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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.


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 (4968) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2003
(bottle) A hazy beer. I wasn't quite sure what kind of beer this was actually when I got the bottle, but found out quickly whrn I poured it and smelled/saw it. Not my favorite style. It didn't have much flavor or character, tho the aroma was nice.

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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
On tap @ Hopleaf. Don’t remember much of this one, beyond thinking it was fairly ordinary. Not a big fan of the style, so I may be biased. Hazy orange w/ plenty of citrus and a dry, hoppy finish. Some salt and blue cheese. Thought it a bit dull in the mouth.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2009
(22oz bomber "Lips of Faith - Biere de Mars). Clear, light amber color. Medium white head. Earthy aroma, like a farm yard. Spice and citrus flavors with very light malt. Avg duration. Thin, slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Pours a grainy yellowish-tan color with a thin whie head capping it off.l Nose is mostly bready. Taste is bland, no tartness, no complexity, no funk, no nothing. it is a really bland beer that I have trouble believing should be considered a bierre de mars. It tasted mostly of biscuit. Here’s how boring this beer is, my girlfriend liked it.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Very vegetal aroma with some sweetness. Pours hazy gold. Cereal grainey flavor with a dry vegetal taste, some straw. Not enough there.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6319) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (apricot), with notes of nutmeg, pumpkin, and detergent. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Odd aroma reminiscent of Thanksgiving time beers, squashy and nutmeggy. Some flaws too, though...crude malt character that’s more or less New Belgium’s trademark, and some soap. Sweetness lingers uncomfortably long into the finish; difficult to drink much of.


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