Southampton Biere De Mars

Southampton Biere De Mars

Rated 3.640 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Southampton Publick House

Southampton, NY, United States

Style:  Biere de Garde

6.2% Alcohol by Volume

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Traditional, French-style, Spring beer. Fruity and smooth.

ID: 10804 Last updated 19 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank1541
Overall Percentile97.1
Style Rank7 of 210
Style Percentile96.7
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.4
Average Score3.800
Weighted Score3.640
Standard Deviation0.384

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.7 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a nice clear orangy amber with an average off-white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty and slightly fruity. Flavor is strongly malty and somewhat fruity, and has a slightly sweet undertone and a hint of hop bitterness. Smooth and rather fizzy texture completes this beer.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A deep bronze colored beer with a three fingered frothy textured off white head rising above. There's some hang time, leaving a thin ringlet behind. Grassy, earthy nose. Sweet toffee-caramel and same earthiness in tasting. Light-medium and effervescent.

  • RICHSBEER 1935 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

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

    pours a dark orange with a small head with below average retention, but not terrible as it settled nicely into a thin cap covering most of the surface of the beer. The aroma is a malt bomb with a lot of rich, sweet, malty, delicious aromas. The taste has maltiness of the aroma with hops in this brew to provide some balance. The mouthfeel creamy, smooth and easy drinking and is full bodied. Not much carbonation here.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Oh my, this is a good beer. It pours like thick amber syrup and it finshes with a full frothy head. There is an aroma of must, malt and hops. The mouthfeel is thick and full and the taste is simply delicious malt! The only downside is that this beer is very filling. I also find it bizare that there's no date on the bottle. Oh well. It tastes fresh to me.

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    04.16.05 Brewtopia ’05, draught. Orange-gold, soapy head. Light and fruity, grainy, granola. It’s a sweet, gentle, and lightly dry brew. Mild acidity, tart only like a very ripe grape. Some melon and raisin. Full bodied. Might have been better than could be appreciated at a beer fest.

  • HERBJONES 522 reviews
    rated 3.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours an almost glowing amber/orange brew with a thick whipped cream head. Some spiciness and alcohol in the nose. Medium bodied. Spicy and yeasty in the front, a little maltiness near the middle then finishes crisply.Thanks to jcalabre for the sample!

  • AABREWER318 475 reviews
    rated 4.1 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    well this is a tasty one from eastern Long Island with a live flavor. Orange with abundant sediment and a light head leaves some lacing. Smooth mouthfeel and a med. body with light bubbles that are 'champagnesque' along with fruity white grape flavor . Very aromatic with scents of barnyard, sweet grain, and musty lemon.................................... Flavor is sweet and sour, light fruity, green banana, with fermented yeast. Complex, Tangy and Bright. A very deep and rich lemon flavor abound with a touch of spice on the nose. Interesting beer awakens my taste buds

  • EYECHARTBREW 1451 reviews
    rated 4.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Ah, does it get much better than this?

    Granted, I have to admit that I was initally attracted to this beer due to the fact that I'm a big SciFi dork. "Beer from Mars? Right on!" ;^)

    But seriously, while I of course knew that this beer style had nothing to do with the red planet, I also knew that I didn't know too much about this beer style (esp. since I had only seen/tasted a rather dull Bier De Mars from the way-over-rated New Belgium Brewing Company). So, while I knew that this beer would be tasty (coming from Southampton and all), I wasn't too sure what to expect, style-wise.

    Strikes me as something of a Belgian/French Ale version of a German Maibock -- another Spring beer, if I'm not mistaken. That is to say, this is akin to more standard Biere De Garde's, with perhaps a bit of a fruity/alcoholic bite to the finish.

    *But*.... this beer is only 6.2%ABV, so I guess that shoots down that theory, eh? Regardless, this is a great beer.

    Amber/orange in apearence, without much in the way of foam/head. Appealing aroma, that easily cut through my blocked-up cold-deadened senses... :)

    Slightly spicy, slighty fruity, with an interestingly complex malt body. Enough bitterness to get the job done, but without getting in the way, too. And finsihes off with that indistinct "French Farmhouse" vibe that I enjoy quite a bit, but ussualy have a hard time describing correctly.

    Either way, this was a great mid-week treat, that I can only hope that I am able to sample again sometime in the future!

    Huge cheers to Dave and Carmen for the sample! :) //TB

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    feint alcohol aroma, spicy flavor. very easy to drink. This would be a good beer to have w/ a nice formal dinner, the mild spice & tang in the flavor would do well to complement food

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a hazy golden color with a thin, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of light barnyard, lemon citrus, grassy and lightly floral hops. Taste of spicy citrus fruits, light vanilla, yeast, light bitterness and alcohol as well.

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