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Biere De Mars | New Belgium Brewing

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3.65/5
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758 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Spring

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Added by mattmaples on 07-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,161
Reviews:
410
Ratings:
758
pDev:
13.42%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 758 |  Reviews: 410
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of draheim
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a glowing orange w/ lots of microscopic particulates in suspension. A frothy 3-finger off-white head settles slowly, leaving sticky lace.

Aroma is Belgian yeast and pale malt, maybe some bubblegum and a vaguely citrusy, musty spiciness. There's also a slight green apple tartness, probably from the Brett yeast.

Taste is similar to the aroma. Clean pale malt, orange peel, and hops. Has a pretty sharp bitterness. Tastes good for sure but nothing outstanding. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall this is a good beer but a week from now I doubt I'll remember much about it.

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Photo of mattafett
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beerhorn12
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of ProfessorX
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Jhatwig
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of trevorjn06
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours, as the bottle says, with a distinct orange hue capped with a thick, tight white foam that lasts and leaves lacing on the glass.

Aroma is complex and inviting. Bright spices with orange, lemon, clove and a hint of mulling spice. There is a slight Brett character of tart cherry/leather and funk, though I wish this character were more up front. The malt presents itself as toasty and slihtly biscuity. Little to no noticeable hop character.

Flavor is complex as well, begins with toasty malt, some lemon, light clove. Mid-palate there is light Brett funk, orange zest, and slight malt sweetness. The finish leaves a slight tartness, light clove, mulling spices, toasted malt and lemon.

Mouthfeel is medium/light body, medium/low carbonation with a creamy sensation to it.

Overall a very good beer, understated in it's complexity with a nice use of spices and a pleasent malt presence. I just with the Brett character were a bit more upfront.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of emilylee
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of phishsihq
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

With March flying by (must be all the beautiful weather), we wanted to enjoy a beer that literally translates to "March Beer".

Biere de Mars is a Lips of Faith offering from the folks at New Belgium Brewing, and drinkers are rewarded with a subtle, yet creative brew. Biere de Mars pours an intriguing hazy orange, with only a small cap of white head that provides a good amount of lace throughout. A somewhat muted nose offers hints of caramel, citrus, earthiness, spice, and some funkiness. Sweet malt flavors are first to hit the pallet before blending into some more interesting and delicious flavors that include apricot, lemon, and spiciness all before a slightly tart finish. Medium bodied and a medium-light level of carbonation round out this complex and exciting brew. Always a favorite this time of year.

Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, a light sourness and some lemon citrus. In the taste, tart lemon citrus, lemon rind and a small spice like note. A smooth and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry lemon rind in the aftertaste. A nice tartness and tastes very clean.

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass, no date on the bottle but I just bought it. This pours a mostly clear amber color with a massive foamy slightly off white head. The smells are citrus, spices, bread, orange. Feel is mediumish. The taste is a little bit of funk, some bread malts, and a little citrus.

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a frothy head; does a fairly good job in the lacing department; retains nicely, too

Smell: Shortbread, coriander, vanilla, mango and a hint of lemon

Taste: Vanilla shortbread, up front, with a developing mango, lemon and coriander flavor; after the swallow, the sweeter flavors dominate though yeasty, herbal undertones linger

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: At first, I was on the fence with this beer as I thought it was too sweet without enough Brett and herbal complexity; the more I tasted it, however, I started to come around and I am enjoying the range of flavors even though I would still prefer it to be less sweet

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden and light amber appearance, usual consistent quality control with New Belgium, impressive lacing and retention. Aroma was a lot of different things going on. Wheat, citrus, pepper, breadiness.

The citrus and breadiness are the biggest flavor and mouthfeel components. Coriander, while not massive, is certainly there, and the vast majority of the time for me, its not a spice I'm down with. Can't really identify the aftertaste, it isn't the greatest, like coriander badness and mild bitterness that isn't hop derived, more akin to a metallic descriptor. Seems like this is comparable to vrienden at times, but breadier and without any sour or brett notes.

And I'm pretty sure the bottle said something about having brett, but you really wouldn't know it if you drank this beer fresh. It was so "meh" for me, I won't be aging it to find out if it improves, because it doesn't seem to have a high ceiling potential given that the most brett the bottle seemed to have was on the outside paint label.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cold 22oz served in pint glass. Beer pours a very pale, though slightly hazy, orange. Medium white head. Aroma is mild, but of oranges and yeast.

Flavors are of citrus/orange peel. Wheat. Slightly acidic funky edge to it. But light on the palate and and quite drinkable. There's no sourness or otherwise overpowering Brett. character, but that's more than alright with me.

Totally enjoyable.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Biere De Mars from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 758 ratings
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