Bière De Mars - Brewery Ommegang

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very good

395 Ratings
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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 273
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 27
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: akorsak on 07-17-2006)
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Photo of mudbug
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, this is my first American sour, I love it.
There is quite a bit of sediment in the bottle which is labeled batch #2 Oct. 2008.
Poured carefully into a large wine glass, even then a 2" head appears and hangs on till done (well thats not much of a measurement ,as after my first taste the end came pretty quick.)
Slightly hazy amber.
Smell is well, I have to use what I've read here, Funk? Earthy?
Not overpowering at all, in fact nice! Like a damp haystack?
I was expecting a lot worse, I am surprised.
Taste is an epiphany, Sour cherries come to mind, then some malt like a good lager, then hops kind of like a good pale ale.
Well I guess that's what everyone means by complex.
Wow, I can't wait to explore more of this, BRAVO!

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

750 ml bottle poured into a Unibroue tulip. Batch #2 October 2008 6.5% ABV Serve at 50 Degrees F

A - The whole bottle is sadly populated with unsettled yeast sediment but still allows the bier to pour an almost clear brilliant honey golden amber shade. The two-and-a-half finger head is an off-white and loose behemoth refusing to leave. As the big bubbles pop they leave delicate and small lacing bits down the side of the glass.

S - A light funk of horse blanket comes over the low aroma. It's immediately followed by a very well balanced hop and malt combination. Part pale malt, part crystal or caramel giving it an underlying sweetness, it's well accented by the pungent hops. A crisp aroma of floral and herbal hops with a touch of pineapple. As the head went down the aroma became more present and funkier.

T - Pale malts and a touch of sweetness and toastiness are delicate on the tongune witha very light funk that is more pronounced on the nose. A slight lemony astringency is towards the finish that could be from the dry hopping possibly or from the age. The overall flavor is light and slightly one-dimensional. It lacks the broader depth that the aroma has but is still good.

M - Light bubbles dance on the tongue like fine champagne with out a crisp bite in the throat. It's a rather light-bodied bier that feels lagered and goes down smooth.

D - I may end up finishing this 750 by myself [I did] and I'm ok with that. It's good all around but doesn't present any outstanding features. Just a good bier. It probably should have been consumed in May or June. I think the age may have mellowed out some of what could have been the finer point to this bier.

Photo of BobbyBeerman
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light amber orange color with about a finger-width cream colored head. The effervesce makes the wild yeast dance.

S: Orange citrus is dominant when cool. As it warms the piney hops comes out. All the while there is a spiciness that I have come to expect from Ommegang beers.

T: The taste follows the aroma. Orange sweetness, spiciness, with the piney hops to finish.

M: Medium bodied, light to balanced carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. I've been drinking a 750ml bottle and not finding any reason to stop drinking it or not drink it again. Very enjoyable. And at 6.5% I can enjoy it all night long. A very pleasant find.

Photo of Tdizzle
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #2, October 2008. Consumed on 07/29/09.

A- Poured into my Duvel tulip, this beer pours a clear orangish-gold color with a dense yet effervescent head of foam that settles to a thick cap over the beer, staying there for its duration. Each sip leaves behind a few spots of lacing.

S- Musty, funky layers of brett with the typical notes of peppery spice. There's a nice undercurrent of fleshy fruit and orange peel that gives the smell an enticing sweetness. A slightly "hot" note of ammonia shows up as the beer warms.

T- The funky notes are nicely understated amidst bright flavors of fruity malts and the expected peppery spiciness. The finish leaves a lingering taste of metallic yeast and sweet fruit.

M- The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with watery edges on the finish. Some light yet active carbonation moves graciously over the palate.

D- Highly drinkable. The flavor is light enough on the barnyard funk and has a delicious backing of fruity sweetness that adds some great complexity. The 6.5% makes this even more manageable.

Photo of homebrewhawk
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #2. 750ml corked bottle served in a Chimay chalice. Poured a reddish gold with a finger of white head. A bit of brett in the aroma along with some citrus and sugar. Light bodied, very refreshing. Dry with a spritzy mouthfeel. Lightly tart, could be a little more for my taste. Nothing substantial, but very drinkable. A training wheels Brett beer. Considering the price, I don't think I would buy it again.

Photo of dqderrick
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - 3.5
Hard pour produced 1.5" head. Ooops. Thick head had some lasting power. Some small sediment floating. I thought I was pretty careful. Orange red in color. 5 minutes later, head settle to thin layer.

