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RATINGS: 1398   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 Ė home of the fabled sour red. Our La Folie emulates the spontaneous fermentation beers of Peterís beloved Flanders with sour apple notes, a dry effervescence, and earthy undertones.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a medium off-white head. Light acid sour fruity, wood aroma and a very acid, very sour fruity, dusty, wood taste. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2006
Thanks jpm30. A clear rlight reddish colour with lots of large bubbles in the head. Vinegar and malt aroma. Clearly sour taste that sweetens as you drink it. Vineous and slightly rich, wood only detactable before the taste buds are overpowered.. Great after salty fish

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with a beige head. Light acidic aroma of wood. Acidic flavour of wood, glue and fruits. Too acidic.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Portland International Beer Festival Ė Tap] A good dark colored brew with a light head. This had aroma and flavor that was very good. The flavors where sweet yet still had the Belgian sour qualities. Liked the flavor this was very good sour ale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1062) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2006
750ml bottle (Huge thanks to Skoisirius). A clear maroon pour with a small soapy white head. Aroma consists of apples, malts, cherries, cranberries, hops, with a slight caramel note. Taste is definitely sour and quite fruity. A nice sour tartness mixed together with slight hopiness and the light spices is absolutely wonderful. I also detect a faint cinnamon note. Palate is sour and acidic from the fruit element. Overall, This is some good stuff! If you want a change from the hum drum of other lagers and ales pick up one of these. Rather expensive but worth the money!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Copper brown. A small layer of muslin white head, leaving a wispy skim that survives to the end of the glass. The smell of a warm fall day in an apple orchard; the fruit in various stages of ripening, falling, and the beginnings of decay. The aroma builds to include cedar, melons, blackberries, all borne along in a cacophony of dazzling tartness. The flavor is equally brilliant; almost alive. Tart, dry, musky. I feel like this beer is engaging parts of my palate I didnít know I had. Evocative, inviting. An unabashedly sour beer, and yet beautifully balanced. A beer experience worth every penny.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2008 Pours hazy deep amber with light tan head. Aroma has vinegar and oak. There is also light cherry and tart apples hints. Medium / light body with sharp, but light, carbonation. Taste is oaky / woody with vinegar qualities and citric acid. The finish is prickly with granny smith apples, tart cherries and pepperiness. Starts smoothiing out the further down you get and the fnish starts taking on a bit of sweetness to compliment the tartness. A very complex beer - something to sit back and savor. (84/8/3/17 - 4)
Rerate notes - just bumping up number to where they should be.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 14, 2006
"Thanks to eagle for this one. After hunting all over the place for this i was a little disapponited. Not that it was bad. Poured a light ruby color with a thin head. Was a little thin. Aroma was of tart cherries lemony. Flavor was much the same. Missing the winegar that is normally in the sours. Much more acdic then the Penil. Still a good beer."

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 Batch 05-3149 or maybe 05-3144. Poured lighter than the Panil, more of a pink burgundy color with haziness but no sedimentation. The head was present, more of a ring of head around the eges of the glass. The lacing was decent, not outstanding. On the thinner side of Flemish Sours in appearance. The aroma was solid, tart cherries and citric tartness came through most strongly. Tangerines after a few minutes. This thing got better in aroma and flavor as it warmed. The flavor was all of the aroma (tart cherries most prominent), vinegar was notably lacking, essentially absent relative to its peers (this came across more like a fruit lambic than a flemish sour, imo). Definitely sour and tart, but not incredibly gueuze funky (like the Panil). Light wood notes, but again subdued. The mouthfeel was light for its style, but carbonated and subsequently zingy with an additional acidic character. Re-rate, bottle 05-221 four year old beer as beer number two in a killer July 09 Super Secret Sour State Line Tasting (SSSSLT) featuring (first to last by my counts): Supplication, Consecration, La Folie, Dissident, Cuvee de Castleton, Red Poppy, Lambic de Hill, Festina Lente, Panil. Bottle popped on opening, man this thing held its ground, just beautiful. Full malty copper clear color. Funky for sure in the aroma with some wood notes. Flavor followed, nice tart bite, strong tart cherries, finishing with a firm sawdust touch. High carbonation in the mouth, lively, spritzy, red grapes alive with warmer temperatures. A beautiful brew and a big thanks to Robert who I believe originally gave this one to me anyway!!! Rock on, SSSSLTís!!!! Re-rated in Sept of 09 as a "Lips of Faith" bottled brew, not nearly as impressive, perhaps I wasnít in the zone for a sour, donít know: extremely sour and tart, acetic, cherrie flavors were harsh (but the Avery Sui Generis was had right before it, which rocked). Holding the rating, but with this one, the 4.6 could be fairly challenged!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bgoguen (53) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Okay. I have a real hard time with this beer. Iíve tasted it at the brewery about half-a-dozen times and every time I canít decide whether its intensity is a good thing or not. Iím leaning toward not, but I canít bring myself to discredit it completely. It is definitely a sour, and I mean ssssour, oak-barrel-aged brown ale with some interesting things going on underneath the veneer of vinegary palate. But itís tough to get a real sense of the underlying notes when the sour malty-vinegar is so darn prominent. So thatís the conundrum of LaFolie. Oddly enough, my girlfriend, who is not a beer drinker, loved it. And my friend whoís had fifty-million different beers from Belgium and all over Ė well he thought it was crap. So maybe that says something about it right there. Of course, Michael Jackson praised it, so it canít be all bad. If you like sour Ė youíll probably like LaFolie. If you canít handle one of those sour Warhead hard candies Ė itís probably not going to be worth the eighteen bucks youíll pay for a bottle.


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