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RATINGS: 686   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
poisoneddwarf (1953) - 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!

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mmmbeer (1328) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10280) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomas15 (689) - USA - MAY 4, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 i don’t get this whole sour beer thing. this smelled and looked amazing, but i just can’t get into how sour it is. just overwhelming, mouthwatering, and not for me. it smells amazing though. really exhibits how dry hopping makes an aroma and not a real strong taste. not for me. tap at beer kitchen, westport. Re rate after quitting smoking and gaining a palate and getting into sours. Aroma is one of my favorite ever. Aroma of mango and melon. Light amber in color light white head that is very thin. Taste is beautiful, hopped sour! Taste is sour citrus with clean finish. Aroma also brings lemon. Tastes is lactic sour as well. Just an amazing beer I’m glad I got to revisit!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5931) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2011
The beer pours a light orange color with a white head. The aroma is funky lemons and oranges, pineapple, papaya and some tartness. I get a ton of tropical fruit flavors in addition to the expected tartness/sourness. The flavor is heavy on the sour oranges, but I also get a lot of the other tropical fruit that I got in the aroma. The beer is juicy tasting, but very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice sour beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1777) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bomber pours hazy golden/orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma is fruity, can definitely smell the Amarillo hops, and sour notes, slight brett under sweetness. Sourness stings the taste buds right away mellowing into fruity sweetness, hop presence, followed by a funky finish. Really nice sour!

3.7
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2192) - 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.

4
   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.


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