S - 4.0
Sweet and sour. Just a touch of wood. Smells carbonated.

T - 4.0
Dry, very dry. A little sweet aftertaste. Very subtle flavor. Spices, but can't place anything specific.Mmmmm, wood/oak aftertaste. Delicious!

MF - 3.5
Not too carbonated and not extremely smooth. Plays well with the palate.

D - 4.5
Very drinkable. I drank a 750ml by myself. I enjoyed every sip. It wasn't extravagant and it wasn't a standout.

It was a great experience.

Photo of JRed
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange-amber with yeast particles floating around. Aroma of citrus, lemon zest, and a bit of funk. Taste is zesty, citrus, slight funky undertones, peach tart in the center. Light bodied and crisp with medium carb. A crisp, fruity brew that goes perfectly on a summer day.

Photo of AltBock
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle that corked and caged. On this bottle is a large black with white trim label that has the red planet orbiting in space with a gold "Biere De Mars" revolving around it. Below Mars is where they tell you it's refermented with Brett yeast and that it has an ABV of 6.5%. Off to the left is a picture of their year round brews in 750 ml bottles, the Government warning, and a description of the brewery itself. Off to the right side is where you can find a description of the beer, a saying written in gold letters, and a picture of the brewery. On the tiny neck label is where you'll find the batch number and a brewed month and year. My bottle was from Batch #2 and brewed in October 2008.

Appearance: For some odd reason I didn't want to pour this beer into any exotic glassware, so I just poured this beer into my small Great Lakes Christmas Ale Snifter. "Biere De Mars" wasn't as red as the red planet, but more of a hazy golden orange with a tiny tint of amber mixed in. It's hazy because of the massive amount of Brett yeast particles floating around in this beer. I fully doubt that the particles are actually hops. Don't ask how I can tell. When this sweet liquid touched the glass, up rises a huge creamy head of white foam. This huge head of foam had good retention that left behind a small string of white rings and if you're lucky enough to catch it, a single spot of white lace. It had a great color to it, but the head of foam receded a little too fast.

Smell: This beer has a nice lightly sour "down on the farm" aroma to it. That means you get that heavy hay scent to it. If you've ever had a Brett beer before then you know what I'm talking about. Behind the farmyard aroma was a gentle touch of sour cherry, cedar, and a whiff of bubblegum. Basically, if Bazooka Joe was ever sent to live down on the farm that was surrounded by a small cedar forest, then this is the beer that shows you what that adventure would smell like.

Taste: The very first thing I noticed about the taste was the level of dryness that this beer had. I thought the dry of this beer was set pretty high. It wasn't dry like the salt flats. I guess you could say that it was dry as a dry martini. The first taste that I received was that of some moderately sour Brett yeast and it's farmyard brother. Following that taste of funky yeast was a hint of cedar and a touch of bubblegum. The Brett yeast was flexing its muscle and it showed in the taste.

Mouthfeel: This Ommegang beer was a light to medium bodied of beer with a good level of carbonation and lightly sour/dry aftertaste of more of that farmyard funkyness and a speck of bubblegum. I hope you don't get too attached to the aftertaste because it will not last long.

Drinkability: Ommegang makes some great beers and this beer is somewhere in the middle of their line up. If you're a fan of Ommegang beers or if you would like to start out in the Brett yeast beer world, then you might want to buy a bottle of this beer. As for me, I don't think I would turn down a bottle if this was offered to me.

Photo of scootny
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A year old cellaring of the original bottling.

A burnt orange with an off white head. A bit of lacing

Smell is fruity with a light sweet malt breadiness. A Belgian funkiness from the yeasts gives a twist to the nose.

Taste is Belgian amber, rich in malt with a heavy fruitiness. The brett gives a strong souring and a heavy metallic aftertaste that I feel detracts from what think would be an outstanding beer.

Feel is light and finely carbonated. A real joy to the mouth. Refreshing.

Drinkability is excellent in spite of the aftertaste. I will review a fresh on in case this one does not age well.

Photo of zeff80
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, orange-amber color with a bubbly, foamy, three-finger head that left some lace. It had quite a bit of yeast sediment floating in the bottle of the bottle.

S - It smelled very fruity and somewhat funky. It really had a sweet nose.

T - It tasted fruity, like apples, pears and some cherry. It had a caramel malt backbone.

M - It was soft and smooth. A medium to full-bodied ale.

