Bière De Mars | Brewery Ommegang

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Bière De MarsBière De Mars

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Ommegang Biere de Mars is a Belgian-style dry hopped amber ale with a bit of magical space dust woven in Brettanomyces bruxellensis, a wild-yeast used in the secondary fermentation. The Brett imparts added tartness, a bit of zing and some farmhouse funkiness.

Biere de Mars reveals a copper-amber body and a frothy white head that builds, clings and stays. Aromas are of malt and grain, clove, fruit and a bit of funk. Flavors are full-bodied with delicate malty sweetness, followed by spicy, peppery yeastiness and Brett-induced funk. Hopping is subtly bitter and aromatic, bumped up a bit by dry hopping. The finish is dry and gently lingering. At 6.5% ABV; it also pairs nicely with spicy foods such as barbecue.

Added by akorsak on 07-17-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch #3 2008.

Pours hazy amber with a finger of head.

Interesting aroma. Plenty of toasted malt aromas, biscuits, grassy, earthy, light dry spice notes, phenols, ripe apple fruitiness and tartness.

Taste has a little more funk. Plenty of toasted biscuit flavors, apple-like tartness, slightly bitter on the finish.

Tight, crisp carbonation

Interesting beer. Would get it again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the big corked bottle into a Duval style glass and a nice tan, bubbly head developed. Head dissipated quickly. Appearance was copper in color and a bit cloudy. Aroma was strong and complex with spicy notes dominating (clove, ginger hints) with sweet and sour undertones. Mouthfeel bas bubbly and carbonation was a dominating characteristic. Taste was hoppy with sweet, spicy overtones. Only slight earthy and malty hints, with those predominating in the aftertaste. Another good one from Ommegang.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch #2, 08! Oldest beer that's graced my lips.

Only negative aspect of the appearance, per the age, is a substantial amount of sediment that did not adhere well to the bottom of the bottle. Simply a detriment to the trifling aspect of beauty.

In terms of scent, which is generally very delicate, notes of citrus and gentle herbs come through, if ever so slightly. Hints, possibly even more so, of tart, unripened apple.

Taste fucking rocks. An incredibly non-aggressive flavor profile, though none of the three who've tried it feel the flavor is any way lacking. Flowery, distant apple, and a sourness that somehow soothes instead of puckering the mouth. It's really, genuinely supple. As a last note on flavor, there are certainly elements of the past, but lots of people are just a beautiful old as they are young.

Lest we pause before the mouthfeel... It fills the mouth and expands, but gently so, and more slowly than usual, all the while leaving no curve of the tongue untouched and the roof of the mouth waving towards the brain in a blissful, popping clamor.

I'll leave it at that.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage Batch 2

A: Golden to amber with a slight cloudiness.
S: Funk and lemon. I've had this beer many times over the past 3 years and the smell of spice has fallen off slighty, but is still very nice.
T: Funk Bomb. Every time I try this beer, it get more funky, which I love!
M: Highly carbonated
O: A fantastic beer, but I should mention that Ommegang produced 3 batches (all in 2008) of this beer and not all are created equal. Batch 3 has fallen off more rapidly than Batch 2.

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Bière De Mars from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 405 ratings