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RATINGS: 679   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (416) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Awesome! The dry hopping really sends the aroma to a new level with tons of citrus peel. The appearance is more golden amber like an ipa for example. The taste is lots of that citrusy hop notes followed by a mouth clenching sour. The finish is dry, sour, and quick...light bodied and really good. Earlier versions of this were not my favorite, but this year’s (2015) is excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Draft. Herbal lemon peel and malt aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Sweet-tart lemon malt and peel flavor. Good body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1648) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2015
With Zach, pours a yellowish orange pour with a nice off white head. Nose is hoppy , with Brett and some citrus and apricot, Taste is tart and pungent, but not over the top and very drinkable for sour lovers. Finishes on the tasty sour notes. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1574) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Bomber. Pours a copper orange with a white head and tarty aroma with hop notes. Taste is sour and tart up front, along with hop and citrus notes which lead into the long, sour, tart, fruity finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (541) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
A vintage 2014 Lips of Faith on tap. Light hazy yellow body. Smells a lot like a freshly cut orange. Big sour grapefruit taste. Hints of oak and orange. Another great sour beer by New Belgium.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (748) - - APR 28, 2015
on tap at La Trappe in San Francisco; cloudy amber color; sour fruit aroma; mice mildly sour tart apple flavor; dry, sour finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (619) - Newark, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours orange in color with a thin white head. Aroma has alot more hops in it than I expected, tropical hop notes with a lot of mango, hints of sour funk and acidity underneath it all. Taste stays pretty balanced between sour and bitter, mango, lemons, funk. Pretty good, not sure if its worth what I paid though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1148) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ SF 5. Bright amber like a nice whiskey. Smells like dried flowers and dried apples. Very pleasant flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
petebananafish (9) - - APR 23, 2015 does not count
Also had this at stumbling monk. Aged 2 years mellowed the weird wild flavors. Hops and yeast complement each other nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (161) - - APR 23, 2015
(Tap) Quite interesting. It’s a good mix of flavors. I think sour beer folks would like it but it’s a bit too sour for me.


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