Originally Posted by banik
Ok. I'm drinking my first bottle of Le Terroir right now. As soon as I smelled it, I knew it was going to be good. Now, here I am - looking for a clone recipe.
Antiteam - Did you brew this exactly as posted? Did you make any changes? I'm going to be trying this in a week or two.
Man this is a good beer.
When it hit the market this year I went around to my local liquor stores and bought up a case and a half.
I did a side-by-side tasting and it's almost spot on. Mine was clearer (it has been in a bottle for over a year) and has a bit less hop aroma (for the same reason) but it's incredibly close.
When I first brewed this recipe, I put it on the yeast cake of another sour I had done with Roselare blend. It didn't take off, so a few days later I ended up adding a fresh pack of Roselare blend. The beer ended up really sour in the end, likely due to the fact that there was a higher presence of souring bugs.
The second time I brewed it, I just pitched a single pack of Roselare. 4 months later, I tasted and it wasn't very sour. I grabbed a second packet and pitched. That was about a month ago and I'm starting to see a really funky looking pellicle forming, so it must be doing it's job. I probably could have instead pitched some other blend of souring organisms, but the Roselare seems to be doing what I need it to do.