D - This is a pretty good belgian-style ale. However, it did not leave me wanting to go buy another.

Photo of joe1510
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml

Batch #1
April 2008

This has been sitting in the cellar for awhile now thanks to the ever generous Dyan, way to hook it up buddy! A two finger, creamy beige head sits atop the sunset orange body. The head took barely any persuasion to stand tall and slowly fell to a thick cap with a collar that leaves behind plenty of peaked and valleyed lacing. When backlit the body shows off more polished copper hues but when sitting on the table shows the shifting orange of a sunset.

It seems to me the brett Ommegang dosed these bottles with is starting to take make its presence known. Deep whiffs bring along gobs of mustiness and a mild horsey funk. Wildflowers and sweet peach in small quantities also come to mind rather quickly. A mild but bright caramel malty base lays down the foundation while a spicy; white pepper character comes along through the mustiness. This one sports dried fruits and soft spices I can't put my finger on but thoroughly enjoy.

The flavor follows the nose stride for stride. A good deal of soft spices leads the way over the tongue with white pepper being most noticeable and dried apricots follow. A soft caramel base gives way to the musty brett notes and a handful of dusty wildflowers. This is a superbly balanced brew between the maltiness, spiciness, and mustiness. It's all around subtle and enjoyable.

The body leans toward the lighter side of moderate with a noticeable but soft carbonation that pushes things through at a steady pace. A refreshing prickliness gets left behind after each swallow. The spices linger on the finish along with a mild sweetness.

The abv and lighter body make this an easy beer to put away. The spicing makes it a sipper but one I could sip away at for a majority of the day.

I had my eye on this beer since I first heard about it. I've always had a soft spot for Rare Vos and the brett version seemed right up my alley. It turned out to be an excellent beer. Thanks for the bottle, Dyan!

Photo of BeerManDan
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color when poured in to a tulip glass was hazy deep amber with a orange hue, with all kinds of little floating chunks of whatever floating in my glass. It must be peach or apricots. The flavor has a sort of sour taste, as in a fruity flavor, but, not really that good. Fizzy and sour, fruity flavor is what first stood out upon my first sip. Just not a lot of flavor, what little there is!

Photo of pwoods
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml corked and caged brown bottle, purchased at Bruisin' Ales in Asheville, NC, poured into a tulip/flute.

A: Pours a golden copper with some hazy depth. Two fingers of off white head forms and holds for a bit before falling to a thick skim. A bit of lacing.

S: A bit of farmy brett funk with a light and pleasant Belgian candi sweetness. A touch of sour/tart fruit in the back. Pleasant, soft maltiness.

T/M: The brett is pretty light, just a little mustiness with very light tart fruit in the back. Nice sweetness between the soft bready malts and Belgian sugar. The body is medium to medium light with good carbonation that makes it feel very light on the tongue. Some additional dryness which I'd guess is coming from the brett.

D: Definitely would have liked to see more funk and sour but a decent beer without having much. Drinks very easy and is hitting the spot after today's hot and humid day.

Photo of TexIndy
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into my Duvel tulip. Batch#2 October 2008. It was a clear orange amber color with carb fount in center. Good lacing. It had a very large foamy white head that slowly settled to a constant 1/8" foam.

The aroma was heavy on brett as well as spicy and dry. Good aroma but would have loved a little more funk to it. The taste was good but not as good as the aroma. Grainy, lemony with a spicy finish. Was too dry for me and had a weird after-taste that I couldn't pin down that took away from it. It's a middle of the pack style for me but this one was in the 2nd tier of those that I've had. Needed some sweet to offset the extremely dry finish. Half the bottle was plenty as the dryness started adding up.

Overall, a good beer that missed the mark for me. I really like most of their other beers so I'll stick to those. One and done.

Photo of rdickey
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours an orange-hued gold into a Duvel tulip, with a nice one- to two-finger head that lingers and leaves nice lacing. Odd patch of bubbles at the bottom of the glass; note to self: must clean glasses better.

Smell: Almost all funky barnyard brett in the nose in the nose at first. As it warms, black pepper and floral notes come through.

Taste: There's a lot going on here, and it works well together. The brett doesn't overpower a nice balance of citrus and sweet fruit notes, pepper and spice and a noticeable but not dominant tartness.

