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RATINGS: 701   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2003
It looked good, but just seemed entirely too bland for a saison. The spices were very hard to find, and it didn't have much kick to it in general. There was a nice citrus flavor going on with a light malt finish, but all in all a bland beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 A very spicey and wonderfully attractive beer. Pours a beautiful orange/amber colour with a robust lacing of white bubbles clinging to the glass. Lemon, ginger and hop laden. This is like a liquid flower.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2003
Love this. The zesty lemon gives this a great bite but there are many complexities dancing around on the tongue. Nice orange gold, very attractive. I want more.

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 (1890) - 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 (679) - 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 (153) - 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 (3360) - 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.


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