Name: Biere De Mars
Style: Bière de Garde
Brewery: Southampton Publick House website
Region: Southampton, New York
ABV: 6.5% Abv
How served: 12oz bottle poured into a Duvel glass.
I paired this beer with: Grilled turkey burgers topped with grilled portabella mushrooms.
Tasted on: Tuesday March 30th, 2010.
Note: This is a very drinkable beer. I didn’t find much wrong with it, but nothing stood out to make me give it more than a good rating, as I have had many Bière de Garde’s which I’ve liked better. I believe this beer would be a great cross over beer for craft beer novices or for you to offer to someone that you would like to introduce to the craft beer scene.
On the Label: Biere de Mars (French for “March beer”) is a special style of beer created at farmhouse breweries in northern France. Brewed in winter with a fresh crop of malt and hops. It was always the brewer’s favorite. True to tradition, Southampton Biere de Mars is an artfully crafted amber ale with subtle complexity and a crisp finish..
From their website: Southampton’s Biere de Mars is brewmaster Phil Markowski’s classic interpretation of an authentic French farmhouse-style Biere de Mars. Our version is brewed with a blend of wheat and barley malts and a generous amount of continental hops. It is cool fermented and aged to give it a clean, smooth, lager-like character.
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