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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Le Terroir

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1373) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
Rating #1312 - 04.11.2014. Clear golden pour (bit of a reddish tinge maybe, or just odd lighting in my buddy’s kitchen) with a sticky white foam that bubbles away fairly quick. Wondrous aromas of peach, mango, funk. Palate is sticky bubble gum sweetness, and the sourness of the brett comes in with some glorious dry amarillo bitterness. A gem, indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle shared at a sour tasting. Thanks Jon! Pours a clear-ish orange with a one-finger off-white head that lingers for a bit then dissipates. Lots of bright tropical fruit on the nose with nice peach undertones. As it warms more gooseberry comes out. Tart on the palate but not overly so with some light pine and grassy flavors that come out. Finishes tart with a hint of bitterness. Well-balanced hoppy, tart beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3061) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Bottle, thanks Jon. Nice aroma, light vegetables though. Gooseberries, sourness, grapefruit. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (384) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 18, 2015
Poured into a wine glass showing translucent dry orange peel and sparse white foam. The nose is pine and cannabis forward with big bright tropical fruit flavors of mango, pineapple, and citrus fruits upon warming up. The palate is moderately tart and moderately hop forward. Strong mango undertones throughout the beer without being too overt. Very good drinkability.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bwyu (51) - - NOV 7, 2015
A wow beer... Great balance of sour and fruit and grassy and herbal with some softness in the palate. Pineapple, apricots, peach, tropical (mango?) Flavors and aromas with a boost of fresh cut grass. Great beer. Didn’t expect this from such a large producer and a pasteurized product. So fresh tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3014) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Draft sample. Pours a light golden orange with a sudsy white head. Nose is tart, citrus, tropical fruit... Some tannins. Sour taste, moderate barrel influence. Plenty of pucker. Honestly I was hoping for more peach or mango presence, but overall this was a really solid offering.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1155) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Aromatically exceptional...sour cherry, sour banana, lemongrass. Cloudy orange with yellow edges, medium frothy head. Taste was a bit less than expected, but only because it was overshadowed by the front end. Sour, bananas, funk, lingering taffy, very thin and dry for the ABV. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (567) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Poured from tap at Pizza Rock Vegas hazy light amber pour with a minimal white head. Aromas of sour citrus stone fruit and funk. Taste is similar with a nice crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Tasting at Hackney’s Printers Row. Hazy light amber pour. Aroma is sour, citrus, fermented stonefruits, funk. Taste is very sour, cardboard, lemon, cellar, musty, funk. Finishes crisp and sour and surprisingly kind of bright. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (613) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Aroma is sour, pine, floral hop presence, slight funk. Appearance is golden straw, white head. Taste is sour and hoppy, finishing with a weird wheat flavor. Mouthfeel is crisp, nice carbonation, easy drinking. Overall, not too bad!

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