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RATINGS: 652   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2011
Bottle from midtown. Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head. Typical bold funky aroma. Medium bodied, with a slick mouthfeel and semi fine carbonation. Taste very gueze like, but young with some sweetness. Nice balance of tartness and acetic traits. Finish is acidic with a moderate hop kick. Interesting beer, and nicely done. I would put this in the league with Tart Lychee and La Folie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
On tap. Pours a bright glowing orange with a small white head. Aroma is very nicely blended with sour tart citric with a bit of the dry hops coming through nicely. A touch of funk really helps add a layer. Flavor starts nice and sharp tart lemon and sour orange picking up a subtle dry dry hop finish. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Excellent beer.?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6468) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2011
22. Pours a hazy burnished medium amber with a sudsy, modest off-white head. Minimal stringy lace. Nice woody nose--I mean, seriously, bordering on fresh cut hardwood, in a pleasant way. Big strawberries and balsamic presence right there with it. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Strawberries, balsamic, lemons, and oak on the mid-palate. The flavor profile seems corralled and predictable to some extent, compared to the balls and dimension this beer showed on draft a couple years ago. Still, a very nice sour with great presence, if not quite a full-blown personality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibeerlove (113) - Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2011
sweet amarillo mango peachy hop aroma, with some wood aroma as well and slight bitterness coming through, sits at a dark golden almost orange tint very little carbonation, first taste is an oaky mango sour taste thats mouthfeel is slightly fizzy very complex for a sour ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2011
(22oz bottle). Pours hazy apricot color with chunky off-white head. Aroma has lots of citrus, ripe summer fruits, and funk along with some florals. Wow, this is quite acidic/vinegar-like and I didn’t expect that. Medium bodied with a dry finish. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but the sour fruitiness is very refreshing. I like this quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kscaldef (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2011
ours into a tulip with a thick, dense head, moderate retention and lacing. Color is a beautiful golden orange, just slightly cloudy. Aroma starts tart and grassy. Underneath is a little mango, some funk, sour cherries Really sharp taste off the bat with interesting complexities. Lemon in the front of the mouth with an apricot mid-palate and finish. Carbonation seems just right, enough to make it lively without being prickly. As it warms, the grassiness from the hops starts to appear as well a little more funk. Good lingering finish. A lovely sour, one of my favorites. Like a summer field in a glass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldStyleCubFan (77) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
I had really no expectations for this beer. Lips of Faith series can be hit or miss. I was worried it would be like that Imp. Berliner. Fresh...its possible the best LoF i’ve had ...maybe...just maybe ...better than La Follie and Eric Ale. Tart .....fruity...sour...some very slight acidity...malty. A top 10 american sour.....i’m suprised but shouldn’t be since NB brewed the first great american sour (la follie). This beer could fade fast because I think a lot of the depth & brightness comes from the hops. Drink now while fresh....i wouldn’t cellar a lot even though its sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. This is a beer I always wanted to try on tap when I lived in Ft. Collins but never did, so I was thrilled to see that they bottled it. Pours hazy orange with a beige head with decent retention. Aroma of sour berries, peach, wood, gum, vinegar. Taste is sour and fruity. Dry finish with lots of sourness coming through there, somewhat woody. There seems to be more malt than other sours I’ve had. Great price, and a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2011
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a hazy, orange-gold body with a medium-sized, near white head. Tiny splattering of lace. Smell: A pleasant, inviting aroma of tart, fresh tropical fruits, top-notch vinegars, and a thin vein of lactic acid. Taste: Tart and acidic immediately from the get-go. Incredibly mild sweetness flashes past. Lightly lactic activity. Sips of citrus vinaigrette prepared with bitter oranges, lemons, and grapefruits (and even pineapple). Hints of berries and that sweet-n-sour sauce you get at Chinese restaurants, minus the whole gloopy sweetness. Drop of vanilla flavoring. Modestly earthy. Maybe a low level of bitterness, but, mainly, it’s heavy on the throat-scalding tartness and acidity, until the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Lightly carbonated, but yet with a noted crispness to it. Overall: Tasty, tropical, refreshing, and a nice compliment to a warm Sunday afternoon. An interesting sour. I dug it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Bottle @ home. Pours a slightly hazy, bright burnt orange appearance with a light cream colored head. Somewhat sour, wild, musty, barnyard, light yeasty Belgian ale nose. Fairly sour, barnyard, musty, citrusy, and slightly apple-like, cheesy flavor. Pretty sour, musty finish. Pretty chill.

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