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RATINGS: 679   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2011
Pours hazy dark yellow, with a thin white head that lingers. Aroma is spicy/citrusy hops with sharp cheesy funk. Body is medium/thin with sharp/crisp carbonation. Flavor is sharply sour, with pineapple notes. Too many hops for my liking. IMHO would be a much better beer as a sour without the big hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2139) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bright orange-amber with a moderate white head. Aroma full of various fruits, markedly citrus and peach, earth, resin and spice. The taste is quite sour with a subtle sweetness behind it, leaving a lingering, dry, sour finish. Medium bodied and refreshing. It took a couple of sips to get used to the tartness, but this is a lovely brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2011
22oz. bottle from Whole Foods. Pours transluscent amber-orange. Very nice color. Big white (with tinge of yellow) head. Aroma is funky, hoppy and full of grapefruit. Taste is tart, sour citrus (tons of grapefruit) and very acetic. Finish is super tart, with grapefruit, hops and a lingering sour after taste. This baby will clean the palate and probably etch your teeth. Nice ale, one of New Belgium’s best efforts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
on tap at the maproom, chicago, il. peach colored body with small white head. aroma full of lemon zest, pepper, huge orange peel and coriander. just a touch of tartness. insanely refreshing, the body is huge in that same natural, fresh-squeezed orange flavor..hints of peach in there as well accompany the sour and sweet body...finishes with black pepper...fantastic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1533) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2011
Pours a pale slightly cloudy orange with a big thick white head. Aroma is citrus and perfume. Quite sour, but delicious, orange and grapefruit taste along with a little rock candy sweetness. Very tart, and a top drawer example of the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TChrome (1439) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2011
Beer pours cloudy, light honey in color with a mostly dissappating white colored head. Aroma is sour and woody. The aroma does not have the wild, crazy notes of some of the Belgian sour beers, but it is nice smelling nonetheless. The flavor is exquisite. Sharp, searing sourness, with some definite peach flavor and wet wood. The mouthfeel is very acidic and lively. All in all a beer that is, IMO, a bargain at $8.99 per bottle.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bronze in color and shiny with gigantic head of lace inducing tight microscopic bubbles. Nose of sour apricot and pinapple. Sour and clean flavors ride soft carbination. Apricot and pineapple core dominate. Sugary gum flavors guard the exit. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (6927) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 25, 2011
22 ounce bottle thanks to Toby. Pours a brilliant orange color with a medium white head. An awesome nose; funky akin to the Cantillon Don Quijote but not as intense- overripe rotting fruit, hops. The flavor is wonderful; smooth citrus and tropical fruits, sour for sure, the Amarillo stands out infusing a sweet syrupy goodness. Very well done and much like a good Belgian lambic which of course is a massive complement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinaMarket (219) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2011
Cedar with tangerine & stone fruit on the nose. Funky 2-week old singlette, fungal, and toe-jam. A true acid beer, ascorbic flavors, cedars, huge tart, bitterness, acetic and brett, full throttle. Finishes nice and easy. This beer is the Puckertown Express. Amazing flavor in a wicked sour ale. Tasted @ 55F.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
22oz bottle. Very excited to try this one. Cloudy orange brew and some white head. Aroma is greatness - lots of mango, floral hops, and peach. You can smell how sour this is going to be and it doesn’t disappoint. Mouth puckering sour and tart with great flavor and oak, especially in the finish.

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