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RATINGS: 1403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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La Folie Wood-Aged Biere, is our original wood-conditioned beer, resting in French Oak barrels between one and three years before being hand bottled, numbered and corked for your enjoyment. Brewmaster, Peter Bouckaert, came to us from Rodenbach – home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peter’s beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10311) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Sweet & Sour, Sätila, 2014-08-30. Hazy amber/brown beer with a small offwhite head. Sourish aroma, caramel, vinegar, licorice, raisins, figs, citrus, solvent notes, barnyard, some dades. Sour vinegar flavor, licorice, raisins, solvent, barnyard, tart notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Bomber courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours hazy amberish brown with a frothy brownish beige head that leaves some sticky lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, sour, slightly malty and tiny fruity with sweet dark bread, caramel, lemon juice, grape juice, moist wood, moist hay, raisins, red wine vinegar, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sour and tiny malty with dark bread, toasted cereal, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, moist soil, leather, barnyard, raisins, cocoa powder and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tart, slightly mouth-puckering and medium. Finish is sour and tiny malty with dark bread, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, moist hay, moist soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Solid sour brown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
john_henry (100) - - AUG 30, 2014
Great beer, but I was expecting a little more. For the price tag and the hipe, I struggle to rate this much higher than the standard Rodenbach. Still a great beer worth hunting down, but given the option I’d have a Rodenbach grand cru, or pretty much any other Belgian oud brune. In a vertical tasting the new Belgium offering is harsher, and a little more sour. Overall a little thin and less balanced than the Rodenbach.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geologyguy (682) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Amazing smell! Can’t be better...sour taste that is just right on strength....wish it finished slightly sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwa5879 (643) - Portage, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Ruby brown murky pour with little beige head. Funky strong scent, port wine but extra tart, pert sour, lighter fruits. Soft carbonation, extreme sour mouthfeel, almost gritty finish it’s so dry and sour. Bright sour apple and berry tart, a bit of chardonnay, also some nutty brown ale flavor with a bit of cocoa. Really great in your face sour but probably would add complexity with aging (more creaminess, deeper flavor palate).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
I am not really into sours and this was the first I believe. Very sour and tart. Different and unique beer for sure. I’ll have to try a few more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1523) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2014
A bottle that has been sitting in my basement for 2 or 3 years (for no good reason). Brown reddish pour with a slight tan head. Cherry, raspberry, oak and a hint of vinegar in the nose. Bright sourness in the taste. Cherry, dark fruit, acetic and lactic acid, sharp with a nice finish. Lightly acidic finish that sticks way back in my throat for a while after each sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrunkSanta410 (261) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2014
2014 bottle. Poured into a glass. Very dark reddish brown. Little head. Aroma is very complex, rasins, leather, vinegar, cherries. Smells tart. Taste is tart initially, slight vinegar. Fruitiness with cherries and slightly tart raspberry flavors. Finishes with rasins and leather. Nice! Palate is pretty light in body, medium carbonation. Very good, very complex. This one will age nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (998) - Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Mahogany brown and a tan foam. Brett character is very pleasant. Sour, tart, but without too much sweetness. Red apple finishes this off.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (644) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Taster at Strong Beer Fest. 2012 vintage. Pours mahogany brown with a bit of white head. Aroma is slightly spicy, sour cherry, acetic. Smells really good. You know what, this is really delicious! Sour cherry, for sure. acetic too. Theres something else that I can only relate to green tomato. I dunno, it’s tasty. Candy sugar and more dark cherry in the finish. I could drink a lot of this!

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