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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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Ratings: 1194
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.74%

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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sour beer barrel-aged for two years and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for 8 days.

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Photo of kojevergas


4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Currently #199 on the Top 250 list. I love La Folie, so expectations are high. "Dry hopped sour ale." Reviewed as such. 2013 vintage. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with ornate label art and branded red pry-off cap acquired at a local bottle shop and served into Cantillon stemware in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. 7.5% ABV confirmed.

Served cold - straight from me fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Decent thickness. Okay creaminess. No real frothiness. I can get some lacing on the sides of the glass when I tilt it, but none sticks. Head retention is average - ~2 minutes.

Body colour is a clear translucent copper-orange. Quasitransparent; you can't read text through it but a close finger is visible. Nice glowing vibrance. It's got a warm hue.

Overall, it's within style conventions, and while not unique or special, is quite appealing. There are no obvious flaws here. Looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Has a nice lactic sourness; I only find lactobacillus - no lambic yeast. Hints of controlled bacteria are evident; it's a better sourness than you'd find in most American sours, but it still has the clinical clean feel that betrays an absence of true spontaneous fermentation, so it doesn't quite compete with the good Belgian sours. Maybe some brettanomyces, but any funkiness is hardly present. I also pick up some gose-like saltiness. Vinegar. Straw, clean barley, pilsner malts, grassiness, tart lychee. Sour apple - especially as it warms. Pear. It's a bit saison-esque in its build (if you'll forgive the pretension inherent in that phrasing). I do get some light citrusy touches along with some floral notes - no doubt the dry-hopping coming to play; it's a nice effect. Hints of oak. A bit cidery. Musky.

Overall, it's an inviting aroma of moderate strength. I'm really looking forward to trying it. No alcohol is detectable.

T: Has a lovely streak of lactobacillus-induced lactic sourness along with more subtle hints of a controlled bacterial sourness. A bit of brettanomyces funk, I guess - but lacto is the dominant yeast. Some lemon peel, pear, sour orchard apple, salt, and pilsner malts. Lychee. Sour/mandarin oranges. Hints of citrusy zest and floral notes are imparted by the timid hops. Some lime surfaces as it warms. The oak/barrel notes are subtle, perhaps even reticent.

Luckily, I'm not finding the tropical fruit notes that other reviewers have noted; I'm very happy there's no pineapple here. It's not puckerworthy, per se, but it's got a good sourness to it. Lightly tart; I could use a bit more tartness. Some acetic notes would do it well as well. A bit of crystal malt.

Sweetness/sourness/bitterness balance is superb.

No alcohol comes through.

The dry-hopping works well here, but I think mostly because it's so timid. The hops complement but don't distract - sourness is still the star here.

It's a well balanced sour ale with plenty of complexity and subtlety. It's quite cohesive, and even flirts with a gestalt build but never quite gets there. The blending is well executed; it doesn't feel too young nor too old. Good depth, duration, and intensity of flavour.

As it warms, some peach and apricot make an appearance.

Mf: Crisp, lightly spritzy, nicely carbonated (if overly so), and refreshing. Has a good smoothness/coarseness balance, with enough coarseness to accentuate the many flavours but enough smoothness to maintain its light presence on the palate. Wet. Very approachable and pleasant. Fairly acidic. Complements the flavour profile quite well. Excellent thickness and body; brewed to style. A biteen sticky.

Not oily, harsh, astringent, hot, harsh, boozy, or syrupy.

Dr: A highly drinkable sour ale that masks its ABV impressively well. I'm really glad I got the chance to try it, but it isn't clearly superior to La Folie as some have asserted. It's very fairly priced for the quality and may be one of the best American sours, but I can't say it's in the league of superior Belgian sours.

I'll have no trouble murdering this entire bottle myself, and I'm glad I was greedy with this one. I'll definitely snatch up any bottles I see in the future, but in all honesty I may prefer La Folie, and I do think that this beer's limited availability combined with nostalgia during periods in which it's unavailable is driving up the ratings.

Absolutely worth trying, and undoubtedly great, but not mind-blowing. I'd recommend this to friends and trade partners. It certainly deserves to be in the top 250, and I think that says it all. I'd be very curious to try this aged, or to try a different batch. I sure wish I had a few more bottles for my own stash.

Drank very well from Cantillon stemware.

Would pair well with salad.

Serve chilled.

