tricyclist (1026) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours bright golden with full very fluffed head. Nose is light to medium notes of Brett and light funk with pleasant citrus. Flavor is similar, smooth citrus with notes of light funk and sour. Really nic and easily drinkable.
EricTeusink (704) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite my notes, I barely remember trying this beer. Pours a barely hazy pear color. Flavor is bretty and earthy. Lasting white head. Fizzy fun liveliness. Bottle - Brought to tasting
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber-orange with a thick, light beige head.
Aroma is slightly musty/barnyard lemon, yeast, pineapple.
Taste is old apples, yeast, creamy malt....
Very fruity....tingly carbonation.
Really nice, although lacking a bit of the funkiness of the style.
ClarkVV (4093) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 12oz bottle, best before 3/4/05, drunk 12/31/13.
Well, 8 years later, here we are...As will become repetitive in some of my forthcoming ratings, why the hell did I age this beer this long (at all??)? Oh well, certainly won’t fault the beer for any overly oxidative notes in this review.
Pours a very frothy, thick, white foam atop a deep, brassy-golden colored body. About an inch of sludge on the bottom of the bottle from its, ahem, extended lagering stage. Very encouraging appearance.
Aroma is enticing, with lemon zest, vanilla soaked, honey-like maltiness and a nice tartness on the end. Oxidation is shockingly minimal. Fingers crossed for the flavor, then.
A zap of sourness greets the palate initially, which then gives way to...not much. Haha, seems the yeast has been hungry over the years, eating away any semblance of sugar. The palate is soft and pillowy, with a light, but firm carbonation. Some light straw-like maltiness and a touch of grassiness are all thats left of the beer, other than the (quite delicious) tart acids that have overdeveloped. Still, no flaws and very little oxidation. Clean, no fusels or ethanol detected, extremely low on esters/phenols. Really just some straw and grassiness and the tartness. This must have been dynamite when fresh. Probably shouldnt rate this, but I have a fresh bottle, so I will revisit soon.
harrymel (1550) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Flying Goat
Amber hued orange ale with solid cream foam. Pretty. Smells of sweet grains and some hints of hay, a hint of cream. Flavor is lighter malts, some herbal hops which are subdued and a slight sharpness like there is a hint of lacto or something - tasty. The flavor is pretty light and easy overall for drinking on a hot day. Medium on full bodied (almost like an amber to me) with moderately hi carb. Decent beer, maybe a little too subtle for my taster to appreciate.
Serving type: bottle
GIJOE (858) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. Nose is typical farmhouse Belgian; a touch peaty and a lot of dried fruit. Taste is sweet. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Quite good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sloshgator (534) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Belgium Biere de Mars is certainly different but doesn’t stand out. No aroma detected. Orange amber pour with a foamy head. Lemony fruit flavors dominate leaving behind a slightly sour and musky funk. This is my first in this style and I am not particularly impressed with this model. Biere de Mars is decent but not particularly great.
jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Billy Jack’s. Hazy light amber, small head. The nose is sweet caramel, malty sweetness. a bit of vanilla and marshmallow. The taste is spicy Belgian yeast. Dried wood.herbs. Some
Mint. Caramel. Not much in the way of hop flavor. Full body, a bit hot. Overall, solid.
SpongeRuiner (897) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Slows BBQ. I think I was expecting a bit more with this one. Overall somewhat bland. Not much going on.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: Clear amber to orange hue with a very tall light tan head, almost all head on pour. The head settles slowly into a messy coating.
Aroma: Pineapple is strongest on the aroma with sweet orange with a very light Brett funk and hints of peppery spices.
Taste: Hints of pineapple and sweet orange give life to this very watery beer. Hints of lemon and leathery Brett are on the finish, but everything leading to it is rather bland.
Palate: Light bodied with a far too much carbonation.
Overall: Likely over the hill and far too much sediment in the bottle, I lost a 1/4th of it. I wouldn’t buy this again unless I knew it was fresh. I’m guessing this is a year old now, too long.