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Le Terroir | New Belgium Brewing

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4.29/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#583
Reviews:
503
Ratings:
2,410
pDev:
9.32%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
481
Gots:
467
Trade:
26
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,410 |  Reviews: 503
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MDDMD
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Treyliff
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 vintage poured into a snifter glass

A- pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a small sudsy white head that reduces to leave some nice lacing behind

S- mouth watering sour aroma with notes of white wine, white grape skin, mango, cantaloupe, slightly funky yeast, earth & wet hay

T- lots of fruity tartness up front with an emphasis on tangerine marmalade, grapefruit zest, honeydew melon, lemon peel, white grape, vinous white wine tartness, light toasted oak on a dry linger

M- medium body with light carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a bone dry sour finish

O- very fruit forward sour that drinks pretty easy and hides the alcohol well

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Photo of KTCamm
3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12/27...Lips of Faith series. Pours a matted copper with a tick white foam head and lacing. Light citrus nose, malted. Very modest. Full sour ale flavors, soft and chewy. The dry hopping is evident in the finish and the aftertaste. Worthy of recognition.

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Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled at a tasting. Hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Smells of brett and citrus hops. The taste is sour, with notes of vinegar and brett. Dry and sour aftertaste.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of trevorpost
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy burnt orange. Aroma is faint fruity hops, a bit of funk and acid. Faint hint of oak. Smells a bit like a dry hopped Brett saison, but with a bit more acidity. Flavor is a well integrated citrus hop blast with lemony acidity. Barrel and funk mesh with some sweetness to help bring everything together. A much more cohesive effort than some other beers in a similar vein.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of argock
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4oz pour at Draft Taproom

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4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from bottle into a Bell's tulip. Poured a slightly hazy red-orange with a three finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, citrus, and citrus hop. It had a medium feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a great brew. The hop character on this one really makes its presence known. Really adds a very nice additional character to the sour and tart backbone going on in this one. A definite must try without a doubt!

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4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dusty orange gold hue with a white 2 finger head. Slightly hazy and very effervescent.

Rather incredible aroma slowly fills the room with the pour, floral, primarily of sour cherries but with a pineapple and guava backing. The smell makes me brace a little for the tartness to follow in the drink but I could bask in this one all day.

Malts are a little more heavy and sweet than I expected, no hop character but a fruitiness that permeates throughout the drink. Pineapples, citrus and very tart cherries on the finish. Sour flashes followed by dryness. Would have preferred that the malts be less heavy as it brings down the sour shock factor a little.

Residue is a bit sticky but over all good body. Actively carbonated and pleasantly drying.

Unique sour something unexpected but enjoyable to the last drop. I've tasted this one on tap at the brewery before and it's markedly more bright and carbonated on tap. Some of the hoppy dynamics have started to fade with age. Still a great offering.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap

S: A good mix of funk, citrus, tropical fruit, and oak start things off. Very fruity with plenty of funk. Some nice complexity going on

T: Starts off with a lot of funk and acetic acid notes and slowly goes into the fruitiness, both citrusy and tropical. Oak provides a nice backbone and really comes out towards the end. Again, really nice complexities going on throughout. Finishes with lingering acidity, fruity notes, and oak

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. On the drier and more acidic side

O: An incredible dry-hopped sour that gains even more complexity from the foeders. A great sipper because of the different layers and complexities going on. Definitely worth checking out for any sour lover

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Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 2,410 ratings
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