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RATINGS: 753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13595) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Pouring this one on tap right now, awesome. Pours hazy straw yellow with one finger of white head. Absolutely wonderful nose, a blend of overripe mandarin orange and pink grapefruit flesh. Notes of hibiscus, pepper, and acetic acid. Tart and zesty. Flavor is nice and resinous. Oily citrusy notes with some zest and a nice acidity. Dry and zesty palate with a lingering tartness and slightly resinous finish. Bossome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Tap, Leon’s Decatur, GA. Generous frothy pure whie head, on a light clearer orange body. Yeasty, dank berriness, hay, slightly funky, and lemon zest in the aroma. Slightly citric at first, then fairly earthy and kinda funky in the flavor, dry, slight berry-like presence. Medium body with bubbly carbonation. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle at Victor’s tasting at Paul’s. Pours gold. White head. Nose/taste of lemon, tart hops, wild yeast, oak chips and light vinegar. Moderate tartness in finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4919) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2011
22 oz. Hazy orange-topaz with a lasting film of foam. Aroma of sour peach, vinegar, resin, eucalyptus, and beeswax. Taste is tart peach and apple cider vinegar, menthol, and resin. Medium body is smoothly carbonated, watery, and salivary gland-puckering in its dry tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1958) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
22oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 44°. Color is a nice golden with a slight haze. Carbonation is light with a thin tight head. Aroma is great, fresh sweet hops with a nice sour note in the back. It has a lighter medium body that gives you a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is just amazing, with a bright tart peach taste, a hint of grass and a nice sour feel. After taste is dry with a lingering tart/sour taste. This brew is rocks, its a well balanced blend of tart and sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10506) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy orange with a small quickly diminishing white head The aroma is fruity malt with peach and mango. Thin mouthfeel with a dry hop flavor and sour finish. Very good and easy to drink.

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