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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - FEB 17, 2007
One of my all time favorite beers. Wow, the taste is amazing! Sweet and tangy with an almost citrus backbone complementing the basic spices used in the brewing process. Delightful...I simply love this beer. Pours a nice dayglow orange color with an exceptionally large head. I’m still waiting for this one to hit the shelves again.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Lips of Faith Biere de Mars - bottle. Woooooowwwwww... is there a lot going on in that glass! Gorgeous orange (a true orange color) in the glass without much head. I get a bit of sour on the nose - perhaps some straw. Very very mellow ale - soft on the palate - with complex malt, some spice (but muted) and some nice wild yeast.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Draught at a beer festival. Pale marmalade/apricot-hued with parchment foam. Lemony and zesty funk aromatics. Amazing brett character- leathery, peppery, goaty- marries perfectly with biscuity background malt. Pit fruits and maybe even a cherry note. Teasing hop and spice flavors. Paradoxically crisp and oily mouthfeel at the same time. Masterful... not only the finest NB offering, but the best brettanomyces-brewed beer I’ve had, period. I enjoyed several pints and they were all wonderful

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Pours burnt orange with a small white head. Smells kind of caramel or toffee like with a touch of spices thrown in for good measure. Tastes of caramalts and spices. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and some mouth-carbonation, New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars finishes like a sour ale but without the sourness, so... sweet.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Lightly spiced and spring-y. Tea notes. Good, bright orange color.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Bottle. Best New Belgium beer I have had. Similar to Leinenkugel’s Northwoods or Creamy Dark. Rich malty flavor with a citrus hint to it. Very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Nice lemony, yeasty aroma. Pleasantly dry and sour on the palate. Many light fruit flavors-apricot, citrus, peach-playing faithfully on my lips. The coriander shows more in the afterrtaste. This is a very tasty and well made beer, but I’d like it to be a little bigger and bolder. How about a Double Mars?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Smells of Fruit salad and spices. Pours a hazy light orange with a thick off white head with good lacing. Tastes like Fruit salad with a belgian yeast aftertaste. Mouthfeel is chewy with decent carbonation. Overall this beer is very tasty. I’ve always been a fan of the Lips of Faith series for the most part.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2012
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass; no bottle dating, but it was from the 2012 release. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy of white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, pepper, floral, grass, straw, earth, and herbal. Fantastic aromas with nice complexity and balance; there is a lot of brett presence. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, grass, straw, earth, pepper, and herbal. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, straw, grass, earth, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; nice brett flavor complexity; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is highly excellent Biere De Garde! Great balance and complexity of flavors, with nice brett complexity; very smooth and easy to drink. I enjoyed this one a lot; one of the better Biere De Gardes I have had.


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