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New Belgium Lips of Faith - Le Terroir

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RATINGS: 643   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (638) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2014 Bomber: Coppery orange color with about an inch of rather quickly settling orange tinted tan foam. I catch aromas of orange, mango caramel, barnyard funky notes. Tart for sure, it’s got awesome lemony sourness, some earthy yeastiness, caramel, juicy tropical fruits. Medium bodied, the carbonation is crisp and prickly but not overwhelming. It finishes with a toasty, biscuit quality and a touch of fruit cocktail syrup.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3871) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy amber color with a moderate white head on there. Nose is sour and fruity, and somewhat inviting. Taste is also definitely sour, but has a pleasant lightness to it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1181) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
On tap at Stein’s Beer Garden. Wonderful tart fruity aroma. Highly tart taste. Some vinegar. Tasty sour.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
King_Alex_II (170) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2015
The mixture of sour and hops is outstanding. You smell hops and then you taste the sourness with fresh hops. The sourness and bitterness partially cancel out but stay impressive. This beer is insanely special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (353) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 650ml bottle, thanks Brad! Orange color with medium white head. American hops: pines and resins. No bretts yet. Taste is seafood: mussels, surprisingly sour, but not too sour. Something sweet in there as well, tropical fruits, honey. After the first sip, you can get through the hops and get the complex taste also in the aroma. Just the right mouthfeel and texture. This is something very different, and that deserves a high rating within Wild/Sour Ale. I love it because it’s so different!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (830) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Aroma is citrus, floral tanin, funk, earthiness, pineapple, grapefruit and crackers. Taste is sweet malts, honey, grapefruit, orange, passionfruit, rhubarb, clove and grass. Finishes with a slight tartiness and light bitterness. Pretty smooth finish and excellent balance overall. Appearance is a gold/orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3042) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
(Bottle) Pours orange golden with an off-white head. The aroma holds a good dose of "sunny" Amarillo with balanced sourish notes. Tones of grapefruit, pineapples, lemon, white bread, crackers, floral resin and honey. The flavour is dry, light bitter and near heavily acidic with notes of citrus, tart tropical fruits, crackers, light minerals and some green herbs. The mouthfeel is tart and tight with a medium carbonation. Dry, sourish and hoppy finish. Light to medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
_angst_ (3152) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber courtesy of GT2. Pours tiny hazy golden with a frothy white head that leaves some thick trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sour, fruity and tiny funky with crackers, lemon juice, pink grapefruit juice, pineapple, moist grass, pine needles, minerals, lemon zest and hints of barnyard. Taste is sour, slightly salty, fruity and tiny funky with crackers, lemon juice, pink grapefruit juice, yuzu juice, moist grass, pine needles, pineapple, mango, dry soil, barnyard, minerals, kumquats and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart and light bodied. Finish is sour and slightly salty with crackers, pink grapefruit juice, yuzu juice, mango, pineapple, moist grass, pine needles, dry soil, minerals, kumquats and lemon zest. Damn that’s a tasty fruity hoppy sour. Hits the spot!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4115) - SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bomber tnx to Alex. Pours a bit cloudy orange amber with a minimal head. Aroma is funky fruity sweet letter astringent. Flavor is as aroma nicely sour and fruity astringent. Good bitterness, love this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle at Bryggerivisning o lite bärs, Sätila, 150109. Slightly hazy orange beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish citrus and grapefruit aroma, woody, mango, hop notes, funky notes, some grass. Sourish flavor, grassy, funky, citrus, grapefruit, mango notes, some earthy notes.


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