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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1,947
Reviews: 438
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 440
Gots: 339 | FT: 28
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange in door with a decent whte head. Not too sticky, but the look is pretty good. Aroma includes notes of green apple, bubble gum, and pale malt sweetness.

Le Terroir is a really good wild ale. The sourness is assertive with notes of apple, lemon, and cherry. It is sweet, but balanced by a slightly peppery or herbal hop bitterness. Sour is definitely the leader, but it is balanced all around.

Light, assertive carbonation,but not enough to squash the lovely flavor emanating from those Brett bugs. Fantastic.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Fountainhead.

A - I have no idea what color the brew is, Fountainhead is dark. In this lighting, it looks good, sorta like an IPA served in a Trappist goblet, replete with frothy head and lace.

S - The nose is quite hoppy (for the style), and I can definitely pick up on the citric-tropical notes imparted by Amarillo, and especially and overripe peachy note. As it airs out, I get more musty-earthy acetic notes than I do fruit.

T - The flavor is exactly like it hypothetically would be, in my mind: a tart-fruity sour beer with bright notes of medicinal pinapple-y brett fusing with bitter tangerine peel, overripe peach and sticky-sappy mango. As I get deeper in the glass, I pick up on apple skins, lemon pith and tannic oak.

M - Nice carbonation and body; it feels as much like an IPA as it does a Champagne-like Sour.

O - Very nice; this is one of the best Lips of Faith brews, if not the best, that I've had.

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4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottle split with onix1agr in honor of black dog.

A- a stead pour yields a good two finger of bright white head that holds for a bit then settles to a thin skin and a solid ring. slightly hazy sunset orange in color with a sweet golden yellow glow at the edges when held to the light.

S- funky sour and amarillo hops hitting you at the same time. Vegetative and mildly earthy with some lemon peel and sour orange. Light spice quality. Very interesting nose.

T- grassy herbal hops and a bracingly sour one two punch. Lemon juice and a touch of grapefruit rind. Light dry scone malts and a touch of floral honey sweetness.

M- medium body and light carb. Great juicy pucker and a nice tannic dry finish.

O- this is a great american wild ale and the bold dry hopping is killer. I really wish new belgium would come to philly where the beer flows like water.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of rye726
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another outstanding sour ale from New Belgium. Pours a golden brown with a silky tan head. The nose has tart citrus, sweet apricots and peaches along with subtle hops and farmyard funk. The taste is also quite complex. A superble balanced blend of tart and sweet fruits along with rotting wood, damp soil and again subtle hops. Crisp clean body has a dry finish. Delicious stuff. Pairs well with fine cheese.

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4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass

A- pours a pale shade of orange with a two finger white head that quickly fades to nothingness. Looks a lot like an IPA

S- very strong tropical hop aroma...not at all what I expected. But it's a very pleasant aroma, that's for sure

T- quite an interesting taste profile in this one....the tropical hops are very prevalent in this one, and the sourness is definitely there. Sour mangoes....it's an amazing profile.

M- pretty thick body actually, a little syrupy...strange from a wild, but based on the dry hopping, I can see where it's coming from

O- this is a fantastic, unique sour. I love it

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev -7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 1,947 ratings.