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Bière De Mars - Brewery Ommegang

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very good

389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 272
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 27
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-17-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kopfschuss, Aug 27, 2013
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2.68/5  rDev -30.6%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 26, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -11.1%

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.

mactrail, Aug 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

spw109, Jul 15, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

WOLFGANG, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

pathman, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

drummermattie02, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jaxon53, Jun 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

csfcmitchell, Jun 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

freebirdbm14, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Slatetank, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

hopkrid, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

kingmaker, May 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Jspriest, Apr 13, 2013
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

soxandbeer, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

MadScientist, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Herky21, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

generallee, Feb 04, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -61.1%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Brew33, Jan 22, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

Batch #3 2008.

Pours hazy amber with a finger of head.

Interesting aroma. Plenty of toasted malt aromas, biscuits, grassy, earthy, light dry spice notes, phenols, ripe apple fruitiness and tartness.

Taste has a little more funk. Plenty of toasted biscuit flavors, apple-like tartness, slightly bitter on the finish.

Tight, crisp carbonation

Interesting beer. Would get it again.

TheMultiYeast, Jan 05, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +17.9%

Poured the big corked bottle into a Duval style glass and a nice tan, bubbly head developed. Head dissipated quickly. Appearance was copper in color and a bit cloudy. Aroma was strong and complex with spicy notes dominating (clove, ginger hints) with sweet and sour undertones. Mouthfeel bas bubbly and carbonation was a dominating characteristic. Taste was hoppy with sweet, spicy overtones. Only slight earthy and malty hints, with those predominating in the aftertaste. Another good one from Ommegang.

Huffs, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

musicsherlock, Dec 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

lillitnn92, Dec 13, 2012
Bière De Mars from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.