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.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
eh nothing great from the genereally awsome guys at new belgium the organe doesnt come off well and i was disapointed by the shitty finish..sorry i just dont dig it
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Notes, 4/16/12:
Poured a 22oz bottle into Duvel Tulip. No apparent bottling or best by date.
A: Cloudy orange with 2 finger rocky white head. Sporadic lacing down the glass as the head dissipates after a few minutes.
S: A lot going on here. Lemon & orange stand out the most. Faint bitterness and lots of spiciness. Coriander, maybe?
T: Taste follows the nose. Citrus up front with some funky yeast. Spices in the middle and slightly bitter hop finish.
M: Juicy and medium-bodied. Carbonation is good for this lighter style.
O: My first Biere de garde; I really enjoyed it. Easy to drink, but has nice complexity. Like New Belgium often does, it encourages you to go seek out more of a style.
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at brewery and purchased on several occasions. VERY interesting cloudy orange color. I like the malty, citrusy flavor and the smooth, creamy mouthfeel. One of NBB’s more consistent beers.