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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Bière De Mars - Grand ReserveBière De Mars - Grand Reserve

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%


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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2006)
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, ruddy reddish pour with minimal head. It pours almost still with what ends up being a thin white rim around the glass of a head. Some mild swirls of stray bubbles at the surface of the beer. Strong sour component to the aroma. Wet wood, cherries, citrus, and tart funk. Some mild yogurt and vanilla. Flavor is tart and funky, like sour ales should be. Lot’s of Vanilla, oak, mild smoke. Notes of tart cherries, sweaty funk, blackberries. As well as some dark fruit. Finishes tart with a rush of bourbon. Slick mouthfeel. Wonderful, wonderful beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 23:07:25 | More by jbaker67
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 346/348. Bottled 2-19-10z

Very little head. Color is copper amber.

Flavor profile is very complex. Reminds me of a sour Flanders red. Cherries, oak, tannins, red apple skins, light acidity. A little bit of malt.

Mouthfeel: tart but not over the top. Lighter bodied. Nice amount of sour.

Overall, a very nice sour beer. Very easy to drink. I wish this wasn't so hard to find.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 16:49:53 | More by mothman
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Batch 676/677. Bottled 3/4/13.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is really tasty but has a much better sour presence in the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 15:14:42 | More by UCLABrewN84
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL sized bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 03-04-2013. Thanks Matt for sharing!

(A)- Pours a ruby reddish chestnut brown color. Some good white froth formed as well.

(S)- A nice earthy cherried oak component. Slight dirt and leather meets a great acidity and vinegar. Nicely complex and engaging for me.

(T)- Fairly similar to the smell. Great acidity and oak meets a slightly earthy yet fruity profile. Not quite as dynamic as the smell was, but the oak presence really drives this home for me.

(M)- A smooth carbonation level meets a nice oaky acidity. Again, not overly complex but very well balanced, if not a touch more sour overall than what I was expecting.

(O)- I really look forward to when these Grand Reserves come out. Possibly my favorite one to date, however we did have an older regular base Biere de Garde along side this, and we actually all agreed we preferred that over this which was interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 21:12:54 | More by sweemzander
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From notes. Batch 472/473 3-22-2011

My pour is a murky brown color; the pour is a little darker, fuller, and less transparent than the regular beer. A small off-white ring forms around the edge of the glass.

The aroma has a bit more vinegar burn than the regular Biere de Mars. Lemon,

The flavor is much more sour than the regular Biere de Mars. The lactic sour notes are still presence, but there is a bit more vinegar sourness. Lots of lemon steps in the front and really takes the place of the dried dark fruits. A fit of faded caramel malt is noticeable in the background, but the full, robust sour flavor has really taken over in a delicious way.

Being more sour than the regular Biere de Mars, it is no surprise that it is more puckering on the palate. It starts out smooth and a bit sweet, with a lemony sourness that grows, peaks, and levels off at the end, finishing cleanly. The body and carbonation are both on the light side of medium.

Biere de Mars is a great beer, and the Grand Reserve improves it nicely.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 03:53:59 | More by KickInTheChalice
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330mL bottle poured into teku - thanks erikkoppin - 2011 bottle

Softly hazed dark copper pour with some golden hues, little to no head/lacing/retention to speak of.

Tart and acidic in the nose with notes of dark fruit, currants, red grape skin and oak. Slightly leathery and funky with plenty of spicy yeast. Hints of apple and caramel.

Decent sourness right up front, smacking of dark fruits with raisins and currants. Oaky and warm, taking on some chewy red wine characteristics with overripe grape skin. Roasted apples, caramel and funky Belgian yeast underneath. Finishes tart and dry with lingering acidity.

Medium body, milder carbonation, dry and sticky on the palate. This definitely takes the regular Jolly Pumpkin beers to another level, with increased nuances of flavor and higher levels of sourness and acidity.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 01:10:29 | More by xnicknj
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Etan

Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz stubby from the recent release into a Cantillon flute.

A: Pours a rich yet mellow mahogany color with a small light tan head.

S: Very lactic aroma, along with some notes of bretty pineapple, mild acetic fruitiness, subtle coconut and vanilla tannins.

T: Taste brings moderate red wine vinegar and cherries, a bit of musty wood, light caramelized grain, vague buttery bourbon. The acidity is pretty well-balanced, not very strong.

M: Light-bodied with almost no carbonation.

O: This is pretty nice, but a bit lacking in complexity and carbonation compared to other notable soured bieres de garde.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 23:01:31 | More by Etan
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SaisonRichBiere

Michigan

4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a stubby 11.2 oz bottle into a Jolly Pumpkin snifter.

Appearance- Pours a dark, cloudy reddish-brown with only enough bubbles to rise, and disperse to the edge of the glass. Looks very aged for a beer.

