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95
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style
Formerly brewed at Bières23
Style: Bière de Garde
St. Etienne de Fursac, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
French Country Golden Ale (brewed by a cranky Englishman)

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3.8
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bright pineapple brett nose, light grapefruit, light honey and hay. The taste is lquite dry, and lightly tart with pineapple, light lemon and hay, some light peach.

3.1
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a hazy gold with quick fading fizzy white head. Has a light aroma of apple. Flavor is very light as well, apple with faint bitter. Mouthfeel is light, soft body with low-med. carbonation. Overall, not bad....carbonation could have been higher.

4.1
TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Beaming yellow-gold. Voluminous white froth slowly diminishes into a thin cap. Charming brett-derived aromas of Band-Aid and peach permeate the nostrils. Quite lively with a mix of airy and perfumey phenols. Brightly floral with hops which are enhanced by softer notes of straw. Loose bubbly prickles of carbonation. Delicately flavored with a rounded peach and honeydew melon tartness which is swiftly followed by a brett-induced phenolic snap. Wonderfully restrained, yet vivid at the same time, Pils malt generates a lemon cake effect as it unites with the fruity esters. Explosive hoppiness supports the core with ample juiciness before gently cleansing the tongue and stimulating the appetite with a coarse herbal bitterness. Malt gradually intensifies to lend a mild toastiness as well as a crackery aspect. Finishes extravagantly hoppy yet balanced with a captivating medley of fresh flowers, pilowy malt, Band-Aid, and peppery and fruity esters. A glorious creation, with just as much class as rusticity.

3.8
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Hazy gold pour. Big thick fluffy head and spotty lace. Suspended yeast proteins all over. Earthiness, apple, and yeast on the nose. Floral notes, yeast, and light hops. Slightly dry finish.

3.7
Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle, thanks to ryan. Hazy light golden yellow with noticeable sediment with a decent white head. Bretty, acidic and lightly funky aromas. Tastes of grass, earth, bit of brett as well. Lighter body and nice carbonation. Tasty.

4.2
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2009
750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a very attractive stand of off-white head. The aroma is quite floral with some earth and tangerine notes, a mellow brett edge, some light honey sweetness, a hint of sea salt, and distant grassy hops. The flavor is quite fruity at first. Tangerine, mango, lemon, apple, a hint of banana, and even a bit of cherry stand out in front. A bit of honeyish malt lies below that. Following the fruitiness come several floral notes-- lavender, hibiscus, rose. Then comes the real treat. An earthy, slightly tart, but not at all overwhelming brettanomyces taste takes the forefront as the sip approaches its finish. Nice, dry hay and leather notes take over by the time I swallow. The aftertaste is earth, tangerine peels, and super dry white wine. I’m especially impressed with the balance in this one. The bretty character is exactly enough to cut the fruitiness without masking it. Great beer, I wish I had more of it.

3.9
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
thanks to Solan! Very floral aroma with traces of funk, smells great! Pours a slightly cloudy golden blonde with a thick white head. Lovely tart flavor, very floral, great brett character, lemon peel, lemongrass, crisp and very refreshing!

3.7
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of xmarcnolanx – thanks Marc! Pours a hazy light gold with a one fnger stark white head that faded into a thin layer almost immediately. The nose is light citrus, mild vinegar and faint funk. The taste is light funk, aspirin, light vinegar and lemon peel. Medium, lightly prickly mouthfeel. Decent Biere de Mars – refreshing summer brew - thanks again Marc.

4
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Creamy white layer of foam over a light orange body. Intricate nose details notes of brett, farmhouse and hop. Thin body, watery texture. Loads of nuances in the taste, with flavors of exotic passion fruits. Orange, tangerine, papaya, mango. A lot of character overall. Better than Orval.

3.7
GarrettB (1599) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
July 11th, 2010 - The difference between a hot, sweltering, glaring summer day and a classy afternoon spent bathing in a golden, antique colored light can be the difference between a glass of tepid tap water and a glass of a French Saison brew. The Biere du Mars from Bieres 23 is one such Saison - a beautiful golden shine in the afternoon sun, and a core of carbonation that looks like a geologic-event-in-a-glass. Springy and fresh, the aroma is clear and clarifying, with a touch of honey, some bitter astringency, and the familiar aromas of hay that I often find in this style. A bit overwhelming at first, the flavor mellows as it traverses the tongue, sprinkling flavors of grains, hay, and grassy astringency as it goes, and ending with a flourish of apple cider on a palate that grows and inflates even in the aftertaste. This is a slow sipper, but gives a lot of taste.


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