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RATINGS: 1596   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
La Folie, French for "the folly," is a beer steeped in New Belgium brewing tradition. This wood-aged, sour brown spends one to three years in big, oak barrels, known as foeders. And when the beer finally hits the glass, La Folie is sharp and sour, full of green apple, cherry, and plum-skin notes. Pouring a deep mahogany, the mouthfeel will get you puckering while the smooth finish will get you smiling. Not a beer for the timid, La Folie is a sour delight that will turn your tongue on its head. Find out why itís considered one of the best sour beers around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Aroma of strong cherries, oak. Pour is dark brownish/red with a quickly-fading head. Tastes much like I expected - very tart/sour bite that really attacks your taste buds (in a good way), highly carbonated, somewhat sweet with a sour finish. I like this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jessbnjess (15) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle shared by maxxdaddy during the Giants superbowl win! Poured dark amber with a lot of beige head. Aroma is sour (just as I expected and hoped for) with a little bit of vinegar. The flavor was also sour and fruity with a hint of cherries. Very glad Iíve had the chance to enjoy the regular La Folie and the 10th Anniversary edition now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
75cL bottle courtesy of Lukin013 at Pittsburgh gathering on 1/27/08. Deep amber color, not much foam. Big woody aroma, lots of oak and tart cherries. Flavor is hugely sour, borderline vinegar sour, almost masks the rest of the flavor. Almost one dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
07Bottle@Dr.Bills Cloudy yellow pour with a small thin head. Sour, tart cherry aroma. Tasted sour, fruity, and tart, yet very refreshing. High carb. This beer comes alive on your tongue with friut, and has a great aftertaste. Very tasty. Also tasted single barrel 10 special blend which was only slightly better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2008
This was a very sour but enjoyable beer.This is my other favorite style besides IPS,it had a brown color and very sweet and sour,enjoyable and would drimk again.CHEERS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2554) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle from Toronado. Cloudy reddish brown, moderate head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is sour cherries, wood, vanilla, acidic, you know the drill. Medium bodied, moderate to high acidity, moderate sweetness. Enjoyable and straightforward sour. Not as sour as some of the reviews have made me believe, but itís still fairly sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2008
on tap at the Liarís Club, Alpine, CA. Pourews a amber-red without much head/ very sour vinous nose. flavor was sour with hints of fig, cherry and grape, tart finish. vrery yummy, but i couldnít drink too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle 06-1166. Minimal bubbles and skiff. Dark orange-brown. Huge decaying sour nose. Sharp sour edge to flavour. Wood. Lemon touch. Smooth not harsh. vinegary and lemon. Less sour than expected, doesnít sink into the teeth roots. Still a sipper capable of some shivers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Sampled at the RBPG; bottle courtesy of lukin013. Sour malty cherry skins, smooth. Hops, light caramel. Deep vinuous aroma. Deep chestnut brown clear with thin off-white head. Smooth palate, velvety. Smooth tart fruity taste, light acidity, not harsh. Nice malt, with oak. Great fruity malt finish with light bitter after. I really like sour ales and this is a nice one; could probably chill out for a bit more time and be even better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 29, 2008
ON tap at liarís club. Dark brown garnet with q fizzy white head. Sour cherry aroma and taste with some good lemon tartness and a dry finish.

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