BückDich (5477) - 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 (1935) - 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. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2010 New Belgium Brewing Company--Biere De Mars Ale--New Block TM Logo and ABV. 2004-B 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20%ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Rich creamy lacy head. Cloudy orange color. Mellow hop wheat lemon malt spice front. Creamy oat smooth mild sweet fruit ester wheat spice fresh body. Clean mild hop spice end. Unique tasty Brew. Sampled 12/21/2004.
New Belgium Brewing Company--Biere De Mars Ale--Seasonal Release--2004-A--12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--Hazy rich dark golden color. Mild lace head. Floral citrus wheat mild spice hop front. Smooth citrus wheat mild creamy oat nutmeg body. Clean mild citrus hop end. Complex, unique brew. Sampled 3/3/2004.
New Belgium Brewing Company--Biere De Mars Ale Seasonal Release --2005 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--20 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Wheat Ale--"Big pellicle. Rich lacy head. Cloudy bright dark orange color. Mild hop wheat spice ester front. Creamy smooth rich malty wheat oat mild sweet fruit ester body. ""lemon verbena""citrus hints. Mellow wheat end". Sampled 12/24/2005.
New Belgium Brewing Company--Biere de Mars--Ale Brewed With Spices--Lips of Faith Series--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV--10 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Sour Ale--Thin fizzy mild lace off white head. Clear rich very bright orange gold color. Light citrus fruit ester front. No sediment. Mild sweet light sour citrus lemon verbena Brettanomyces body. Clean refreshing fresh citrus spice mild hop end. Nice mellow wild sour. Sampled 6/21/2009 . $9.69 Each.
Two different brews under same name. Rufty_Ale (5) - USA - MAR 6, 2010 does not count
Orange amber color with a suprizingly clear liquid and a white head. Medium sweetness with little to no bitterness. No sourness and a very light hint of salt. Medium body and a thin/oily texture. Not much carbination. Long pleasing finish. A beer of choice for me nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Slightly hazy orange-tan color, with a creamy off-white head. I get cinnamon, nutmeg, and the slight herbal touch of verbena in the aroma. Reminiscent of over spiced/herbed American Saisons, Bierre De Garde, and a touch of spiced Winter Ale all rolled into one. And it works. Well. Gentle on the palate, leaves you with a spiced sweet aftertaste, quite complex. Brett is pleasantly mellow and really completes the whole picture. This is a world class beer, delicate and exquisite.