Martian Spring Bière De Mars | Strangeways Brewing

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Martian Spring Bière De MarsMartian Spring Bière De Mars

Brewed by:
Strangeways Brewing
Virginia, United States

Style: French 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

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by teromous:
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4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Axnjxn
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a snifter.

pours a pale murky yellow with a nice carbonated head that dissipates quick. smell of hops, yeast, slightly sweet with lemon. taste has a good amount of lemon and peach skins. very bitter finish. oak is prevalent. definitely dry hopped and incredibly hoppy for the style. high carbonation. mild body.

overall very interesting for the style. much hoppier than most. enjoyed it.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Goodwire80
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Stolenface1
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.71/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cylinsier
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
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 jacewg
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farinag16447
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 brocktune
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Martian Spring Bière De Mars from Strangeways Brewing
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 40 ratings