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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 – 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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Shared with Styles New Yers Eve. Poured hazy amber orange.Head was brilliant orange that disappeared quickly.Aroma was full of cherries and vinegar.Flavor was sour and tart cherries with some notes of wood. Very acidic overall very dry as well. Some would say they found sweetness but I sure did not

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Thanks to ericmc83 for the trade!<P>#100, but my first sample of the style. Bottle 04-254. Nice pop behind the cork, pours brown with light hints of red, with a thin quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma of wine, sourness, cherries, wood, wheat (hefe-style), and the kitchen sink. My nose is quite overwhelmed by this one. First sip. Wow, that’s sour. Green apples picked well before they’re ready kind of sour. Sour cherries, wood, and a very pleasant palate, with dryness at the end. Pucker up. This certainly isn’t a "drinking" beer... this is a sipping beer. Quite complex... this is a radical departure from my usual Belgian / Stout / IPA / Barleywine routine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Dark reddish-amber pour, small off-white head. Very tart smelling...woody, fruity (cherry?), earthy. Flavor is quite powerful to say the least. The stinkier side of some cheese, sour cherry and other assorted fruits, more woodiness, light malts down deep. Geez, this one is what it claims...sour. Quite a complex mix of flavors leading to a dry finish. Whew, great example of the style, but a lot to drink by yourself when the wife bails after the first whiff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
Sampled at the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer at Goose Island, Nov.11, 2005. Dark reddish brown ale with a thin creamy lacing head. Sour cherries and vinegar abound, in an aphrodisiac way. In mouth, the graceful sour cherries go well with the vinegry, woody notes, and cinnamon like qualities coming out. My best of show.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2005
2003 Vintage, courtesy of Drew. Shared with Drew, Andy, Nilay, and Edward. Tart apple and cherry notes with loads of oak-enhanced nutmeg, ginger, cinammon, and vanilla. Toffee and caramel and dried fruit lend a hand to a superb palate. An impeccable finish with a bracing acidity leaves one longing for more. Excellent. Should be a Top50 beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2006 On tap at the Toronado. I do not get the raves. To me it smelled like vinegar, tasted like vinegar and I had heartburn all night as if I just drank vinegar. Maybe they have a bad batch at the Toronado, not sure if one could even tell. Rerate: tried it again: same result, awful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Had this twice now, dunno why I didnt enter a rating before. Dark orangy / amber pour. Fruity sour aroma, cherries, some breadiness too. Sweet and acidic on the palate. Fruity sour and a bit candied cherry flavors, with some yeast and some light funk. Maybe a touch too acidic - it gave a little burn going down.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2005
’02 vintage. Poured a medium to dark and clear orangish/amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of sour and tart cherries, light yeast, and some wood. Nice and puckering. I have a bottle at home that I will definitely spend more detailed time analyzing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3305) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2005
Sampled at Rich’s YeHa 05. 2002 Bottle courtesy of EyeDrinkAle (i think). Sour, vinous, bready, fruity, sweet complex aroma. Nice for the style. Mostly transparent honey-copper color with an off-white/tan head. Sour, acidic, fruity/vinous start with nice gentle maltiness following. Not overly astringent. Nice for the style, but I am not a big Flemish Sour kinda guy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 9, 2005
I think that I need to get a little more used to this style before I can really appreciate it. They aren’t joking around when they call it a Flemish Sour. Wow. It tasted like liquid Warheads.


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