Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 Hazy orange colour. Spicy, phenolic aroma of medecine, sweat, cologne...like a classic saison meeting Orval. The palate is crisp, slightly toasty but largey perfumey, piney and phenolic. Straightforward, but I like it this way. Refreshing.
Old Notes (2000): Orangey, lively aroma and palate. Soft, rounded malt notes, peppery hints, and a touch of acidity dancing on the tongue. Very stylish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Biere de Mars
Date: April 11, 2001
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Appearance: light amber, fine white head
Aroma: sweet fruity malt aroma, lots of carbination
Flavor: explosion of complex flavors, touch of citrus, bizarre, strange complex sourness, from the bottle ’prepare yourself for celestrial celebration of oats, wheat, barley malt, and lemon verbena, All of which is set into orbit by unidentified yeast strains, ’
Name: Biere de Mars
Date: August 03, 2002
Score: i to ii
Appearance: mellowed out quite nicely
Flavor: flavors blended to create a complex malty ale with a touch of spicyness, amazing transformation
Name: Biere de Mars
Date: August 04, 2005
still lots of horsey in the aroma and flavor, well blended,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Name: LoF Biere de Mars
Date: July 13, 2009
Appearance: hazy copper, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: lightly sweet malt aroma, lots of sweaty barnyard funkyness, light fruityness, nice spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity malt flavor, nice spicyness, light funk that needs time to develop, light bitterness grows for a lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
bhensonb (9810) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hint of sour. Also yeasty orange? Orange amber color. Not so cloudy, as the sediment settled. Orangy citrus, malt, hop flavors merge. Tiny bubbles foam to a chewy state. Mellow spicy hop finish. But there’s a faint hint of something tending towards creosote. Or some flavor I just can’t otherwise label. Not bad, just different. Bottle conditioned ale triumphs again.
Travlr (9807) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bright golden yellow, huge fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty lemons. Taste is straw, hay, lemon rind. Decent.
HenrikSoegaard (9745) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Moderate bitter very sour flavor. not even close to a Bier de Garde. This is a sour and not a pleasent one. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Tmoney99 (9575) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy deep orange with an average frothy off-white head that lasted and had good lacing. Good complex citrus and cereal aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Same good complex bitter sweet flavor with a moderate finish. Good brew.
chrisv10 (9414) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, brett, bitter, oak, little citrus, little sour, little acid, dry and oranges.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
A little sour aroma. Golden coloured sour and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.
brokensail (9096) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: A sort of orange/copper color, about one finger of white foam that recedes fairily quickly.
S: Spice, yeast, not really any sort of funk that I was expecting from the Brett.
T: Rather bland, especially for what I was expecting. Mild spice and yeast flavors, otherwise bready.
M: Medium body, with mild carbonation.
D: Drinkable?: yes. Great (or even good)?: no.
Lubiere (9028) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden ale with a creamy white head. Yeasty malt with light sulfur notes. Sweet malt with yeast and coriander notes with lingering light bitterness, and nice lemony points. Medium bodied. Thanks to Joe C., via Capflu.