Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange! The floating orange on the label is nearly the exact color of the brew. Citrus and malty nose is very pleasant. Refreshing and smooth despite the moderate %Alc. Quite unique.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
wheat, flowery aroma. cloudy, orange body with light fluffy white head. Flowery fragrance with wheat/yeast taste.
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden, almost apricot-like color with a thin, fizzy white head that leaves some tracing behind. Light in color but semi-opaque and rich. First thing that hits is rich, malty yeast, which gives way to the spices and then the syrupy citrus finish. My first in the Biere De Gard category and I can see myself giving it another shot, based on this one. This brew is the bombay. Super fancy yet still extremely drinkable. Well done, New Belgium.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange color with a nice white head and a little lacing. Aromal is a bit towards citrus. Flavor is very full of malts, wheat, hops, fruits. Very unique. Didn’t expect it to be this good when I picked it up.
weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definite citrus note, though it's difficult to tell if it comes from the wheat or from the hops. Excellent beer nonetheless.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent offering from New Belgium. Pours an attractive murky orange-ish hue with a good head. This brew has kind of a clash of flavors. One one hand you got a good Belgian yeast which gives off a nice fruity flavor, but on the other hand you got a lemon zest flavor, it seems a bit uneven to me, but this is the only Biere De Mars i’ve had as of this review.
calivania (62) - USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have always considered this brewery a little over-praised, but they do make some interesting seasonals. This one has a great look -- a cloudy burnt orange (go Longhorns). Pretty, delicate head. Dry and lightly spicy, from nose to finish. Sturdy but not heavy. Most beers that are ’not for every one’ tend to be for me. This one is not an exception.
ebmalon (62) - Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle to pint. Pour is a striking hazed orange. Aroma is of strong spice, grass and cherry. Taste is sweet, bubblegum, banana, sweet grass. Medium sticky body with average carbonation. Finish is sweet and abrupt. Very nice sessionable beer.
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I pretty much love anything new belgium makes and this is no exception. Wonderful beer.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color of a cut open butternut squash, and cloudy. The head rises then drops and floats like a hand-knitted tam. Clingy.
Smells of straw bales, and a walk through a veggie garden in July; warm vegetable leaves and tilled soil.
Taste of spicy baby greens. There’s citrus, and a reminder of coriander. Apricot. Delicious muskmelon! Floats on a carbonated swell with chewy grain raft.