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RATINGS: 671   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6207) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle shared at WWT IV courtesy of Zer0 friend very thin white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Tart aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1068) - California, USA - APR 9, 2015
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a yellow Amber color with a bit of head. Mild sourness and nice balance of hops. Easy going and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
22oz bottle, 2014 edition, golden-orangeish color, with a small fluffy white head. Nice peachy, tangerine, passionfruit fruity yeast nose, with some candied honeyed pale, toasted, caramel malt, sweet orange marmalade, light floral citrus hop, wet oak barrel, subtle vanilla oak, mild juicy acidic lemon accents, and a faint sour pineapple, mango, passionfruit, lemon pie note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a very good mild sour orange, tangerine, blood orange, passionfruit, mango fruity character, with some mild acidic lemon, grapefruit juice, white wine tannin, sour, tart green apple, white grape, rhubarb, faint flowery citrus hop flavours, leading towards a mild lemon juice, mango, pineapple sourness, orange, tangerine peel fruitiness, lingering vinous white wine dryness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (930) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Yellowish pink. Grapefruit and lemon tart funk. Sour bite that instantly fades to sweet tarts and fruit juice. Amazing mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1887) - - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark gold with little head. Aroma is leafy and fruity hops with dried mango. Taste is similar with a tropical fruit punch sort of thing going on. Thinnish and smooth. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3204) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Sample, draught, during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: golden, lightly hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: acidity, sourness, surprising hops, musk, wild yeasts, light small berries, light citrusy hops; mouth: acidity, sourness, surprising hops, musk, light wild yeasts, light small berries, light citrusy hops, sour finale with fruity presence, medium body, rather carbonated, lightly bitter, slick texture; overall: nice surprise FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : acidité, aigreur, surprenant houblon, musc, levures sauvages, léger petits fruits, léger houblon citrique; bouche : acidité, aigreur, surprenant houblon, musc, levures sauvages, léger petits fruits, léger houblon citrique, finale aigre avec présence fruitée, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, légèrement amère, texture coulante; en résumé : belle surprise

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
Fruity tart and earthy leathery hop aroma...great. Flavor of medium malts biscuit and some tart and toffee. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ArmyDO (6) - fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2015 does not count
Pours dark, small head. Fruity aroma, smooth and easy to drink. Just the right amount of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cirrhosis (1248) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
Hazey honey brown with a thick skiff floating on top. Mildly funky aroma with a tart finish in the nose. Sour raspberry and a slightly woody finish. So very dry and crisp. It tingals as I drink. A dark dank funk really shows up when the beer warms. So awesomely sour with out being overpowering.... balance is nicely done. Once again I use to hate this style but brews like this have turned me around. Mmmmmmmmmmmm sour suthers. Almost turns into a dry white wine but not. I love this brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
78samh (196) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Golden orange pour, clear and bright with a small head. Amazing aroma of peach, green apples and a general white wine quality. Taste is superbly sour yet balanced. Light body and carbonation. Not a lot of aftertaste. Very refreshing after working in sun! Got to be in my top ten, maybe top five beers of all time. Spectacular sour!

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