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RATINGS: 702   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2010 New Belgium Brewing Company--Biere De Mars Ale--New Block TM Logo and ABV. 2004-B 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20%ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Rich creamy lacy head. Cloudy orange color. Mellow hop wheat lemon malt spice front. Creamy oat smooth mild sweet fruit ester wheat spice fresh body. Clean mild hop spice end. Unique tasty Brew. Sampled 12/21/2004. New Belgium Brewing Company--Biere De Mars Ale--Seasonal Release--2004-A--12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Hazy rich dark golden color. Mild lace head. Floral citrus wheat mild spice hop front. Smooth citrus wheat mild creamy oat nutmeg body. Clean mild citrus hop end. Complex, unique brew. Sampled 3/3/2004. New Belgium Brewing Company--Biere De Mars Ale Seasonal Release --2005 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--"Big pellicle. Rich lacy head. Cloudy bright dark orange color. Mild hop wheat spice ester front. Creamy smooth rich malty wheat oat mild sweet fruit ester body. ""lemon verbena""citrus hints. Mellow wheat end". Sampled 12/24/2005. New Belgium Brewing Company--Biere de Mars--Ale Brewed With Spices--Lips of Faith Series--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--10 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Sour Ale--Thin fizzy mild lace off white head. Clear rich very bright orange gold color. Light citrus fruit ester front. No sediment. Mild sweet light sour citrus lemon verbena Brettanomyces body. Clean refreshing fresh citrus spice mild hop end. Nice mellow wild sour. Sampled 6/21/2009 . $9.69 Each. Two different brews under same name.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rufty_Ale (5) - USA - MAR 6, 2010 does not count
Orange amber color with a suprizingly clear liquid and a white head. Medium sweetness with little to no bitterness. No sourness and a very light hint of salt. Medium body and a thin/oily texture. Not much carbination. Long pleasing finish. A beer of choice for me

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4919) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Slightly hazy orange-tan color, with a creamy off-white head. I get cinnamon, nutmeg, and the slight herbal touch of verbena in the aroma. Reminiscent of over spiced/herbed American Saisons, Bierre De Garde, and a touch of spiced Winter Ale all rolled into one. And it works. Well. Gentle on the palate, leaves you with a spiced sweet aftertaste, quite complex. Brett is pleasantly mellow and really completes the whole picture. This is a world class beer, delicate and exquisite.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4350) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Citrus/fruit, malts and a hint of spice in aroma. The flavor is heavy on the citrus/orange with an undercurrent of spices and malts that dominates the finish. Pretty good ale.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robgibbens (419) - 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 it’s very nice.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3801) - 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 Belgium’s Lips of Faith series.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBeforeH20 (129) - 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 can’t really explain why I like Brett beers, but i really like this one and will buy again!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Very nice- but this needs to warm up to show everything it offers. Cloudy unfiltered copper with a thin disappaiting head. The nose offers Brett with other light spices. Medium bodies with a gorgeous bubbly mouthfeel. Cardamom on the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at New Belgium Brewery on 6/12/12. Pours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Aroma is fruit and malts. Taste is fruity and tart with some malts and spice. Very good.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - MAR 26, 2014
Pours golden orange with a huge frothy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is citrusy with a definite Brett funk as well as slightly spicy. Taste is consistent with traditional Belgian ales. Orange and lemon zest flavors shine through with the slight Brett funk creeping up on you. Very refreshing, another Lips of Faith success. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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