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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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From a true "city of neighborhoods" we offer our take on a "biere de mars, " or a ruddy farmhouse ale. In true Philadelphia fashion, European and American ingredients are melded into a complex, ruby ale with flavors of toasted malt and rye. It's the perfect accompaniment for some quality time enjoyed in the backyard (or on the front stoop) of your urban farmhouse.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2009
light bodied, moderate hazy almond haze, sticky gummy white head. old malt aroma. little sharp sour character, enough for a drainpour. stop.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle Pours a murky amber with a big light tan head. The head is froathy and lasting.Has thick lacing. Aroma is spicy and rye. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is spicy with touches of rye and cinnamon. Has a light body. The texture is thicker than water. Has a good finish with a decent aftertaste. This is tasty. Has a touch of sweetness to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (694) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours red-amber with a white head. Sweet aroma with a slight spice note (rye?) underneath. Smooth on the tongue with a slight lingering bite. Malty sweet flavor with a rye-spice note. Very "drinkable".

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
bottle, pours amber, thin off white head. Rye and hop nose. Rye malt toasted malt, and some nutty characteristics of almond and walnut, ending dry.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slepkov (35) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
Shockingly good. A deep rusted red, perfectly clear ale with a strong aroma of toffee and coffee. The flavor is deep but not complex, large amounts of hops (cascade?) promise bitterness that is absent but not missed, in this case. This is followed by a dirty earthiness. Terrific and filthy. I wish I had access to more!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle. Quite interesting. Poured dark copper with some sediment and moderate off-white head. Aroma was somewhat malty but most noticeably spicy, clearly a hint of belgian yeast but also cinnamon and ginger. Flavor was similar although the yeast is not overpowering it does emphasize the spiciness inherent to the malt which balances it nicely. A portion of rye or wheat malt may even be present as there was a crisp note to it. Not quite delicate but not cloying either. Iím curious to know what a biere de mars has to do with our rowhouses though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours copper with a thin off white head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of fruit. The flavor has toasty malt, a spicy rye hint, light sweetness and a dash of floral hops. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1219) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2009
Was a decent brew, Had an okay body, a nice hint of spice blended with a hint of rye/grain.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Reddish brown cloudy pour off white head ..... sweet and fruity aroma .... taste was a little watery ... sweety and bitter goji berry, sweet malts .... an easy drinking different taste

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2009
Pours a dark reddish amber with a decent cream-colored head that recedes to a swirl and a collar quickly. There is little lacing. Honestly, Iíve never season a saison look like this one. The aroma is a bit more like a saison with some phenol sweetness. But the rye spiciness comes through as well and makes it a very interesting mix of aromas. The taste has a slightly toasted quality to it and the rye definitely shows itself with some healthy spiciness, especially in the finish. There is a bit of the Belgian yeast sweetness underlying things and the different tastes almost come together but not quite. The mouthfeel is smooth with the rye but also sweet and with lots of carbonation. Iím not exactly sure what to make of this beer. I personally like this one but more for itís originality than anything else.


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