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RATINGS: 627   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.


2.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
commonmac (409) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Tap at Mackenzie?s in downtown Mpls. Fluted beer glass...skinny and strange. Half finger of head. Orange in appearance. Slight haze. Aroma is plenty of hops with bubblegum creeping through. Wow, that is interesting. Not holding anything back. .. owns the sourness. Some bubblegum remnants as it finishes. Plenty of tart and sour throughout. Honestly kind of challenging to consume. It is as advertised...sour, wild, and probably not something I will order again. This truly is a terror...on my taste buds.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2544) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Well this is a funny beer. (draft). Nose is seriously hoppy. Resiny, citrus, fruity. Definite dry hop nose. Flavor then was a weird change up, funky sweet and sour tropical fruits, mango pineapple grapefruit juice. Really funky with a sour/bitter finish. So weird its hard to understand if I liked it or not, but the nice rounded palate helped out. Darkish orange color with a foaming head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (854) - - DEC 19, 2014
Orange pour with a sizeable head. Funk and fruit in the aroma. Fruit and funk both vying for your attention here with neither dominating - Peach Citrus, Acidic, Vinegar, but everything is integrated so well. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
airrick2003 (538) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Appearance: slightly hazy orange color, poured with a small off white head Aroma: sour, spice, funk, pear, smells good, Taste: very sour, grass, flowers, hint of spice in there Palate: leaves mouth dry, sour aftertaste, lively carbonation Overall: this beer is awesome, very sour but a lot of complexity beneath the sourness, one of the more sour beers I’ve had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
artmcd8 (1780) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
On tap at fobab. Pours a peachy orange clear color with a white head. Aroma of mangoes, peaches, tropical fruits, citrus hops, slight sour lacto but mostly hops. Taste is sour but not crazy. Light crisp bitter/sour finish. Really awesome. Top 5 fobab beer for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1324) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bomber. Clear peachy orange, off-white foam fades and rings. Tart funky fruity aroma. Taste is mostly tangy tart citric and green fruit, which pretty much smothers anything else. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, low hopped. Good quencher/palate cleanser. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (157) - USA - DEC 13, 2014
Polished brass pours from the bomber into the snifter, a small white head follows and quickly dissipates, leaving islands of soft froth on the surface. A very light aroma from the neck, a fruity sauerkraut, with shades of salted grapefruit behind. The first sip is a powerhouse and knocks my senses for a loop, tightening my taste buds and creating a whole new world in my mouth. Sour but extremely clean, the flavors are deep and complex, giving me a bit of a whirlwind to describe. Sharp and fruity with an almost acrid foundation, the hops bitterness actually a light layer that seems to keep that from happening. The light fruit aroma is carried forward on a platform of fresh yogurt, teeming with lactic acid and ends with a vinegary hit on the underside of my tongue and the top of my throat. The finish is extraordinarily dry and very short. There is no "hanging on" with the taste. Nice, considering what it could be to have that kind of sour hanging out in your mouth for too long! I am overwhelmed with the sensations of this brew and wish I had more than a bomber, and much more time, to investigate the intricacies. I am looking forward to seeing how the recipes change over the course of time...as it has been said that it changes every time they brew it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2014
This poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of fruity hops, earthy light funk, some lemon and pale grain Flavor similar, great blend of.mild butting acidity and fresh cut.hops. Great refreshing stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cheap (4203) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
From the start on tap at the magic tree this beer rocks. Nice perfumy tart aroma. Clear pale yellow. Perhaps a slight haze. Good cutting co2 sizzle. Taste is oh so yummy. Really like this stuff, wild effects and all. A very good friendly tart tasty brew. easy going and pleasant on the tongue. Not over the top in vinegar but certainly lets you know its sour. Nice job. Lovely beer experience. Ever so slight bitterness on the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nasmith003 (98) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Apricot, spruce, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium sourness, light body, fizzy,


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