awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like the way this one poured, it was a 1/4 inch head with a cloudy orangish color. Smell was citrusy. Drank it down with no real outstanding features or dislikes. Would recommend this one for a nice spring day.
Braudog (5948) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 Update, bottle, LOF version, April 2012. Makes me wonder if my original rating below was really for the same beer. This is richly orange, highly carbonated, with a firm but thin head. The beer emits quite the aroma -- robust and weighted with fruit, yeast and herbs. The beer drinks with a warming edge, flavored with a bit of orange rind, and garden freshness. Numbers updated/upped based on this latest impression. <<Original rating, Feb 2004, from a non-LOF bottle: Hazy orange-yellow with a decent head (if poured down the middle of the glass). There’s honey on the nose. Decent yeast-weighted flavor with a wheaty character, smooth but not overbearing. Not as full-charactered as a good Belgian wheat, but not a bad interpretation for the US market.>>
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall a little dissapointing. Pours a hazy orange/amber in color, with no head. Flavors of honey, and light citrus notes. The good note is that it goes down easy so I can try something else.
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am disappointed in Biere de Mars this year. The aroma is not as pungent as last year, there is no head, the color is not as deep, the beer is cloudy, and its missing the Belgian "funkiness" (tart, house blanket, musty, etc) that made this beer so unique last year.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy nose, light golden/orange color, fluffy head, mildly hoppy flavor with hints of citrus and maybe even a little love.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
While I don't get any orange flavor or aroma from this one, I do get all the wonderful citrus lambic complexes. Amber red, possibly orange in color. A fine specialty ale from this brewer.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head or lacing in this one. Orange aroma with some hoppy smells along for the weak ride. Lemon, hops, and carbonation about sum up this one. Not bad, but could be better.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden/light amber. Quickly dying head. Unspectacular nose of citrsy hops, slight yeast funk and hint of malt. Medium bodied. Light flavors of lemony hops, slight acidity, clean pale malt profile and slight fruitiness. Crisp, balanced and quaffable but doesn't have that saison funk to it.
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours hazy orange hue with a white head that very rapidly completetly dissipates. Aroma is fruity with a little yeast. Flavor is citric spicy but a bit on the flat side. Decent, but a bit disappointing.
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange color, small to no head, minimal lacing. Could use a bit more carbonation. Overall, taste is too thin and watery. Something seems to be missing. Not bad, but not great.