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Bière De Mars - Brewery Ommegang

Bière De MarsBière De Mars

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BA SCORE
87
very good

379 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 379
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%


Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-17-2006)
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Reviews by Theitos:
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Theitos

Louisiana

3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #2 October 2008

A: About three fingers of white fluffy head that subsides slowly. It pours an rich amber color. I see a lot of carbonation.

S: I initially smell something that reminds me of eggnog. But on additional smelling it smells like a fleshy fruit such as a pear.

T: The taste is like a cross between a tangerine and a apricot with a bitter after taste. Its certainly a different flavor.

M: The carbonation might be a bit much.

O: I like the taste. I enjoy aged beers like this. The fruits in the beer really start to come out.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 00:46:59 | More by Theitos
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lucasj82

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-16-2014 21:04:10 | More by lucasj82
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass; Batch 2, 10/2008 bottling. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange peel, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, herbal, floral, hay, straw, grass, pepper, musty funk, light leather, bread, light caramel, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy/funky yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, floral, light leather, bread, light caramel, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, hay, straw, grass, herbal, floral, light funk, bread, light caramel, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hop, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice biere de garde style. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hop, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 03:48:20 | More by superspak
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-09-2014 11:32:34 | More by victory4me
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speedvagen

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-22-2014 12:42:17 | More by speedvagen
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Pitcairn

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

02-04-2014 15:12:06 | More by HRamz3
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pknyc

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-12-2014 19:11:44 | More by pknyc
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TCMike

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour this one slowly...It produced a 3 finger off-white head, and that was with a slow pour. Long lasting head. Beer color is a hazy copper/orange.

The aroma is of tart citrus, and some straw like, farmhouse funk.

Taste is similar, but with some banana coming through, and some minimal hop bitterness. Not enough Bret to sour it....just enough to flavor the beer. It has an upper, light body. The carbonation is champagne-like.

Very nice beer!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 21:55:33 | More by TCMike
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nasboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-17-2013 21:14:44 | More by nasboy
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-10-2013 06:08:15 | More by zestar
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KRella

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-03-2013 20:56:25 | More by KRella
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-13-2013 13:20:44 | More by tommy5
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-27-2013 05:46:23 | More by Kopfschuss
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.68/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, and cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with cardboard and honey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earthy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer that smells and especially tastes very oxidized and old.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 15:17:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mactrail

California

3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orangey amber in the Ommegang chalice. Some slight swirls of foam in the glass. Softly fizzy in the mouth. Appley with a little of the "meaty" flavor. somewhat oxidized and on the tart side. A little aroma of fermenting fruit and rising bread. A bitter twang and some sharp malty flavors along with that indefinable Brett funkiness. Very slight bitter aftertaste.

This makes me wish that New Belgium would dust off their Bière De Mars recipe and brew it again. It was so much meatier and crisper than the Ommegang version, though apparently much fresher. This does go down easy, though a little acidic on the stomach.

This just seems unlikely to me that a beer of moderate ABV would still be drinkable five years later. This is supposedly Batch #2 from October 2008 according to the label on the neck. From the 750 ml bottle bought at Olive Tree Market in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 05:23:08 | More by mactrail
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-15-2013 06:33:28 | More by spw109
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-08-2013 01:47:03 | More by pathman
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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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New York

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

05-21-2013 00:12:22 | More by hopkrid
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-10-2013 03:49:48 | More by kingmaker
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Bière De Mars from Brewery Ommegang
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