Martian Spring Bière De Mars | Strangeways Brewing

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39 Ratings
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Martian Spring Bière De MarsMartian Spring Bière De Mars
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Strangeways Brewing
Virginia, United States
strangewaysbrewing.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.35%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
It does not require the Fathers of Science Fiction to alert you that after partaking of a bottle-conditioned Martian Spring, your life will surely change. The prominent hop character of Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Galena, and Centennial hops crash lands with the light, fruity esters of a Bière de Garde yeast. Oak wine barrels served dual purpose as vessels for the month long fermentation and maturation, as well as dry-hopping capsules. The invasion begins as you embark on your own thrilling wonder story.

Added by Axnjxn on 03-19-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark gold color with a thick frothy lacing ring that's very sticky on the glass and lots of tight, tiny bubbled carbonation.

S - Delicate citrus, oak, and dry fruitiness.

T - Bitterness from start to finish. sweet cedar, earthy, and delicately tart.

M - Sprightly, prickly, and tons of carbonation that dies down to a creamy texture and finish. Very dry.

O - Alot of cedar and dryness. A style that will take some getting used to (for me).

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Photo of teromous
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is a lot of text on this bottle but I don't see a bottle date.

Appearnace: The body is a light straw color and it is too hazy to see through. The head is a billowy white cloud with a creamy surface. There is some lacing on the glass. Very good head retention.

Aroma: It has that old barnyard aroma with some light souring aromas of old pears and water soaked hay. There is also a scent that one could only describe as the way leaves smell in the late fall when they start to break down.

Taste: Up front there is this very large burst of flavor that mixes cedar, some earthy hop resin, a bit of urea, and a grapefruit bitterness. This flavor follows through to the end and it crescendos to a stranglehold of bitterness right at the finish. It has this very bitter and acidic finish which is pretty unique.

Mouthfeel: It isn't often that I find a mouthfeel that is actually unique but this beer really is. It gives the impression that it will be a bit sour but it is not. It is more of a bitter feeling beer which is unique.

Overall: I found this beer to be very interesting. It is not the kind of beer that I would keep stocked and drink regularly but it is one that I would highly recommend to people who are either looking for something new or looking for something intriguing. It is rare to find a beer that gives as much mental digest as it does to the body. I am genuinely glad that I bought this beer.

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Photo of Joshmistake
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCPhD
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stolenface1
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brocktune
3.29/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Farinag16447
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopbully
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of nmann08
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours a cloudy and light yellow/straw color. It is very carbonated with a large fizzy head.

The nose is earthy wheat grains, barnyard funk, lemon, a little yeast and spice. The flavor has a nice hoppy citrus component to it. Nice grapefruit notes, white pepper. I don't get much barrel on this, it is absent. The finish is very tangy fruit/citrus flavor. Good, above average, not great.

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Photo of EuphonicHops
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Beershack
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl

Pours a light hazy citrus gold with many inches of fluffy yellow-white head that dissipates slowly and looks firm.

Smells of freshy grassy malts and citrus notes with a light grassy hoppiness.

Taste follows, grassy malt with citrus sweetness and a lightly bitter hop finish.

Medium body with tingling carbonation on the tongue.

An interesting brew that goes down pretty easy and tastes fresh. Interesting approach to a De Garde that I personally look forward to trying again.

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Photo of Goodwire80
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Martian Spring Bière De Mars from Strangeways Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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