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RATINGS: 696   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.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Bottle. Pour is an almost orange amber. Nose is sweet and hoppy with some citrus. Taste is very flat. Almost no carbonation. First flavor notes are citrus, bitter, hops, and caramel. There is a flavor here that I do not like, but I can’t put my finger on it. There is a flavor on the back of the tongue during the finish that reminds me of sucking on cardboard. To sum it up, this beer is not very enjoyable. Blah.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kinz (3188) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Medium, hazy orange, decent but quickly fading head. Hard to get an aroma off of this, very faintly of wheat and oranges. Flavors were muted and subtle, not like the Belgian Saisons that are so much more in your face. The "unidentified flying yeast strains" lent an odd, sour off note at the end, almost reminiscent of a spoiled batch of homebrew. Too bad, as I had really been looking forward to trying this. Thanks to TannerTavernBoys for giving me the chance to sample!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
22 ounce Lips of Faith bottle purchased from the Pole Line Nugget in Davis, CA. Aroma has some musty barnyard yeast notes at first, which is followed by some light sweet aromas. Some spices present as well. Very slightly hazy dark golden/orange body with a medium whitish head. Sweet, doughy start, which becomes well...pretty bland. Light spiciness to finish. Not much bitterness. A little yeas character, but all in all this is a real snoozer. Doesn’t taste like a BdG to me. It has a very thick oily body, too.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
22oz bottle. Kind of a dark gold pour with a nice white head. Sweet, somewhat spicy aroma, a little peppery as well. Not a whole lot of flavor realy, trying to get some discernable flavor,but can’t put my finger on anything, let down.

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Appearance: Pours an orange amber with almost no head. Aroma: Soiled diaper, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and bread yeast. Taste: Clove, cinnamon, bread crust, mild bitter hops with a small fruity finish. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low carbonation. Overall: Interesting, pretty drinkable, has a unique aroma for sure.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Poured amber orange, citrus, spice, funk, caramel, malty, earthy, little tart.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ubergud (4) - - AUG 23, 2012 does not count
On Draught @ BC's Pizza & Beer Pours cloudy and amber with a thick orange honey color. Light malt and wheat with a watered slightly commercial finish. Pleasant but unremarkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4887) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange colored body. The mild aroma was malty and herb. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild cloves spices and herbal. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2004
I am disappointed in Biere de Mars this year. The aroma is not as pungent as last year, there is no head, the color is not as deep, the beer is cloudy, and its missing the Belgian "funkiness" (tart, house blanket, musty, etc) that made this beer so unique last year.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2007 Has an off aroma similar to Fat Tire Ale. The flavors are not as bad but don’t really add up to anything special--no noteworthy hops, malt, or yeast characteristics. Although the cloudiness is intentional, it was a detraction for me in this case.


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