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RATINGS: 1318   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Had this off tap at the brewery. Aroma is sour, even a little bit whiskeyish. Taste is dominated by a sour apple and vinous character. As soon as this hits your mouth, a strong alcohol/sour flavor burts up and out your nose. Very good- this is trying to be the american version of De Dolle Stille Nacht and it's not a bad copy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
The aroma is dry, slightly sour and woody, though still sweet with hints of marcipan. The color is orange-brown and it has a fine beige head though disappearing. The flavor is very woody and sour from the wild fermentation. This is really a good beer. Thanks MartinKubert for bringing this to a sampling night.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Dull brown with off white head. Sour aroma and a mouth-puckering tart taste. Just don't seem to enjoy beers of this style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Amber ruby with no head. The nose is sweet almost like port but not as thick. The taste is sweet and sour with some grapes. The body is thin but warm and silkey. I dont know, I tried, I just cant get into this stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
This was a great treat. Hand bottled - strait from Ft. Collins. Glad to know the guys who have been producing a very average amber can put out this phenom.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Hand Bottled #1636? it was kind of scratched out... Poured a hazy amber color with a medium sized off white head and some decent. Tart aroma of oak, spice, sour cherry, malt and caramel. Sour cherry, cherry skins, apples, some yeast and oak, caramel as well. A little grapefruit and some lemon too, I found this very sour. But also enjoyable to have alittle of this in a night!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JAN 2, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 11/12/03. Poured out of 750 mL bottle, enjoyed in a tasting at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA 11/12/03. Creamy, off-white head with whispy retention. Amber body, very nice, classy appearance. Aroma is mostly light wood, oaky, and slightly of sour cherry. Very lovely nose. Incredibly tart, sour cherry flavor, with stinging hotness and spice. Quite surprising to find the heat on this, but it's very good. The finish comes wonderfully smooth with subtle, sweet malt, drying and almost chunky with complexity. This beer is all over the place with wood-aged qualities, but they mostly add up (and never detract) to make this just very unique, and one damn fine all-around beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
theakston (64) - arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Simply beautiful. Sour, esthery, fruity and refreshing. lingering aftertaste of oak and mild spices. This reminds me so much of the Rodenbach I used to know. I just wish it was more widely available.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Murky red with yellow edges. Whispy, thin head. Very strong aroma of sour apples and unripened berries, barnyward. Very sour and tart from start to finish. The mouthfeel was very prickly, very peppery, very sharp. This beer is very full and very fun to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Brown, effervescent, with a thin head. Crisp, caramellish smell, with some apples and other fruits pervasive...exceptionaly good-smelling. Tart and sour goodness in the flavor; I'm finding that this style appeals to me quite a bit. Wish I had some others to try. Effervescent on the tongue, delicious aftertaste. Outstanding.


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