RATINGS: 691   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.

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bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Wow it really is orange. Like UTexas orange. Spicy, citrus good body. Drink this and ponder why the groundhog is king of the transition from winter to spring.

BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Great appearance with huge head and lacing. Aroma hinted of citrus, grains, and a tart yeast. Spicey and tart on the palate, finish clean. Very enjoyable and unique style when done right.

BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2003 ReRate: Golden orange colored, with a slight haze to it. Good head with exceptional lacing. Aroma is initially slightly hoppy then developes into full form at warmer temperatures and there are brilliant notes of apricot, orange, corriander, pepper and spicyness. Flavor is full of cheer with spice and pepper, citrus notes are abundant and complex. The finish is smooth and refreshing and overall this one is just a wonderful saison, this one got much better with a couple months of extra aging.

Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Orange! The floating orange on the label is nearly the exact color of the brew. Citrus and malty nose is very pleasant. Refreshing and smooth despite the moderate %Alc. Quite unique.

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.

weisinator (67) - USA - MAY 16, 2003
Definite citrus note, though it's difficult to tell if it comes from the wheat or from the hops. Excellent beer nonetheless.

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.

JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Hazy yellow/orange w/ a meringue-like head. A peppery, lemony flavor w/ a clean finish. Different & enjoyable.

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.

AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Tap. Golden small head. Maltiness in flavor, slightly sweet. Drinkable but nothing special.

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