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. Zamboni42 (10) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
My favorite beer for three months of the year. Fruity and spicy, but with no flavors going "over the top". Alcohol content is not terribly strong, and the balanced citrus and grain flavors shine through. Goes down so easy it can get you in to trouble. Very refreshing, and an incredibly odd color. mmmbeer (1433) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2009
22 oz bottle (guise of Lips of Faith-Biere de Mars) poured into tumbler- poured transparent light copper color, no to low carbonation, white ring around the glass for a head. Aroma of yeast, a whole lotta spices (nutmeg, peppercorn, mild pepper flake to name a few...), bananas, darkened fruit- I find it hard to drink this after 5 minutes of smelling it- simply, it smells awesome. Hits the mouth with a low-medium body, malt is there but alot of sweetened fruits smile nicely and introduce themselves to the party, middle holds up just fine as wheat is noticeable in the background, finish lingers for well over a minute. Damn. Really, damn. Even though I’m having this brew young age (6 months, if that), the flavor and aroma are nothing short of awesome. I have to buy the rest of the stock at the store for myself and friends before other people hold them for their own or lb4lb (mini me) trades them!!! 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. NaburJ (6) - - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
Highly spiced with notes that evoke late fall and early spring flavor profiles
inthebuff99 (11) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2001
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UPDATED: JAN 27, 2005 12 oz bottle I have kept for about 6 months in the fridge. It is a slight orange-yellow color with a medium head. The aroma is pretty malty with a yeasty component. The flavor is distinctly Belgian with several spices. It is fruity and peppery. The finish is really nice, especially after the aging. Good beer. New: Tasted a fresh one tonight and really got the Brett in the aroma and flavor. Excellent!!!! GeoDoc (34) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
Pours translucent orange with a thick head, which leaves nice lacing. Aroma is full of citrus and bread. Slides over the tounge with full body and a hoppy bite. Lingering aftertaste (with this beer, its a good thing). One of my favorites!!! leah2974 (429) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle from Ale Yeah! in Decatur, GA. Lightly spiced and spring-y. Tea notes. Good, bright orange color. videofrog (244) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2012
From Notes, 4/16/12:
Poured a 22oz bottle into Duvel Tulip. No apparent bottling or best by date.
A: Cloudy orange with 2 finger rocky white head. Sporadic lacing down the glass as the head dissipates after a few minutes.
S: A lot going on here. Lemon & orange stand out the most. Faint bitterness and lots of spiciness. Coriander, maybe?
T: Taste follows the nose. Citrus up front with some funky yeast. Spices in the middle and slightly bitter hop finish.
M: Juicy and medium-bodied. Carbonation is good for this lighter style.
O: My first Biere de garde; I really enjoyed it. Easy to drink, but has nice complexity. Like New Belgium often does, it encourages you to go seek out more of a style.