Mouthfeel: Quite zippy, which works really well for the taste. It finishes almost totally clean, forcing you to dive into the next sip.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable. Today is yet another rainy day, but this would be particularly good on a summer afternoon, outside with some bread and cheese. I suppose I will make do.

Photo of dfillius
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a wine glass

A: Batch #2 October 2008. Brett. added, bring it on! Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger of fizzy off-white head with okay retention. Hazy dark peach color with some chunks.
S: Tart, raspberry, dust/must, apricot.
T: Whoa, very wild. Too wild maybe? Not much other flavor until it warms, then pleasant malt is unveiled. At first, an overwhelming dryness started the sip, not as tart as I would have expected.
M: Chalky/pithy, very fizzy, sweetness at the very end balances it out.
D: This beer gets significantly better with warming to achieve the best taste at room-ish temperature. It went from a 1.0 to a 3.5 and gets pretty tasty actually. I would not buy again or order another glass, but I'm glad to have tried it - no regrets there.

Photo of beerthulhu
4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A ½ inch of bran colored yeast sediment deposit sits at the bottom of the bottle. The cork explodes off with a fairly loud pop, a good indication that the brettanomyces did its job which was also dominantly displayed in the billowing 4 finger foamy cottage white mushroomy head that rushes upward nearly compromising the rim. The color was a two tone buttery-orange with a hazy turbidity of yeasty matter. Retention was extraordinary while a strong effervesce was observed, as evident from the loud uncorking, which brought the nose to life.

S: On the nose was fresh peaches and oranges, semi-sweet in nature with a beautiful muskiness of damp citurs soon follows. Soft floral lemon scents along a with a earthy green vine notes also linger about. The overall nature was a sweet and tart aroma, blending smoothly together, eloquent delivering a good experience that was well balanced.

T: The flavor starts of with bright oranges and citrus notes, very sharp and pronounced with a acidic nature brought to life by the zippy carbonation. Soft damp citrus and a floral hop notes are also present. Fuzzy peach skins and other fruity tones are also well appreciated. The finish finds a nice tartness that was smooth and refined, suitable even for non-fans of sour/brett type beers. Smooth, and very well done.

M: sharp and brisk, with a slight acidic touch brought on by the lively carbonation that tingled the tongue. A nice fullness rolls around the tongue creating a good experience.

D: A very good, smooth experience. Just the right amount of brett and abv at 6.5% makes this a very drinkable brew. Smooth, justifiable in multiples and future purchases.

Photo of mbrasi
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy golden with some yeast chunks and a large white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy. Hints of apples and some funk. Aroma is pleasant and inviting. Flavor is a standard ommegang belgian style dominated by yeast. Some funk in there but not overwhelming, the acidity level from the brett was a nice compliment. It didn't overpower the beer yet it was present in the undertones. This is a well done brett brew, somehow managed to control all the competing flavors and put out a quality product. By far the best I've had from Ommegang. I love the saison type of brew and this is exceptional. I will seek this out again.

Photo of coldmeat23
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

GLASS: Unibroue Tulip
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BATCH #2, October 2008

Pours a nice, golden copper color with light orange tinting. Three-plus finger head of loose, off-white foam. Fades to a thin foamy covering. Lacing is okay, but quite slick.

There's no escaping the Brett being in this one. As is the case with most Ommegang releases, ther's no escaping the strong Belgian influence, either.
Great big yeastiness smell is practically crawling out of the glass. Mild hint of band-aid phenols. Good notes of orchard fruits follow closely behind. Peaches, apples and pears, mostly. Nice, mild, spice notes of clove and cardamon.

Nice. Tastes like a well-done farmhouse style ale with a zing-y kick to it. I like this alot. This just might be what the farmhouse style has been missing. You have the easy drinkability of the style, along with the floral, citrus, and spice notes. But you also get a lightly tart kick of Brett funk in here. It just takes it to the next level. This is very good.

Medium bodied brew. Medium to high level of carbonation. The mouthfeel is just a little too sharp, I think. It needs a little 'tweaking'.

Easy drinking and enjoyable. At 6.5%ABV, it's a little on the high side for sessioning, but I'd say that it would be a wonderful session brew, anyway. Very tasty!

Photo of Dotcubed
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A Batch #2 October 2008 Bottle.

Full disclosure; I've had most of this brewery's offerings.

I had it horizontal in the fridge, so I stood it on the door to let it settle. Probably not the best spot but I didn't have enough height in between the levels.

