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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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2004
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2006
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - FEB 15, 2006
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!!!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2003
wheat, flowery aroma. cloudy, orange body with light fluffy white head. Flowery fragrance with wheat/yeast taste.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2005
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.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
Definite citrus note, though it's difficult to tell if it comes from the wheat or from the hops. Excellent beer nonetheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2005
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
calivania (62) - USA - JAN 8, 2006
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.


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