Bière De Mars

Obviously a relatively new entrant to the GA market, I picked this up at Tower on Piedmont, Atlanta, GA, USA. $10.99 (I think) for the corked & caged, typical Ommegang presentation.
Batch #2, October 2008.
Nice, reserved gunsmoke on opening. Poured into the Ommegang chalice, this beer sits in the glass as a clouded, honey orange brew with significant lace and a nice spotty film on the surface of the beer. Nose has a very mild Brett presence and a little English lemonade. A touch shandy-like in the aroma.
Really, nice finely carbonated, creamy mouthfeel.
Taste follows up the nose with very, very light citrus backing up the light Brett. No real depth of funk here – it’s all very reserved. Some fairly significant, chunky yeast in the last pour.
The more that this warms, the sweeter it gets and at the end the funk is so mild that the beer has almost turned into a sweet and sour combo.
Very enjoyable and drinkable, but if you are looking for serious funk, try a Jolly Pumpkin instead. More solid stuff out of Cooperstown.

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01/24/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 6.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.05
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