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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A distinct 5.5% ABV session-lager brewed with elemental, native terroir from the following collective of brewers: Sierra Nevada (wild rice, beets, cucumber, mint and carrots), Avery (Colorado alfalfa honey), Allagash (Maine purple potatoes), Dogfish Head (free-range Atlantic Ocean “beach” wood), and Lost Abbey (cage-free Pacific Ocean “beach” wood). Born out of a backroom conversation in a Boulder restaurant and blooming into a full-blown cornucopia of a collaboration, Repoterroir is a coming together of like-minded craft beer compatriots. Brewed at Sierra Nevada’s brewery in Chico, CA this sessionable lager beer reclaims the earthbound mantle of terroir from the grape-soaked, buttoned-down world of wine and re-purposes it in a new sudsy sense. Featuring natural ingredients contributed by each of the five breweries, this unique and earthy beer is complex and layered but ultimately drinkable. Using the full repertoire of skills from more than 86 combined years of brewing knowledge and skill, this lager combines traditional (and not so traditional) ingredients into an ideal summertime brew.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8353) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap at CK. Sounds like a Sam Caligione beer. Pours low haze golden. A bit murky/dirty. Weak head formation. Nose is powerful spice medley with heavy potpourri, sea salt, lavender, rose pedals, flower pollen....even some dill and even dill pickle. Taste is powerful perfume, flower, pollen, lilac, lavender. Spicy rosemary and rose water. Big white pepper and sage. I like it, but I love these types of mega herb garden beers. Unique, dry, fun, enjoyable. But if you hate lavender perfume or dill pickle, stay away.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft. Clear light amber body, small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, some bread, light mint. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some straw/herbal, light honey. Soft light body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7853) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 22, 2012
On tap at Lost Abbey. Listed as simply Repoterroir Session Lager. Pours with a crystal clear yellow hued body with a lasting white head. Aromas are hoppy, floral, lightly spicy, starchy, crackery malt, clean yeast wise, and a bit of spicy wood/cedar like notes. Flavors are malty, bready, floral, light peppery (pepper corn) character, flowers, cantaloupe like fruit notes. Lively bubbles, dry, light chamomile tea herbal thing going on. Medium bodied. Tasty for such a strange group of ingredients.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
#1176 draught; nose is decent dry hops, little alcohol, pine, weak late blue cheese, feel is mediumbroad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is medium grape, sour apple, bile, late hops bite

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Draft at GABF. This was an odd beer. Pours a nice looking gold with a fluffy head, fine bubbles. Nose is peculiar. Odd mix of floral, licorice & mint with a malty backbone. On tasting, it’s more of this mishmash. Earthy and dry, but the spices really clash with one another. Not my bag.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 6, 2011
On tap at brewery. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Nice herbal candy peppermint like aroma and taste with notes of hop resin and a grassy mint finish. Wild.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2011
On tap at Lost Abbey. Golden-yellow in color with a one-finger white head. The aroma has cucumber, carrot, and greens. This is weird. Cucumber and carrot. The flavor is a lot like a garden salad. Cucumber dominates along with carrot and herbs. Some salad greens, maybe romaine lettuce. Not much else. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Oddly refreshing actually. Unique at least.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 19, 2011
A: The beer pours a pale yellow color with a tall white head. S: A really funky/strange aroma. Strong notes of apple along with a very herbal, almost sage, aroma. Lots of mint, a bit of yeast, and a weird spicy and woody note. T: Just weird. Again, lots of apples. But this time, they’re followed by metal. Very woody, which shouldn’t be surprising, I guess. Some candied sage and mint. Overall heavily herbal with lots of perfume type flavors. M: Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. O: This was just bad. No desire to ever have this, or anything like it, again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2011
On tap at Avery - poured a golden yellow with a minimal head. Nose is like a vegetable garden. Taste of yeasts, cabbage, lemongrass. cucumber and wood. Slightly drying finish. A bit strange, but still okay..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jredmond (5295) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Draft at Lost Abbey with Andrew, Brendan and the big boy daddy dad Bachelor, Dallas. Pours a light hazy lime body. Aroma is cucumber and lemongrass. Mouthfeel is thin and soft with notes of cucumber, pickles, grass, lemon and lime. Incredibly unique brew. Wow, nothing like it.


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