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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (16494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Had this a few times - finally wrote some notes on it. Golden. Amarillo hop and a little bit phenolic on the nose. Tart, with light fruity - the hop contributes a nice fruity character to this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Grapefruit, peach, grapes, and barrel aromas. Tartness followed by a fruity sweetness. Flavors of grapefruit, grapes, barrel, funk, lemon, and light hops. Another very nice sour ale from New Belgium. Second only to La Folie as far as NB sours go.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lupulicious (30) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Draft at Hudson. Deliciously tangy apricot-dominated sour. Very clean finish, refined winey nose. Fluffy head recedes to thin ring with very fine-grained lace.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
[3897-20110819] 1pt6floz bottle. Light caesar salad aroma with fruity pepper notes. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy white. Bitter peach nectarine-like malt flavour. Medium body. Interesting, like a peach pit. (8/3/7/4/15) 3.7
(c/o rudolf, w/ him, jerc)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
750ml bottle shared with MikeLovesBeer. I was expecting this sour up front type beer but what I got was a swift kick of hops. The hops were right up front in the aroma with a faint hint of sourness. The flavor was mostly hoppy with a nice sour twist to it. Overall not too shabby.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beaver (1735) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is nice, lots of acidic brett with some sour apple and some musty hops.

The flavor is sweet tart fruity mouth-puckering sourness with some earthy acidic brett and a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, one of my favorite sours. A huge amount of sourness with some yummy brett.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jow (3727) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Also tapped at Brewgrass 2011. Another great sour from NB. Tastes is light hops, tangerines, peach, mango, some caramel, and wood. Finish is drying and leaves floral taste in mouth. I could drink this all day

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2011
In taster at Churchills in San Marcos. Looks pretty clear and yellow with off white head. Smells hopped. Tastes relatively crisp sour. Pretty light malts and some flowers. Lovely sour. Overall 8 of 10.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Pour is a light gold minimal head light body. Smell is tart white grape and sour green apples. Taste is tart slightly wheaty more white almost chardonnay. Really good thanks Coleman.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2011
(draft 2/28/11). Cloudy copper color. Medium off white head. Moderate citrus aroma with light sour/tart. Moderate sweeet tropical fruit flavor, with moderate citrus and sourness. Avg duration. Light lasting sour finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.


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