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RATINGS: 555   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.


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2011
i am initially turned off by the smell because it smells just like an IPA. pineapples and hops. the taste, though, is excellent. sour yet hoppy. awesomely balanced and fun. muscat grapes, tamarind, it’s pretty great.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Out of bottle, pours hazy orange-red, with nice white head. Aroma has big notes of mango, some cereal, vegetal hops, touch of orange, tart lemon. Taste is amazing, with notes of mango, orange, blending seamlessly with tart, slight funk, lemon, and sweet fruit, finishing slightly acetic and fruity. Great beer, could see how this would not work for some people but it is a great combination for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle to tulip. 2-25-11. Pours a very slightly hazy light golden honey with light red highlights, with quite a bit of head that fades quickly to a light skim and good sticky white lacing. Smell is very hop forward: Like fresh picked hop cones. Subtly tart smelling as well. Undertones of mango, apricot, and lots of great citrus. Flavor is sweet and sour: Sweet ripe fruits, back with a nice lemon and citrus tartness, and more citrus drying notes. Some nice caramel malts, also some vanilla and a touch of earthy salt. Very nice and dry finish, with lively carbonation. The more I drink, the better it tastes. A beautiful beer. Seriously . I love this.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 Bottle, limited to 1, as all of Dallas got 10 cases. Tried and could only get this one bottle. Pours a nice yellow color, not quite golden... 1 finger of head. Smell is bad. The sour and the hops clash on the nose like nobodys business. Don’t get me wrong, you can distinctly smell the hops and the sour, but they do not mix well. Smells like stomach acid or vomit...I am really worried about the way this will taste. Taste, is actually really good. The hops lend a nice citrus note to it that is lost in the nose. Has a really nice lemonade tart flavor. To be honest, tastes a bit like sprite mixed with really tart lemonade the more I drink it. Mostly on the finish I get the sprite, and the tart lemonade up front. Wish I could get some more. Edit: after all the other A reviews, thought I would give it another shot... actually lowering my rating... still a very harsh hop-sour clash. Maybe in a few years... but for now, the taste seems very artificial also... very unnatural. Sprite/lemonade is not natural. Tastes like an alcapop...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle. Vibrant clear orange pour with a soapy white head. Aroma is sour, but has a strong pine hop nose. Taste is sweet sour like candy and leaves a nice bitter hoppy finish. Palate is slick with good carbonation and leaves a dry feel in the mouth. This is very good, I really like the amount of hops that are in this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Wow....This was very good! 22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold/orange with off-white head. Aroma is extremely sour with notes of peach and earth. Flavor is very sour, notes of peach, citrus, very light notes of oak, hop profile works extremely well with the acidity. Mouth feel is light-medium body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, I VERY much enjoyed this brew!!!! More so then the La Folie.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (1977) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Clear goldern yellow pour, some lasting carbonation and an aroma of lemons and cedar. Flavor is vibrant fruits, peach, lemon, a little white grape and finished with an extremely dry and slightly noticeable hop bite on the aftertaste. Well done, hopefully I can find another bottle of this before it disappears from shelves.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Dirty, barley aroma. Pale gold in color with some haze. Very Sour! Slight cantelope with a cherry blowpop like finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16586) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2010
Draft £ Sheffield’s, Chicago, IL. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty and slightly tart sour aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity tart sour flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty tart sour finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Tap at Falling Rock.
Pours a deep, cloudy cheddar yellow with a nose of cherry-trash cedar that works. Flavor is a biting, mouthpuckering sour cherry with cedar bits. Leaves a lingering sour taste on the tongue. Very, VERY tasty.


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