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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2011
On tap at Bar on Buena as "Lips of Faith Le Terroir." Smells like warm sour cherries in dust and brandy. Opaque copper with a thin head. As sour as La Folie, but lighter in its fruit flavors and texture; more like melons and granny smith apples, with a hint of banana; bright and refreshing. As much as I love La Folie, this is more drinkable without sacraficing the sour goodness. Perhaps a bit less complex, it is nonetheless super-delicious. I’m a whore for sours, and I will gladly be this beer’s bitch any time it’s on tap.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2348) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 29, 2016
Draft at the Quad Alehouse for my birthday. Lots of sour on the nose and the tongue. Acidic and delightful. I got lots of pear and touches of grapefruit. Good stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (22631) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2016
Keg at Knäppingen, Norrköping, Sweden. Cloudy deep golden, small head. Acetic peach aroma. Sweet and sour with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Intensely acetic and fruity. Peachy, citrusy hops. Lemon juice concentrate. Peppery bitter finish. More bold than refined. Too much juice concentrate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2865) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2016
I don’t pick up much in the hop department per se, but the rest of it- huge fruity sourness, with a malt backbone is great. Aroma has a bit of perfume that slightly carries over into flavor. Not a session, but pretty good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (1681) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2016
On tap at Brewers beer bar, Göteborg. Murky red with off white head. Sour berries, fruit, oak, wood, earthy and stables. Dry beer with a medium sourness that qickly finishes leaving a very dry mouthfeel afterwards.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (4465) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
Pours a golden amber color w/ quick dissipating head. Aromas of vinegar, light fruit, and some barnyard. Tastes like lightly fruity easter egg dye with some horseblanket. Outstanding sour and tart!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2473) - California, USA - APR 4, 2016
Orange colored, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is sour cherry, oak, citrus, yeast, light barnyard action. Medium bodied, moderate to low tartness, moderate to low sweetness, hop presence detectable. It’s pretty good but I don’t think the hops are helping the cause.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nazzty (1182) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
Extremely refreshing and it’s pure magic that they managed to keep up alcohol at 7,5%, because there’s absolutely no alcohol taste what so ever. A sour ale crafted into perfection.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mariuspoenari (719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Smells of brett and citrus hops. The taste is sour, with notes of vinegar and brett. Dry and sour aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciocanelu (852) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 23, 2016
Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma is lemony and yeasty. Taste starts sour up-front, dry and lemony with some hops in the background. Light body with high effervescence, very dry. Quite nice, sour, dry but also hoppy in the background.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3137) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Delicious sour beer. Aroma was good, but worried me. Sour malt and not much else. Pour was a hazy medium orange with a thin off white film for a head. Taste was better than the aroma. Sour, with mouth puckering vinegar and yeast. Finish was pretty quick and didn’t linger, which was a little disappointing, but still a delicious complex sour beer. Medium carbonation.


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