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RATINGS: 749   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (2269) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Draft to taster at Jungle Jim pour light gold with moderate white head. Nose tart sour, light citrus. Taste tart and sour, lemon, light gym sock. Sour continue through the finish. Just not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raoul_duke (240) - - OCT 17, 2015
Cloudy orange, appears to be a traditional sour. Pours without much head. Hoppy smell with sour cherry. Very good aroma. Not quite as sour as I’d hoped. All in all very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4106) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2015
On tap at Denver airport, murky amber-brown with a thin lacing head. Tart, lemony and earthy aromas. Palate is strongly citric tart, sour apples, some earthy bitterness, more sour lemon and apple in the finish. Resembles a cross between Saison and Lambic, but without the drinkability of either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
Growler from Whole Foods Short Pump. Pours a medium orange amber, nice head. Aroma is stone fruit, peach and apricot, with some caramel accented malts and a pleasant tartness. Flavor matches. Pretty good stuff. The hops are just a bit more bitter than I would have liked, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (290) - - OCT 9, 2015
10/8/15. Draft at Criterion. Classic sour. Mild nose and nice balanced bite. Only a hint of wood. Amarillo dries it out but is pretty mellow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1938) - Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Draft. Unclear org. Small white head. Woody. Citrus. Vinegar. Moderate dry. Medium plus sour. Very good drinkability for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2253) - - OCT 4, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a big billowy white head. The head fades slowly over time to leave tons of spider web lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a sour green apple smell which has a decent showing of some lemon and a bit of a grainy funk. Along with these aromas comes some fruit aromas of peach, apricot, and pear smells with a hint of a hay like aroma thrown in as well. Taste – The taste begins with a rather funky sour green apple and light fruit (peach, apricot, pear) taste that is overall drier in nature. As the taste moves forward, the sourness increases as some lemon and a tart grapefruit flavor joins the taste. Grass, herbal, and citrus hop flavors come more toward the end, and with the funk stepping it up a bit, it leaves one is with a dryer-light (in color) funky and sour fruit taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin for a 7.5 % abv. brew with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style and the sour and tart flavors the feel is spot on, keeping the brew overall very easy sipping and still very tart and sour without allowing these flavors to overwhelm the taste buds. Overall- A decently sour and tart-light fruit flavored brew with just a little bit of hop to help subdue the bitter and sour. A rather decent and crisp sour overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1332) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Music and beer have a special relationship in my mind. I’m always listening to something when I write reviews. For the write-up on Le Terroir, the choice was easy: Terristrials - a collaboration album between Sunn 0))) and Ulver. The earthly theme was the main reason for my choice, but they have more in common than that. Both are experimental, unique endeavors executed with class and artistry. Adventurers find them fascinating and rewarding. The uninitiated will be baffled by all the elements and find the more intense notes to be off-putting. Sour beers and experimental brews have a lot in common that way. They’ll thrill some people and vex others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (4024) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2015
12oz on tap @ Fire & Hops. Pours hazy orange with a low head. Aroma is sour malts with fruits. Flavor is sour malts, some fruits and some hops. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1589) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle. A- Sour, vinegar, tart, lemons, subtle oak. A- Orange color, hazy liquid, off white head. T- Pickle brine, sour, tart, citrus. P- Light body, average texture, medium carbonation, tart finish. O- Good sour. I kind of wanted more of a cherry sourness and less of the pickle/vinegar flavor but still managed to make this work with the bitterness that was involved.

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