jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of my roommate Ryan. Pours a cloudy goldenrod color. Smells like funky, yeasty citrus. Delicate carbonation. Tastes tart and slightly sour, like a funky Belgian hefeweizen. Nice wheat, citrus, and mild peppery spice flavors. Tastes slightly mild, but is probably just right for a hot day.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As I carefully poured the beer to avoid getting any sediment in my glass I lashed out a quick "dought" when little floaties invaded my beer. Then I read the label and had to laugh as apparently flocuant yeast was added to the bottle to achieve this exact effect emulating the rotating planets. So with yeast circling around in the Mars orange to red beer with no head allowing the fruity aromas to escape the hole in the artificial atmosphere created by the goblet I enjoyed the subtle malt caracters complemented by the slight fruitiness of a typical ale. Overall well balanced and a real pleasure to drink.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable fruit beer, tastes kind of like a lager with subtle citrus/orange flavor.
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.
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
eeblah (104) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is an interesting beer from this brewer. It has a noticable orange taste and is a very fruity beer. Not bad overall but i could only have 1 or 2 at a time.
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours cloudy orange with a whitish head. Smells like a bit of a white beer tart and light hopping with some european mystery aromas coming through. Tastes much better than I was expecting. Sweetish with fruit and creamy vanilla like spice. To thin but a nice summer lawnmower.
Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Middle of the road, has the signature bready flavor that lots of New Belgium beers do. Not much depth or originality. Tastes like most of their other ales. Not bad, but I would not seek it out.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The bottle poured a dark pumpkin orange, with pure white head, and a little lacing. The smell is slightly tart, but yet oddly, sort of minerally like a wet dog.
The taste is layered, but subtly sweet off the bat. Orange zest is in the base, loads of spice, clove, coriander, and sweet yeast.
Well built beer. The most under valued of the line by far.
A damn good representation.