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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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Pour is a light gold minimal head light body. Smell is tart white grape and sour green apples. Taste is tart slightly wheaty more white almost chardonnay. Really good thanks Coleman.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2011
(draft 2/28/11). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate citrus aroma with light sour/tart. Moderate sweeet tropical fruit flavor, with moderate citrus and sourness. Avg duration. Light lasting sour finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9541) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
2011-08-19. Lightly hazy golden peach coloured body with a small white head. 3+ Interesting aroma, sort of peachy fruit like character, mild citrus, fruity. Can’t quite place it - sort of a peach pit like note. 7+ Flavour has a similar peach like fruit character. Modest sourness throughout. 7+ Average to light bodied palate. Hops in the the nose meld interestingly with the other notes. I like it but I found it perplexing. I’d like to try it again and see what my second impressions are. Bottle shared by rudolf

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Very tart aroma of acetic acid, vinegar, mango, peach, hops, leather, horse blanket, and tropical fruit. Poured orange amber in color with a small, loose, off-white head that disappeared. Hazy. Sparkling. Ok lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and heavily tart. Tastes of acetic acid, lactic acid, mango, peach, hops, horse blanket, leather, and tropical fruit. Light to medium body. Mouth-puckering texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, heavily tart, mango, peach, acetic acid, lactic acid, leather, and horse blanket finish. 7.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle, purchased in North Carolina, sampled immediately after a 2011 Upland Kiwi Lambic. Slightly hazy gold, thin white head. Nose is zesty citrus acidity - tangerine & grapefruit, with light fruity hoppiness and caramel maltiness. Flavor is great fruity tartness, acid & bubblegum, tangerine/peach & clementine. A bit of honey/caramel comes out towards the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle shared by badnewsbeers. Slightly hazy golden orange body, thin off-white head. Lemony, herbal nose. Sweet body with herbal leafiness and tart pixi-stix-like lemon and starfruit notes. Quite nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Pours a orange color with a thin head that dissipates quickly. Has a hoppy apricot smell to it. Taste is very similar with some peach notes in the back and finishing tart.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2011 AROMA: hoppy (cascade and amarillo), yeasty, sour - lactic acid, seems to have some apricot going on there; APPEARANCE: orange and hazy TASTE: very well rounded (Oh Wow!), sour but robust, hits the whole tongue, has a bitter edge and aftertaste PALATE: a little creamy, slightly spritzy, medium body, longish finish OVERALL: Its an experience. Almost a homerun. Best I ever had though was a trial run by an amateur brewer who shall remain nameless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Sample at the VT BA Meet-up on 8/6/11 - Pours a murky dark orange in color with a medium white head. Aroma is funky and medium sour with plenty of fruitiness... citrus and berry mostly. Flavor is earthy and slight of the barnyard funk. Fruity and light... other raters mention peach and that definitely comes through. Mild hoppiness that compliments the sourness of the beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13167) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear orange color with a mostly lasted frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour, yeasty and resin hop aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a standout beer for style.


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