Smell- Tangy pungent sour fruit followed by robust oak, caramel, allspice, burnt Santo Marron wood, candied figs, red currant jam. Very complex aromas akin to a very long oak-aged spirit.

Taste- Tart citric acid blasts the palate- like sour candy. Followed up with cherry wine, sweet grapes, prune, tobacco, maple sugar, oaky tannins, earthy cinnamon and cardamom. This finishes quite dry for how tart it starts off.

Mouthfeel- Very dense and smooth with very little carbonation.

Overall- A very unique brew that has complexity written all over it. Justifiably so, given its lengthy aging. Reminiscent of a tawny port, or a fine cognac in all of its complex character. Not to be missed if you are afforded the rare opportunity to try this. I will look forward to future bottlings if they do them again.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 02:10:56 | More by SaisonRichBiere
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor for the '13 Biere de Mars Grand Reserve release. It pours a cloudy mix of deep copper that cascades from a dense and red-tinted brown at the bottom to a lighter, nearly amber color at the top. The thin, grey-hinted head is small, most likely due to the pour, but it still leaves some nice, wet, dripping lace in its path. Very interesting gradient of color, especially when held up in front of a light.

One whiff and mmm.... You can immediately smell the tartness of the beer. A good amount of acidity jumps out at the nostrils, attached with plenty of hearty vinegar notes all around. The vinous aromas with this one are strong, too; tons of grapes, oak, and tannin. Successive whiffs draw out more fruit aside from grapes; cherries and apple skins are relevant as well. There's a mild, horsey and barnyard aroma that prances in eventually, revealing a mild funk amongst the tart brigade. I would've like the aroma to "pop" just a little more than it did, but it still did a fine job of getting my taste buds excited to finally bring it to my lips.

The first sip stings the taste buds and gets the saliva glands working - quite sour, with a heavy initial tartness; it has got me puckering and smacking my lips right away. Vinous notes are even heavier on the palate with plenty of oak and barrel flavors, tannin, grapes, and a mild hint of alcohol. Vinegar is almost equal in strength as it comes charging in right away, contributing to the brash tartness of the brew. Acidic to the core while remaining devastatingly drinkable.

Just like with the aroma, allowing this beer to open up reveals some more complexity and more fruits; cherries, sour lemon juice, tart green apples. The problem is, I finished this one pretty quickly - very easy to put down. The tail end reveals some moderate funk; wet hay, soaked wood, and a slight musty barnyard, but it's safe to say that this beer is more heavily pronounced on the sour side rather than the funky side. Thin-medium bodied, lively with carbonation, giving an almost crispy mouth feel. The finish is bone dry, ending with a sharp tartness, lightly vinous oik, and very tame funk.

Phenomenal brew from Jolly Pumpkin. Excellent sour. I was sad to look down at my glass and find that it was empty so quickly. I couldn't keep this stuff away from my mouth. It's exceedingly sour and tart, but still to a highly drinkable degree - you won't have to worry about it burning a hole into your stomach. Light funk is a welcomed accompaniment to the complex tart and fruity flavor profile. The vinous and vinegar notes were lovely. I wish this was released more often, but I heard it spends 24 months in barrels... I guess you can't really argue with that.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2013 11:41:54 | More by tectactoe
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chugalug06

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Zero head comes from the caramel colored brew. Kinda boring. But it has nice clarity.

Spicy apple vinegar. Slight kick of peach. Black tea has a bit of a presence too.

Sour, but not as much as it's little brother... Very smooth and flat. Very few bubbles. Not sure I like BdM GR without carbonation. Very wet.

For what I expected, BdM GR let me down... I was expecting amazing-ness and it was only mildly great. JP nailed it, but it needs more carbonation and a bigger bottle ;) Overall-4.38

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 02:58:30 | More by chugalug06
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biga7346

Michigan

4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 poured into JP snifter

A - Really deep chestnut color, oil soaked wood like wood stain, firm like most JP beers, relatively flat.

N - Gourd or pumpkin, grape skin, wet cement, white peppercorn and spices like cinnamon, very vinous, tart apple, lemon juice and lemon zest, tanginess; as it warms there's some phenol-like, medicinal notes, wet hay, some nutty cheese.

T - Wonderful finish of soaked wood and tart grape skin, healthy punch of acidity, fresh citrus, more oily and acidic than La Roja GR; subtle floral notes, rose hips, dirt, soda water, oak barrel. Mouthfeel is dense, chewy for a JP beer, good carbonation after more than year in the bottle.

D - Great complexity, the color alone is one of the most unique I've seen.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 18:55:00 | More by biga7346
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark red almost brown with little head or lacing.

Aroma is apples, sour berries with oak.

