bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head or lacing in this one. Orange aroma with some hoppy smells along for the weak ride. Lemon, hops, and carbonation about sum up this one. Not bad, but could be better.
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours cloudy yellow color with an explosion of foam (1 finger of beer to 4 fingers of foam). The smell is of candied malts, very pungent and slightly sour. The flavor is mostly sweet, but noticeably sour, with hints of lemon. Mouthfeel is very bubbly, with generous, sharp carbonation. The beer finishes dry and leaves a sour aftertaste that fades quickly.
I wasn’t expecting a sour beer, and this caught me off-guard. That said, it’s not bad. The flavor is pleasant, and although it’s very strong, it’s rather cleansing. It reminds me a bit of the lambic I tried awhile back, but it’s actually drinkable.
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.
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle pours orange with a mysterious glow after the head diminishes,has creamy taste and hints of lemon and notes of spices really like this one cheers!!!
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.