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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1937) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Dark gold. Tart. Nice polished sour. Decent. Nothing great. Tasted at tims moby dicks share.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (846) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - FEB 18, 2016
2015 bottle, slightly cloudy Amber, big creamy white head. Aroma lemon, kombucha, hint of grapefruit. Taste is lemon, kombucha, peach. Palate is light, carbonation subdued. This is generally sour, moderately complex, pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2570) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
Pours hazy apricot minimal head Aromas of cracked garden branch, gooseberries, elderflower Taste has sour apples, gooseberries, tart fruityness,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2765) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2016
Pours hazy orange with a low white head. Aromas of citrus, funk, green grapes, green apple. Taste is citrusy with mineral notes and grape tartness. Mouthfeel is tart and dry with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3868) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
Draught at BrewDog Kungsholmen. Hazy orange liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of fresh hops, lemon peel, red apple skin, mineral, light barnyard, light grain and lychee. Taste is dry and medium sour with notes of fresh hops, lemon, light barnyard and light grain. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great stuff. Modern. Quaffable.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Well there’s nothin I don’t like no better than a fine sour ale... and it’s great that the new world folks are finall taking to the style. I can recall my first encounters with sour ales, on the hills of the Parisian steppes some years ago, watching fireworks with a backpack of fine Belgians as well as a decent glass to go with them. Nice to know the lager fiends of the world are finally coming around to the finer edge of the beer world, eh? So anyways it pours reasonably well like a fruit lager with modest carbonation and very little head, not exciting really. The aroma is fruitiness like an IPA but no complexity, nothing like what a good ol’ sour ale should smell like, but if you sniff deeply you’ll start to notice lambic notes and other mementos of those times you got waste on this style in Brussels like I did. The flavour is slightly sour but not prominent enough - there are hints of it here, and I wonder if the temperature was too low at 4.8 celcius, perhaps this is more of a room temperature brew - but it has some decent sour notes, though nothing too exciting nor complex to bring it out onto the world stage. Nonetheless good points for a decent sour ale on this continent, damn I do miss them, wish more people would appreciate the nuances of the darker sour ales that make life in Europe as palatable as it is, terrorists and all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours pale, not huge carbonation, looks like apple juice drink. aroma is fresh and fruity, not overly strong. Bit of sour apple, home-pressed. Taste is nice hops are subdued but really helping the overall balance. Somewhat green feeling to it, nice and refreshing. Sour is working more in the aftertaste, nicely lingering.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Briward (11) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
12oz pour at Toronado. This place always has great food and beer. Pours a hazy gold with no head. Aroma of sour peach and citrua hops. Strong peach and citrus forward with sweetness. The sourness And carbonation of the beer really linger on the palate (in a great way). Very balanced. I’m impressed--this is a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wombat23 (516) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Draft at Pinthouse Pizza. Hazy golden color with white head. Fruity, citrusy aroma with some funk. Taste: more fruitiness with pineapple, white wine, citrus, sour cherry. A tart, funky, earthy finish. Light and refreshing. Would never have guessed the 7.5% ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blueshockey24 (397) - Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours Honey Golden. Aroma is Sour and Fruity. Taste is hoppy and fruity up front with a dry sour finish. I like it!


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