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RATINGS: 783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Wow! This surprised me very much...they were out of Supplication so I ordered this and was very satisfied...in fact I drank three of these at zeitgeist. Sour and delicious...yum! Love those barrel aged brews, gold pour, white head, nose is citrus, taste is citrus, yum,

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2012
22oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a lightly cloudy burnt orange with minimal head. Aroma of sour fermented fruit, pineapple, mango, orange pulp and a little brett. Taste is heavily sour and light sweet. Green apple peel, grapefruit, brett and lemon. Medium bodied with a slick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long sour finish. Overall, Im kinda diggin this beer. Every time I have a sour, it the style grows more and more on me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours gold-green with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma is pine, grass, sour, peach, pear, citrus, mango. Taste is sour, bitter, hoppy, fruity and very tart, lots of varying fruity notes and flavors. Very interesting. Lemon zest finish. The carbonation is a bit much, but otherwise, I enjoyed this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swillbur (62) - Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Poured into chimay chalice A- Pours gold in color with two fingers of head. Has an unfiltered look with no lacing. S- Peaches up front on the nose. Im also getting a sour funk along with apples, lemons, mangos and fruity hops. I think the mango is comming from the hops. T- Wow, super tart but good. Lots of citrus fruits, mangos, grapefruit. Nice bitterness in finish. D> Light body and carbonation is spot on! This beer almost numbs the lips. The sourness goes great with the bitterness in the end. It almost locked my jam the first time i had it but im glad to say i have had alot more and its a great summer sour beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2012 The nose is quite sour, with lime, lime peel, some of the greenest mangoes ever, a touch of grapes, and also a touch of staleness, like a funky little something that, quite frankly, isnt bad at all. The taste is predominantly sour, of course, with only a bit of lingering bitterness and some sweetness, but again, sour throughout. Lemons, limes, all things super tart. The mouthfeel is sticky, full-bodied, perfect. Somehow, the sum of it all manages to be a very drinkable beer. Lovely.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Sour ale, tasted on tap at OBriens in San Diego. Backlogged rating, I believe from their barrel-aged beer night. One of my favorites of New Belgium to date. Appearance is hazy gold, with a light white ring of head. Aroma is of grains, pear, and a light barnyard funk. The flavor shows more of the sour character, along with lemon zest, funky cheese and biscuit, layered with complexity. Finishes dry with a nice dose of hops. Excellent!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense N, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is malt, sour, fruit and light brett. Flavour is malt, peach, grapefruit, grass, sour and brett.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (13070) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle. Orange color. canned apricot in the floral aroma. Red berries. Sour floral hopbitter flavor with apricot and lemon. The apricot remains strong in the aftertaste. lovely well balanced, sour yet hoppy aroma and flavor. Good complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (6105) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Draft at Sugar Maple. One of my favorite beers of 2011. Hazy, unfiltered orange-tan. Solid off-white head. Tangy, funky, sour fruit aroma. Wow. Sour tangerine tones. Intense. Passionfruit, mango. Sugary and sweet with a solid sour balance. I dont get much hop character, the sour tones overwhelm. Simply excellent, only for the experienced sour freak. Peach, lemon, lime..lots of fruit tones. Delicious, world class.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 Golden/copper pour, plenty of white head. Strong hop aroma greets my nose right away. Peaches and other citrus follow, with tart yeast bringing up the rear. Tart peach and citrus, interesting hop profile behind. I think the beer works pretty well, but I’m not a big fan of peaches so it only goes so far for me. And it can’t touch La Folie.


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