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RATINGS: 682   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sthlm (1246) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2011
[Bottle] Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma has a lot of dill, which is odd. Also, I get mango at times, along with fresh pumpkin (very reminiscent of when it is first opened and the insides are scooped out) and citrus notes. Taste has moderate tartness, grapefruit--but not the rind, more like biting into the juicy flesh of it--also a whole lot of tangerine, mango, and some subdued ginger ale. Just the right amount of bitterness to balance it out. Very nice. Medium mouthfeel, fairly long finish. Overall, a very nice, and unique beer. I had a hard time getting past the dill character in the aroma, and it basically had no head, otherwise it would have easily been pushing the mid 4 mark.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nwiseman (193) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Thanks bro. Cloudy orange with quickly fading pale head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and slightly sour funk. Tastes of grapefruit and peach, with most of the hops being masked by the sour. Some carbonation, and foams up as it crosses the tongue, leaving a mouth-puckering sour aftertaste. ’I’m loving the complementary hop and citrus combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Sipping off another glass drawn at Yogi’s. Wildish, sourish nose, tropical fruits emanating from a vivid orange body. Taste is amazing, apricot, peach, tangerine, some strong sourness, not Cantillon level but still very strong. Full body and crisp, alcohol artfully composed. One of those rare wild sours that I could drink every day and not tire after just a few sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAY 8, 2011
22 oz bottle brought back from Denver by my wife. Slightly hazy yellow/orange with a small fizzy white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of musty barnyard, green apple, citrus and some hay. The flavor is tart, funky yeast and bacteria with a light hop and malt presence, no alcohol taste. Light body with active carbonation and a dry, tart mouth feel. This is a nice sour beer, funky aroma, puckering flavor and a dry mouth feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1786) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Hazy golden Amber color, headless but lace remains. Aroma of Apricot Jam, sour apple Jolly rancher. flavor is great- starts with a sharp citrusy bite then a great flowery sweet fruitiness with malty caramel aftertaste. A long ride that I like being a part of. On tap at flying Saucer in Nashville.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Thanks to coryking for getting this bottle out to me. Thanks as well to rmalinowski4 for getting me a bottle to cellar. Served in a snifter. Pours a cloudy peach color with a thin white head and a bit of lacing. The nose contains strawberry seeds, hints of cherry, and a sour lactic presence. Mild earthiness there as well. The flavor has a bit of strawberry and cherry, which are followed up by a mild sourness and a slight amount of funk. Don’t really smell or taste any of the dry hopping here. Light fruit throughout and in the finish, going along with some mild sourness. Pretty good; interested to see how this one ages out. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-03-2011

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1931) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bomber into tulip. Pours a cantaloupe-colored hue with a small off-white quickly collapsing head. Aroma is nice and rank--funky Brett at work to the max; smells like a dusty attic. Taste starts out a little sweet--for maybe half a second--then quickly turns mouth-puckeringly sour. Man I love this shit--quality sour ales, that is. Carbonation is high, body is full, dry mouthfeel; leaves a tingly feeling on the tongue. Very good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mmmbeer (1306) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Tulip @ DH- served a heavily turbid non transparent darkened orange color, white ring around the glass with a white semi transparent circle for a head, light carbonation. Aroma of peaches, yeast, my wife’s cheap perfume, and an overly hyped experience. Hits the mouth with a very uneven body, malt tastes somewhat wheaty, but apricots, peaches, and yeast crash down the gate way too early. Vinegar sensations in the middle, finish is dully tart laced with sucrose and stops abruptly. Turned my stomach half way through the drinking of it, the rest met the pavement. What the difference between having this and buying some Sourheads from the store? About five bucks. FAIL.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Tap @ The Sushi Bar: Pours a hazy orange gold color with a nice big white head. The nose is sharp and citrusy with a nice vinous hop note and earthy pale malt combined with the brett notes. The flavor is balanced, nice sharp up front tartness with a lingering pale malt toastiness, not too tart. Very tasty sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10202) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Apricot pour, white head. Aroma is dusty, dried apricots, cherries, yeast, acedic acid and stone fruit. Flavor is nice and sour, with some hop flavor but no real bitterness. I cannot wait to see how this one ages. Beautiful now! Freaking declicious!

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