Very sour up front with more apple and pear notes. A little bit of fruity sweetness creeps in and it finishes with a puckering dry oak presence. More sour than the typical JP offering.

On the lighter side in body with low carbonation.

Very enjoyable although the extreme dry sourness may limit drinkability. A small pour was excellent though. Definitely different than the typical JP offering and offering some surprising gueuze characteristics at times.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 16:49:54 | More by jmarsh123
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DovaliHops

California

4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle. Bottled 2-19-10...A tad bit over 2 year old. Pours an almost-clear, ruby-amber color with a hint of brown. Very minimal white head. Scent is...out of this world! Such a great smelling beer. JP always has a distinct aroma to them...that lovely barnyard funk they specialize in...with just the slightest tart aroma. This is that same scent, but kicked up a notch. A huge amount of oak with some sweet bourbon (I'm not sure if the Grand Reserve edition is aged in bourbon barrels, but I get a hint of it). Sweet cherries and some acidic notes. A bit of spice as well. Very lovely and complex. Taste is just as complex... Sour cherries up front. Followed by lovely wood/oak flavors and some lingering bourbon sweetness. ABV is so well hidden, it's ridiculous. Not as acidic as the nose is, but definitely leaves a sticky feeling on the gums and teeth. Mouthfeel is very dry with a sticky finish. Drinkability is very high. I could sip on this beer all night. Overall, this was such a great experience. It should be a crime to bottle this fantastic beer in such small bottles. This one is meant to be in 750ml and shared amongst friends. Amazing beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 06:36:47 | More by DovaliHops
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into Duvel glass. 3/22/11 bottling (1 year old)

Appearance: Dark amber in color, almost no head to speak of, just a few bubbles. No lacing, and only a thin outside rim lasts throughout the drink.

Smell: Apple, cherry, nebulous sour fruit, and oak.

Taste: Very tart lactic bite up front with a smoother fruity blend on the aftertaste. Oak, a hair of sour apple cider, wood, and some brett-y/barnyard funk.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and low carbed. Very dry and puckering.

Drinkability: Low - it's delicious but this bottle size is perfect. 750 of this would be too much.

Overall: A very nice "true" sour. Whereas most JP beers are more funk than sour, you wouldn't think twice about it if somebody blindly poured you this beer and told you it was from Russian River. Tart and complex. This is JP's highest rated beer, and with good reason.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 00:29:37 | More by cbeer88
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camil1mj

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 3/2011 bottling. Shared by Tjohn2401.

A: Reddish brown. Slight amount of white head that quickly disapates. Minimal lacing.

S: Vinegar, funky cherries.

T: A good balance of sweet and sour followed with some fruity tones.

M: Medium body. Not a whole lot of carbonation.

O: A great beer. I think I like La Roja Grand Reserve better.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 19:54:25 | More by camil1mj
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Sideswipe

California

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle dated batch 472/473, 3/22/2011

I received this in an incredible box from my friend AleWatcher. Thanks Jeff!

The beer pours a beautiful ruby hued, mahogany color. Little to no head. The nose is a mélange of oak, sour cherries and funk. The taste starts out incredibly tart. Sour cherries predominate up front. An intense puckering quality manifests itself mid-palate with oak and wet horse blanket at play in the background. The finish is dry with a sweet, tart aftertaste which lingers. The beer is light bodied with an evervescent level of carbonation that really adds to the experience. Overall this is a great beer. Probably one of the best sours I've had to date. The tart, sweet, funky characteristics flow from one to another flawlessly making for a supremely enjoyable experience. Wish I had a couple of more of these. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 06:56:33 | More by Sideswipe
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty cloudy beige color ale with s mall bubbly head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma consists of sour and tart notes with light oak notes. Taste is quiet sour with some light oak and light funky yeast notes with a mild acidity level. Body is quite full with low carbonation. I tasted more funk then bourbon to be honest but very enjoyable beer from one of my favourite brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 18:16:09 | More by Phyl21ca
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a Bruery Tulip glass.

A - Pours a dark amber-brown with a thin tan head.

S - Funk, cherry, tart citrus.

T - Funky cherry, tart old fruit. The sourness overpowers most of the flavors here.

D - Mild carbonation, light body.

O - A good sour, bring on the tart.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 04:50:10 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage
Pours a nice dark brownish orange. No real head to speak of. Smells tart. Almost fruitty cherry coming through. Sour and fruity on the tongue. Again I feel like the fruits are reminiscent of cherry but not distinctly. Very nice smooth sourness that melds with the base malts. A bit low on the carbonation but pretty enjoyable

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 17:54:08 | More by Urbancaver
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz into a RR tulip, this is Batch 472/473 bottled on 3-22-2011

Deep and clear crimson red, almost brown really, with a few bubbles on the pour, but no head. Lazy, spotty carbonation with bubbles that rise sporadically and slowly.