Low A-

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 02:23:28 | More by kojevergas
Photo of Impfan


4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Hazy amber pour producing a couple of fingers of white head that recedes to form a lasting ring. Body is fairly light and sprightly for a sour. Aroma and flavor are complex with peach, mango, pineapple, lemon, cedar shavings, sour cherry, vinegar, horse blanket/barnyard funk, anda bit of allspice, The judicious use of Amarillos for dry hopping was ingenious, as the fruitiness imparted by the hops segues seamlessly into the funkiness contributed by the brett.. This one is not quite as sour as La Folie, but has a more intriguing balance and flavor profile, and it has a better drinkability. Buy at least few, (it’s considerably cheaper than the Folie) if you can find them.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 21:18:11 | More by Impfan
Photo of Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on draft at sams in Durham. new Belgium snifter.

pours a hazy orange with a slight head. smell is a bit muted, but definitely sour and even a bit hoppy. taste is very tart at first but dies quickly. slight bitterness even on the back end and you do feel the remaining sourness on the back of your tongue. very balanced. medium bodied, medium carbonation.

overall an excellent sour!

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2013 16:14:36 | More by Axnjxn
Photo of ThisWangsChung


4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a (New Belgium) tulip.

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber color. The head is a one finger off-white shade. It doesn't have the thickest-looking texture, but it's retention is excellent for a sour. A surprising amount of lacing is left behind. Considering it's a sour ale, it looks damn good.

S: I actually get more of the hops than I do the sourness. Hops provide notes of apricot, peach, grapefruit, mango, pine, and some distant herbs. Tartness lies in the background; personally I was hoping for it to be as sour as La Folie, but I can't deny that this is a quality aroma. Come to think of it, it kind of smells like a soured version of a beer Lagunitas would make. That's a huge compliment.

T: A nice profile of hops open this up nicely. Like the aroma suggested, it's heavy in apricot, mango, and pine, with just a subtle suggestion of herbs. The finish is...well, it's sour - in particular, it displays mostly a lemony tartness rather than a cherry tartness. Not suffocatingly sour mind you (or really, even as sour as La Folie), which simply means the interplay between the hop flavors and the tartness is superb. That's this brew's modus operandi in a nutshell: it takes two desirable qualities (hops and sourness) and balances them beautifully. Hell, I even pick up a malt backbone!

M: Tannic, dry, and puckering. It isn't really drinkable, but God is it wonderful to savor. So very, very wonderful. Carbonation takes a back seat to the palate puckering. On the plus side, the tartness isn't so overpowering that it strangles the tongue.

O: Fuck, this is tasty. Normally, a brew I really adore (for example, Troegs Perpetual IPA) I just want to guzzle 'til the cows come home, but this is something I'll savor happily - and still wish I had another bottle to drink. I need more of this in my life, right now.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 20:57:46 | More by ThisWangsChung
Photo of joeseppy


4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy golden honey with a dense white merengue head.

Colder the temperature aroma is muted. Warming up pronounces, though mild, resinous hop and sourness of green apples.

Sour hop bitterness. Like fresh sliced peaches in soda water with fresh squeezed lemon deliciosity. Same could be said about the rich mango flavor which is probably coming from the oak barrel aging. Got that IPA thang going on with a citrusy hop profile. Wonderful complexity. Me mouth is happy!

Light to medium body with supple carbonation. The sour aspect really makes my mouth water wanting more.

The world of sours just got a bit more interesting for me. Finely crafted and well-balanced. I just love this freaking stuff!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 02:55:57 | More by joeseppy
Photo of deschutes_fan


4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 Edition

- Pours a deep golden orange.

- Strong hop scent followed by tangerine and grapefruit. At first the nose made me think the beer would be quite hoppy/bitter, but after initial taste the aroma changed more to the fruit-citrus notes.

- Taste is a very interesting mix of a nice citrus fruit sour and an IPA. Citrus Tart flavor up front followed by bitterness from the hops and a creamy mouthfeel. The fruit acidity kicks in to clean the hops away and leaves a dry palate and no lingering of the hops. No huge flavors from the oak barrel and not overly complex.

- Overall an astonishingly good IPA sour with the two styles complementing each other quite well. The citrus sour profile definitely dominates between the two, making this a true sour with IPA undertones to balance it out nicely. Biggest issue with this beer is the lack of complexity, but this also makes it VERY drinkable and palate quenching.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 00:34:53 | More by deschutes_fan
Photo of brewskis


