Le Terroir | New Belgium Brewing

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95
world-class
2,392 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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
Ratings:
2,392
Reviews:
498
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
Wants:
483
Gots:
462
For Trade:
28
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,392 |  Reviews: 498
Photo of macrosmatic
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a bomber into a Tampa Bay Brewing Company snifter.

A: Burnished gold and fairly clear - just some chill haze. Streams of carbonation bubbles running up the sides and a one-finger white head lingers for awhile.

S: Bright citrus and mango hops, musty farmhouse funk and lactic tart. A touch of lemony citric acid, Brettanomyces funk and cracker malts.

T: Big citrus - lemon and grapefruit - up front and lactic acid that's lightly tart. Brett musk and citrus flavors, citrus hop bitterness, and a malt bill that's just barely there. Some juicy pink grapefruit comes on at the end and lingers with hop bitterness and lactic tartness at the end - both of which are fairly mild but seems to fit well.

M: Medium to light body but not watery. Carbonation sensation on the low side but far from flat. Low alcohol presence.

O: A very nice beer. I could easily drink this all night - which, as much as I like sours, is something I couldn't say about most of the style. Quite good – a session sour.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Distillery Bar in Savannah, GA. The appearance is a yellow to orange color with a small white head. The aroma is a great blend of hops and fruit. The taste is hops with some fruit and is very sour.

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Photo of Docrock
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaPan
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 11/26/2016 at Pizza J’s in Providence, RI, served in a flute glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wild yeast, esters, light caramelized malts, citrus and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a big burst of sourness from flavors of wild yeast and citrus. Then a good hops presence for the style comes in. The malt character is a little thin but provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good variation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thull25
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of junaman
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

**
11/13/2016.

Bottle to mug, sample complements of JPK.

Hazy. Dark yellow. Medium white head.
Woody, sour, very dry.

Interesting brew. A lot of flavor.

**

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pacioli1445
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophugger
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jfitzbrew
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy peach color with minimal white head. Great aroma of sweet fruit with a bit of vinegar coming through. Some nice hoppy citrus notes as well. Quite sour and balanced with everything else that is going on. Really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of ccryder
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tim725
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.48/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: hazy golden color, touches or orange present as well,

S: immediate hoppy bite in the nose with a certain apple cider vinegar sharpness that is quite pleasant, very aromatic

T: bracingly, refreshingly sour, suggestion of pineapple, and a piney note as well, very tart and funky, funky in a cheesy way that a lot of american sours lack (not overly cheesy, just with that kind of funk) that i find pleasant

M: dry but also a bit sticky

O: much better than I remembered, really quite a delicious beer, as easy as this is to get you really have no excuse not to give it a try, this is a very tasty and immensely enjoyable beer, and is on par with some of the belgian sours which is really saying something

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Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BLZR
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bryantan
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
4.26 out of 5 based on 2,392 ratings.
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