1018) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
Hazy orange/brown, thin medium long head. Strong aroma, spices, bit herbs, anise. Fizzy, light body, malty, dark bread, herbs, long aromatic finish. Interestingly herbs and spices combined with malty base.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rune (8348) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2013
330ml bottle kindly shared by Finn. Hazy amber coloured body. Decent white head, spotty lacing. Spiced fruity aroma. Jam-like taste containing bready malts, berries, dried fruits and caramel. Herbal hops to the finish. Medium bodied. Rather unusual and partially exciting (at Finns in Tromsø, 02.01.2013).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4363) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Flaske 0,33l fra Brune Rousse Houblon, Nice. Delt med Rune under rateseanse i H9 2 Jan 13. Aprikosfarget. Uklar. Lavt luftig skum som flater ut. Krydret fruktaroma. Smaken syrlig frukt og kandisukker.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
esp0r (2057) - NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
Bought at Brune Rousse Houblon in Nice, enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, finger thick beige head. Smells of anis, yeast, some malts. Taste is quite yeasty, some malts too. Medium sweet, some spice and quite fruity. Light bitter finish, some nice hops in there. Medium body, soft carbonation, watery texture. Totally a beer that clearly is a micro. Still there is alot of improvement possibilities Good luck bold french brewers in the land of wine

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (4030) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle at Saveurs d’Eléonore, Menton. Poured an orange/amber body with a small thick hazy white head. Plenty of floaties, lively carbonation. Pleasant honeyish maltines in the nose, mixing with notes of oranges and some spices. Pleasant light spicy taste, orangs, almost like a Belgian ale. Refreshing, with some hop bitterness showing up near the end. A lovely little find and definitely extremely underrated (see what one bad bottle that some of the former raters seem to have shared can do to a beer’s score...).

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2151) - Split, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2009
09/10 A 0.33 l bottle from a bar in Menton. It poured a hazy orange to brown body with medium head, although we left some yeast in the bottle. Weaker aroma of some caramel, orange and spices... Flavor is quite different, yeasty with some hops. Caramel malt and orange are still intertwining between cloying yeast and a touch of alcohol near the finish. Finish itself was longer as of fuller body, with specially pronounced orange. Nice one indeed.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6643) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle in Menton, 2006. A blonde beer with a slight amber tinit. Left the yeast in the bottle, but it is still pretty cloudy. Very small head, turning into lace immediately. Strong aroma of fruits and spice—additive, I was told. Smells like red berries, spices, quite sweet, actually, not much malt or hops coming through. Tastes like beer, though, even if it doesn’t quite smell like it. A slightly roasted malt flavor is accompanied by cinnamon. Good hops too, I think. It is a bit sour, from what, I do not know. Not as sweet as I expected. Not as fruity either. It is primarily a heavily spiced blonde almost amber ale? I like it. It is a bit over the top in the spicing, but not at all disgusting. It works, though it relies a bit too much on the flavorings to get it through, not enough malt flavor. Not perfect, not exactly my type, but nice. Better in the summer, I think. One of the best highly-spiced beers I have had.


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