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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Le Terroir

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RATINGS: 614   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (1100) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
On tap at Longman and Eagle in Chicago. I don’t know how I’ve never had this, but I haven’t. Not too sour at all...a nice citrus fruit tartness but definitely mellowed from the barreling. Wasn’t so sour as to ruin my palate for the evening, which was nice. Balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4760) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft - Tart white grape and some grassy notes. Hay gold with a small white head. Tart and funky grape, citrus and light vinegar notes. Tart and still pretty light.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phranq (20) - - NOV 22, 2014
Hoppy fruity notes hit the nose hard. Clear tan with off white thin head. Tastes of tart cherry. Lip smackingly sour. Lingers on the palette but makes you want another taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Anova167 (292) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Golden light orange clear pour with a soapy head that quickly dissipates. Sniffs of a interesting peachy mixture of wood and fruity hop. Wow the flavor is amazing. Sour and fruity with just the hint of hops on the finish. Oily mouthfeel. What an amazing beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33r (683) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bright gold color with no head or lacing. Aroma and flavor are sweet and citrusy with huge tartness, orange, and clean finish. Very good

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (1450) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to VanJamer, you lucky british-columbians! Pours an almost clear (only the slightest haze) golden with a thin white head that disappears but somewhat fast but leave good lacing. Nose is of grassy hops, oak and limoncello. Light acetic reminescence but nothing bad. Taste is reasonably tart, features some pine needles, sour fruits, big wood. This isn’t the best hoppy sour I’ve had but it is still really solid. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderate. Acidity level is refreshing. Really a lot of oak in this one, fun to drink and really wine-like. Overall a nice sour, it works for me!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
voyageurmike (48) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Draft sampler. Excellent golden orange colored sour ale with medium sweet notes around the tartness. The long sour finish is really nice. This stands up quite well against any other sour ale I have had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinVanBeer (113) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Hazy orange pour. Peach, sour, a little bitterness on the nose. Notes of lemongrass, white sugar, and oak. Earthy, infected, bold

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (1031) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a dark urine golden color with nearly no head. Beefy, sour nose. Soft water mouthfeel. Sour, but a little sweet underneath. Hoppiness comes through in an unassuming fashion.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle drank while playing Super Mario Wii w/ Jenny. Strong amarillo hops in the aroma: pineapple, mango, slight hemp, jammy. Flavor has much more tartness of pineapple and mango, mild funk, yeasty, apricots, marmalade. Crisp and tangy. I’m not much into hoppy and sour together, but this does it perfectly.


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