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RATINGS: 683   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.


5
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7181) - 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.

3.8
   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.

4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #269. Bright orange in color with a big bubbly white head. Big sour aroma, really funky, I will throw out horse blanket into the fray. Super tart with an easy finish but it was really puckering upon first sip, very dry and pretty tasty. (1678)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2011
22 ounce bomber. I really enjoyed this one. Smelled like an ipa but tasted like a sour. Refreshing. Nice change in a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (773) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2011
I have had this on tap and from the bottle. This rating is a whole bottle I drank myself. Why is this important, I had big heartburn when i finished. Hazy golden. Peach and mango aromas with some acetone. The acidic citrus hits fast on the first drink. Someone said like a slap in the face. It made my mouth water. Then a sour tangerine with mild sweetness, but not enough to balance. Dry and very acidic finish. I liked it best when served a glass on tap at Whole Foods. The whole bottle was too much for me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle from Full0bs.
Pours an awesome vibrant yellow/orange color with a medium white head. Aroma is dry hopped sweet tarts. The flavor is a unique mix of sour candy, maybe warheads and sourpatch kids. After the initial tartness comes the fruity mango and peach that really stand out. A good and different sour and would great for the summer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
My first rating on RateBeer! On Draft at Whole Foods. $6 .47L pour. Rich Gold and Amber with slight haze. Good head retention, tight bubbles. Nose of sour green apples, heavy citrus, strawberries. Medium bodied with strong initial sourness which fades to sweetness with minor notes of grains and hop bitterness. The aftertaste really stands out, sour and funky from the French oak. Great beer! Belgians generally aren’t my thing but this sour is incredible.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7895) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber from Tom - thanks! Hazy light orange pour with a smaller white head. Nice apple, citrus, and sour nose and taste. Oak. Love this.


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