4.7/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark orange color with a two finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick ring of lacing. Decent carbonation. Smells of bretty funk, mustiness, sour cherries, tiny bit of mango, peaches, good amount of lemon, white grape, a tiny bit of sweet breadiness. Taste starts with the dry hop qualities. Get peaches and mango, as well as a tiny bit of grapefruit. Then gets much more tart in the middle, along with notes of lemon, funk and some oak. The finish brings just a tad bit of sweetness, but is just overtaken by the funkiness from the brett, as well as more peach, mango, grapefruit, almost a white grape flavor, cherry, tropical fruit. You can tell the beer has been sitting in oak barrels for a few years, as the oak is very apparent in the finish. Very tart, puckering, acidic finish that lingers on the palate and makes you want to take another sip. Crisp, slightly creamy, and sticky mouthfeel with a medium body. The dry hopping adds a whole new dimension to the beer. Extremely complex sour for a reasonable price. This is hands down the best beer I’ve had by New Belgium so far.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 04:14:04 | More by brewskis
Photo of Zach136


4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into NB Globe glass

A - Light straw, solid head retention and lacing

S - Lemon/lime tartness that stings the nostrils. But it hurts so good. Grapefruit citrus notes peak through as well.

T - Like nothing else. Grapefruit and lime juice tartness with a touch of grass.

M - Light, well carbonated, just a slight touch of stickyness.

O - One of my favorite sours, love the hopped up twist on the style!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 03:43:07 | More by Zach136
Photo of Jas45678


4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle into snifter

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a small white head that last very long. Smell is citrus, green apples, some hop notes and wild yeast funk. Taste is not super tart. I get some peach, lemon and green apples. Nice funkiness. Hops balance it out nicely. Medium to light body with lighter amount of carbonation. Overall a great beer worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 19:19:41 | More by Jas45678
Photo of MattyG85


4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass. 2013 bottle.

Appearance: Pours a deep golden amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of off white head which fades into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A tart, fruity, and yeasty Wild ale aroma with a big kick of citrus hops. Upfront scent of tart and sour cherries along with some funky Brett yeast and hints of wood and oak. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker. Sharp and juicy citrus hop presence with hints of orange, mango, lemon zest, peach, pineapple, and grapefruit. Also some fruit hints of green apples. Also some background hints of earthy hops. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a tart, fruity, and yeasty Wild taste with a good juicy and bitter presence of hops. Big taste of sour and tart cherries upfront. Notes of funky yeast and Brett along with wood and oak. Pale malt with notes of wheat, grains, cracker, and straw. Fruity taste of tart green apple. Juicy citrus hop presence with notes of mango, orange, lemon zest, peach, grapefruit, and pineapple. Some earthy hop notes towards the finish. A really good sour taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Sour, juicy, and fairly bitter and drying.

Overall: A really great spin on a Wild ale. Great balance of sour and bitter hop flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 07:02:26 | More by MattyG85
Photo of kevanb


4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, 2013 vintage, poured into a New Belgium Globe.

The beer pours a hazy straw color, hues of apricot and gold with a nice, fluffy white head that rises about 2 fingers high and has good retention while leaving a soapy network of lace behind. The aroma is very earthy, piney hop, tangy citrus, bretty funk, oaky wood and some light, fleshy ripe fruit at the back end. These expressions are more pronounced on the tongue, lots of fresh fruit, apricots, peaches with some light berry flavors, bretty funk, bright citrus, a little wildflower before oak, bitter hop spice, resinous pine and a little vinegar make for an earthy finish. The body is crisp, lively with good carbonation, a touch watery vs expectation, coats the mouth decently well with a dry finish.

Verdict: A very nice sour ale from New Belgium, one of my favorite's that they make. The hops are a great twist and really bring out the earthy and bretty qualities while not overshadowing the fruit and floral qualities. Cheers to New Belgium, I hope they continue to feature this in the Lips of Faith series.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 23:02:35 | More by kevanb
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South Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a bright but hazy golden orange color with a finger of light tan head. Retention is ok, lacing is pretty solid.

S - Lots of peach, puckering lemon citrus, lactic acid, grapefruit, hops. There's definitely a candied quality, almost iced tea like aroma. Smells fantastic!

T - Oh that's good! Initially puckering lemon zest, tons of peach, some light grassy/straw flavors, lactic acidity, apples, cherries, and funk. Some cascade type hop flavors come through and give the beer some nice balance. Aftertaste is sweet with a lingering mildly dry hop quality. The aftertaste of the sourness is indescribable but it's fantastic.

M - Medium bodied or less, good carbonation, very refreshing, very easy to drink.

O - Love the flavors, their quite unique and a bit difficult to explain.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 23:11:00 | More by MacQ32
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4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head that has a little bit of retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a slightly hazy and medium amber that appears paler when held up to the light. Some lacing is left behind.

Nose- Very interesting and quite subtle for a wild ale. The hops are definitely still fresh- light notes of orange and lemon with pine and resin in the background. Some grapefruit. Mellow aromas of peach and other stone fruits. Mild notes of straw and grass and minor funk come out of the bottle but not the glass.

