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RATINGS: 567   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Deep golden body with a soft white head. Big sour nose, earthy, bretty and dry. Flavor is tart up front, citrus and lots of brett character. Finish is rather strong on the acidity, notes of lemon and oak.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"another winning sour ale from new belgium...maybe even their best i’ve had to date. although a freind said the lvel of hops had faded since he first had this, they were still there, just more of a minor player. still added some complexity and uniqueness to what already would be a good assertive sour ale. lots of wood, barn, funk, vinegar, and hops at the end of the aroma and back of the mouth. slight grapefruitiness, but it;s overpowered by the sourness...not that there’s anything wrong with that."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2201) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Poured a clear russet with minimal head. Hefty nose in the mouth it is tart and very woody.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2177) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Deep golden ivory foam slight haze light medium effervesce strong sour acidity. Tropical fruit and floral aromas light cedar and pine. Berry flavors. Raspberry. Bits of chalky astringency. Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (341) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 is what I gave the bottle I had in Vegas. Full review for the bottle I bought at Liquor Shed for under $10. A clear gold with an inch of foam, very good lacing. The dry hopping is up front in the nose followed by the tartness that was lacking in the other bottle I had. My, that dry hoppy goodness DOES go well with the sour notes. The dry hop to me consists of tropical fruit; a good compliment to the sourness, I reckon. Medium body and carbonation, it’s a smooth brew to my palate. Nice. Not something I’d want very often, but nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Clear golden pour with with bubbly white head. Tropical fruit aroma, pineapples, peaches, cantaloupe, lemon peels and mango, oak with underlying yeast funkiness. Flavor is more tropical fruits, acidic lemons peels, with underlying yeastiness. Medium bodied and lively carbonation. Super tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3477) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
22 ounce 2013 bottle shared. Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and grass. Taste is tart fruit, citrus, funk, grass, and barrel. Very nice!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Love this. Not normally a sour guy, but this one hits all the right marks. Beautiful pour, hazy orange with a thin film of a head that coats the glass. Fruity aroma (apricots and peaches), taste is full on tart. Dry and tingle finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Taster at brewery. Pours golden with a thin white head. There’s a definite funky tartness on the nose. Fairly tart and fruity on the tongue. Finishes clean but the flavor lingers. Nice for an American sour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leveejr (105) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at city beer. Pours a nice golden color. Aroma of tropical fruits and slight nail polish. Taste is similar. Very nice and drinkable sour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (122) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2014
Of course it’s sour. Actually very sour. The hops come through gently after that which is a little unusual for a sour. Very decent but I’ve had better sour beers.


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