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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 I’ve had this many many times and figured I’d have plenty of opportunity to rate it despite being seasonal; then NB cut this and brought out Springboard... DOH! In any event, this brew reminds me of Fat Tire once upon a time; something I’ve discussed with a few of the locals. Pours a hazy orange/amber color with ample white head. Great sweet, mild fruity nose. Smooth amber with notable fruit, mild malt and spice tones. Simply awesome; if any beer deserves a perfect score, it’s this one! Really hoping NB jumps off the Springboard and back on this one for next spring. UPDATE: Biere de Mars has returned but is not the same as the original. It has some interesting spices that changed it up. I chose to live in the past and not re-rate this, but I probably will at some point; the average score is likely more accurate than my perfect rating ;).

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CubsClapp (13) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
One of my favorites, and maybe New Belgium’s best. One of the best tasting beers out there. Hopefully New Belgium brings it out this Spring or else I’m gonna lose it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - AUG 14, 2012
New Belgian Brewery has outdone themselves on this ale. Poors a foggy robust copper-tan color, has a perfect frothy top and has a refreshing yet filling aftertaste. I have tried their Lips of Faith "Brett Beer" and it was decent, but this is HANDS DOWN the best ale I have had in a long time. I would highly recommend it.

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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zamboni42 (10) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
My favorite beer for three months of the year. Fruity and spicy, but with no flavors going "over the top". Alcohol content is not terribly strong, and the balanced citrus and grain flavors shine through. Goes down so easy it can get you in to trouble. Very refreshing, and an incredibly odd color.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mmmbeer (1235) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2009
22 oz bottle (guise of Lips of Faith-Biere de Mars) poured into tumbler- poured transparent light copper color, no to low carbonation, white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of yeast, a whole lotta spices (nutmeg, peppercorn, mild pepper flake to name a few...), bananas, darkened fruit- I find it hard to drink this after 5 minutes of smelling it- simply, it smells awesome. Hits the mouth with a low-medium body, malt is there but alot of sweetened fruits smile nicely and introduce themselves to the party, middle holds up just fine as wheat is noticeable in the background, finish lingers for well over a minute. Damn. Really, damn. Even though I’m having this brew young age (6 months, if that), the flavor and aroma are nothing short of awesome. I have to buy the rest of the stock at the store for myself and friends before other people hold them for their own or lb4lb (mini me) trades them!!!

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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
inthebuff99 (11) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2001

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2005 12 oz bottle I have kept for about 6 months in the fridge. It is a slight orange-yellow color with a medium head. The aroma is pretty malty with a yeasty component. The flavor is distinctly Belgian with several spices. It is fruity and peppery. The finish is really nice, especially after the aging. Good beer. New: Tasted a fresh one tonight and really got the Brett in the aroma and flavor. Excellent!!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GeoDoc (34) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours translucent orange with a thick head, which leaves nice lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and bread. Slides over the tounge with full body and a hoppy bite. Lingering aftertaste (with this beer, its a good thing). One of my favorites!!!


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