Almanac Spring 2012 Biere de Mars

Almanac Spring 2012 Biere de Mars

Rated 3.100 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Hermitage Brewing Co.

San Jose, CA, United States

Style:  Biere de Garde

7% Alcohol by Volume

23 International Bittering Units

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Traditionally brewed in March (Mars), this classic French-style farmhouse ale has a warm amber hue, light caramel aroma and toasty malt and dried fruit flavors. Ours is balanced with a touch of earthy anise spice from organic baby fennel grown by Grant Brians at his Heirloom Organic Gardens in Hollister, California.

ID: 48594 Last updated 12 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank34668
Overall Percentile35.2
Style Rank158 of 210
Style Percentile24.8
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score3.3
Average Score3.250
Weighted Score3.100
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 5

    22oz bottle -

    I've enjoyed both Almanac beers but feel they've both been priced far outside of the quality one receives. I really like the idea of brewing wth fennel, and the vegetable does come thru albeit in light touches and not bonking you on the head with it. Aroma is definitely phenolic and spicy, light citrus, anise, earthy and some sweetness is picked up. Flavors seem to center around earthy fruit notes, some herbal quality that coule be described as anise-like, and it finishes bready and malty. I take points off the overall due to the overpriced tag on this. It's a nice beer though. Couldn't complain about anything inside the bottle.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.2 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    an interesting brew, fennel root in a beer? .. . pours a deep gold tan .. medium head, medium lacing .. . light grass, earth, light spice .. . an alright brew, nothing crazy .. . . i like turtles

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