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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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1,944 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,944
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 438
Gots: 340 | FT: 29
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005

A sour beer barrel-aged for two years and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for 8 days.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a clear golden yellow with a thin wet head. Light lacing left behind.

Aroma of sour apple, white wine, yeast and barnyard funk. A tropical fruit note appears as it warms.

Agressive sour apple taste with white wine and cider vinegar notes. Finishes with a bitter tinge.

Thinner bodied with a sharp carbonation.

This one is a definite acquired taste which I'm still acquiring.

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This was delicious. Decent sour/tart pucker as well as the bright notes from the dry-hopping. As I sat with my buddy trying this one, we agreed that this would be an awesome brew to try and clone, and that it would be a great house beer. I am new to sours, and this convinced me to take a further plunge. Lips of Faith series rocks!

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Poured from 22oz bottle. The only numbering on the bottle is "140819091", Possibly 08/19/14, so possibly a bit over two months old.
Color is a nice orange-golden body with a thin residual head staying throughout the glass. Nice legging, fairly sticky.
Smells of sour fruit, berries, apples and grass and the taste follows. A little more subtle than I prefer my sours, but I enjoyed the interplay between the Amarillo and Cascade hops and the fruity notes. Very nice. Lots of beautiful citrus notes, plum, raspberries, currants and everything else you would want in a nice sour.
Medium body with a slightly lactic finish. Overall, very enjoyable - easily my favorite from New Belgium. I would love to see them expand their lineup with these styles.

Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,944 ratings.