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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

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Bière De Mars - Grand ReserveBière De Mars - Grand Reserve

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BA SCORE
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188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 7.57%
Wants: 279
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-13-2013 00:22:07 | More by blkcld
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

09-07-2013 20:51:14 | More by Gonzoillini
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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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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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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

08-26-2013 03:34:53 | More by montrealbcr89
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-23-2013 03:35:08 | More by beerhast
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-13-2013 21:10:02 | More by thewimperoo
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claaark13

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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aasher

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-04-2013 13:45:52 | More by aasher
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cosmonick

Indiana

4/5  rDev -8.3%

08-03-2013 17:42:53 | More by cosmonick
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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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California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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ottodyer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-23-2013 16:52:01 | More by ottodyer
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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InVinoVeritas

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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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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Illinois

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Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
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