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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Biere De Mars is New Belgium’s exploration of the classic French and Belgian brews celebrating the half-winter, half-spring month of March. Our bottle-conditioned version, however, goes where no BIERE DE MARS has gone before. After gazing at its cloudy, yet glowing orange hue, prepare yourself for a celestial collaboration of oats, wheat, barley malt and lemon verbena, all of which is set into orbit by unidentified flying yeast strains.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Hazy orange color with a pretty good pale orange head that fades quickly (but leaves nice lace on the glass). Fruity/estery aroma. Citrus sourness balanced with hops. Not overly yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 12oz. bottle: This one pours with some head to it, but dies off quickly. Hazy and somewhat orange in color. I get some citrus and breadiness in the nose. It has the main taste of a wheat beer body, with breadiness and spiciness also. It is good enjoyable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2003
A ton of tiny bubbles, a nice, thick rolling head. Smells fruity & citrucy. Yeast definitely contributes greatly to the aromatics and flavor. Rich and malty as well, some flaked barley and wheat. Also, a somewhat dry bitter character among the finish of spice and citrus zest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2003
crisp intense lemon aroma, cloudy orange with loose head, light bodied with crisp bitter lemon and wheat

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diablokev (147) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
The aroma is sweet, and yeasty, with hins of citrus. The appearance is a hazy, orangish gold, with a nice frothy head. The flavor is lightly citrus, a bit yeasty, with a slight bitter aftertaste. The beer is smooth and easy to drink. Overall a nice beer, but somehow I was expecting a knockout from a limited edition brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2003
great big foam. light on the palate. reminded me a little of two hearted ale but with out all the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2003
Orange colored with a nitrogenated looking head. Definite wheatiness and lemon in the aroma and flavor--though the body has a belgium twinge--otherwise I would call this an American wheat. I enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2003
I always get excited for New Belgium's less accesible beers are released. It breaks up the monotony. And actually gives me a reason a to drink a NB brew other than La Folie or Abbey Grand Cru. Crisp white head. Laces in horizontal layers. Soft to the nose, lightly lemon. The color is sort of like F(l)at Tire, but a little hazier and a little darker. There was some sediment, but I attribute that to my pour more than the brew. Has a little bit more bite than the typical New Belgium brew. Citrus-y followed by a little bit alcohol taste behind it. For a Colorado beer, this is definitely not watered down.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Pours a cloudy deep amber orange color with a small creamy lasting head, light citrus flowery aroma. Wheat flavors kind of reminds me of lemon cough drops. Medium body with a dry finish, not bad very interesting I have not tasted anything quite like it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2003
The guy at the liquor store said that this was an amber ale. I thought, "wait a minute, New Belgium calls it a Saison." After trying one of DaSilky1's saison's --- leathery and yeasty and all -- I'd say that this is definitely not quite what a saison should be. Tasty though.


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