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RATINGS: 647   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 20, 2008
Orange body and quite hazy with a nice sized off white head. Aroma bursts sour tartness. Slightly barny. Sour and tart with citrus flavour and some barny yeast. Quite citric throughout and quite strong. A little too citric for me.
Earlier Rating: 5/20/2008 Total Score: 4
Sour throughout but oh so balanced and clean. Some green apple and peach with some yeast and spice. Quite a nice sour ale.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mep3222 (663) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Very nice floral tropical hoppy aroma with lactic sour following. Sour maybe 5 of 10. Nice woody flavors in there as well as oaky. Light in color. Doesn’t have the dark fruit flavors of some darker sours. Really a great sour. Love the dry hopping and what it adds. Very drinkable session able sour, but still full bodied and quite sour. Really love it, just missing some of the many complex flavors of other sours that causes me to bump up the rating a bit. But still so good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Tap at Stumbling Monk, Seattle. Colour is cloudy deep orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Aromas and flavours: Fruits, tropical fruits, some berries and sourness. Pretty typical American sour with juicy elements.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Smells faintly like lemon and yeast. Taste is light to medium lactic sourness, lemons, saisony spicy yeast, and a tad bit of hop/citrus bitterness. Lively carbonation with mild foam.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joelwhite (30) - - FEB 11, 2015
This is a great beer! Smells like a hopped up pale ale but tastes like a great sour! I dig this beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
swanmann (642) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2015
2014 Bomber: Coppery orange color with about an inch of rather quickly settling orange tinted tan foam. I catch aromas of orange, mango caramel, barnyard funky notes. Tart for sure, it’s got awesome lemony sourness, some earthy yeastiness, caramel, juicy tropical fruits. Medium bodied, the carbonation is crisp and prickly but not overwhelming. It finishes with a toasty, biscuit quality and a touch of fruit cocktail syrup.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy amber color with a moderate white head on there. Nose is sour and fruity, and somewhat inviting. Taste is also definitely sour, but has a pleasant lightness to it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1216) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
On tap at Stein’s Beer Garden. Wonderful tart fruity aroma. Highly tart taste. Some vinegar. Tasty sour.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
King_Alex_II (248) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2015
The mixture of sour and hops is outstanding. You smell hops and then you taste the sourness with fresh hops. The sourness and bitterness partially cancel out but stay impressive. This beer is insanely special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (485) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 650ml bottle, thanks Brad! Orange color with medium white head. American hops: pines and resins. No bretts yet. Taste is seafood: mussels, surprisingly sour, but not too sour. Something sweet in there as well, tropical fruits, honey. After the first sip, you can get through the hops and get the complex taste also in the aroma. Just the right mouthfeel and texture. This is something very different, and that deserves a high rating within Wild/Sour Ale. I love it because it’s so different!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (890) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Aroma is citrus, floral tanin, funk, earthiness, pineapple, grapefruit and crackers. Taste is sweet malts, honey, grapefruit, orange, passionfruit, rhubarb, clove and grass. Finishes with a slight tartiness and light bitterness. Pretty smooth finish and excellent balance overall. Appearance is a gold/orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.


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