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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 A challenging beer, this isn't like the Saisons I've had before at all. Orange-colored, very fragrant fruit and grain aroma. Flavor is grainy and sour. Some kind of wild and crazy yeast and/or bacteria? Re-Rate: Mar 29, Different now! Bought another six-pack, noticeably better. Hops in aroma! no sourness this time, still spicy though. gains several points. yeast aroma is that of cider. Very original beer, I'm glad New Belgium has the guts to release stuff like this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2003
This was a damn good Saison, thanks to mitch for the beer. It begins with an awesome aroma of wood, paper, caramel, yeastiness and bananas. It pours a golden and tanned color with a heavy opal colored head. There is a nice lemony bittering and a malty tanginess that begins right around the mid sip. Some mango and citrus in there as well just to be well rounded and crisp. Big, bold taste with a round malty finish and a nice dry ending. The carbonation level is medium and held in check well. This is very tasty and smells wonderfully.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2003
Pours with a volumnous foaming head that reduces quickly leaving very nice lace. . . Firey orange colour that brings brillance to an otherwise gloomy day (for me). Very unqiue aroma - malty this second, lemon hops the next. Robust malt on the tongue, hints of wheat, then a spicy hop finish that is light and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjbrown24 (61) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2003
I pretty much love anything new belgium makes and this is no exception. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 Update, bottle, LOF version, April 2012. Makes me wonder if my original rating below was really for the same beer. This is richly orange, highly carbonated, with a firm but thin head. The beer emits quite the aroma -- robust and weighted with fruit, yeast and herbs. The beer drinks with a warming edge, flavored with a bit of orange rind, and garden freshness. Numbers updated/upped based on this latest impression. <<Original rating, Feb 2004, from a non-LOF bottle: Hazy orange-yellow with a decent head (if poured down the middle of the glass). There’s honey on the nose. Decent yeast-weighted flavor with a wheaty character, smooth but not overbearing. Not as full-charactered as a good Belgian wheat, but not a bad interpretation for the US market.>>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Hazy, bright orange color, as in a ripe apricot. Head is initially thick, fluffy, pure white. Aroma is fresh and fruity, citrus large and in charge. Soon, a supreme hoppiness sets in and makes itself quite welcome in the nose and on the palate. Thrilling and tasty bitterness on the mouth, with a deliciously citric (orange, mostly) finish. Very yeasty, and quite well-balanced. Body is medium, hops are out front, but the brew is altoghether a rounded one. This is a very special ale, and when all the parts come together, I’m left wondering...am I drinking some kind of liquefied orange bread? Quite a nice accomplishment from a brewery of well-deserved fame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
The color of a cut open butternut squash, and cloudy. The head rises then drops and floats like a hand-knitted tam. Clingy. Smells of straw bales, and a walk through a veggie garden in July; warm vegetable leaves and tilled soil. Taste of spicy baby greens. There’s citrus, and a reminder of coriander. Apricot. Delicious muskmelon! Floats on a carbonated swell with chewy grain raft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 19, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Pours cloudy orange. The aroma is almost kriek-like with a sourness to it as well as grass and yeast. Flavor is light with hints of peppery lemon,yeast and wheat. Clean with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2006
A hint of sour. Also yeasty orange? Orange amber color. Not so cloudy, as the sediment settled. Orangy citrus, malt, hop flavors merge. Tiny bubbles foam to a chewy state. Mellow spicy hop finish. But there’s a faint hint of something tending towards creosote. Or some flavor I just can’t otherwise label. Not bad, just different. Bottle conditioned ale triumphs again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2009 On tap at Papago. Pours a light copper color with a creamy off-white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Smells of apricot and faint yeast. Tastes of both with the sweet taste of caramel on the mid-palate and a tart peach flavor that dries on the finish. Nicely balanced. Re-rated from one of the new 22oz bottles and liked it even better. Has a really comforting butterscotch richness to the flavor.

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