Taste- This starts off with mild tartness, mostly lemons and cherries, and this builds with notes of stone fruits, grass, straw, and slight funk. Slight notes of the Amarillo and Cascade- grapefruit being their strongest contribution. Conspicuous lactic acid but really manageable. Does really have a linger because of the clean and dry finish. Loads of peaches. However, this beer doesn't have a large presence but this is no way detrimental to it. This beer is delicate and sublime. The balance is perfect and while this may not be the best sour I've ever had, it's one of the most enjoyable. I will certainly be buying another bottle to age. A step below Cantillon- I simply haven't found any American beers (Russian River excepted) which replicate the mouthfeel of those great Belgian beers. Apples, cherries, and strawberry. All very subtle except for the cherry, lemon, and peach. Some apricot. Some notes of honey and melon as well.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied with some syrup which is quite delicate. Good amount of carbonation. Has a little bit of zing where a bit of airiness would definitely make this a world class beer.

Drinkability- Pretty much the most easygoing sour that I've ever had while maintaining my interest. Pretty much a steal at 8 bucks a bomber when you consider both Cascade's and Russian River's prices.

Overall- Great beer, delicate take on the style. The addition of the hops really mellows it out and reinforces the sublime nature of the beer. Definitely worth a try. I will be grabbing one or two bottles to age- this is too great of a deal to pass up.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 23:04:20 | More by artoolemomo
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3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this didn't quite live up to the hype for me. a cool sour, highly prized, and finally scored. it pours a clearish orangey resin color with a good inch or so of just off white foam. the nose on it s quite sweet, and this beer is in fact a sweet and sour package. starts sweet in both taste and nose. mango and peach are obvious, possibly from the hops, possibly from something else. the sour part is the second half, lactic and puckery, but not as intense as it might be. its a good late summer palate, and a much more mild type of sour than I was expecting, and certainly when compared to la folie. bright fruit and sour go well together, but I found this a touch too sweet. it hurt my teeth and left my mouth feeling strange, like eating too many sour patch kids. dry as dry champagne too. the carbonation is nice though, and the body is right on medium. I am glad I had some friends to share this with, a whole bomber would have been too much.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 21:07:18 | More by StonedTrippin
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4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Abbaye de Cureghem Cantillon glass from a growler.

A - The appearance is a hazy, golden hue with a 1/2" head leaving behind a slippery lacing that finds it's way back into the glass quite quickly.

S - Getting an initial aroma of vinegar, a pleasant funk, and apples. Hints of lemons, mixtures of citrus, and fresh white fruit.

T - Peaches are very present on the entry followed by grapefruit, green apples, and mangos. Displays a pleasing tartness from the lactic acid and a light hop flavor on the back end.

M - The mouthfeel is dry with a delicate carbonation. I'm enjoying the sourness of this beer. Very well balanced!

O - This is first year that I have had the chance to try this beer. I am slowly becoming a fan of New Belgium's sours. They are far more talented in this department than in others. Will seek out again next year. Highly recommended!

Serving type: growler

10-05-2013 21:38:09 | More by Cubatobaco
Photo of draheim


4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazy honey straw color w/ a 1-finger white head that leaves behind some loose lace.

Aroma is complex and intriguing. Pears, green apples, fresh-cut hay, oranges, pineapple.

Taste is equally unique and complex, leading off with fresh citrus and a lemony zing. Pale, slightly grainy malt, dry oak, juicy hops, some pink grapefruit, peach and mango. Nice and tart without being vinegary or overly sour.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and bone dry. Reminds me a little bit of a Berliner weisse, perhaps crossed with a wheatwine. Really nice.

Overall just an outstanding, interesting wild ale, by far the best I've had from the Lips of Faith series.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 00:06:09 | More by draheim
Photo of the_trystero


4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: golden orange, f quickly dissipating head. No lace.

S: refreshing lime, like a lime club soda.

T: lightly sour upfront, ever so slightly bitter, reminds of a gin and tonic .

M: light and crisp, a little watery and unsubstantional for me, nice carbonation.

Overall: I'm glad it's only $8.99 here, this is a great summer beer, if it could come out earlier in the season I would want to drink it all summer long.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 20:19:18 | More by the_trystero
Photo of EgadBananas


4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: sunny, hazy yellow, with a bone white finger of quickly dissipating head. No lace.

Aroma: lemons, tart green apple, fruity, citrus hops, light biscuits.

Taste: sour upfront, puckering, lightly bitter, citrus and lemon peel and a start acidity.

