Le Terroir
New Belgium Brewing Company

Le TerroirLe Terroir
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New Belgium Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #130
Ranked #1,390
4.29 | pDev: 9.32%
Jan 04, 2023
Oct 23, 2005
Le TerroirLe Terroir
Notes: A sour beer barrel-aged for two years and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for 8 days.
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Rated: 4 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 3 by blackcloud from Alaska

Nov 03, 2022
Rated: 3.88 by brandoneast from Texas

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by beefbucket from Missouri

Jul 14, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look - clear copper with non stop bubbles with a nice last white head with a really thick rimming and great lacing
Smell - earthy tart lemon orange
Taste - tart but not overly tart with a citrus lemon orange and still a slight grainy earthy slight floral
Feel - creamy medium full body with a very light carb
Overall - really tasty beer
Overall - really tasty even after being aged
May 08, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by scottyshades from Florida

Apr 29, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by drstalker from Illinois

Feb 10, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by TWStandley from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Julianjarvis13

4.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is a superb beer. Probably the best beer I've ever drank. The balance is perfect with superb complexity and depth. The initial sour notes fade to a rich full sweet centre finishing clean and sour
Sep 25, 2021
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Deep amber with white film; lemon zest and jasmine nose; lemon sorbet, chalk, cheese rind, tangerine comeback; dry + clean.

4 4.25 4.25 4 4.5

Best match of citrusy sourness + citrussy hops ever. Bright + clean. So sessionable. MOAR!
Aug 12, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2021
Rated: 4 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Apr 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
While I've had 73 ales in this style, I understate the situation and say that I am no fan for Wilds. Of the first 200 Wilds listed by their number of ratings, I've had 22 and only 1 did I rate above the average.

Le Terroir is the second.

Since I am such a sour-puss, I should like sour ales. Only rarely is that pairing made.

But this review is supposed to be about Le Terroir. It Looks better than the competition who often look confused and few are foamy. Terroir Smells like tart fruit. And it Tastes that way; yet its sweet and sour combo has this rare drying sensation that continues. Best yet, it does not interfere with my meal of soup and spinach. Too many Wilds overpower. Terroir stays within itself and treats food as a friend.

I suppose that comes from hiring Rodenbach's brewmaster and the mark he left.
I've made my micro-review of New Belgium elsewhere and admire the founders who cut their workers into the deal who, in turn, sold the company to a big brand manager. I hope they made the right decision and the creativity of Le Terroir continues.

This is my second addition to purposefully climbing Beer of Fame, now @ 163. A Votre Sante' !
Mar 21, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by kdown from California

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 4.55 by CAcker from California

Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by doctorgary from New York

Mar 06, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by ATS9K from Illinois

Feb 12, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 3.16 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 12, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 24, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 28, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2016 vintage

Pours hazy amber orange with a creamy off-white foam head. Smells like dusty floral citrusy hops, wood, some caramelized malt, orange citrus, mango, peach, apricot, pineapple, lychee, grapefruit, lime, lemon, with earthy grassy pine. The taste bursts with acidic tropical citrusy stone fruit flavors, fresh tart peach, apricot, mango, pineapple, lychee, guava, passionfruit, orange citrus, grapefruit, lime pith, lemon, some caramelized malt, clean wood, spice, with dusty floral earthy grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice wood aged dry hopped sour ale.
Jun 12, 2020
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: crystal clear; copper in color; less than a 1 finger ivory head that receded quickly to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S: funky lemon and orange;

T: follows the nose up front; a touch more orange in the middle; lemon with a little funk and orange on the finish and through the aftertaste;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate to high carbonation; dry finish;

O: makes you come back for another sip;
Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by gardner254 from Ohio

Jan 26, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 04, 2019
Rated: 4.67 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Nov 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Big fan of this for the style.
Pours yellows gold with nice white head.
Smell is lemony and a little funk. Maybe some Brett
Flavor is crisp, slightly tart, and the citrus lemony rind. Really delicious and drinkable.
I really enjoyed this beer and would buy again and again.
Oct 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Dry-hopped with Amarillo and strata for this one.
Amanzingly fruity with pineapple notes all over the place.
The sourness is there but clean and to the point. The fruitiness gains complexity in the flavour profile.
Sep 30, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by craigbelly from Iowa

Sep 19, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by Bum4ever from California

Sep 16, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

Aug 31, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by Lofreqwave from California

Aug 06, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 25, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Lelampp from Ohio

Jul 18, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Copper and moderately cloudy with lots of fine but will carbonation, and two fingers of yellowish head.

It smells acidic and of dry nectarines, lemons, and pear skin.

Extremely acidic with lemon juice, unsweetened vitamin c and nectarine skins.

Medium acidic, bone dry body with moderate fine bubbled carbonation.

I got this in San Diego California today, May 31, 2019 and I’m drinking it here. I was so good glad to find this one.
Jun 01, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by davidsonte2 from Washington

May 21, 2019
Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing Company
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