arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange, cloudy color. Thick rocky head. Nose is floral, citrus and spices. Flavor is sweet with some spices. Refreshing. prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2002
nice fruity aroma, slightly hazy orange/amber color. nice full flavor with a dry finish. as brewbandit stated, definitely a brew to have again! beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 28, 2002
Orange color, medium head. Very malty, complex blend of oats, wheat, barley malts and lemon verbena. Nicely hoppy, good balance. Mouthfeel is full. Very complex taste, good full flavor. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is a little sweet and malty. Very different, good taste. Interesting beer. 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. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Another winner from New Belgium. A tad spicy, wheaty and very strong fruity aroma and flavors reminiscent of corriander and tangerine, with a nice bits of hops and a malty balanced aftertaste. Makes this a very enjoyable saison.
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2004
A beautiful beer to look at. The aroma is inviting and seductive, a hint of the many pleasures to come. The beer itself is complex: waves of fruit, malt, grass, spice and yeast. Those flavors deepen as the palate lingers. One of my new favorites. jefcon (1884) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2004
A beautiful, unique beer that is the color and hue of a harvest moon in the glass. Substantial and radiant, with a perfect half inch of stubborn white rocky head. No lacing to speak of, though I can’t subtract any points for that. Aromas are floral, yeast, apples and oranges. Tasting yields a full, hoppy and rustic beer with a long bready finish. Malt, hops, and fruity flavors are all held together by the yeast in sublime balance. An excellent beer from an excellent brewer. A brew to behold. irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
beer pours a very hazy, orangish color with a big fluffy white head that doesn’t retain so well, but leaves a lot of lace. aroma is huge, with citric notes dominant, but some subtler barnyard and grassy/hay notes underneath. flavor is very nice-a crisp maltiness with some sweetness, a light hop presence, and a nice tang from the yeast. goes down easily. a nice effort.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2005
On tap, well, from a growler purchased at the brewery. Lovely appearance with nice white bubbles. Great mouthfeel, velvety, but with nice citrus experiences. bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Biere de Mars is a truly amazing beer. It almost glows in the bottle. This is a transcendent saison-style with awesome golden-orange color and great tangy, citrus aromas. Earthy, fruity, citrus-orange and floral notes bubble to the surface with a subtle yeasty background and smooth, crisp, well-balanced character. No overpowering spiciness like some saisons. I’ve picked up this seasonal brew for years now and it never gets old. I look forward to it every year and toward the end of the season I stockpile a six pack or two in my fridge so I can have it even after it’s sold out. This is a must try for any NB fan or any fan of great Belgian-style beers.