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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2009
RBSG 07. Hazy orange, white carbonation. Very acetic, vinegar like sour. Plenty of earthy barn funk and hay, also. Medium body, balanced. Too acetic for my tastes, but a great funky sour. Would love to see this bottled regularly. From notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1264) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2009
FoBAB. Pour is cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is mostly funky and sour with notes of grass, lemon, and a very tiny touch of hop. Flavor starts very sour with a very light sweetness underneath. The finish is as funky as it gets, bordering on spoiled flavor. Even more funky than I remember from past years. It does note in the pamphlet that this version is 3.5 year old aged wild beer that has been dry hopped and cellared for 2 more years. So I guess it’s the same beer year after year, just older. And it did taste that way. You might be thinking I did not like it, but I actually loved it. One more year may be too many though. I hope I get to find out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
On tap at Stone Bistro. Hazy golden color with a nice white head that fades to a ring. Aroma has some hops and malt but is dominated by funky, lemony tartness. Flavor is pale malt, tart lemony funk, earth, oak, and floral hops. Really prickly and lively on the palate with medium body and a dry, acidic finish. Very solid overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3122) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 8, 2009
FOBAB 2009- pours a hazy orange with a small white head. notes of bretty funk, earth, lemony tartness, bread. really nice. dry mouthfeel. awesome beer. flavor is great. blown away by love, le terroir, and lychee at FOBAB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Tap at Choice City Deli - served in a pint glass, of all things - anyway - poured a very hazy, glowing orange - this beer was extremely acetic, but a lot of citrus and peach tanginess made it a lot easier to tolerate - quite sour, with soft oakiness and mild wild character behind the initial vinegar punch - light hop compliments the notes of citrus very well - funkiness comes through even more in the finish - a little less acetic character would be nice, but this is damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours a golden yellow. Nose is funky, citrus, floral hops. Taste is sour, lots of nice brett funk, oaky earthiness, lemon, apples, herbs and spices, yeast, and more funk.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - OCT 25, 2009
draft at fallingrock. best sour beer i have ever had. compared side by side with la folie, trip III, transatlantique. awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3113) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Sample at GABF, then on tap at Falling rock. Woah. This is a stunner right here. Golden, hazy pour. Nose is very sour, funky, some hops too. Flavor is very sour, with some bitter notes. The sour, funky flavor in this is awesome. This was a standout at GABF. Bottle this and I would buy cases.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2011 note: had on tap at Brick Store Pub on 5/7/11. The sourness comes through much stronger from the keg, while the bitterness is more subdued and comes through on the back end.

bomber on 3/22/11. pours a bright orange with a 1 finger white head. incredible aroma - lots of peach / citrus hop notes with a nice oaky sourness in the background. truly unique. big sour body filled with more citrus and peach / mango flavors followed by oak and tart lemons. round creamy lacto finish with more dry hopping elements. leaves your mouth puckering with a refreshing bitterness.

sample from the pitcher at GABF on 9/26/09... pours a light golden... big sour funky nose with big citrus hop notes... smooth body with some citrus notes from the dry-hopping... tart finish. kick ass sour...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a hazy dull yellow. Nose is sweet and tart, funky barnyard, lactic sour, flowery sweet, sweet malt, citrus and fruity. Flavor is very tart sour, puckering, funky, earthy, flowery, lemon, honey, apple peel, fruity and tart. This is a damn fine beer.

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