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

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Added by mattmaples on 07-20-2009

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Ratings: 758 |  Reviews: 410
Photo of carln26
4.27/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was on tap at the Chocolate Bar. Hazy gold straw colored with a thin white head. Delicate aroma of citrus orange, a little clove, and a hint of fresh bread. The taste is light and citrusy. Nice orange bitterness balanced by a hint of clove and white pepper. Just a touch of heat. Light and satisfying mouth feel. This would be a great summer beer, heck it's a great anytime beer. New Beligium's seasonal's rock. The 2 degrees below is good. This beer is great.

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Photo of Risser09
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$7.19 in Maryland.
22oz bottle poured into a white wine glass · fridge temp · 2012

Appearance: Pours a golden orange color with a 2" tall light yellow head. Great retention and lots of lacing. Nice and pretty.

Smell: Lemon, brettanomyces, spring flowers, and hops. A very fresh aroma.

Taste: Rustic and bright; I taste spice, vegetation, flowers, with the underlying malt flavors too. For only 22 IBUs there is a lot of hop flavor that shines in this beer. A great flavor.

Mouthfeel: Light and airy, with enough flavor to make the beer drinkable. Slick and easy to drink without any noticeable alcohol.

Overall: This is a great way to present a quenching beer for the warmer months. Every other summer style has been overplayed without noticing this underplayed style. Good job New Belgium.

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Photo of RedHaze
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best by Sep 06.

Pours a hazy but bright orange color with a thick creamy two finger head that settles very slowly to rocky cap and leaves a nice webbing of lace behind.

Smell; nice citric orange peel, a little bit lemony with a good spiciness. There's a definite musty brett presence in the aroma.

Taste; the mustiness that I picked in the nose comes out more in the flavor. The coriander and lemons, as well as a slightly sourness. There's a nice malt presence and mildly peppery spiciness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, and very creamy, and goes down nicely. One of the easiest to drink beers that I've had in a while.

I tried this beer last year and thought it was decent, but this year it seems to be so much better.

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Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of loren01
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a light cloudy orangeish color, slight white head and very minimal lacing. Lots of whitish sediment floating in the glass.
S: Smells of yeast, sourdough bread, slight citrus smell.
T: Slight maltiness with peppery finish, kind of musty and bland as far as the taste goes.
M: Beer had a creamy mouthfeel went down very easily.
D: To my knowlege this is the first beer of this style that I have ever tried. This beer was a little bland for my liking, had a nice aroma to it but overall I don't think I would try again.

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Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Travisnin
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Grebdioz
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of firstlighthiker
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of BlindPig
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Off white head on a cloudy orange body.
S- Almost a sour tart smell. Sour apples, light yeast, dry hops, and a light malt background.
T- Light sour apple taste right off the bat. Fades quickly to a more fruity taste. Has some malts in it to help balance it. Light bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Nice balance in it. Nice complex to it.
M- Medium body with medium carbonation.
D- I wish they wouldn't of stop making this one. It has a great different taste to it. I would of bought a few 6 packs of this. Also though this is off by about a year.

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Photo of twowheelssoar
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of MordorMongo
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of hoppymeal
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice hazy gold to peach in color with a decent sized cream colored effervescent head. Lemon and a light honey sweetness in the aroma along with straw, lightly spiced sweet applesauce, and a little 'funkiness.' Some mildly tart lemon flavor in the taste, a little of the honey sweetness, a clovey smokiness, and grassiness. Mouthfeel is a ride from a little tartness to a fuzzy and smooth middle and a dry finish. Quite complex in aroma, taste, and mouthfeel, I very much enjoyed this.

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Photo of EPICAC
4.42/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New Belgium's Biere de Mars pours a cloudy, peach color, and is topped by a thick, off-white head that fades to a film, leaving good lace. The aroma is dominated by Brettanomyces. There's the characteristic "hopsack" aroma along with banana, citrus, and toasty malts. Swirling brings out spicy alcoholic aromas.

The first sip suggests that this is a well attenuated beer. There are toasty and bready malts, but they're only mildly sweet. However, towards the center the sweetness comes out a bit with notes of banana and orange peel. The malts are balanced in the finish by a moderate bitterness, and an earthy Brett contribution. This beer is light-to-medium-bodied, and has a moderate amount of carbonation.

I really liked this beer a lot. It's balanced, and has a nice Brett flavor.

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Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cfrobrew
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Thrasher
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange with smallish head that disappears but leaves a little bit of lace. A healthy, fruity aroma draws in the drinker. Elements of peach, orange, shortbread and a light peppery spiciness. Mouthfeel a little thin, but supple and pleasant. While this isn't as unique or complex as the best saisons or biere de gardes, it's an appealing, tasty beer that is enjoyable and highly drinkable.

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Photo of mzwolinski
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange in color, with huge chunks of yeast dancing about in the carbonation. Aroma starts with a mild hint of lemon, which strengthens considerably as the beer warms. After such a tart odor, I was quite surprised to find how smooth the flavor was. It starts with a slightly sugary maltiness, maintains a solid malt body through the middle and finishes with a dry, lemony pucker. Not a bad beer, but certainly not worth the $6.99 I paid for a 12 oz bottle! Too little going on flavorwise to be memorable.

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Photo of brywhite
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Supergenious
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jcalabre
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I originally sampled this beer on 10 May 2003. I am writing this review from my notes
This pours a hazy yellow/orange w/ a meringue-like head. It has a peppery, lemony flavor w/ a clean finish. It certainly is Different & enjoyable. I would recommend this one

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Photo of SourAddict
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mikey711
2.27/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A: Nice orange color, slightly cloudy with a touch of white head on top and just enough retention for the style.

S: Slightly grainy smelling, with maybe a hint of funk. Also, heavily spiced with coriander and some floral notes

T: It tastes a bit like cardboard mixed with hints of honey and spices. No sourness, just mustiness that is underwhelming. Also some weird yeast notes. It is listed as a wild, which i guess i can see but there are really no brett notes present at all in this one.

M: A little rough around the edges and light

D: This was a drainpour for me, i drank my glass but could not finish the bottle

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Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
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