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RATINGS: 1390   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.


4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Proof that New Belgium can make good beer, you would never know by Flat tire I know its Fat tire But it is very flat on the palate. La folie is a big wow, vey malty with wonderful fruit complexity ant the most palate cleansing and appetizing tartness you can ask for I "Love" it. Inside joke for beer geeks.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2005
Bottle 04-4585 ($13.59 @ Bottleworks) pours a deep hazy caramel, large off-white fizzly head that quickly settles, very lively carbonation, with spotty lacing. † Wonderful nose, notes of Oak and a subtle cherry sourness. † Also smells tart or tangy. † Immediate tartness on first sip, mellowing out to a very enjoyable sourness that lingers. † Well balanced flavors of Oak and underripened cherries accompany the sourness. † A sweetness begins to emerge in the middle. † Well balanced, nothing seems to dominate. † Not overly sour/tart, with just the right amount of flavor. † Wonderful body, with a full to medium mouthfeel. † Lingering sourness on the finish, albeit soft, somewhat sweet, with traces of immature cherries and Oak. † Yummy!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Pours a hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma is incredible, of wood, sugar and sour cherries/apples. Flavor is sour fruits, and a very nice malt backing. Sweet finish, Awesome!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - FEB 12, 2005
draught. presented nicely with the reddish brown color, scented with cherry and raisin notes. palate was inconsistent & overly tart.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Poured a redish brown color with a medium head. Aroma was a sour and sweet cherry. Flavor was a good combination of both tart and sweet fruit with some woody notes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2005
2002 botte # 0219. Clear light red very thin head and some lacing. Strong sweet flower/sour cherry aroma with some woodsy notes. Very acidic flavors with some woody slight ly chaulky notes. Of the La Folie bottlings I have tasted my favorite is the 2002. This should get even better with age. Thanks to my friend Doug for this one.!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2005
2002 bottle. Golden red, brown color with nice head. Clear. The aroma is sweet/sour and fruity with acetic quite lively. Cherries and wood are also there. The flavor of the 2002 is more tart compared than the 2004, but it is balanced by the fruit, funk, and sweetness. There are apple flavors, wood, yeast, oranges and it is pretty dry. If Flemish sour ales are your thing, find a friend who can get you some or take a vacation to Fort Collins! Itís only for sale at the brewery! Great beer!!Thanks Doug!!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 Upon a couple of other samplings, I feel there is just a little too much acetic acid, on occasion, for this to be a perfect 5.

2002 bottle (#2424). The tart toasted grapeskin, leathery, acidity is muted by age. Stony, oaky, the finish changes to tiny tinges of fruity bursts, sweeter, and then back to a smooth tartness, gueuze-like. Fabulous - shared with argo0, JSturm, and h. Spectacular. Authentic, rustic, and magnificent. Aroma is rich, sweet, and very woody. Appears beautifully clouded, with an inner glowing brown. Fruit skins. I expected less, and this has turned into one of the best beer experiences Iíve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2005
750ml Bottle #04-3469. Cloudy (donít be sorry Drew) copper-golden color, sour apple and cherries along with wood prevail in this ale. Aroma is very cherry, nice. Finishes on the dry side. Thanks again Drew!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Wow! I stopped by Toronado last week while in San Francisco hoping to find a geuze on tap. Instead, the bar tender poured me one of these. Itís an amazing beer; sour apple/cherry notes, very dry; a total pucker experience. This beer is on my list. I want to find more.


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