Mouthfeel: light and crisp. Refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall: wish it wasn't $15 here because it's damn delicious!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 12:26:07 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of Santanax


3.79/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

New Belgium Lips of Faith Series La Terroir 2013.... this beer is incredibly balanced....hops are noticeable but transparent...the citrus tones come in with an intense lactic acid sour...little to no head...smell isint all that...but this beer is STUPENDOUS!!! Very light refreshing lemon mango and apricot tones come in with a nice dry finish along with some light oak flavors...superbly crafted sour beer...,.first time i hae had this beer.. very mouth watering every sip... Just superb...8 thumbs up out of 9.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 04:30:49 | More by Santanax
Photo of Catfish


4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really didn't know what to expect from this one but WOW. Fucking delicious stuff right here.

Golden orange body with no shortage of lacing.

Aroma and taste mirror one another pretty closely. Pleasantly sour and loads of pear and peach flavors. I honestly can't believe that this wasn't pitched with fruit. Extremely aromatic and flavorful.


Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 20:53:58 | More by Catfish
Photo of MagicJeff


4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Murky, lighter old gold color. Nice white head and lacing.

Smell: Peaches and mangos. Great tropical fruit notes.

Taste: Initial tropical fruits, particularly mango. Fruity taste is similar to the nose. Tart, sour pineapple on back end but not too acidic, which makes this very, very drinkable. Kind of a grassy slightly lemony aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied; doesn't leave too sour of an aftertaste which is a plus in my book--it's pleasantly sour if that makes sense.

Overall: I love the mango and peach smell/taste and how it works so well with the sourness. Definitely seek this one out, I love it.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:16:09 | More by MagicJeff
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4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip out of a 22oz bomber.

Pours a hazyy light brown with just a tiny white head that quickly fades away. really no lacing either.

The smell more than makes up for the lackluster appearance. Loaded with juicy peaches and cherries along with a healthy dose of funk. Some dankness there along with a touch of wood, mango and pineapple. Really nice.
Tartness and funk up front in the taste. This along with a flavor of wood and peaches. Cherry quickly follows along with mango and other tropical fruit. The dry-hopping is quite evident here. Some musty grapes and stone. Mouthfeel is tart and puckering finishing with just the slightest bit of stickyness.

Overall, an excellent beer from New Belgium. I love sours and the dry hopping just adds that added bit of complexity making this beer very interesting. Definitely one to pick up.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 01:30:23 | More by rangerred
Photo of MikeMilanoDesign


4.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

appearance: copper in color. very light and thin in body, clean white head

smell: very light scent of sourness. light notes of peaches and very light notes of hops

taste: nice sour tartness up front that transitions into hints of mango, flavor grenades, and other tropical fruit (star fruit), towards the back the dry hoping comes apparent. the citrus flavors of the amarillo hops and a bit of spice

overall another slam dunk from New Belgium

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 04:43:22 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
Photo of Adrian-Mociran


4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Perfect carbonation, super yummy, can't get enough. The best sour I've ever had!

Poured out of a 22 oz. bomber into a 20 oz. goblet, drank the rest out of the bottle and it was awesome. I will definitely buy this one over and over again while supplies last.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 00:10:02 | More by Adrian-Mociran
Photo of Humulus85


4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was excited to see this on the shelf, been wanting to try it for a while. 2013 batch into my tasting snifter.

Pours a hazy golden with a nice two finger white head. Solid retention for the style, leaves a bit of lacing.

Weird but appealing blend of the classic juicy Amarillo hops and sour funk. Mangos and papaya blend with sour cherry and apple, grassy funk, lactic soreness. Not a lot of malt.

Wow that is good. Juicy Amarillo and lactic tartness battle it out at the front of the tounge and continue through the middle. Sour cherries and green apple, mango and peach, some grass. More lactic than acetic which i like. Maybe some wood. The sourness edges the hops near the back and you get a nice hit of classic gueze lactic funkiness. Not super sour, but just enough to,keep you coming back for more. Finishes nice and dry, with some lingering hop oils in the aftertaste. No alcohol.

Light to medium in body, feel of an oude bruin. Dry, moderate carbonation. Exceedingly drinkable like a good sour should be. Stronger than some, but no alcohol felt.

My expectations were actually exceeded with one, hasn't happened for a while. I thought it might be a muddled mess with the Amarillo and lactic sourness, but it was far from it. The two flavor profile intermingled and complimented each other. We
need to see more of these dry hopped sours. This was one of the best beers I've had this year. Highly recommended to every sour fan, and an IPA lover looking to try a sour without getting to extreme.

Serving type: bottle

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