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RATINGS: 700   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2693) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2229) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2001
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2003 One of the most unusual beers that I have ever tried. Sorta orangey flavored with some sourness and bananas involved. Spice is in the finish as well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2002
This is good. I love the appearance, burnt orange in color, nice head and lace, good carbonation and cloudiness. It tastes and feels like a French biere de garde, a style that I really like (Saison is the Belgian equivalent of biere de garde). It has that nice malty, yeasty taste. I didn’t notice much of the lemon, which is good in my book. The lemon initally made me apprehensive about trying this, because I don’t like any fruit in my beer, but don’t let it scare you.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2004
This is a very nice smooth beer. Looks like Orange Soda but doesn't taste like it. Nice flavor not bitter. Particulates throughout. Its very drinkable. I think these guys are onto something. Something very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rverb361 (19) - USA - DEC 31, 2004
Bottle, pours orange with a nice white head. A good brad dough flavor balanced with a citrus character.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YoungBuck (1) - Billings, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2006 does not count
Bottle. Poured into a worthy glass with a gorgeous fluffy head atop a lightly hazt amber body. Nose is of brettanomyces and fruity citrus. Palate with great, filled with lightly bready malt flavors and silky fruit flavors leading to a slightly dry finish with citrus and a bit of lingering acidity. Excellent version of a rarely brewed style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (4531) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
mondial 2012, mtl - notes. hazy golden orange with a very nice off-white head, very good retention and lacing. yeasty, oranges, spices, bretts, fruity. complex brew. lively, medium body, nice grassy-citrusy finish. very nice brew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samarrr (24) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bomber poured into Belgian style tulip glass. Cloudy orange color with thick white head. Very good head retention with good lacing. Sour orange aroma. Toasted malt flavor with a mild sour orange hint at the back end. Sour blended very well to balance out this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (310) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 I really like the funk brett character in this brew. It adds a twist to the citrusy, spice notes. The other good thing about this brew is the light body...easy summer drinking for those who want a little something different. Seriously, try this one it’s worth it...and who knows...maybe you’ll see a UFO...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (577) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange, cloudy color. Thick rocky head. Nose is floral, citrus and spices. Flavor is sweet with some spices. Refreshing.


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