A hazy reddish orange. Lots of fizz in the Magic Chouffe glass.
It had a nice heaping head of foam that shrank down to a thin pinky's worth. Seems Belgian enough.

It almost reeks of yeasts. Seems like a lemon zesty, funky yeast driven experiment. I don't think I've had a Bière De Mars before.

Still quite chilled, it tastes funky. Crisp & Sour granny smith apples. Tart & sour finish. Refreshing. Distinctly fruity yet has a cider like must to it.

Where's the hop scent?
Should I have bought this back when it was first released?

Oh dear god have I had too many IPA's?
Is that all I expect out of a beer?

This is good if you can handle some unordinary flavors.
I didn't like the excessive foaminess while drinking. Maybe it's too young. Perhaps I need more...

Photo of GClarkage
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

06/01/09- Purchased at Mollie Stones in Burlingame, CA.

Presentation- 750ml bottle with no freshness info. Poured into my Ommegang chalice type glass.

Appearance- Darker clouded golden colored pour. Semi large bubbled fluffy 3/4 inch head which dies down fairly quickly. Leaves a nice frothy layer behind with some light spotty lace.

Smell- A bit of brett, some definite yeast, a touch of sourness and a few hops floating around. Also some light lemon rind scent.

Taste- This one if super yeasty. Brett is actually barley noticable. Yeast is dominant with a chalky like flavor. Hops are here and play a dcent role. It's very slightly sour, if at all. A touch of sweetness with a light candied sugar taste.

Mouthfeel- Very dry with a hoppy yeast inflicted flavor in the aftertaste. Carbonation is very brisk and high.

Drinkability- Acceptable brew, but nothing too exciting for me.

Photo of Onslow
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the red planet .. . Pleasing aromas, from wet hay, honey, brett, light funk, and all that jazz .. . clean and crisp, fun yet reformed, pure and enjoyable .. clean as a1 whistle in the mouth, leaves just a touch of Brett, wonderful stuff! .. . lets fire up those stompers and make some dirty.. . . great spritz, a nice touch of bitterness, a bit of sweetness... well balanced!! .. . Way to easy to drink, light musk in the back of the throat every now and again .. . 'she does not have a phone, or a cellphone or a ..telegram ....' .. . A beginner brew for those who are getting into Brett, but still refined enough for the connoisseur !! And for you food pair monkeys, this is a Great beer to go with some backyard bbq!! trust me!! e-mail me and thank me when you do!! A great brew!!

..I wish I could play little league now, I'd kick some fuckin' ass.

Photo of Shaw
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My 500th review!

A nice medium amber in color with a big head that reduces over time to a layer and a thick ring in my tulip glass.

Light aroma of vinegar, bready malt and musty/sour. It's funky, but mildly so.

The flavor is also musty and tastes like it has been in a barrel. Light flavors of fruit, too. There is tartness, but it's mild and doesn't wallop you over the head.

It has a creamy and smooth body.

Overall this is an above-average beer. The flavors and aromas from the wild yeast are kept well under control.

Photo of thryn
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice slightly cloudy reddish amber -- huge head but it doesn't last that long. Lacing is spotty and not as sticky as I'd expect from somethign like this. Second pour has some floaties, otherwise pretty similar.

The nose is sweet, tart, sour fruit.

Taste follows, but it's a lot more full than the smell and really nice. Sweet malt, appley fruit, then sourness and tanginess sets in. Slightly funky but not crazy with the funk. I am desperately wishing I had some brie right now, because this puts me in mind of a green apple.

Gets more tart as it goes on, and about halfway through the 750 I'm beginning to wish I'd shared it with someone. It's nice, but a little much (again with the wish for brie).

Nice medium body, lively carbonation.

Not as drinkable as it could be. Splitting a 750 is recommended, but I'm surprisingly daunted by the whole bottle to myself.

Photo of gford217
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy orange with a massive creamy head that recedes slowly to a big cap and leaves good lacing.

The aroma is dominated by what smells like sour green apples, with plenty of fruity tartness. There is the sweet yeast in the background that lends a bit of spiciness to the aroma. There is a hint of funk in there as well.

The taste is slightly sweeter than the aroma with the fruits showing more with pears and some apples. There tartness is there but more subtle and the funk comes in only as an afterthought in the finish.

The mouthfeel is crisp, clean and dry in the finish. The carbonation is very active.

This is a very solid, crisp and clean beer from Ommegang. Very drinkable.

Bière De Mars from Brewery Ommegang
87 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.