Dusty fruit qualities. Apples, grapes, and cherries with a touch of oak. Clean vinegar-like acidity as well with more oak. Very inviting.

Opens up with brash vinegar-like acidity, biting on the cheeks and tongue. Then moves into the fruity characteristics. Again, apples and cherries, with a touch of grape. Then more acidity and oak flavors follow through. Leaves a nice fruity vinous flavor in the mouth.

Biting and acidic, while drying out the palate upon swallowing. Medium bodied with way low carbonation.

Great fruity flavor with plenty of oak, with drying acidic qualities that leave the palate quenched and wanting more. A great American interpretation of the style, something I'm glad to have.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 03:59:43 | More by auroracrisis
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at The Great Taste of the Midwest 2011. 5 oz pour into a tasting glass.

A- Pours s murky dark red amber color, ½ finger white head that stays for a while, decent lacing.
S- The aroma is really nice, vinegar, sour fruity notes, berries, pear, peach, apple, oak, wild funk.
T- Taste very similar to the nose but a little more funky, really tasty, dark fruit notes, grapes, pear, sour apple, nice oak presence that adds a delicious element to this beer, vinegar, really sour.
M- Medium/Big Mouth feel, minimal carbonation but does not take away from the beer, mouth puckering, sour, dry finish.
O- Really impressed with this beer, one of the first Pours I had at the festival. I would say this is the best Jolly Pumpkin beer I’ve had, and it will be hard to top it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2011 08:14:14 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.97/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a kickass JP tasting a while back... finally getting my notes typed up.

I'm going to preface this review with this statement:
The Biere De Mars is my favorite JP beer I had ever had. I am going into this beer with VERY high expectations.

This is a 2008 bottling-- brewed in 06?
This is an orangey red color. Minimal head and lacing, but the legs are thick and oily looking.
The nose is apple cider vinegar and oak with a nice tartness coming through. The nose leads nicely into the taste, and they are both fantastic.

A great strong sour presence with just an incredible flavor. Lots of oak and vinegar... a near complete loss of any spices.

I love this beer.
We opened this side-by-side with the 2010 bottling, and while the 10 is good, the 08 DESTROYS it. I love the regular BdM, but the 2010 GR kills it... and the 08 GDM rapes the 2010. You do the math!

I want more of the GR here. I will be aging any of these for 2 or 3 years!

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 04:54:33 | More by AleWatcher
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Huhzubendah in a side by side with the "regular" version of this. Served in a Fantom glass, and oh yeah AT THE TIME OF THIS REVIEW this is the #1, NUMERO UNO, the quitessential, the top dog Biere de Garde on the best of lists on beeradvocate.com. Thanks for sharing this Matt.

Beer is brown and mostly clear, darker than the regular version but only slightly. The head is wispy and white, tiny bubbles. Carbonation is low, no real lacing, looks pretty good.

The aroma on this beer is stronger than the regular, more acetic, more "burn" a little acetone flavors in the nose. The lactic and wood are still there, mild tannic, some Brett character obviously.

Beer is not as harsh as it smells. I don't mean to say that it smelled bad but the acetic character on the palate was more subdued than I assumed it would be when I originally smelled the beer. There is definitely an acetic character, but it more brightens the beer than makes it dry or harsh. The beer is sour but not tart on the finish. A little dry on the ending and a lactic creaminess with a nice bouquet of yeast on the midpalate. I am not sure which one I liked better, I think this one suffers from a solvency, but the flavor is better. I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 16:39:33 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with Mike and Matt. Served side by side with Biere de Mars.

The beer appears a slightly darker brown than the Biere de Mars, with a bit less head and lace. The aroma is funky, with a strong lactic, acetic presence. It smells similar to Russian River Consecration, which is definitely a good thing. Oak, slight vinegar, tart, Brettanomyces, acetic. Definitely worth a try if you are a fan of funky, sour beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2011 19:55:26 | More by Huhzubendah
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ahalloin for sharing this at a recent tasting.

A: Nice caramel look with some great lacing, not much head to speak of.

S: Some nice berry seeds maybe blackberry/raspberry with the classic JP farmhouse brett yeast and maybe even some cherry pie like notes. Nice malt in there to stand up to the brett.

T: Great fruit and taffy taste with some citrus tartness but not a ton of sour, just enough to get a berry tart kind of taste with just a touch of sugar. Plenty of dry yeast and straw malt. Very mature and complex taste.

M: Nice feel without a ton of carbonation, smooth over the palate and not astringent at all.

Nice beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 19:17:59 | More by Dreadnaught33
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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
96 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.