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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Le Terroir

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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Le Terroir is a French term meaning ‘Of the Earth.’ Used to reference the environmental conditional that affect the brew, we like to think about the terroir of our foeders. These wooden barrels age our sour beer in varying temperatures, humidity and vibrations. The terroir of New Belgium, so to speak. Add in another variable by dry-hopping with peachy, mango-like Amarillo hops, and we created a beer that changes every time we brew it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crabbypantalones (52) - - OCT 10, 2016
2016 bottle. Huge acidic nose, haystack and funky, with gorgeous lacing on the pour. Uber-tart front with a rich, acidic middle and a lingering woody fade. Some vanilla, some floral notes, but mostly pucker. Oh, the pucker. God, this beer is as brilliant a yearly sour as we can get. Yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Sampled on draft at Tapped this beer poured a murky apricot color with a large foamy orange-white head that lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was tart and sour with chalky Sweettart candies. The flavor was dryish and exceptionally sour with chalk, Sweettart candies, citric acid and yeast. Long finish. Medium body. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Claves77 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Great dark golden color, thin lace. Mild sour aroma. Bold taste, great upfront flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2158) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours light amber in colour, light white head. Aroma is tart, zesty, fruity, citrusy. In taste lightly sweet, zesty, bit funky with tart finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4184) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
650ml bomber. Hazy orange pour, big white head. Aroma is funk, citrusy, and fruity. Lemon zest, wet hay, wet grass, candied orange peel, and some light earthiness. Nice mouth feel, soft carb. Sour and funkiness abound in the end. Loads of lemony citrus goodness, and some strong funk sourness. Excellent quaff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 27, 2016
2014 edition. Bomber purchased in November 2014 at Bine & Vine ($14.99). POURS a rusty sunset hue with a half finger of white foam. Though aged over a year and a half, the AROMA still has some bright hoppy-fruity notes of lemon, peach, pineapple, and citrus blossom, along with additional notes of light and fruity vinaigrette, "woody" oak, and soured malt. FLAVOR is really good with notes of nice smooth lemon, sour cherry, wet oak, peach / apricot, bits of tart grapefruit, some unsweetened yogurt-like tartness, and some yeasty-bready malts. Dry finish with some pleasant lingering (lactic-ish) tartness, and completely concealed alcohol. Very nuanced yet remains "accessible" despite the complexity. Not overly tart and the hops seem to add a "bright" element that works very well, making this extremely quaffable on a hot inland San Diego summer day! (748, 1030)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BreWedge (488) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 11, 2016
1 pint, 6 fl oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a relatively small head. Strong fruity esters, sour, and some wood. Tastes are primarily zesty orange. Strong acidic bite on the pallet, crisp carbonation, and a medium woody finish. A sipping beer for sure but a nice pic for a hot day. Also hides the 7.5% abv very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6488) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Draught @ Apex. Portland, OR. Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of tart juicy fruits, zesty notes, lemon and citrus. Taste is tart, slightly sour and funky with so r citrus, caramel, zesty fruits and grass. Finish is crisp, sourish and tart with some berries and funky yeastiness. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (373) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2016
From a bomber bought at auction. Pours a cloudy orange and makes a medium white head with a bit of lacing. Aroma is apricot and citrus. Tastes of citrus, hops, grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
Au nez je trouve ça très, très attirant. C’est fruité et chargé. Aucun problème de personnalité ici... En bouche c’est sûre et très concentré. Je suis un peu déçu: ce n’est pas mauvais, mais ça manque clairement de finesse. C’est très intense comme offrande et on pourrait espérer plus de subtilité. C’est comme un cocktail aux pêches qui aurait été évaporé pour le concentrer.

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