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RATINGS: 630   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Split a bomber into my Duvel glass. Pours a hazy light amber color with thin medium bubbly off-white head. Aroma is of bright citrus interlaced with some serious funky. The aroma definitely fools you into thinking this won’t be the sour bomb that it is, but that’s alright that it is. Mouth puckering sourness, light fruit, barn yard funk

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Hazy dark golden color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, vanilla, wood, wild yeast, and light acid. Taste of citrus, grass, pine, vanilla, toast, wood, light acidity, and a green, hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 22 oz. bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a cloudy orange-yellow-gold color with a soft, foamy white head. Aroma of lactic acid, vinegar, earthy hops, lemon citrus, woody funk, and tropical fruits. Flavor of woody funk, lactic acid, vinegar, lemon juice, mango, peaches, straw, and a lot of earth. Medium-bodied, with a funky, only lightly tart mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Another really interesting sour from New Belgium, and this one is pretty easy to drink overall because of the mild sourness- not puckering at all. Still, I want to get a better read on it and would like to try another bottle. Re-Rate: Our tour happened to get fresh pours of this straight off the bottling line at the brewery. Freshness makes a difference, with a big hop presence in addition to apricot, lemon citrus, peach, and plenty of funk. Man, this is nice fresh. Upgrade for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (951) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
Bouteille de 22 oz, merci beaucoup à Dany et Marie-France. Arômes intenses de houblon citronné et herbacé. Certains ont mentionné que cette bière sentait comme du thon en boîte et c’est effectivement très près de la réalité. Robe dorée et légèrement trouble, effervescence plutôt active et belle petite mousse. En bouche, le houblon très citronné et légèrement résineux est bien présent et apporte des notes légèrement végétales. Le malt demeure relativement mince. Bien que passablement lactique, la bière ne montre que peu de notes de fermentation sauvage. Longue finale lactique et légèrement citronnée. Intéressant, mais pas vraiment harmonieux.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Interesting sour. The hops help cut the puckering sourness. Some oak notes, vinegar, and tart peach, as well as citrusy hop flavors. Unique brew. Normally not a huge sour fan. This was decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Pours hazy orange gold. Thin almost white head that’s gone almost as fast as it appeared. Aroma is sour peaches, ginger, a bit woodsy and something I couldn’t quite pinpoint until i read a different review....lychee, definitely. Flavor is peachy and lychee, as well. A bit yeasty and very tart, almost like a Brut....clearly minus the sparkle. Light, crisp, sour, drinkable and good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1346) - Chester, Vermont, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Thanks to Carl. Aroma is Peach, nice aromatics, apricot fruit, pits. Mouthfeel is spritsy, flavor is tart peach, sour fruit pits, peach skins, very tannic, the fruit Dominates, very tart and very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Hazy peach pour with a thin white head. The aroma holds lots of herbal dry hoppiness with fruit cocktail funk and pungently juicy wood. The flavor holds sour light fruit with apple skins, apricots, peach, and funk. The palate is medium to full with a bubblegum like finish. Really nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Hazy caramel pour with a small bubbly head. Aroma holds tart apple and bosc pear, floral notes, some juicy nectarine and peach, oak, and more fruity funk. Flavor holds absolutely amazing tart apricot, pear, and woody funk. Fantastic balance to the acidity and sourness. Palate holds lively effervescence and a wonderful balance. Truly excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Live rate via my appless iPhone. Pours a hazy Clementine color with a trim white head. Smells and tastes of shoe polish, rice, Ginger ale, and flower petals. Strange flavor, but enjoyable.


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