Biere De Mars | New Belgium Brewing

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Biere De MarsBiere De Mars

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mattmaples on 07-20-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Gorgeous hazy orange. Great foamy head on the pour - about an inch or more. Amazing lacing.

S: Warm clove notes. That horsey Brett aroma is there but it's faint to start and gets stronger as you drink. Nice bready finish.

T: Honestly, with the smell I expected a huge bready/yeasty bomb. But, not so much. This is a subtle Brett it's not going to hit you over the head with that flavor. Drinkable.

M: It's heavy to me. Which is surprising because it's so drinkable. This brew dries quickly on your palate - surprisingly quick.

O: A tough one for me. Great example of the style. But, I think if I aged it more that familiar horse blanket/barn yard aroma would come out even more. And, that Brett yeast would do even more. I'm going to buy another and cellar it, then maybe revisit this review.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a brown 22 oz bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass. No discernible bottling or freshness date on the bottle.

Appearance - Body is a translucent golden-orange, with a lot of complexity from the light wafting through, revealing yellow highlights. Head is a fluffy two fingers of microbubbles featuring good retention and solid lacing.

Smell - Musty, but with some hints of malty sweetness and spice as well as the trademark brett characteristic. However, the brett is considerably subdued, so it took a few smells to even pick it up at all.

Taste - Complex mix of flavors with no single dominant profile. Notes of grain and sourdough with bright lemony overtones as well as some yeasty funk, but again that component is faded and in the background.

Mouthfeel - Very drinkable and with carbonation on the high side of moderate. Body is on the light side of medium.

Overall, a beer that's decent, but nothing spectacular. As much as I love saisons, I've had trouble finding a biere de garde that speaks to me in the same way. This one is unique in having the brett and some tartness, but those elements are too subdued to really kick this one up a notch.

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Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 48.9% out of 100 with 758 ratings
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