hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2012 on tap @ papago... pours a hazy dark brown with red tints. itís topped with an aggressively forming tan head that rapidly disappears. tart aroma with some malty sweetness, fresh cherries, wood and some grassiness. the palate has little sweetness on it. flavors of wood, fruit (blackberry, red cherry, lemon zest), grain and a grassy/herbal bite. very dry finish which continues to parch. medium to full bodied for the style with a nice smooth texture. sharpness makes it really easy to drink at a hefty price from the taps... re rate from bottle coming soon.7/4/8/4/18=4.1
from 2007 bottle #1938 courtesy of rollinhard... intense aroma of blood... minerals and iron, wood, sour cherry, earth and a light saltiness. much more robust palate and sourness than on tap. the flavors are all there just amped up... now, to get some more... 9/4/9/5/19=4.6
new keg at papago... something has changed drastically. it has become more like the bottled version in depth of aroma and flavor. everything has been turned up... the malt sweetness and the counterbalancing sourness especially. herbal dryness really cleans the whole thing up. THIS is what i want drink everyday...10/4/10/5/19/4.8
sweet jeebus... growler from late 2008 batch=the best soured beer iíve ever had... 5.0
bottle 3/08 #234 from rudy on 5/20/12.
brilliant. lots of crisp agro carbonation. super tart, vibrant, lemon and usual folie yum.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
467-12, 520. Iíve been looking forward to this out of the bottle for about a year now. Popping the cork released a apple cider vinegar aroma that reminds me of my first la folie. I thought there was something wrong with my beer. Iíve since come to love sour ales and for me this is the standard. Poured a lively 3 finger head that aggressively burned out. More aroma of damp wood and cherries with the vinegar. Cloudy brown with strokes of orange with a light sandy brown head. Seductively tart; pie cherries, lemon peel, with a soft embrace. Sour notes stay on my lips with a tingle while the swallow finishes dry on the back of my throat. Iím already looking forward to my next one.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle at beerapalooza mardi gras, an opaque brown with off-white firm head. Aroma of sour grass and cherries with a slight earthiness. It tastes like mouth puckering, tart sour grass and cherries that slowly grows smoother with a malty sweetness and a woody vanilla. Definitely not a food beer. This one is an aperitif or dessert all the way. Nice one.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pucker up!!! Beautiful beer: Served on Tap @ Papago Brewery, Phoenix into a snifter. Color is overcooked caramel with a massive eggshell head. Aroma is sharp cherry and mellow oak. The flavor is indicative of a cherry Jolly Rancher, and although the barrel aging doesnít necessary make itself obvious on the palate, it does smooth this one out significantly. Very tasty and different...would try again.
ChainGangGuy (4809) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a hazed brown body with a small, fizzy, off-white head.
Smell: Tart-smelling sour cherry aroma with notes of seasoned wood, earthy funk, and a neutral graininess.
Taste: Immediately sour and tart with a blackberry and cherry-like fruitiness. Slightly tannic oakiness and a bit of funk encountered. Fleeting flash of malts. Two drops of Worcestershire sauce. Bracing acidity. Finishes dry with a long-lived tart, fruit aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Fine carbonation.
Drinkability: There hasnít been anything this tart yet still wonderfully balanced and easily drinkable in my mouth in a long, long, LONG time. A lovely beer.
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 2007 - Beer pours deep dark caramel color with nice head and lacing. Strong aroma of vinegar and cherries. Rich full flavor, very sour cherry flavor with that horseblanket lambic flavor. I would have thought this was a fruit lambic over a flemish sour. Very strong...but a slow sipper.
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
jessbnjess (15) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.