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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 Belgiumís 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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2002
nice fruity aroma, slightly hazy orange/amber color. nice full flavor with a dry finish. as brewbandit stated, definitely a brew to have again!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Orange color, medium head. Very malty, complex blend of oats, wheat, barley malts and lemon verbena. Nicely hoppy, good balance. Mouthfeel is full. Very complex taste, good full flavor. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is a little sweet and malty. Very different, good taste. Interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2004
A beautiful beer to look at. The aroma is inviting and seductive, a hint of the many pleasures to come. The beer itself is complex: waves of fruit, malt, grass, spice and yeast. Those flavors deepen as the palate lingers. One of my new favorites.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1376) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2004
A beautiful, unique beer that is the color and hue of a harvest moon in the glass. Substantial and radiant, with a perfect half inch of stubborn white rocky head. No lacing to speak of, though I canít subtract any points for that. Aromas are floral, yeast, apples and oranges. Tasting yields a full, hoppy and rustic beer with a long bready finish. Malt, hops, and fruity flavors are all held together by the yeast in sublime balance. An excellent beer from an excellent brewer. A brew to behold.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
beer pours a very hazy, orangish color with a big fluffy white head that doesnít retain so well, but leaves a lot of lace. aroma is huge, with citric notes dominant, but some subtler barnyard and grassy/hay notes underneath. flavor is very nice-a crisp maltiness with some sweetness, a light hop presence, and a nice tang from the yeast. goes down easily. a nice effort.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
On tap, well, from a growler purchased at the brewery. Lovely appearance with nice white bubbles. Great mouthfeel, velvety, but with nice citrus experiences.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Biere de Mars is a truly amazing beer. It almost glows in the bottle. This is a transcendent saison-style with awesome golden-orange color and great tangy, citrus aromas. Earthy, fruity, citrus-orange and floral notes bubble to the surface with a subtle yeasty background and smooth, crisp, well-balanced character. No overpowering spiciness like some saisons. Iíve picked up this seasonal brew for years now and it never gets old. I look forward to it every year and toward the end of the season I stockpile a six pack or two in my fridge so I can have it even after itís sold out. This is a must try for any NB fan or any fan of great Belgian-style beers.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robgibbens (408) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2012
Dark golden color. Opaque. Nice white foamy head with plenty of lacing. Aroma is clove and cinnamon-like with some citrus notes. Reminds me of Christmas aromas. There is a mild sweetness in the taste and a dry bitter finish with some astringency. Not sure if I nailed the aroma, but itís very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3256) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Comes out of the tap a somewhat hazy amber - not much head, but this is from the way they pour it. Aroma is malty and yeasty with a subtle fruity undertone.Malty flavor has subtle notes of yeast, hops and apple, just a touch of sour fruit plus just a hint of herbs. Firm-bodied texture has plenty of fizz and a bit of a sour bite. Another winner from New Belgiumís Lips of Faith series.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
Lemony, fruity, bretty aroma. pours golden with a wimpy head that dissipates rather quickly. Taste is fruity, floral, with a funk that only brettanomyces can deliver. I canít really explain why I like Brett beers, but i really like this one and will buy again!


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