Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve | Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Bière De Mars - Grand ReserveBière De Mars - Grand Reserve
BA SCORE
96.3%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 219 ratings
Bière De Mars - Grand ReserveBière De Mars - Grand Reserve
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
jollypumpkin.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
219
Liked:
211
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
7.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
314
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 102
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jbaker67
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark, ruddy reddish pour with minimal head. It pours almost still with what ends up being a thin white rim around the glass of a head. Some mild swirls of stray bubbles at the surface of the beer. Strong sour component to the aroma. Wet wood, cherries, citrus, and tart funk. Some mild yogurt and vanilla. Flavor is tart and funky, like sour ales should be. Lot’s of Vanilla, oak, mild smoke. Notes of tart cherries, sweaty funk, blackberries. As well as some dark fruit. Finishes tart with a rush of bourbon. Slick mouthfeel. Wonderful, wonderful beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of mothman
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 346/348. Bottled 2-19-10z

Very little head. Color is copper amber.

Flavor profile is very complex. Reminds me of a sour Flanders red. Cherries, oak, tannins, red apple skins, light acidity. A little bit of malt.

Mouthfeel: tart but not over the top. Lighter bodied. Nice amount of sour.

Overall, a very nice sour beer. Very easy to drink. I wish this wasn't so hard to find.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Batch 676/677. Bottled 3/4/13.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy beige head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is sour, tart, and funky with malt, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour fruit and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is really tasty but has a much better sour presence in the aroma.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of sweemzander
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375mL sized bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 03-04-2013. Thanks Matt for sharing!

(A)- Pours a ruby reddish chestnut brown color. Some good white froth formed as well.

(S)- A nice earthy cherried oak component. Slight dirt and leather meets a great acidity and vinegar. Nicely complex and engaging for me.

(T)- Fairly similar to the smell. Great acidity and oak meets a slightly earthy yet fruity profile. Not quite as dynamic as the smell was, but the oak presence really drives this home for me.

(M)- A smooth carbonation level meets a nice oaky acidity. Again, not overly complex but very well balanced, if not a touch more sour overall than what I was expecting.

(O)- I really look forward to when these Grand Reserves come out. Possibly my favorite one to date, however we did have an older regular base Biere de Garde along side this, and we actually all agreed we preferred that over this which was interesting.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 96.3% out of 100 with 219 ratings
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